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228 Costa Family Cruise Reviews

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pssc
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The MSC cruise a few years ago was my worst cruise, this COSTA was the second worst cruise I ever did. After booking I read all the bad reviews so I had contacted the cruise line and they did charge 75% of what I paid so I decided to go ... Read more
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leeccritic
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Cruise price was attractive, probably in collaboration with one of the larger travel agency in Hong Kong. However, the quality of the cruise was poor. Food: not much selection even the salad section, dressing unlike what you normally ... Read more
pmacher61
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
971 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Introduction. If you only want to read a "short and sweet" review, stop now and read a different review. If you want to learn about the kind of cruise product Costa is offering the South American market, read on and you might ... Read more
Jenny1980
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
24 helpful votes
We have always cruised with Costa for 8 years and tried MSC and P&O only to find ourselves return to Costa purely for the great food, entertainment and welcoming staff. But over the years their system has changed dramatically and on ... Read more
khartum
Member Since 2010
1 review
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We booked our trip on the ship a year in advance, the ship had not been to this port in the last four years. This ship is made for Italians speaking people only, if you do not speak that language then do not book a trip with them. You only ... Read more

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vicaodessa
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We start our cruise from Dubai. I called before it and checked when embarkation starts to Costa hot line. They confirmed at 8 om so we stayed in our hotel and arrived 7.30 pa. No lines, very quickly registration and we got our cabin ... Read more
John and Anne
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This ship is the replacement for the ill fated Costa Concordia and is a very large ship at well over 140000 tons and 4000 passengers. Having said that, it is very well designed and appointed and we much prefer it to say Britannia, which ... Read more
mabaig100
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I had heard some negative things about Costa but lets be fair, they were not bad at all although they fall short of the standard I have seen with Royal Caribbean for example. The staff are great people as is the case usually but the ... Read more
Melineige
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Starting point was la Romana, Catalina Island, St-Kitts, Antigua, La Martinique, La Guadeloupe et finally St-Marteens. Lets start with the good point for this cruise: the personnel is very friendly, smiling, and always ready to help. I ... Read more
sugarb204
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was one of the worst vacations that I have ever been on. We are a family of 4 with 2 children, ages 6 and 8. Every port we came to we could not wait to get OFF the ship. The food is terrible and every day it's the same thing in ... Read more

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Mo yJuan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Costa and whilst we enjoyed our holiday overall we thought the Costa NeoRiviera was poor in comparison with other cruise companies who we have travelled with. Arrived at Dubai Cruise Terminal at 8am and ... Read more
david_howell1@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We boarded in Port Louis Mauritius for an Indian Ocean cruise. Itinerary was good - perhaps would have preferred an extra day in Reunion at the expense of one of the three days in Madagascan Ports. Staff/ crew were exemplary. The ship ... Read more
johann22
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Fantastic first time cruise with Costa! The ship is awesome, very glitzy and modern, clean throughout. Facilities are diverse and finished to a high standard and with the latest technology. A good feature is the costa mobile app which ... Read more
helofernandes10
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This ship is one of the largest of Costa Cruises. The checkin was very fast and efficient. Once we got on the ship, we realized how spectacular it was. As it was a special cruise New Year, it was almost maximum capacity, and still ... Read more
jeffree_paul@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This cruise was the worst cruise i have ever been on for various reasons. I will first start by saying the only two positives which were the Ship which was fairly new and in good shape and the overall staff (they work really hard/do the ... Read more

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Easyriderscooters
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
What a wonderful way to spend Christmas! So wonderful we are already booking again for next Xmas! This was our second cruise first time with Costa, previous one with MSC. The highlight for us was the Xmas Eve Gala Dinner ( ... Read more
16thCruise
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I like to start off with good things to say, the bread, pastries, deserts, our table waiters and cabin steward and dance lessons were all good. Outside of that the experience on the ship was the worst. This was our 16th cruise and 9th ... Read more
iamjstan@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
If you are looking for upper class society experience, this ship is not for you. Costa Victoria is a very laid back, relax ship. Overall, this is a ship without big wow factor like rock climbing or ice skating rink. It is quite an old ... Read more
hisokaomi
Member Since 2014
1 review
43 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Pros about Costa Victoria: 1) It has very nice noodle soup every night from 10pm - 2am as well as pool deck on sea days afternoon. 2) welcome drinks on the day of boarding and after returning ship from Penang. 3) Very nice live ... Read more
Jun Hean
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Hi all, I would really like to share with you guys my cruise experience with Costa Cruise (Victoria). I went on 3 Dec 2015 with my family, cruising to destinations such as Penang and Phuket. (Malaysia, Thailand) Service: I felt ... Read more

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bomag43
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have cruised with several shipping companies. Costa is without competition the worst we cruised with so our recommendation is do not throw away your money on this company and its ships. The food on the ship was really lousy and ... Read more
md1jw
Member Since 2004
1 review
134 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
I'm sorry to have to write this and perhaps add to Costas problems, however I believe people should be able to make an informed decision. We went on this cruise with no prior views on the changes Costa has made in recent months. On the ... Read more
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insanemagnet
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
598 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
As the price always has an impact on a review, I should say it was booked as a last minute cheap deal (<£300pp including flights from the UK and the price included a couple of nights in Nice). The trip was 12 Nights from ... Read more
Gothencruiser
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
91 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Costa Mediterranea Eastern Mediterranean October 2015.  It can be very difficult to get a picture of a cruise line by reading cruise reviews. People experience the same thing but their opinions can differ. The case of ... Read more
tmodis
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
The cruise per se was O.K. but did not exceed expectations. After much encouragement from friends, who often go on cruises, we decided to try one out. We wanted a small cruise so we drove to Savona and got on the Costa Fortuna, which is a ... Read more

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