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Costa First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Costa
Ship
Destination
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Traveler rating

Excellent

35

Very Good

11

Average

10

Poor

9

Terrible

4

Cruise type

Family Cruises

380

Senior Cruises

132

Romantic Cruises

117

Entertainment Cruises

88

First-Time Cruisers

70

70 Costa First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


adityasethia avatar

adityasethia

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

It was an amazing and heart warming cruise

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i did costa fascinosa and other than less availability of vegetarian food, didnt face any problem whatsoever.bothe embarkation and disembarcarion were smooth. the food was good and well presented except for the fact ...
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Sail Date May 2016


lekhrani jankee (Mrs) avatar

lekhrani jankee (Mrs)

1 Review Written

First time trip was nice

I really enjoyed my trip. The crew was nice and welcoming. There were lots and lots of entertainment. We participated in the Lotto draw and my brother in law, won a price i.e. a dinner in one of your esteemed ...
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Sail Date December 2015


Cathy Arnold avatar

Cathy Arnold

1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

Excellent Value !

This was my first ever cruise so can make no comparison. Decided to try a cruise and see if I enjoyed the experience / type of holiday. Firstly positives : No supplement for single occupancy, large cabin which ...
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Sail Date March 2016


Silveranna avatar

Silveranna

3 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

First Class All the Way

Wow fantastic, Fabulous food, brilliant entertainment, stunning dancers, well looked after ship and great service who could ask for more! We embarked from Venice, all the staff were friendly and efficient. When ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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sugarb204

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First and Last Cruise

This was one of the worst vacations that I have ever been on. We are a family of 4 with 2 children, ages 6 and 8. Every port we came to we could not wait to get OFF the ship. The food is terrible and every day ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Gerry from Manchester

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Disappointing First Cruise

The ship is first class, everywhere is spotlessly clean, the cabins are kept clean and tidy, the sheets, pillowslips and towels are pure white and changed frequently, as are the rubbish bins. There are various ...
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Sail Date January 2016


Roberta Walker avatar

Roberta Walker

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Absolutely Brilliant

Staff are wonderful, Food superb (lots of choice from Buffet - several different service statons offering different sorts of meals - so wander around first before you decide!! (preferred it to main restaurant as ...
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Sail Date December 2015


Anna B avatar

Anna B

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

I had the time of my life; excellent all round!

I am a single older lady with mobility difficulties (I use a stick to walk) and I must say I had the most wonderful time on my Christmas cruise aboard this beautiful ship. This was my first cruise with Costa ...
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Sail Date December 2015


Anneeka avatar

Anneeka

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Think before you book

The ship was beautiful BUT it was all money money money, if you are a vegetarian then don't go unless you want omelet as that was all I was offered, can't eat that for nearly a month, they really didn't want English ...
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Sail Date November 2015


tmodis avatar

tmodis

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Watch out for bedbugs!

The cruise per se was O.K. but did not exceed expectations. After much encouragement from friends, who often go on cruises, we decided to try one out. We wanted a small cruise so we drove to Savona and got on the ...
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Sail Date October 2015


Amelie1214 avatar

Amelie1214

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great cruise

Was on the CM this last week and had an awesome time! We were due to embark in Venice and flew in the day before and stayed at the best western olimpia in P. Roma. Very beautiful hotel and I highly recommend it. ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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annamaria randazzo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Less Of What I Had Heard Of

It wasn't what I had heard of and what I had expected. In the pool areas there was no control, and organisation. To go in the spa, you had to wait a long time because the people stayed in there for about an 1 ...
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Sail Date September 2015


IrishGuy58 avatar

IrishGuy58

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time cruise - Quite enjoyable

In an attempt to keep this brief I'll list good and bad points from our first ever cruise. We are a married couple in our 50s. Good: Service Facilities Entertainment variety Cadiz , Valencia and ...
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Sail Date September 2015


ELMET avatar

ELMET

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Loved the Whole Experience

This was the first cruise either my wife or I had been on and we were a little concerned about booking this ship after reading some of the reviews, now we have stayed in some wonderful 5 star land based hotels but ...
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Sail Date September 2015


Allyson Coleman avatar

Allyson Coleman

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Thoroughly Enjoyable Cruise

This was a first time cruise for myself and my family. I was a it dubious of cruising and quite anxious to be truthful. We did encounter a problem when we first went to the airport to check-in as we had no ...
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Sail Date August 2015


Jsmall avatar

Jsmall

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Costa Diadema

Just got back from our cruise on the diadema first and last time we will cruise with Costa. The ship was way to overcrowded not enough public areas to handle 4000+ passengers. At the buffet we had to wait up to an ...
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Sail Date July 2015


multiculturalcouple avatar

multiculturalcouple

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Surprises

We found this cruise at a very convenient price but the topics we are reviewing we understand that no matter how much you pay are good to be aware. Positives: Food was good for Italian and Spanish but Americans ...
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Sail Date July 2015


fabrome avatar

fabrome

1 Review Written

Wonderful Family Cruise!

It was a wondeful family cruise visiting Corfu, Mykonos, Santorini and Dubrovnik. Our kids had the chance to participate in many activities on board and really enjoyed playing and the karaoke. My wife spent a lot ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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barahona44

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Costa Luminosa: Very Good; Costa Company:Very Bad!

My wife and I went on our first cruise with a friend who had arranged it.I had some trepidation after booking (we agreed to the trip and booked it just 3 weeks before sailing), after reading the reviews on CC. With ...
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Sail Date May 2015


Steve Viger avatar

Steve Viger

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Missed the mark

This is an engineering marvel. The ship, brand new or four months old, is really a fabulous construction. The food was more than adequate for a cruise of which this was our 6th. Cleanliness, timeliness, organization ...
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Sail Date March 2015


DennisJames avatar

DennisJames

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Some very good points and many very poor

We are not seasoned cruisers having only been on four cruises - the first three with P&O and the last with Costa. The price we paid for our inside cabin was very reasonable - however it was discounted still ...
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Sail Date May 2015


Mimillion avatar

Mimillion

1 Review Written

Good but could do better

We booked this cruise last minute as decided it was about time we tried one, Costa have a reputation for not being as traditional as a lot of the companies and as my bf is much happier in a pair of jeans than a tux ...
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Sail Date August 2014


Rupz avatar

Rupz

1 Review Written

Excellent Holiday Onboard Costa Mediterranea

I booked my first cruise with Costa and came back with happy memories. I'll try and cover all points and tips which I hope would be useful especially for first time cruisers! Positive notes: - Embarkation from ...
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Sail Date May 2015


Jockandaj avatar

Jockandaj

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing First Timers' Cruise

Embarkation was slow and a little chaotic but bags were waiting at our cabin. Don't stay in 8312, we were disturbed by the constant scraping of chairs in the cafe above. Cabin kept immaculate by our steward, towels ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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WorldTraveller9189

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

BEWARE POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE AND EXTRA (HIDDEN) COSTS!!

BEWARE POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE AND EXTRA (HIDDEN) COSTS NB: Skip to the five bottom categories if you simply want to read about our major complaints. My partner and I booked a last minute deal for a ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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