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Costa Barcelona Cruise Reviews

Costa
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Barcelona

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Excellent

45

Very Good

35

Average

27

Poor

43

Terrible

38

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192 Costa Barcelona Cruise Reviews


bckl avatar

bckl

1 Review Written

Lovely ship.. But..

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We boarded the ship in Barcelona and our immediate thought was that the ship was stunning. The staff were excellent and our restaurant waiter Chi was great. Food was of a very high standard in our assigned ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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kathrynlwright

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Costa Smeralda was a Great Cruise for the Money

I went on the Costa Smeralda cruise to the Mediterranean with three friends. We had two premium balcony cabins with the upgraded drink package. We found the ship to be beautiful, the service to be excellent, and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Craigcruises4u

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

New ship , Massive problems

Cruise number 54 Costa Cruises – Costa Smeralda 20th January to 27th January 2020 Cabin number: 15250 - midship , Deck 15 - Premier Balcony Cabin Total pax : 6554 , Crew : 1646 : Decks : 19 Cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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craigs1214

5 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

New ship, Total disaster

Cruise number 54 Costa Cruises – Costa Smeralda 20th January to 27th January 2020 Cabin number: 15250 - midship , Deck 15 - Premier Balcony Cabin Total pax : 6554 , Crew : 1646 : Decks : 19 Cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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MK_Cruiser1955

7 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

Curates Egg - Good In Places

When I think of Costa Smeralda I’m drawn to Longfellow’s Poem, “The Little Girl” There was a little girl, And she had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead, When she was good she was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Adds27

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Hell Bound

Decided to enjoy Christmas on a cruise around Italy Spain and france . This is a new ship . It had been delayed in leaving for its maiden voyage a few weeks earlier as it wasn’t quite ready . We had hoped it would ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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MagentaCA

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Embarrassed to be Italian...

I chose this Costa Magica cruise as a way to start off a visit in Sicily and Italy, which are our family heritage. I was a little leery of this cruise line (rightfully so, it turned out), as I prefer smaller and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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hilary51

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Costa Chaos

We chose this 23 day cruise from Genoa to Stockholm only to find out 2 weeks before we left that it was in fact 3 separate cruises. This meant we had to change cabins 3 times ! Food was always cold no matter ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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jerrentravel

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Horrific experience

As a third time cruiser on other lines many years ago- but a friend was taking me I was trying to save them money. What a horrible mistake choosing this old tugboat. From beginning to end there were so many ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Nzimmer48

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not my favorite cruise

Our friend selected this cruise for his first cruise and first trip to Europe. We are faithful Celebrity cruisers so I use that cruise line as my baseline. The price of this cruise included the cruise cost, airfare, ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Maninu91

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

If you have self respect, don't even book.

Staff is from the Philippines and they could not care less about the customers. They are paid very little money so obviously job is not made properly. We had a baby with us and one time we were asked to leave the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Geneh48 avatar

Geneh48

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed with Costa

Booked this western Mediterranean cruise to visit most ports that I had not been to. I also had never been on Costa or any other Italian flag ship. I had cruised Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, and Princess ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Pauli363

3 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Our 2nd Costa Cruise, but had its good and bad

We cruised with Costa for the first time in 2018, on the Diadema. It was excellent, so we booked again on the Fortuna. All in all, it was a good cruise, but I felt not as good an experience as the Diadema. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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catlady547

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Opposite of Perfect

I chose this cruise because of the ports being visited and the low cost. The internet service was horrible, and when I complained and asked for a refund, I was told that it wouldn't be possible. They canceled two ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Annjulie

1 Review Written

Great time with friends

The Ship was amazing, we were well impressed with the Shows, the food was lovely and a good choice but it was never more than lukewarm which was a shame, the staff work so hard and are so friendly. We bought one of ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Maurice1956

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disorganized.

We were offered a package with airfare and cruise. Seemed like a good deal. We had previously discussed visiting some of the cities on the itinerary, First glimpse of Costa infrastructure technology was when we ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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cliffy97

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not as expected.. In a bad way :-(

This was our 3rd with Costa (and 26th overall) and we had always had great experiences previously with Costa so did not expect anything different on this cruise. We were very disappointed overall. The ship ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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CoupleUK

20 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Italian Cruise Line - No Issues........Costa Cruise Line - NO WAY

Briefly; SAMSARA SUITE #11005 - the second largest cabin size on the ship (I believe) - ONE plug socket for guest use (oh and one behind the wall mounted TV) - Massive balcony with tub but horrible blue ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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dkaigler

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointing in comparison

We chose this cruise because the time and cost was right for us and the ports visited appealed to us. The time spent in each port seemed reasonable also. We are American and we did know the experience would be ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Upset Cruisers

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

If you're English Speaking AVOID COSTA!!!!!!!!!

We choose this sailing because of the itinerary. We are experienced cruisers and have been on over 30 cruises. We had never tried Costa Lines but virtually have sailed with all other cruiselines including ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Kayleighr2011

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First time cruiser

So a group of 7 girls decided to go on a cruise for one of our friends 40th birthday, only 2/7 people has done a cruise before so it’s an amazing idea on something different to do. We boarded at Barcelona, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Dgibbs

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Never again with Costa..

We chose the cruise for the destinations which we had not been to previously. The embarkation in Valencia was a fiasco and no assistance when entering the ship from Costa staff. Beautiful ship, we had a classic ...
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Sail Date October 2018


musket47 avatar

musket47

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

The crew was rude and the food was bad

restaurants was of poor quality and service was poor. The crew were rude and not very helpful. You ask a question and the crew person would turn away and walk away. We were 12 people from the USA and all 12 ...
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Sail Date October 2018


farminer avatar

farminer

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

NOT GREAT

The good points are cabin excellent and kept clean. Boarding was efficient and the terminal very clean. Most staff were hard working although if you're English speaking some didn't seem to understand unless basic ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Bigdanwesto

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not exciting

The check in process was very tedious but once we arrived at our suite I was surprised to see it was much smaller than expected. Balcony was cramped also. Barely enough room for 2 seats. Staff were a mixed bag of ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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