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33 Costa Holiday Cruise Reviews

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4Orchard
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We booked this cruise primarily to escape the usual Christmas hype and also to experience the brand new Costa Diadema ship. We spent two nights in Barcelona prior to joining the ship on 22nd December 2014 and must admit to feeling some ... Read more
decolady20
Member Since 2011
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Firstly, my first time flying with Emirates, but guaranteed it won’t be my last. I got a requested upgrade to fly out Business Class at what looked to be a heavily discounted price. What an experience- it’s the first time ... Read more
jcerst
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
248 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Very mixed feelings about Costa. The best service from the staff and some of the best food that we have ever had on a cruise ship! We did all our research and knew that our shore excursions may get cancelled for lack of English speaking ... Read more
beech90
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from fjord cruise , this was our first cruise and as such was really ok, we chose the all inclusive option and seemed to work fine although there were no premium brand spirited the brands they used were unknown to us. We had ... Read more
jantthompson
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2014
This was our 3rd cruise and our first with Costa. We absolutely loved it. We had been on a Celebrity cruise before and found it much too big and impersonal. On the NeoRomantica we could find our way around and regularly bumped into people ... Read more

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Colin61
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
We have sailed on Costa before and promised that we would not do so again, but the dates and the length of the cruise and the ports to be visited made us get excited again, and it was a different ship this time, so we thought, why not? ... Read more
billdove
Member Since 2002
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
I have been on over 50 cruises. This one rates in the bottom 10%. The ship was clean and sparkling, and our cabin attendant was great. Other than that, we got what we paid for. The morale of the staff in the buffet area was horrible. The ... Read more
ballerinagreen
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We sailed on 18th December visiting Malaysia and Indonesia. After reading some reviews we were apprehensive about this our first cruise with Costa. My advice; ignore the reviews judge for yourself when you try it. The ship was lovely, the ... Read more
pjfloyd
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed December 2012
Please keep in mind we went into this reasonably informed with very low expectations. I'd read a few terrible recent reviews and hadn't found one good review. I hoped the ones I found were by stuffy people with high expectations. My hopes ... Read more
Suendazz
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and myself decided to leave all of the work of Christmas and new year and let somebody else do all of the work to somebody else. Finding this cruise was by accident whilst surfing the net for particular travel destinations rather ... Read more

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Castaway21
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
My husband and I are seasoned cruises, however this was our first experience with Costa on the Costa Classica and it will definitely be our last. In comparison to other cruise lines this cruise did not measure up in terms of service, food ... Read more
germangs
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just came back home last night after sailing last week on Costa Concordia. Our family was two kids age 15 and 10, my wife, my mom who flew all the way from Israel and of course my mother in law. We all had a great time together on the ... Read more
swisshoneymooners
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have decided to go on a cruise for our first time. We checked the internet and found this very interesting deal. We embarked in Savona and observed that the ship was half empty, which was great for us. Generally the check in process was ... Read more
Anne Singleton
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We flew from Manchester to Savona via Amsterdam then had a 2+ hour drive by coach to join the Costa Serena and although the journey was tiring, the flights were good and luggage was booked straight through so no hassles. As soon as we ... Read more
luckyspatz
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
Well you know, we really were not looking to go on another cruise, but Costa made it tempting, by giving us vouchers, because our previous cruise, in April on the Costa Pacifica, had itinerary changes, with Egypt and Israel. We figured if ... Read more

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wsmoz
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
We chose Costa Favalosa because it was new and big but also because it visited ports we were very keen to see. It was a complete contrast to our most recent cruise - along the rivers from Amsterdam to Budapest with 100 other passengers. ... Read more
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carol clay
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
After a two hour transfer from Nice to Savona we finally saw the ship - so far so good. There was a short wait before we could get on the ship but the embarkation building was comfortable. In here we brought our drinks package which was ... Read more
G H & W Briggs
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My first view of the Costa Pacifica was "wow" what a big and wide ship. Very imposing and beautiful,the interior of deck 3 is as I expected well designed and put together immaculately. We set off and while in our cabin we noticed a ... Read more
Jem IB
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was the second cruise I have been on with my family. I joined the cruise in Savona where Costa has its own dedicated terminal. The organisation was spot on with friendly and helpful crew throughout the ship. My daughter is disabled ... Read more
FOXTROTBB
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
In the Costa Cruises letter that came with our tickets from our booking agent, Cruise Club ,they stated that 'Costa's staff are ready to welcome you and anticipate your every wish'. This statement is far from reality. What Costa do, to ... Read more

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EllieGeorge99
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 2nd cruise this year - our first was with Princess in the Caribbean, with a balcony - and we wanted something not too expensive, which is exactly what we got. We originally booked an interior cabin, but having worked out ... Read more
bgek
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We made a 7 night western Mediterranean cruise with Costa Concordia starting from Civitavecchia visiting Savona, Barcelona, Mallorca, Malta, Palermo. We used the train to get to Civitavecchia from Rome; it was not easy to get to the ... Read more
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thegrimreeper@ntlworld.com
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2011
Had a week on the Costa Serena our first Cruise with Costa, although we have cruised many times before. The ship is beautiful and the facilities are good. Food very good and a wide choice. The destinations on this cruise where ... Read more
Sally March
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We joined the cruise at Amsterdam, having made our own way there and spending a couple of days sight seeing before we embarked. Embarkation was slow and a bit haphazard, but we eventually boarded around 2.30, having arrived at 1.30. Lunch ... Read more
divad61
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
26 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As first-time cruisers, we were a little apprehensive after reading all the reviews on this site, particularly about the food. But we had nothing to worry about.We chose Costa because we wanted a Latin/European experience to cruise the ... Read more

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