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107 Costa First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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mel c
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Not rated
2/15
Our recent cruise on Costa Cruise line’s 11 day Caribbean Cruise was not a positive experience. While we found ... Read more
Spotthedog
1 Review
Member Since 2015
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
desormais
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This cruise was booked to celebrate my husband's big birthday and was a once in a lifetime event for us. We picked it ... Read more
Annabelle Ang
1 Review
Member Since 2015
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
blackcatgirl_uk
1 Review
Member Since 2014
7 Forum Posts
First-time cruiser… Firstly – some positives. Embarkation at Barcelona was extremely efficient. Ship ... Read more

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Esther P.
1 Review
Member Since 2014
I had cabin 7395 on the Costa Fascinosa (Venice to Venice - November, 2014 ) which was nice size, comfortable and had a ... Read more
fabrome
1 Review
Member Since 2015
34 Forum Posts
It was a wondeful family cruise visiting Corfu, Mykonos, Santorini and Dubrovnik. Our kids had the chance to ... Read more
PatsyG
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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
skinnersiom
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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
maggas
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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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Mimillion
1 Review
Member Since 2014
31 Forum Posts
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
NicholasLitton
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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
timmyho
1 Review
Member Since 2014
The first cruising trip with my boyfriend. We were so excited for it. This was something we longed for a very long ... Read more
Brentley88
1 Review
Member Since 2014
We went into this not knowing what to expect. Let me hit a few of the highlights from the experience. ****Pros**** ... Read more
Vetty
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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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ElainePDean
1 Review
Member Since 2014
It did not start well - an overnight flight from the UK which was very squashed and uncomfortable (Emirates. VERY ... Read more
Standardnut
4 Reviews
Member Since 2006
Don't knock it till you try it. This is our second Costa cruise in two years. Our first one was the most fun we had and ... Read more
Rincewind42
1 Review
Member Since 2014
2/14
The Costa Atlantica has recently started operating out of Shanghai, targeting the Chinese market. One of my wife's ... Read more
ljay17
1 Review
Member Since 2014
2 Forum Posts
We travelled as a family of 6, my parents, my husband and I and our 2 children aged 8 & 3. We arrived into ... Read more
gymjunk
1 Review
Member Since 2014
2 Forum Posts
After reading a lot of the reviews on this website concerning Costa, we were very worried about how our cruise holiday ... Read more

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Seaoates
1 Review
Member Since 2013
This was our first cruise so we did not know what to expect and this lengthy account of our experience is to help ... Read more
rjfenner
1 Review
Member Since 2013
We were so impressed by the friendly staff on this cruise who always greeted and smiled. Nothing was too much trouble. ... Read more
Dottypops
1 Review
Member Since 2013
10 Forum Posts
We have just returned from 7 nights on the Costa Mediterranea. This was our first cruise and we were really nervous. ... Read more
Sandy.h
1 Review
Member Since 2013
I took a cruise on the Costa Fortuna departing from Copenhagen. She is 10 years old and looks her age. The good ... Read more
woodpecker1000
1 Review
Member Since 2013
25 Forum Posts
As first time cruisers we had a lot of questions. Cruise critic was very helpful for many of them. Neo romantica is a ... Read more

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