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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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tmodis
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2015
The cruise per se was O.K. but did not exceed expectations. After much encouragement from friends, who often go on cruises, we decided to try one out. We wanted a small cruise so we drove to Savona and got on the Costa Fortuna, which is a ... Read more
peterjordan
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We had a great cruise, spoiled by a few incidents and poor follow up. We embarked at Trieste, a great town where I would have liked to have spent more time. We visited Split, Kotor, Argostoli (very forgettable - stay on the boat), ... Read more
ezi0001
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our first on cruise on Costa (Favolosa) and did not meet our expectation compare to other cruises we had taken in the past. Although, the ship was fairly new (4 years), we were disappointed by the lack of customer care, limited ... Read more
lovecruising16
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Having traveled on dozens of cruises, several in europe, i feel well qualified to review this cruise. It provided excellent value for money paid, terrific service in our cabin and in the dining room, and was a gorgeous ship. Everything ... Read more
ferryjack
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
this was my first and last time on the favolosa ferry we were treated like cattle from the start the food was ok if your Italian cabin was supposed to be a prestige upgrade it was the same as any other back to the food always being pushed ... Read more
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dzenita
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
I dedicate this review to the people working on the ship, especially the people cleaning the rooms and working as waiters. These people are so hard working, they speak several languages, they smile all the time, help you any way they ... Read more
WinterDolphin
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Embarkation was a little more organized than noted in some of the previous reviews. At first it was not made clear how the process works. Upon arrival at the port, you hand over your luggage and are given a plastic card with a grouping ... Read more
Kevin73
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed September 2015
I have used costa for the second time and once again i was not impressed at all with the service given. Here under are some favourable and unfavourable conditions. favourable: Depart from my own country in Malta, only 10 minutes away ... Read more
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
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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
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
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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
2 helpful votes
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
6 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
4 helpful votes
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
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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
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
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
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