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274 Costa Family Cruise Reviews
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Paulina - Oncruise
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
First cruise experience, and I felt like the review is not doing Costa Victoria the justice it deserved. All review was so negative, but in fact, it worth as far as the price we paid. It suitable for laid back Asian family, and that's it. ... Read more
Easyriderscooters
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Firstly i wish to draw attention for other travellers to what happened to us: It clearly states on our invoice to pay by bank transfer, we were told initially when to do so which we did, however Costa subsequently made a deduction for ... Read more
ELBOSS
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Costa Diademia Our Cruise December 24th 2016 We live in San Miguel de Salinas in Alicante, our trip starts December 24th 08,00am we drive to Alicante airport and leave our car with www.parking10.com 8 days for just 48 euro. We hop on a ... Read more
Papageno
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
This is an Italian ship and all of the passengers were European. The staff, many of which were Philipinos, all spoke fluent English, the passengers spoke either French or Italian. This was our second trip in 2016 on the Costa ... Read more
Sgonzalez100
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Just came back from my first Costa cruise and comparing with Royal Caribbean, this is definitely way below...Just to summarize: *Bad service overall, worst attitude I've ever seen on a cruise ship. People unhappy, just walking around ... Read more
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darmac
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Front desk personnel were very rude and not helpful at all. I had preordered the drink package and they had no record of it and when I showed them the voucher with the packages they still argued with me saying come back tomorrow. It took ... Read more
Barrie1960
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed December 2016
This was our seventh cruise, the second with Costa. We previously sailed with Royal Caribbean and NCL. We booked a back-to-back cruise, doing the same six-day route twice in the Western Mediterranean. For the first cruise we received a ... Read more
chocy
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Just returned from a 5D4N on Costa Victoria which departed from Singapore to Phuket & Langkawi. Would like to share with everyone my terrible experience onboard. 1) Food: Terrible, terrible, either very salty/sweet, over spicy/oily ... Read more
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THE LEGEND 27
Member Since 2016
1 review
Choice of cruise was due to the attractive rates and yearly family get together bonding. We board at around 5.30pm, warm welcome and picture taking at entrance. My Costa Mobile App is very useful to communicate on board tapping on ... Read more
Lovelyquacky
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We have been on cruise 4 times and were in a big group. All were excellent except this cruiseliner. 1) ship is old, furniture are old and a chair broke in restaurant. SAFETY issues in Fantastia Restaurant and Sinfonia Restaurant - 2 ... Read more
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WoSiYiPianYun
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
I love cruising through the years and have started young too.Since I have not been onboard any Costa vessels and having read many negative feedback, thought I will give Costa Victoria a try. Oh my, it sure confirmed that it will be my ... Read more
newstart1984
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We have just returned from our Med cruise on board the Costa Diadema. We have previously sailed with Cunard, NCL, Carnival and Royal Caribbean. Overall, we enjoyed our first cruise with Costa. The Diadema is a large ship and it took ... Read more
briantelly14
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Great service, shows and food. We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the cruise and were made feel special by certain staff.. It is an older ship but has all the facilities for a short cruise. Staff member were very friendly and ... Read more
Eastboundanddown
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
So this was the first time we've sailed on Costa so we went in with fairly low expectations (Due to other reviews, the sinking of Concordia and crash of Classica) and we only paid £210 for the week. But they exceeded expectations and ... Read more
Simimaus
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our 9th cruise. First time in Costa. Food in dining rooms was nasty. Buffet was good, but too many people went there. Probably because they didn't like dining room food either. Beware of bread - it's rock hard, not edible!!!! ... Read more
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Comeish
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Our family had a fantastic time apart from a couple of points. Venice departure point is amazing. Embarkation was quick. The ship is lovely and always being kept clean by the hard working staff. Cabin is quite big. The food got a bit ... Read more
Andrii
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We started travelling in Barcelona then visited Ibiza, Mallorca, Palermo, Naples, Savona and back to Barcelona. Minuses: not enough English on board and in the excursion program. Too much to wait dinner dishes (2 hours). We did not like ... Read more
jonfromcincinnati
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
26 helpful votes
We are Americans who sailed on an August Mediterranean cruise which stopped in Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari (Island of Sardinia), Civitavecchia (Rome), Savona and Marseille. The culture.....I had read numerous negative reviews about ... Read more
Aaq
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We mainly chose this cruise because it took us from Northern Europe to the Mediterranean. We were very sceptical of cruising with Costa because of the reviews on this site. However the experience couldn't have been better. Costa ... Read more
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capjsimm
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed every port of call, stunning scenery combined with history and beautiful buildings. The Costa Pacifica was a lovely ship with lots to offer. We dined in the ... Read more
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Papageno
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
11 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Our ship departed early the morning after boarding allowing us to explore Stockholm before departure. Embarkation and disembarkation were very well organized and went very smoothly. There was no waiting for check-in. We were on board ... Read more
michael_madsen
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
I have previously been cruising with NCL (Norwegian Epic) and Royal Caribbean (Adventure of the Seas), so that is what I have to compare with. We always opted for the cheapest possible price/cabin. I was travelling with my wife and two ... Read more
Holstebro
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
1,097 forum post
13 helpful votes
Having cruised with MSC, Norwegian, Carnival and Royal Caribbean before plus one time with Costa, I can hardly be categorized as loyal to any particular cruise line. To me, any cruise is a good cruise and I always try to find the perfect ... Read more
Ronald-NL
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
13 forum posts
21 helpful votes
After having made many cruises with mid-class (like Princess, Celebrity) and luxury cruise lines (e.g. Oceania) we wanted to investigate the difference between those cruise lines and Costa, which is frequently offering cruises for very ... Read more
SeafaringLady4ever
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers - this was our 35th or so cruise. We have sailed on RCL, NCL, Princess, Celebrity, Carnival and Costa through the years. We chose this ship due to the departure date and exotic itinerary - figured how bad ... Read more
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