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259 Costa Family Cruise Reviews
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79
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56
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39
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briantelly14
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
2 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
Comeish
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
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jonfromcincinnati
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
24 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
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
Papageno
Member Since 2012
1 review
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
9 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
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Holstebro
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
1,090 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
5 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
tvngachduoith@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
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
20 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
6 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
13 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
malnik
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
103 forum posts
13 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
2 reviews
116 forum posts
12 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
8 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
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Pappaleadfoot
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
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
4 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
pssc
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
17 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
31 forum posts
5 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
5 helpful votes
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
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