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246 Costa Family Cruise Reviews

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ELMET
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was the first cruise either my wife or I had been on and we were a little concerned about booking this ship after reading some of the reviews, now we have stayed in some wonderful 5 star land based hotels but this ship was brilliant. ... Read more
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annamaria randazzo
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
It wasn't what I had heard of and what I had expected. In the pool areas there was no control, and organisation. To go in the spa, you had to wait a long time because the people stayed in there for about an 1 hour, and children would ... Read more
wetnump
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
I have been on several cruises, from multiple companies The ship isn't that , The staff were miserable and not nice but I don't blame them because they work such long hard days and get yelled at all day by pushy, customers. The dining ... Read more
watsons_12
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our family and friends has been looking forward to this cruise for a long time, it was our first time on Costa Fortuna (we've been on several other cruises before). We are so disappointed and frankly, upset about the way they treated us ... Read more
Allyson Coleman
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was a first time cruise for myself and my family. I was a it dubious of cruising and quite anxious to be truthful. We did encounter a problem when we first went to the airport to check-in as we had no allocation of bags and we had to ... Read more

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mikeg1968
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I traveled with my wife and 2 children (aged 9 and 12) to Kiel to for our cruise on board the Costa Pacifica from August 5 to 16. The embarkation process took a couple of hours. We boarded the ship and found our way to our inside cabin. ... Read more
Charles Hieber
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
We had a beautiful cabin- but with finger breaking hooks to open drawers.The ship is 2 years old- ample time for management to correct this simple-to-fix defect. The cuisine was bad, even by Costa standards. We had table 385 in the ... Read more
stevebroon
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
The ship itself was a nice design with a relaxed feeling. The top deck pool area had a bit of a party atmosphere, although the pool itself was tiny with about 30 or 40 people in it most of the day. Cabin was spacious and pleasant. Most of ... Read more
doctorpj
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
My family had a great time, we really did, but we probably won't do this ship again. My kids are 8 and 6 and they loved it. This particular trip was organized by a local tourist company based out of Nanjing. Originally it was to go to ... Read more
Angr
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
A group of 30 of us took Costa Diadema this summer and it was by far the worst cruise we have ever been on. We go on a cruise almost every year and this was our horrible experience... -Water glass 1.50, everything had a price even ... Read more
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Aav68@outlook.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2015
Boarding was a battle. The bar staff with the exception of the main one on the second floor had poor service and the mixed drinks tasted terrible. We got the all inclusive and have regretted very much as my wife only had a few mixed ... Read more
Dave_Trevino
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
I have been on 12 cruises now and this is by far the worst I have ever experienced. Here are just a few of the highlights: - VERY poor food (details below) - Cancelled shore excursions - Broken elevators (or locked by the baggage ... Read more
frequent cruisers
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
After reading many negative reviews was a bit hesitant to book and wasn't expecting anything exceptional, well We were surprised we travelled as a group of eight and found the cruise to be very enjoyable. have cruised with four ... Read more
crankycruiser1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
We looked forward with great anticipation to our trip on the Costa Diadema. We last cruised with Costa some 13 years ago and expected changes - but oh dear, this was much worse than we expected. We flew to Barcelona where we spent 2 ... Read more
CruisefamilyfromEurope
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
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

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CPM1771
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
1 helpful vote
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
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
5 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
wolvesangela
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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

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2009Charlie
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
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
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
stanleyw83
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 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

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