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309 Costa Family Cruise Reviews
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bzway1
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 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
11 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
5 helpful votes
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
Fabiola09
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I chose this cruise for my family because the price was good for a New Year Cruise and my parents had had a great experience on Costa 10 years! Well, they have a different opinion now! They charge for everything! After 10am, you cannot ... Read more
LauraVal
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
I became pessimistic while read some critics for this cruise, and my family already booked a trip for last December. But since I got into the cruise until the trip finished, my worries turned into satisfaction. First, the food was ... Read more
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Easyriderscooters
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
12 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Firstly i wish to draw attention for other travellers to what happened to us: It clearly states on our invoice to pay by bank transfer, we were told initially when to do so which we did, however Costa subsequently made a deduction for ... Read more
ELBOSS
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Costa Diademia Our Cruise December 24th 2016 We live in San Miguel de Salinas in Alicante, our trip starts December 24th 08,00am we drive to Alicante airport and leave our car with www.parking10.com 8 days for just 48 euro. We hop on a ... Read more
Papageno
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
28 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This is an Italian ship and all of the passengers were European. The staff, many of which were Philipinos, all spoke fluent English, the passengers spoke either French or Italian. This was our second trip in 2016 on the Costa ... Read more
Sgonzalez100
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Just came back from my first Costa cruise and comparing with Royal Caribbean, this is definitely way below...Just to summarize: *Bad service overall, worst attitude I've ever seen on a cruise ship. People unhappy, just walking around ... Read more
darmac
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Front desk personnel were very rude and not helpful at all. I had preordered the drink package and they had no record of it and when I showed them the voucher with the packages they still argued with me saying come back tomorrow. It took ... Read more
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Barrie1960
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our seventh cruise, the second with Costa. We previously sailed with Royal Caribbean and NCL. We booked a back-to-back cruise, doing the same six-day route twice in the Western Mediterranean. For the first cruise we received a ... Read more
chocy
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
29 helpful votes
Just returned from a 5D4N on Costa Victoria which departed from Singapore to Phuket & Langkawi. Would like to share with everyone my terrible experience onboard. 1) Food: Terrible, terrible, either very salty/sweet, over spicy/oily ... Read more
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THE LEGEND 27
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Choice of cruise was due to the attractive rates and yearly family get together bonding. We board at around 5.30pm, warm welcome and picture taking at entrance. My Costa Mobile App is very useful to communicate on board tapping on ... Read more
Lovelyquacky
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
We have been on cruise 4 times and were in a big group. All were excellent except this cruiseliner. 1) ship is old, furniture are old and a chair broke in restaurant. SAFETY issues in Fantastia Restaurant and Sinfonia Restaurant - 2 ... Read more
WoSiYiPianYun
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
I love cruising through the years and have started young too.Since I have not been onboard any Costa vessels and having read many negative feedback, thought I will give Costa Victoria a try. Oh my, it sure confirmed that it will be my ... Read more
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newstart1984
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We have just returned from our Med cruise on board the Costa Diadema. We have previously sailed with Cunard, NCL, Carnival and Royal Caribbean. Overall, we enjoyed our first cruise with Costa. The Diadema is a large ship and it took ... Read more
briantelly14
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Great service, shows and food. We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the cruise and were made feel special by certain staff.. It is an older ship but has all the facilities for a short cruise. Staff member were very friendly and ... Read more
Eastboundanddown
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
So this was the first time we've sailed on Costa so we went in with fairly low expectations (Due to other reviews, the sinking of Concordia and crash of Classica) and we only paid £210 for the week. But they exceeded expectations and ... Read more
Simimaus
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our 9th cruise. First time in Costa. Food in dining rooms was nasty. Buffet was good, but too many people went there. Probably because they didn't like dining room food either. Beware of bread - it's rock hard, not edible!!!! ... Read more
Comeish
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Our family had a fantastic time apart from a couple of points. Venice departure point is amazing. Embarkation was quick. The ship is lovely and always being kept clean by the hard working staff. Cabin is quite big. The food got a bit ... Read more
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Andrii
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We started travelling in Barcelona then visited Ibiza, Mallorca, Palermo, Naples, Savona and back to Barcelona. Minuses: not enough English on board and in the excursion program. Too much to wait dinner dishes (2 hours). We did not like ... Read more
jonfromcincinnati
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
33 helpful votes
We are Americans who sailed on an August Mediterranean cruise which stopped in Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari (Island of Sardinia), Civitavecchia (Rome), Savona and Marseille. The culture.....I had read numerous negative reviews about ... Read more
Aaq
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We mainly chose this cruise because it took us from Northern Europe to the Mediterranean. We were very sceptical of cruising with Costa because of the reviews on this site. However the experience couldn't have been better. Costa ... Read more
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capjsimm
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed every port of call, stunning scenery combined with history and beautiful buildings. The Costa Pacifica was a lovely ship with lots to offer. We dined in the ... Read more
Papageno
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
28 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Our ship departed early the morning after boarding allowing us to explore Stockholm before departure. Embarkation and disembarkation were very well organized and went very smoothly. There was no waiting for check-in. We were on board ... Read more
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