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Costa Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

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756 Costa Mediterranean Cruise Reviews


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Wanderlust244

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

SO MUCH BETTER than expected

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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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French Webers

1 Review Written

Love Costa, but not Smeralda

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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bckl

1 Review Written

Lovely ship.. But..

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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luv croosn

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship, Terrible Cruise Line

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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kathrynlwright

1 Review Written

Costa Smeralda was a Great Cruise for the Money

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Cruisinfamily09750

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Bad reviews are misleading

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Craigcruises4u

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

New ship , Massive problems

Cruise number 54 Costa Cruises – Costa Smeralda 20th January to 27th January 2020 Cabin number: 15250 - midship , Deck 15 - Premier Balcony Cabin Total pax : 6554 , Crew : 1646 : Decks : 19 Cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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lizhos

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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craigs1214

5 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

New ship, Total disaster

Cruise number 54 Costa Cruises – Costa Smeralda 20th January to 27th January 2020 Cabin number: 15250 - midship , Deck 15 - Premier Balcony Cabin Total pax : 6554 , Crew : 1646 : Decks : 19 Cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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trevor2020

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise I've Been On

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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btwhite

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Inedible Food

The dates worked for us, the itinerary looked fine and we were excited to share good family time aboard a new ship that promised a high quality cruise experience and delicious Italian food. We occasionally choose ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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MK_Cruiser1955

7 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

Curates Egg - Good In Places

When I think of Costa Smeralda I’m drawn to Longfellow’s Poem, “The Little Girl” There was a little girl, And she had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead, When she was good she was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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adamhendy

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

The self service buffet that you had to queue to be served

We decided to try the Costa Smerelda due to two reasons. Firstly it was only a few months old when we sailed (turned out three weeks due to the delay in sailing) and also the price. It was under £350.00 for a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Craigcruises4u

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Time to change

Cruise number 53 Costa Cruises – Costa Deliziosa 3rd November - 10th November 2019 Cabin number: 8337 - midship , Deck 8 - Premier Balcony Cabin Total pax : 2011 , Crew : 1100 : Decks : 16 Cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Anarollcall

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Not ready for prime time...Management/Corporate issues

The good: (1) It is a lovely and HUGE ship. Well designd lovely interiors. And because it is so big, people get "difused" among different areas (2) One particularly great idea, their "kitchen lab". You cook a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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jerrycroteau

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Not for people that like pizza, burgers, ice cream, bottled beer or relaxing.

(Costa Smeralda Italy, France & Spain 7 day cruise Jan 4-11, 2020) It's a huge brand new ship that is sailing on a 7 day continuous loop between Rome, La Spezia, Savona, Marseille, Barcelona, and Palma. We were ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Adds27

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Hell Bound

Decided to enjoy Christmas on a cruise around Italy Spain and france . This is a new ship . It had been delayed in leaving for its maiden voyage a few weeks earlier as it wasn’t quite ready . We had hoped it would ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Cruisereview7

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

WORST CRUISE

Worse cruise I have ever gone to. Terrible food. They promote 17 restaurants. These include nutella bars, ice cream, sports bar, and like three or four light meal/tapa places. One is only available to costa members ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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IanBamling

1 Review Written

29 Helpful Votes

Giant Ship Complete Chaos

I chose the cruise not because of the ship but mainly due to the dates 22/12 from Barcelona suited my work break and family commitments. Living on the island of Lanzarote my plan was to take an internal flight to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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dixieddorf

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Would rather vacation at home or anywhere else!!

After approximately 30 hours of Costa I asked my husband to check on the money back policy I would have done so earlier but we had our daughter and his mother with us and we had no alternative plans. This was by ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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darshe54

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Just DON’T

You don’t have to read all of this and you don’t have to trust my review. Just do yourself a favor and “JUST DON’T DO IT” Unfortunately due to high tides this cruise docked in Trieste instead of Venice. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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MagentaCA

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Embarrassed to be Italian...

I chose this Costa Magica cruise as a way to start off a visit in Sicily and Italy, which are our family heritage. I was a little leery of this cruise line (rightfully so, it turned out), as I prefer smaller and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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cheelim

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Its was a night mare on the cruise!!! PLEASE DONT WASTE MONEY!!!

This trip made me quite disappointed. I want to tell you that this cruise customer service is really bad. Here's how they provide services. On the second night, there may be a lot of waves outside. We felt very ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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mbosa

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Costa - the Ryanair of Cruising

I love cruising and have been on many before. My partner however had never been. We thought a Costa short break would be a great way to introduce him. I’ve travelled on Costa before so I knew it wouldn’t be the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


mcrious avatar

mcrious

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Our wedding anniversary cruise

We booked Costa Pacifica for 10 night Mediterranean cruise for our wedding anniversary. It was our first cruise and i would say that it met and sometimes exceeded our expectations. Value for money was great and with ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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