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38 Costa Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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jfernsler
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Most of the highly critical reviews are unfair. Do your homework - this is an Italian line catering primarily to Europeans. If "foreigners" and hearing other languages upset you then stay home and go to Epcot instead. All crew ... Read more
elizabeth joyce
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We chose this cruise because we had just spent 8 days cruising the amazon river, we thought this would be an ideal way to return home without the long flight, My husband and I have cruised with a number of cruise companies including Costa ... Read more
eugene999
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Positive comments: Room steward was excellent but overworked, on other ships we never saw a room steward working every night at ten pm. The waiters were overworked but excellent The theater shows were consistently very good. ... Read more
travel1099
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
We had booked a classic without view and were amazed when 3 weeks before sailing we got our cabin assignment - upgrade to a mini suite. The cabin was comfortable and clean and was our oasis of calm helped by a very efficient stewardess. ... Read more
Silveranna
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Wow fantastic, Fabulous food, brilliant entertainment, stunning dancers, well looked after ship and great service who could ask for more! We embarked from Venice, all the staff were friendly and efficient. When we entered, wow it ... Read more

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bomag43
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have cruised with several shipping companies. Costa is without competition the worst we cruised with so our recommendation is do not throw away your money on this company and its ships. The food on the ship was really lousy and ... Read more
FLtraveler1954
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My husband and I are avid cruisers, having cruised on NCL, Princess, Holland America, Carnival, MSC, Celebrity and even a Costa Caribbean cruise. We booked a back-to-back leaving Venice, going to Italy, Greece and Turkey and the 2nd leg ... Read more
wolvesangela
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
Had wonderful cruise from Buenos Aires to Savona, Italy.we are very seasoned cruisers and after reading some reviews a little worried no need to be, lovely clean ship inside and out! Food ranged from good to excellent,starters could have ... Read more
FRANKANDPING
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our bad cruise experience on the Costa Luminosa. Dec 2-20th 2014, from Sovana Italy to Miami, 18 day transatlantic cruise. Here are a list of negative things we experienced from our cruise recently on the Luminosa by Costa: We had a ... Read more
Farfalla and Bad Orsi
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Staff is A+,house keeper Christopher Cabbo and waiter Jonathan González are 5 stars on my book and in general all the where always helpful.On the flip side of the coin...They charge for everything.The charge for water at the ... Read more

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jrchurc
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Costa Luminosa trans-Atlantic Dec 2 - 20, 2014. A very disappointing cruise. Before the cruise we understood the drink packages were confusing and that was true. Water was not available in the dining room unless you bought a water package ... 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
papacanes
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have always loved Costa, going back to the Fredrico C, Carla C, and Flavian. Service was very European and luxurious-we had this 3 years ago on the Costa Serena, so when we decided to go westbound transatlantic we chose the Costa ... Read more
D Landry
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
Costa may be part of Carnival Lines now but they are miles away on being even close to the Carnival or Princess Lines. The only positive on the 18 days was the serving staff both in the restaurant and bars. The worst part was having 18 ... Read more
shipsboatswain
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
We chose this cruise for the itinerary, we wanted a taste of Brazil and the time of year suited us, as our main holiday is now usually taken during the northern European winter. I booked all the elements separately because I used the ... Read more

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trans man
Member Since 2007
1 review
34 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have done 11 transatlantic crossings. I am reluctant to ever answer the question as to which was the best or worst. I have never posted a review prior to this, but felt compelled this time for two reasons. Very few, on this board ... Read more
Carol 5
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed March 2014
I agree with the majority of comments about this cruise. We found the ship a beautiful clean ship but that is the only good thing about this cruise. Why are our travel agents selling these cruises for English speaking guests when Costa ... Read more
Linda Miller
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The only thing I will agree with about the previous 2 reviews is the 11 dollars per day service charge, it should be up to the individual to tip as they see fit, apart from that I think their reviews very unfair. The cruise itself taking ... Read more
Linda Miller
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have recently returned from a transatlantic Cruise on the Costa Fascinosa and completely disagree with the 2 previous reviews. What do people expect for approx £20 per night full board ( that is all it cost when taking off the air ... Read more
Kezandross
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
After reading all the negative reviews we were very apprehensive about stepping aboard Costa Luminosa for our 28 day trans Atlantic cruise. All I can say is you don't believe all that you read. The first issue was language as Australians ... Read more

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ejhmjalb
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have cruised many times before with various companies,including once Costa.We said we would never cruise with Costa again but we were attracted by the intinery so decided to give it another try.What a mistake!! So never again!!!! First ... Read more
kaitoz
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
If you are considering a cruise please please do not choose Costa ,I have just returned from the worst cruise ever on the Fascinosa...English speaking nations are just ignored...Its a waste of time complaining ,it goes in one ear and out ... Read more
carebear79
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
the destination were very nice, however Costa is not one of my favorite cruise lines. As a previous cruiser I have taken cruises from different cruise line, and Costa is actually the one I like the least. I thought Carnival was bad but it ... Read more
Lyndy3103
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
We were very impressed with the ship when we boarded. This went rapidly down hill when we realised Costa had such a bad Smoking Policy. All areas had smoking areas, but the problem was that non-smokers were overwhelmed by the smoke from ... Read more
fayruz
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
619 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2013
The ship : it is decorated in the typical Carnival Style, it looks exactly like a floating carnival of rio. The pools : freezing, small. The hot tubs : cold and full of children half the time (when they were not eating) The food : like ... Read more

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