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Mediterranean Costa neoRiviera Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

3.0 / 5.0
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35 reviews
Not much room in wardrobe - pack lightly!
Safe take up most of cupboard and no room for anything else
Bulky hangers are difficult to use
Delicious Mauritian lobster - only E15 as a Costa Club member (50% discount
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2.8
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NeoRiviera, better than expected...
"Last year we cruised the Mediterranean on the MSC Opera- this time we chose the Costa neoRiviera. The ships are similar, although the MSC Opera was lengthened a few years ago. The Costa neoRiviera is leaving the..."Read More
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pallascats

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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NeoRiviera, better than expected...

Review for Costa neoRiviera to Mediterranean

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pallascats

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Last year we cruised the Mediterranean on the MSC Opera- this time we chose the Costa neoRiviera. The ships are similar, although the MSC Opera was lengthened a few years ago. The Costa neoRiviera is leaving the fleet in November and will be transferred to their German division, AIDA Cruises, so this review won’t be relevant for much longer. The good points: it was a very affordable cruise in ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


If you pay me I would never step on this cruise again!

Review for Costa neoRiviera to Mediterranean

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LenaSydney

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We have chosen this cruise like most people because of the itinerary. 11 NIGHTS WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN - an amazing itinerary.We sailed on 11 July from Savona. Reading reviews I knew the cruise line is not perfect and did not expect much, but what we have experienced was so much worth! Starting from the drill - which took at least an hour or more. English speaking people were wondering ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom


GOOD AND BAD

Review for Costa neoRiviera to Mediterranean

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rowanandrew

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

THE best parts of this seven day Geek island cruise, the wonderful food and the great staff in the Dinning room. A special thanks from our family to Natalie the English guest representitive, she went above and beyond her duties to help us. Cabin staff were uninvolved with us , unlike other cruises we have been on. We had an incident were one of our party was locked out of her cabin and after ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom


Excellent value for money!

Review for Costa neoRiviera to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Sablevine

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We were not sure what to expect as this was our 14th cruise but first with Costa. Previous cruises were with Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Holland America and Norwegian. We selected this cruise because of the itinerary and ports of call. I had read previous reports and fortunately did not base our decision on these reviews. The cabins were spacious (for a cruise ship) and spotlessly clean. ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom


It was the worst experience on a cruise liner ever!

Review for Costa neoRiviera to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Daniet01

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We really did not expect this. The Italians were noisy, water was only available when the buffet lounge was open. We had to buy water otherwise. Nothing on the ship is for free. Even when we wanted to play table tennis we had to pay for it. The gym is quite small, so if we wanted to gym and it was full we had to wait for machines.Our trip to Istanbul was cancelled so was the Mykonos port ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom


Costa Plenty ......

Review for Costa neoRiviera to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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H&PSauce

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We decided to join South African friends who were sold this cruise through an agent. We were aware of the different languages but as there were 4 of us were not too concerned. We had hoped there would be no children but there were a few under 5's who were impossible (bar 2!) screaming and running up and down corridors in the bar areas and public areas. Entertainment only in Italian, ...
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Sail Date: October 2016


Not your average negative review. They are good too.

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Conrad - SA

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

I don't think a lot of people with positive feedback do the reviews, you only see the negative ones. We where a group of 8 people ages 35 to 47 from South Africa (yes we where the noisy bunch), Booked from Istanbul to Venice. Costa change itinerary from Istanbul to Venice, they booked our plane tickets and transferred us on there cost and gave each of us a $150 credit towards our on board ...
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Sail Date: May 2016


Cheap and Cheap!

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Jones1

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because of the itenerary. Unfortunately we spent the first day at Istanbul airport; we can only assume it was easier than changing our flight when Costa changed the departure port. On arrival, the reception staff was less than helpful and this continued for the duration of the cruise. The service in the restaurant was appalling. The waiter actually apologised in advance for ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom


Didn't Costa packet so can't complain.

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Jantheman132

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose the Costa neoRiviera purely because of the itinerary - we wanted to start in Istanbul. The departure was changed to Athens but we had been there before so it was a disappointment, although understandable in the circumstances. What wasn't so understandable was why we were still flown to Istanbul for a 4 hour wait for transfer to Athens, leaving us arriving at the ship at 12.30 on 26th ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom


Bad

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nirupalawrence

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This cruise was not much fun for English speaking guests. No tv channels except news, no movies, slow old ship that spent too much time at sea and not enough time at the ports, all the excursions are too expensive for when you do the euro conversions. You have to spend more money once you get onboard. No additional or self help tour info given at the ports...you have to find your own way. ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom


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