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95 Costa First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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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
11/11
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
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
10/11
I can't understand why there should be a daily service charge €7 per day over and above your initial payments ... Read more

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10/11
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
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
7/11
Our first joint adventure on the high seas started at 0700HRS on the 22st July 2011 at Gatwick. It was booked through ... Read more
This was our first cruise and possibly our last. We booked because of the Itinerary and started our cruise on the ... Read more

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Hot ship Corkyone
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6/11
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
6/11
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
5/11
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
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4/11
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
4/11
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
3/11
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
2/11
Embarkation We arrived about half an hour after the allotted time and found no queues. Staff were friendly and ... Read more
Never again lorna steadman
1/11
this was the 1st & proberbly the last cruise we have taken, i have to say not a great experience After a very ... Read more

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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
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
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
7/10
First impression: The ship is huge. Even walking from one end to the other takes time, and this creates a 'village' ... Read more

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