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Beautiful Ship, Terrible Cruise Line

Review for Costa Smeralda to Mediterranean

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luv croosn

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

I have been on 17 cruises and this was by far the worst I have ever been on. I purchased this cruise thru cruise builders (never again) and therefore I don’t know how much the cruise by itself cost us. We are a couple in our 50’s and we brought our two adult daughters. But Costa tries to charge for every little thing. You should not go hungry on a cruise and we did. The buffet is open only ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Classic Balcony Stateroom


Costa Smeralda was a Great Cruise for the Money

Review for Costa Smeralda to Mediterranean

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kathrynlwright

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 the on board activities to be lots of fun! We had read the awful reviews and were prepared for the worst. To out delight, the cruise couldn't have gone more smoothly. Embarkment and ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Classic Balcony Stateroom


Lovely ship.. But..

Review for Costa Smeralda to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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bckl

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 restaurant. The buffet restaurant, while it had lots of choice, was a revelation.... Lots of queues, people pushing and shoving, over crowded and really not a pleasant experience most of the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Premium Inside Stateroom


Love Costa, but not Smeralda

Review for Costa Smeralda to Mediterranean

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French Webers

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We choose this cruise as we wanted to sample their new flag ship, having cruised twice before on the Diadema, We were at the time able to book a cabin for 5, having done so on the Diadema where we had 1,5 bathrooms and 5 proper beds, we expected the same if not better! Embarkation went really well, and we loved the parking at Savonna. However a few more signs would really help. The cabin ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Premium Ocean View Stateroom

Traveled with children


Bad reviews are misleading

Review for Costa Smeralda to Mediterranean

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Cruisinfamily09750

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

After reading all of the negative reviews for this cruise we were very apprehensive about our trip. Our experience was quite different than the reviews I read and I feel compelled to write my own. This was our 12th cruise. We have previously sailed on Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Disney, and MSC. This was our 3rd cruise out of a European port. The other two were on MSC and Royal Caribbean. We are ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Grand Suite with Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children


SO MUCH BETTER than expected

Review for Costa Smeralda to Mediterranean

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Wanderlust244

10+ Cruises

Age 30s

This ship deserves MUCH better reviews than it’s getting. The food and entertainment knock it down from a 5 to 4. Us: 30-60 years of age Cruise date: February 2020 Decor: This is the most beautiful and trendy ship I’ve been on. Tons of attention to detail. I loved the design. Amazing seating areas - there are hammocks, and little tucked away areas, sunbeds, loungers, plush seating, ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Classic Balcony Stateroom


Beautiful ship, Ok food, entertainment severely lacking, expensive,

Review for Costa Smeralda to Mediterranean

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lizhos

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

The ship is beautiful. New, lots of bars, modern and clean. Plus the port stop offs are lovely. Plenty of time to walk around. We do recommend purchasing shuttle buses at the port information desks rather than on ship as way cheaper. No need to pay for excursions, just the shuttle buses into the cities needed and you can find your own way around. The staff work hard and are helpful. Our room ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Classic Terrace Stateroom


Probably the worst designed ship currently at sea today.

Review for Costa Smeralda to Mediterranean

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militaryman9

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

7 night Med cruise 27/01/2019-03/02/2020. (Rated poor to low in all areas). If this ship was to take the company in a new direction, it failed miserably! This tasteless floating cafeteria offers no signs of elegance or class. Areas of both inside and deck space have been greatly compromised by the huge amount of cabins and with little or no signage it is very difficult to navigate. The ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Premium Ocean View Stateroom


Worst Cruise I've Been On

Review for Costa Smeralda to Mediterranean

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trevor2020

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

Horrible staff. Horrible Rules. Horrible Ship. 1. 1. Don't expect to drink any water on board without paying. We found one, YES 1, free tap water on the entire ship. Located on deck 8 in the buffet area. But you aren't allowed to leave the buffet area with any food or drinks to any time you are thirsty plan on hiking up to deck 8, guzzling as much water as you can, and hope you aren't thirsty ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Classic Inside Stateroom


Costa Smeralda Not as Expected

Review for Costa Smeralda to Mediterranean

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Ian10001

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This 3 week old ship was a disappointment compared to Costa Diadema (commenced service 2014) and other older Costa ships I’ve cruised on. The design emphasis was over the top. The furniture for example, whilst I’m sure was deigned by ‘top’ trendy designers, mostly lacked ordinary functionality - uncomfortable, too low, didn’t fit the average person. Some chairs were so heavy you could hardly ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Classic Ocean View Stateroom


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