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  • Multinational passenger makeup
  • Commitment to new builds and refurbishments, including 2014's Diadema
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86 Costa First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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39
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18
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10
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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
We were so impressed by the friendly staff on this cruise who always greeted and smiled. Nothing was too much trouble. ... Read more
10/13
We have just returned from 7 nights on the Costa Mediterranea. This was our first cruise and we were really nervous. ... Read more
I took a cruise on the Costa Fortuna departing from Copenhagen. She is 10 years old and looks her age. The good ... Read more
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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Like most people, we chose Costa because it was the cheap end of the cruise market and we didn't even know if we'd ... Read more
Romantic Cruise jujubabes
06/13
This was our first cruise on Costa, we were due to sail on Concordia last year Feb, but due to unfortunate ... Read more
04/13
My wife and I received an email from Cruise Nation offering an eleven night cruise on the Costa Neo Romantica at what ... Read more
02/13
Firstly I have to say I had a really nice time. I booked the cruise last minute, and read reviews afterwards. This ... Read more
Excellent Cruise tekeella
01/13
For us the cruise was exactly what we wanted. Perhaps if we had not booked inside guarantee and ended up with a nice ... Read more

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We sailed from Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Hong Kong. We travelled with 4 adults and 1 child. Our cruise was 3 ... Read more
This was our first time on a cruise. Myself my partner our 4 children ages 17,12,9,and 7 We flew to Venice via easy ... Read more
08/12
We went on Costa NeoRomantica on 26th July for 8 nights departing from Dover and visiting Amsterdam, Hamburg, ... Read more
We are just back from a very enjoyable week cruising on the costa classica. Having read some of the reviews on here ... Read more
I was meeting my parents and my sister in Barcelona, due to a work conflict I had to join the cruise a little late. The ... Read more

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This was our first ever cruise and was part of a coach & cruise holiday with Leger. We embarked in Venice after ... Read more
After reading the reviews on this website I was expecting the worse. This was my first ever cruise, but my partners 3rd ... Read more
12/11
Thank goodness we did NOT read the reviews of the Costa Classica before setting sailing. Otherwise, we may not have ... Read more
Costa Lotta Sadie Dunne
12/11
We were apprehensive about Costa after reading some of the reviews but decided to book and decide for ourselves. We ... Read more
Background This was my first cruise. I have friends who enjoy cruises and its something that I have wanted to do for ... Read more

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This was our first cruise and possibly our last. We booked because of the Itinerary and started our cruise on the ... Read more
11/11
We have decided to go on a cruise for our first time. We checked the internet and found this very interesting deal. We ... Read more
We booked our 1st cruise on this ship over xmas / new year and to celebrate my wife's 40th Birthday. We had one ... Read more
11/11
I can't understand why there should be a daily service charge €7 per day over and above your initial payments ... Read more
11/11
After booking the cruise on Costa Serena i read the reviews and wished i had not booked.I have worked as a holiday rep ... Read more

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