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232 Costa Family Cruise Reviews

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CruisefamilyfromEurope
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First I have to tell you that I normally don´t write reviews for this site. But I have heard it being mentioned so often, this past week, that I do feel the need to give my opinion. My family joined the transatlantic cruise ... Read more
CPM1771
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
I was a little anxious about this cruise, but it was booked by my wife's parents as a present for the family and I had hoped that some of the reviews on this site were wrong. They are not. We had a great time, but not because the boat, or ... Read more
MARGALIT
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Drill prior to sailing was poorly demonstrated. Everyone stood around at their muster station which was on deck. For those passengers who have never sailed before, there was much confusion as to how to put their life jackets on, etc. ... Read more
Holidayqueen 2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Where do I start? After reading many terrible reviews of the Costa Serena after I had booked this cruise I should've learnt my lesson & cancelled it! Several times I tried to contact Costa by email prior to departing with some ... Read more
sactoserb
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
I have been on several cruise ships (Royal, Carnival, Norwegian) and this last one on Costa. I will not even try to compare them because they have very little in common. I will start off with embarkment in Miami. We were scheduled to ... Read more

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wolvesangela
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Had wonderful cruise from Buenos Aires to Savona, Italy.we are very seasoned cruisers and after reading some reviews a little worried no need to be, lovely clean ship inside and out! Food ranged from good to excellent,starters could have ... Read more
2009Charlie
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Now where do I start.  Having done dozens of cruises with the likes of Princess,  P&O, NCL, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean I have learnt that apart from small differences in presentation,  the typical fair of different ... Read more
Lover of the ship
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Everyone who complained about the cruise ( mostly the food ) said I couldn't really be objective about this ship as I was a newbie to cruising, therefore I had nothing to compare it to. While that might be valid I truly felt that it would ... Read more
volata
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
Overall very good experience, tasty food, a-la-carte portions were small, but very tasty. We purchased all inclusive drinks package, which was good value for money. Very good entertainment, piano bar- fab! I personally have been sawn into ... Read more
volata
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
Overall very good experience, tasty food, a-la-carte portions were small, but very tasty. We purchased all inclusive drinks package, which was good value for money. Very good entertainment, piano bar- fab! I personally have been sawn into ... Read more

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stanleyw83
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
This is the first time travel in a cruise, I really enjoy these days! When I get on the cruise, every staffs are very nice with smile and direct us to the cabin clearly. I went there with my boyfriend. Although the cabin is not very big, ... Read more
JeffLenehan
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
The worst Cruise Ship I have ever experienced and will never trust this Company again. My Cabin was 2412. Fine in itself but nobody should have to endure the level of noise that I experienced coming from Deck 3 above which was obviously ... Read more
jkwoods1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
We have never been disappointed to this level in over 30 years of cruising. Starting with the food: First there were no ice tea or lemonade at the meal, which was a first for us and the 3 other couples with our group. Had to ask for ice, ... Read more
imovane
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
I took part in many cruises. Costa Diadema - a really beautiful ship. Entertainment - good, but one night without evening show. Why? Many bars, many places with music. Food - great. But Costa Diadema has water, tea and coffee only during ... Read more
garyed2626
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
The thing to remember is that this is an Italian ship. Although it departed from Miami, it is an Italian ship. Most the passengers were Italian followed by French and Spanish with the number of Americans far behind. Everything was in five ... Read more

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addiepads
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Took my two young kids on their first cruise. I had done a Costa cruise in the summer and enjoyed it. Cabin was fine for three people and it was great to have a balcony. Unlike many other reviewers, I had no problem with uninterested ... Read more
tvor
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
We had a packagetravel arranged by Costa through our normal travelagency in Copenhagen. They are not to blame. Costa had booked flights with Lufthansa with stop in Frankfurt. Delay in 40 min. ment that the luggage did´nt come with ... Read more
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dandbbeale@googlemail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just been on the Costa Serena from Dubai to Oman ect. We arrived at the port at 8/30 am to be told we cannot board the ship till 8/o'clock in the evening great after an over night flight. Later they done us all a big favour and ... Read more
George77
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just finished back to back 10 and 11 day cruise in the Caribbean. If you like a European experience, you will like this cruise, if you are expecting US style food / entertainment look elsewhere. Most of the passengers were from Italy, ... Read more
wavecrest1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took the Christmas cruise from Dubai on the Costa Serena in a premium balcony room on deck 8. The room was quiet and well positioned although seemed smaller than the 20sq.m that Costa claim. Room was made up appropriately each day. The ... Read more

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GenoPellico
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Costa Cruises is really awfull. I have never experienced such a bad taste, bad service, bad food, bad acomodations and very bad common areas. I have done a lot of cruises including the "high end" like Silversea but also the "standard" ones ... Read more
gws35
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is the third time Im writting a review here on Cruisecritic, hopefully this time the editor will finally post it. This is our 14th cruise(have done Royal Caribben, Norwegian, Carnival and Princess) and our 4th with Costa (did the ... Read more
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bilko8
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
As a 70 year old grandfather, I flew Emirates alone from Birmingham on the overnight flight to Dubai. Emirates have great food and a generous baggage allowance and I was well within the 30kg limit, even including all of the Christmas ... Read more
bhfg0302
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
Singapore - Malacca - Penang This is the 3rd cruise line my family n I took. Have taken star cruises, royal Caribbean before so wanted to try out costa this time round. Bad choice, bad mistake! Worst cruise experience or rather only 1 ... Read more
alcruise76
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
Compared with other multiple Costa cruises done on other ships, the Diadema has been a disappointment. The ship (5000 passengers) has the same surface area of public space (swimming pool, dance floor, theater, reception) as other smaller ... Read more

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