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247 Costa Family Cruise Reviews

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capjsimm
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
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
Papageno
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 forum posts
3 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
6 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
1,090 forum post
9 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
5 reviews
13 forum posts
14 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

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SeafaringLady4ever
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 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
tvngachduoith@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I’ve finally chosen a cruise with Costa Luminosa after considering the same route, activities onboard, food seletion with other cruise line companies such as Royal Carribean, Norwegian Cruise, Princess Cruise. I selected Costa ... Read more
Ali C
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My wife and myself chose this cruise as the date, price, and departure point fitted in with the rest of our holiday plan. We read the reviews before travelling and went with great trepidation as it seemed that our cruise was going to be ... Read more
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adityasethia
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
i did costa fascinosa and other than less availability of vegetarian food, didnt face any problem whatsoever.bothe embarkation and disembarcarion were smooth. the food was good and well presented except for the fact that they ran out of ... Read more
spaldorpv
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
I have to write a review because I believe that there are so many bad reviews on this ship that I have to chime in. Our cruise was very nice with the highlights being the immaculate condition of the ship, the excellent food, and the very ... Read more

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malnik
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
100 forum posts
9 helpful votes
My review is written in 2 sections for reasons that will become apparent. I'm reviewing the service and food etc, then an incident that had a major impact on our trip. This is our 5th Costa cruise. Despite what is written by others we ... Read more
JMorris271
Member Since 2011
1 review
112 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My wife 53 and I 65, booked this cruise in mid May out of Barcelona for an anniversary. We actually found this Costa cruise after we could not get a booking on our first cruise ship choice.We are we glad it worked out that way. I cannot ... Read more
Andre Swart
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
The ship was excellent always clean and well maintained well done to the captain and his entire crew. The Latin dance lessons was brilliant and well presented best we've had. The entertainment was Plentyfull something for everyone on ... Read more
Pappaleadfoot
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
We chose this voyage because the timing allowed us to complete an earlier Princess cruise; spend a week driving the northern lake region of Italy; pick up this cruise, and then put us in position to cruise back to the States. (We were ... Read more
lonewolf79
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
When travel with Costa you are treated like cattle that is there only for them to milk money out of you without showing you any respect. What about informing you att 22 in the evening that you must leave the cabin att 8 in the morning ... Read more

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pssc
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
13 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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chrisgill54
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This cruise exceeded all our expectations. Accommodation, ship, staff and the food was simply some of the best I have had on my dozen cruises. The passenger make up was mainly Italian, but few English but many English speaking foreign ... Read more
janabo
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed March 2016
A lot of hidden cost that makes me feel like low cost company that tries to charge you even for the air you breeze. Mandatory service charge 9 euros should be included in basic price to reflect the true cost as if you travel in 3 it sums ... Read more
leeccritic
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 forum posts
32 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
980 forum posts
20 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

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Jenny1980
Member Since 2016
1 review
36 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
12 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
vicaodessa
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
8 reviews
6 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
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

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