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103 Costa Middle East Cruise Reviews

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Nick-Hants
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
This was my first cruise, and would have been my last , but as my wife has cruised several times before she was able to assure me that this wasn't typical!!! It didn't start well when despite having enquired when booking that we could ... Read more
Sunsmiley
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After reading all the reviews we were a little worried about the ship but have to say what a great week we had. I went with a girl friend, we try to go to places our husband's don't want to come along to! We had a cabin with balcony 9226, ... Read more
dcallen2
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Crowded is the first word that comes to mind when I think of the cruise I just took on the Costa Fortuna. In my opinion, the distribution of passengers is not well organized. Most of the guests end up eating meals in the same ... Read more
MasterNotCommander
Member Since 2013
1 review
88 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked an inside guarantee cabin at short notice for this 7 night Middle East cruise and were pleasantly surprised to have been given an outside cabin on Deck 8, as were are friends also travelling on this cruise. Since we were driving ... Read more
superdrews
Member Since 2005
1 review
147 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Upon boarding the Classica I was pleasently surprised. I was expecting a ship in rougher shape after reading all the reviews. We were assigned cabin 6004 from our inside guarantee and I will say that the front cabins Certainly, 6000, ... Read more

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Lola98
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The food on this Costa Classica Ship was more a 1 star than a 3 star. There were 4 of us all adults and we hardly ate anything. The food was often cold in the main dining and buffet area. The food was more like school dinner food. They ... Read more
codillakat
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I traveled on the Costa Favolosa from Dubai in April. I had planned to book through a travel agency but I booked shortly after the sink sank off of Italy and the two agencies I would have used was no longer booking Costa. I found that ... Read more
pne1881
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
18 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2012
Firstly, i'll summarise myself. I like to know what i'm getting on a holiday, and enjoy nice dry heat destinations. Prior to 2011, i'd never taken a cruise, and my winter resort holiday to Marsa Alam, Egypt in December 2011 was negated ... Read more
chrispb
Member Since 2007
1 review
2,131 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2012
We arrived in Dubai around 23.00 hrs and was aboard the ship within the hour. The buffet was open all night I believe, as people were arriving constantly throughout the night. The cabin was bright and airy with sufficient storage space ... Read more
siumee
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
We are satisfied with Favolosa as a whole. It's decoration is outdated in my opinion. The atrium is too small and no grand feeling. The swim pools are small, too. But there are a lot of facilities for children. I guess children will ... Read more

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aceatch
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This has been our first cruise on a Costa ship and we chose it to try out it's Italian hospitality and I am sad to say it will probably be our last and it would not be a company I would recommend to anyone. I'm writing this letter to give ... Read more
Suffolkdale
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We flew to Dubai just as the coldest weekend of the year was starting in the UK - great timing!The BA flights were fine and we embarked smoothly at about 1.30am - yes 1.30am but remember the 4 hour forwards time difference.We sailed at ... Read more
David Thompson
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This review is primarily for British and Irish people who may be contemplating a cruise with Costa Cruises, although it may equally apply to English speaking natives of the USA, Canada and Australasia. I have tried to be as objective as ... Read more
s.olechno
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Are flight was with Emirates and it was high class for a long journey(London Heathrow-Dubai-Singapore). What a great start of holiday. Transfers and boarding all smooth. But the Costa Classica I would say 2 not 5 star holiday we did it ... Read more
helen101
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
We did not book until late and the only suite available was a Samsara Grand suite on the costa favolosa sailing from Dubai over the New year. Although expensive, we wanted a nice cabin and as we have had suites on the Celebrity ... Read more

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denuyl
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2011
we didn't choose the ship or the company, but we went for the Middle East itinerary.having sailed in owners suites on both Holland America and Royal Caribbean, we knew it would be a bit of a step back, but, as we sailed with Carnival in ... Read more
BarbaraB
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2011
We thought the Costa Victoria was lovely at the time, but the Deliziosa beats it hands down. Modern and beautiful, this ship is stunning.We have done the Middle East trip before, but this time had to miss Bahrain due to the unrest. Not ... Read more
Tracey Hill
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2011
We had done the same itinerary in Feb 2010 on RCI Brilliance,and wanted some winter sun with a shortish flight so booked ourselves a reasonable cost package on the Deliziosa. Having first read the reviews we were a little apprehensive but ... Read more
Popeyecruiser
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2011
We travelled from Cairns, Australia to join Deliziosa in Dubai for the 7 night cruise. We were able to board the ship around PM but did not get access to our cabin until around 8 PM. Some guests did get into their cabins earlier. The ... Read more
Wilma Curran
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ship was absolutely beautiful, spotlessly clean and the destinations laid out for passengers was first class, most of the time. The meals and the service in the dining room was excellent. The waiters very helpful and courteous. ... Read more

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Mystic Abu
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2011
Embarkation We arrived about half an hour after the allotted time and found no queues. Staff were friendly and helpful. Bags were delivered to our cabin in a few minutes. Others we spoke to who arrived too early had not had a pleasant ... Read more
shipfriend_max
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
2,256 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2011
It was very great. The ship was new and often cleaned and the condition of the ship was well! The itinerary was okay - we visited Dubai, Muscat, Fujairah, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. Very interesting. The food was also good - okay, the ... Read more
Bert Groves
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
A very nice ship with lots of public areas many spoilt by the allowance of smoking especially around the central Atrium and Casino areas. We stayed in a mini suite on a three week cruise from Dubai out to India and the Maldives and choose ... Read more
bbaoe
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our primary reason for booking this trip was the itinerary and it did not fail us. It hit all the places we hoped to see someday all in one trip. While you really can't see a country in one day, you can get a feel for it and the desire to ... Read more
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Nijh
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I'm not sure if I was on the same Costa Deliziosa as other reviewers here as we found it to be an excellent ship with excellent staff and excellent food. I traveled with my DW and DM. The cruise was Dubai to Savona, with stops at 8 ... Read more
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