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83 Costa First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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17
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10
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7
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Not rated
07/11
I was with a family group of 25 on this cruise, so interacting with and meeting others was not a priority. If I had ... Read more
07/11
I have recently returned from a wonderful cruise with my parents aboard Costa Fortuna. It was my first cruise but ... Read more
Virgin Cruisers brightsparky
06/11
After leaving the sea 27 yrs ago, working as Chief Electrician, it was time to see how the other half live.We flew from ... Read more
As first-time cruisers, we were a little apprehensive after reading all the reviews on this site, particularly about ... Read more
Birthday treat gone wrong! sydney and shirley walker
Not rated
05/11
We had heard nothing but glowing reports from other family members who had taken several cruises with other companies. ... Read more

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first and last Malcolm & Angela Hinchliffe
04/11
We booked our first time cruise in October 2010 for " The Holy Land and Eastern Mediterranean" solely to visit Egypt ... Read more
What I liked:-Wonderful, friendly staff from many countries-Ship was beautifully decorated-Good entertainment program ... Read more
03/11
This was the fourth time we had booked a cruise but the first time we managed to actually embark. Previous cruises were ... Read more
A pleasant surprise Mystic Abu
02/11
Embarkation We arrived about half an hour after the allotted time and found no queues. Staff were friendly and ... Read more
After reading all the harsh reviews on the net prior to embarking on the cruise, I must say I was pretty much concerned ... Read more

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Never again lorna steadman
01/11
this was the 1st & proberbly the last cruise we have taken, i have to say not a great experience After a very ... Read more
This was my first cruise experience and I had been given a variety of information about cruises from my friends. ... Read more
Having never really looked at Cruises before, we took the plunge and booked to go on the Costa Fortuna through Virgin ... Read more
JUST GO AND ENJOY Fortuna First Timer
08/10
Where to start! We had read many reviews on the Cruise Critic website and frankly, were wondering if we had chosen the ... Read more
Costa Little Cruise! Therese O'Connor
08/10
I took my mam on a cruise last year as we wanted a holiday and had never been cruising. We flew from Dublin to London ... Read more

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07/10
First impression: The ship is huge. Even walking from one end to the other takes time, and this creates a 'village' ... Read more
Well, just got back from our very first cruise, and I hope my review helps any first timers, any questions I will ... Read more
not my cup of tea!! elaine simpkin
07/10
First time cruising with 2 teenagers 17 and 18. Staff were excellent and courteous at all times. We all enjoyed the ... Read more
07/10
Having flown to Singapore feeling very apprehensive after reading so many rather poor reviews about this ship, our ... Read more
Hi there, I was assured by my local travel agent that because costa concordia have single cabins, they cater for people ... Read more

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costa disappointment paul and liz
06/10
There are contradictory views on the Costa Deliziosa , but ours was one of disappointment.We had lots of interaction ... Read more
05/10
My partner and I recently undertook the Mumbai-Civitavecchia leg of Costa Allegra's repositioning cruise. This was our ... Read more
I am a first time cruiser and chose the Costa Deliziosa "Jewels of the Emirates" cruise round Dubai as this is ... Read more
My fiance and I were supposed to go to Ireland and England for a 12 day trip, but the Icelandic volcano scared us so we ... Read more
This was my first time on a cruise, and I was told by others that other cruise lines are so much better. This is a ... Read more

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