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86 Costa First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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This was our 1st cruise and we are a family of 4 (2 boys ages 5 & 7). We are English speaking but have been living in ... Read more
Having never been on a cruise before, the decision to take Costa Deliziosa was based more on its itinerary than on the ... Read more
This is what happened! Yvonne Bignell
09/11
Our first joint adventure on the high seas started at 0700HRS on the 22st July 2011 at Gatwick. It was booked through ... Read more
Hot ship Corkyone
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

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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
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

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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
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

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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
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

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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
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

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