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Buon giorno! Welcome to Italy! If you're a fan of the boot-shaped country, you'll likely love being aboard Costa Mediterranea. After a few years of "trying to please everybody," Costa -- operator of the only ...
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chriskat3
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from a 12 night cruise to So. Caribbean with the Mediterranea. My husband and I along with usually six other couples have been cruising for the past 15 years. This is the first cruise with Costa Cruises. The Mediterranea is ... Read more
rammyboy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
This was our first ever cruise, every one told us to go on another to find out how bad this one was !!! Embarkation was good and easy, however our bags took 5 hours to get to our room, not a good start, however the room was clean and fit ... Read more
bnnmaster
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Mediterranea is a beautifully appointed ship. Marble everywhere including the salon floors. The food is wonderfully prepared and served by excellent waiters. I had a balcony cabin on 8th floor it was spacious and well laid out for two ... Read more
George77
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just finished back to back 10 and 11 day cruise in the Caribbean. If you like a European experience, you will like this cruise, if you are expecting US style food / entertainment look elsewhere. Most of the passengers were from Italy, ... Read more
Asmilinwtch
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
We just returned from a 12 night Bahamas/Southern Caribbean cruise aboard the Costa Mediterranean. This was our first time on Costa even though we have cruised several times before. We booked on the 18th. Sail date was the 23rd. I had ... Read more

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ronw2944
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
I was advised against cruising on Costa lines and rightly so! The shower has no cold/hot water pressure regulators so you are either getting cold or scalding hot. The dining room is 100% staffed with waiters from Asia who learned a bit of ... Read more
Shoobaby1
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
21 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Costa is having problems that worsen each year. Many blame Carnival since Costa became part of the Carnival Corp.; others insist Costa has tightened purse strings because of the tragic loss of Costa Concordia. We have cruised on 25 Costa ... Read more
gws35
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is the third time Im writting a review here on Cruisecritic, hopefully this time the editor will finally post it. This is our 14th cruise(have done Royal Caribben, Norwegian, Carnival and Princess) and our 4th with Costa (did the ... Read more
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tiffinbox
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
Beautiful ship, nice inside cabin in great location. Live in Florida so drove down. The ports of call were some we hadn't been before. Very little information is provided to passengers. When you dock you have to go outside cabin to find ... 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

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pfreund
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
Notes & comments on our recent cruise. Cruise facts: 12 day cruise on Costa Cruise line leaving from Hamburg, Germany, visiting 8 ports, final port of embarkation, Marseilles, France. Boarded ship in Hamburg. Nice ship, comfortable ... 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
rjfenner
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were so impressed by the friendly staff on this cruise who always greeted and smiled. Nothing was too much trouble. The attention to detail was amazing. I am a very large lady and the arm chair in restaurant degli Argentieri was ... Read more
MTWFTaunton
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our second cruise this year with Costa and probably our last. We embarked at Heraklion on 25th October and, with hindsight, this experience set the tone for the entire cruise. The queue to check in and deposit luggage was not particularly ... Read more
rowingmachine
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
37 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
The Ship This was our first cruise and so we have nothing with which to compare it. It was my wife who had wanted to try a cruise and I was the sceptical one. The boat was much bigger than I had imagined and much better appointed. We are ... Read more

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JemIB66
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We embarked on the ship in Heraklion, having flown in from London. We travelled as a family of 3 (myself, my wife and my 10-year old daughter, who is in a wheelchair). The embarkation in Crete was what I would consider to be the worst part ... Read more
Nexus4
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
The boarding was a little shambolic especially when the baggage scanner packed in and they tried pushing all luggage through the hand baggage X-ray, total chaos ensued. Eventually got through this one and bussed to another queue in a ship ... Read more
alphachan
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
*6= Having booked this Cruise as part of a 2 week package including a week on Crete we were slightly nervous of what to expect as the Price was ridiculously cheap even having upgraded to outside Cabins.We were a party of 3 as we took our ... Read more
teraji
Member Since 2009
10 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
This was my first Costa cruise. I’ve cruised on nearly all the other cruise lines including MSC, another European cruise line. I wasn’t sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised and very much enjoyed the cruise. The ship ... Read more
janicemp
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
This was the 1st time we had sailed with Costa and it will be our last. The worst meals on board were dinner, if you didn't like the food served in the restaurant you were pretty stuck as the buffet restaurant wasn't open in the evening. ... Read more

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elliedog
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
If you are happy to be part of 10 per cent British people the other 90 per cent were Italian German, French and Russian, that's fine and you are happy to see entertainment in anything but English! The food was nothing great and the so ... Read more
Dottypops
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
We have just returned from 7 nights on the Costa Mediterranea. This was our first cruise and we were really nervous. WOW, We have no problems whatsoever. The whole experience was fabulous. We embarked at Heraklion Crete (Not Yokohama as ... Read more
chitti
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Boarded the Costa Meditterranea in Savona, as part of a group of 90 people. Embarkation was smooth and fast. The ship is very opulently done up. We travelled with 2 teenagres. Our cabins ( both) were on deck 6, balcony with ocean view. ... Read more
trashed75
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We stayed in Barcelona prior to our cruise and took a taxi to the port, upon arrival we were very excited to see a large gleaming white ship in front of us to then realise that wasnt our ship..ours was the small very outdated looking one ... 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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