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305 Costa Family Cruise Reviews
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Sablevine
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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. ... Read more
CostaCruiser1
Member Since 2007
15 reviews
35 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Corporations exist to make money for their shareholders and there are two ways they can do it.  Forming a long-term relationship with customers who love the product, remain engaged and delighted and want to return. Or short-term ... Read more
Travel247
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
I have traveled to many places all across the world, but this vacation was my absolute best yet! The Costa Diadema is a huge(really, really Huge) ship with things to do for people in every age. From going to the Daily show att 9.30 PM to ... Read more
Lilypaddylouie
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose The Diadema for a week's cruise around the Med to celebrate family birthdays. We were bowled over with the caring attentive staff on board - every single member working so hard to make our holiday a memorable one. This is, by far, ... Read more
Montreal Mom
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
20 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I have read bad reviews about COSTA, but the destinations looked very appealing so I took my chances. Well, I should have listened to those reviews because other than the great port of calls, reasonable price of the cruise and the very ... Read more
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bearkhan333Liberty13579
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
There was no tea or coffee available after breakfast for the remainder of the day accept on sea days when tea and coffee was available late afternoon. We had to purchase tea or coffee outside those times. When purchasing anything there ... Read more
Dave200
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinery and largely because it was incredible value at £380 pp. Having read some reviews here we approached with an open mind (first time with Costa) but were very pleasantly surprised. The ship ... Read more
rblundell14
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We boarded the Fascinosa from Valletta Malta.When we boarded rightaway we could see that the ship was of high standards and the decoration of the whole ship was amazing.Our cabin was extremly tidy and quite big and comfortable and it had ... Read more
matchless2331
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We went as a family of nine and had a superb week, it was my 80th birthday which was the main reason being choosing these dates and Costa Luminosa staff were wonderful. The whole cruise was really enjoyable we ate mainly in the Taurus ... Read more
yawdum
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
we wanted to try a European cruise having sailed previously with p&o , fred olsen , cruise maritime ,Holland America please do not be put off by the many negative reviews food - contrary to the many negative reviews we thought ... Read more
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SalentoCHUK
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
My Italian parents (65+) enjoy cruising and invited us to go along (single mum & 2 kids, aged 11). So we chose Diadema to coincide with our various travels and room requirements, schoolbreak, flightsprices, etc.... no other particular ... Read more
sjpo
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
364 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I had in the past considered an Easter cruise but was always late with the booking so when I saw a good offer on Costa web site, I decided to book. I continue to sail with Costa mainly because tends to have nice offers for solo cruisers ... Read more
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KatapultMike
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 forum posts
17 helpful votes
It seems most of the reviews on this site are from couples, and not very many Americans on Costa. So I thought I would post our impressions and some thoughts in particular regarding kids. Spoiler alert: we loved it! But I can see that ... Read more
flynn family
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
It was my birthday present from my husband so we chose a week long Meditteranean cruise! Brilliant from start to finish. The food was amazing, our cabin steward (John) was extremely efficient, and our waiter (Vincent Madavana) was ... Read more
cheviot
Member Since 2017
1 review
Barcelona 2 days before departure - fantastic called H10 - apx 10 mins walk from beach, easy metro/underground to use Cruise 2 Adults from UK boarded ship (all age ranges on board and nationalities). Decor really over the top ! ... Read more
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DisneyJan
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We are from the UK and after previous cruises on Princess Royal Carribean NCL Carnival we were worried about the sailing we had booked on the Costa Facinosa from previous reviews we had read we got a great deal for £399 each in an ... Read more
Back on Land Bill
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
My wife and I wanted a good price, port visits to places we had not visited (Genoa, Herculaneum and Valleta, Malta) and a return visit after 30 years or so to Barcelona. We had spent 2 nights on our own long ago in downtown Palermo, but ... Read more
CRISTINASTAN58
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
39 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Horror!!! Horror! Could not wait to disembark after a week from hell !!! The most mercenary employees in tourism i have ever met in my numerous travels, the managers have absolutely no consideration for the passengers, only for their ... Read more
mikexpat
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
I choose this cruise for the visit to Naples. I was disappointed with the food. too me the buffet was very blan and the dinners where not anything special. If the cooking was Italian at it´s best then I would query this. The ... Read more
dhutt
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise line/ship for the Italian style/language/culture having family from Italy. We have been on the Costa Victoria before and like it very much. Although cruise lines have cut back on some the features like full scale ... Read more
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Nicholas II
Member Since 2011
1 review
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is an 8 day cruise with three ( 2 consecutive ) sea days. I don't know why the crew insisted on keeping the lido pool roof closed during all sea days (despite of sunshine and 27oC) creating an awful combination of food smell + ... Read more
athelvins
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
We sailed Jan 29, 2017 i booked 2 cabin 4 adults 1 infant 1 child. The kids enjoyed Peppa Pig show and heated pools. Spacious cabin but you have to close the toilet cover to flush the water and i hate it especially at the public toilets, ... Read more
bzway1
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
During the dates of 20-28 January 2012, I had a perfect experience aboard the Carnival Dream, for a 7-day Western Caribbean Cruise. Everything was spot-on, to include: dining, public rooms, the cabin, entertainment, value for money, and ... Read more
Nightsky8
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
My mother and I (20-year-old daughter) were traveling for the first time on a cruise - but with that said we have been traveling around the world since I was born; which of course mean that we have seen and experienced quite a lot and ... Read more
Paulina - Oncruise
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
First cruise experience, and I felt like the review is not doing Costa Victoria the justice it deserved. All review was so negative, but in fact, it worth as far as the price we paid. It suitable for laid back Asian family, and that's it. ... Read more
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