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3.5 Editor's Rating
When Costa Romantica was launched way back in 1993, the ship was designed and built for Costa Crociere, then an independently owned Italy-based cruise ship operator. Of course, Costa has since been acquired by ...
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54 Costa neoRomantica Cruise Reviews

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thomasbentley
Member Since 2006
1 review
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
just got back from the most exasperating cruise i have ever been on, the good bits:- lovely room, evening food good Philippine and indian staff lovely lots of beds and no bed reserving_ a new experience for me!!! the awful ... Read more
donsj
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were honeymooners. This trip was supposed to be our dream mediterranean vacation. It was my wife's first cruise and first time in Europe. We had a fantastic time during our land tour with Contiki around Europe. With that joyful spirit, ... Read more
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MariJoh
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2011
We were very pleased with our cruise with Costa. Our only complaint was that we never seemed to have enough time at the port. The ship was built in 1993, not a huge ship (which was fine with us), but it was still very nice. The food ... Read more
Corkyone
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed June 2011
I was with a family group of 25 on this cruise, so interacting with and meeting others was not a priority. If I had been alone, however, the predominantly foreign crowd and lack of English announcements and activities would not have been ... Read more
DrDenny
Member Since 2011
1 review
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We cruised from Civitavecchia to the Greek Islands and back in June of 2011. One of the best things about the trip was the transportation from Rome Fiumicino airport to the port at Civitavecchia - we put our bags down next to the coach at ... Read more

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Sir Patrick
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed on the Costa Romantica in June of 2011. The ship holds about 1500 passengers and 700 crew. On our trip we were 300 shy of being full. Of the 1200 passengers, 100 spoke English but all of the crew did. This was not an issue at ... Read more
trmiller21
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
We picked Costa having read tons of reviews ranging from horrible, would never go back experiences to rave reviews, so we went on the Costa Romantica with really no expectations and were pleasantly surprised. First of all, the Romantica ... Read more
Capricruiser
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
2,497 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Ship: The Romantica is an older medium-size cruise ship (53,000 tons, 221 mt. long and 31 mt. wide) built for Costa in 1993. It has 14 decks of which decks 4, 5, 6, and 7 are for standard passenger cabins with suites on decks 10 and ... Read more
Sweetciji
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After reading all the harsh reviews on the net prior to embarking on the cruise, I must say I was pretty much concerned about whether I had made the right decision to cruise with the Costa Romantica. However, after having spent 22 fabulous ... Read more
lara76
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2010
We were tempted by the itinerary. Who wouldn't be? In particular, cruising over to the Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius sounded very exotic. While the itinerary was exceptional, I am afraid the ship itself leaves a lot to be desired. ... Read more

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Marie Higgins
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation set the tone for this dire cruise, chaotic, badly organised, with total lack of helpful staff. From the dockside sight of the ship, she appeared tired and shabby, and the interior did nothing to improve that impression- she is ... Read more
Cruisecatz
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Well, we have no-one to blame but ourselves really. After our experience on Costa Classica from Dubai to Singapore in March 2009 (reviewed on this site), we said no more Costa small, older ships. We weakened, however, when we saw the Costa ... Read more
mike russo
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed November 2010
upon arrival there were not enough staff to help with checking in.the food in the buffet was of a poor standard and never hot. our cabin toilet did not work for seven of the fourteen days after reporting it every day.the air conditioner ... Read more
Ruth Rowan
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2010
I looked at Cruise Critic reviews prior to departure so wasn't expecting a great voyage. Only booked because good price and excellent ports of call. At least it partly reached my expectations. That was the price and ports of ... Read more
llennocville
Member Since 2010
1 review
30 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have cruised on many other cruise lines but this was our first with Costa. We would be unlikely to choose Costa again because we prefer specific "english speaking" ships. The Costa Romantica is showing its age and its origins (probably ... Read more

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Paul Red
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2010
We were for warned that the ship was older and that the cruise was geared for Europeans and that we would be one of the few Americans aboard. We booked the cruise for the itinerary. Dining room service was inconsistent. I didn't get two ... Read more
asiamadMelbourne
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We did a cruise to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. This was our 17th cruise and so we certainly love the lifestyle. We were looking for an Asia cruise and this cruise provided the time and itinerary we were after. The whole trip ... Read more
amalierose
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
The Ship: Romantica is quite old and dated. It is clean enough on first glance, but quite tired looking. No effort at all has been made to beautify it anywhere. There are no green potplants on the decks outside the lifts. There are no ... Read more
dankonline
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We've just returned from the May 1, 2010 sailing of the Costa Romatica out of Singapore (stops in Ho Chi Mihn, Da Nang, Hong Kong, Manila, Kota Kinabalu and Bandar Sari Begawan). While many reviews of the ship, staff and Costa line in ... Read more
medowie
Member Since 2010
1 review
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2010
We had a cruise on Costa Romantica from Singapore for 14 nights around SE Asia visiting 6 ports. Had never cruised with Costa before and reading some reviews was a little apprehensive, but this was totally unfounded. Embarkation was simple ... Read more

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fiscal
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have never tried a Costa cruise before and when a 7 night itinerary came out for Singapore to Hong Kong (part of a 14 night Singapore - Singapore cruise) we thought we would give it a go. Costa were trying to encourage the Australian ... Read more
pirasea
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise based on itinerary. Having been on the Romantica before, and having been with Costa in the Indian Ocean before, we had very low expectations for the level of service, the quality of food, and our fellow passengers. ... Read more
paperclips
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
58 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2010
Ports of call. Port Louis, Mauritius, Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles), Nosy Be, Diego Suarez, Tamatave (all 3 in Madagascar) and St. Denis (Reunion). Travel to Port of Embarkation: With the long plane ride, I decided to stay in Mauritius for ... Read more
adamsommer
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
115 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I sailed on the November 16th Romantica sailing to Cantania, Athens, Izmir, Mykonos, and Santorini. First, the ports of call are the reason we booked the cruise, and they were amazing. Also, we were driven by the price, as this ... Read more
jerma123
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2009
This is an old(er) ship (1993) - and it looks rather 'tatty'. Although we stayed in the Grand Suite, it was all rather 3 star (not 5 star). When it rained, the water came into our suite in sheets. We had a butler, who was ever so ... Read more

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