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92 Costa First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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My wife and I went on our first cruise with a friend who had arranged it.I had some trepidation after booking (we ... Read more
We are not seasoned cruisers having only been on four cruises - the first three with P&O and the last with Costa. ... Read more
I booked my first cruise with Costa and came back with happy memories. I'll try and cover all points and tips which I ... Read more
BEWARE POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE AND EXTRA (HIDDEN) COSTS NB: Skip to the five bottom categories if you simply want to ... Read more
Butlins at Sea CPM1771
04/15
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 ... Read more

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Missed the mark Steve Viger
06/15
This is an engineering marvel. The ship, brand new or four months old, is really a fabulous construction. The food was ... Read more
Embarkation was slow and a little chaotic but bags were waiting at our cabin. Don't stay in 8312, we were disturbed by ... Read more
Everyone who complained about the cruise ( mostly the food ) said I couldn't really be objective about this ship as I ... Read more
06/15
This is the first time travel in a cruise, I really enjoy these days! When I get on the cruise, every staffs are very ... Read more
One-of-a-Kind CNY eason.chan
04/15
I have a wonderful trip with my wife and kids during Chinese New Year this year. Our family went on Costa ... Read more

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It's Italian! garyed2626
03/15
The thing to remember is that this is an Italian ship. Although it departed from Miami, it is an Italian ship. Most the ... Read more
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03/15
Our recent cruise on Costa Cruise line’s 11 day Caribbean Cruise was not a positive experience. While we found ... Read more
This was our first ever cruise and hence our first review on this site. A couple of earlier reviews of this ship on ... Read more
04/15
I travelled with Costa and it was my first cruise experience. It was a short getaway with my JC friends as we wanted to ... Read more
First-time cruiser… Firstly – some positives. Embarkation at Barcelona was extremely efficient. Ship ... Read more

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12/14
I had cabin 7395 on the Costa Fascinosa (Venice to Venice - November, 2014 ) which was nice size, comfortable and had a ... Read more
06/15
It was a wondeful family cruise visiting Corfu, Mykonos, Santorini and Dubrovnik. Our kids had the chance to ... Read more
10/14
This was our first cruise so we didn't have anything to compare other than we have stayed in good class hotels all over ... Read more
10/14
This was the first time my husband and I had taken a cruise. The good points first! We spent a couple of days in ... Read more
09/14
so here I am again with my reviews,i tell it as it is ,im not petty I just want a nice holiday the costa classica was ... Read more

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05/15
We booked this cruise last minute as decided it was about time we tried one, Costa have a reputation for not being as ... Read more
I booked a cruise on the Costa Fascinosa for my wife and I, and our 12 year old son. This was our first cruise as a ... Read more
The first cruising trip with my boyfriend. We were so excited for it. This was something we longed for a very long ... Read more
We went into this not knowing what to expect. Let me hit a few of the highlights from the experience. ****Pros**** ... Read more
I wish I had read some of the reviews here before we embarked on our first ever cruise!!  It was awful!! Our ... Read more

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