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Costa Middle East Cruise Reviews

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Middle East
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105 Costa Middle East Cruise Reviews


AC.Rosanna avatar

AC.Rosanna

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not planing to sail Costa again

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The price was good and we thought it would be a good idea to cruise the Middle East with our family. We could have choosen other cruise lines but Costa had the best deal so we boarded on Costa Diadema on our first ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Byckwan

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Stay away from this ship

This is my first time with Costa. In the past I usually cruised with Princess and Celebrity. After this cruise, I'll never cruise with Costa again. First, the service is terrible. The hospitality desk is ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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gabbygal99

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Diadema - the good and the bad

EMBARKATION: We embarked in Dubai. We arrived at the cruise terminal ~1200. We were allowed to enter the ship ~1500. The terminal is large with numerous shopping options, so we began souvenir shopping early! We ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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buttercup2607

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

DO NOT BOOK! This is an ordeal not a holiday. Worst Experience of My Life!

DO NOT BOOK any cruise with Costa! I have never experienced a company before that care so little for their customers. I should have known that it was going to be bad. Before we even set sail they were impossible ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Sandystruis

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise ever

Having read so many negative reviews, we were very sceptical & even contemplated cancelling before sailing. Thank goodness we didn't. We have been on 13 cruises with different companies and this cruise was by far ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Chromeshiningstar

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

19 Nights repostioning cruise Dubai to Savona

We choose this cruise for its itinerary and a very competiive price. We have 21 cruises behind us and this was our third with Costa so we knew what could be expected and not. Embarkation in Dubai after 6 pm was very ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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gaglione7

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Costa downfalls

Chosen this cruise line because of the itinerary offered and being an Italian passport holder I did believe to be proud of the italian hospitality offered and convinced friends to join on the Costa Mediterranea. A ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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davismarce

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ship ever

My travel agent finally found an affordable trip to the UAE. It all went downhill from there. The dining options were minimalistic. There was only 1 option for dining other than the buffet. I was on a special ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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ceil14100

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not for people who speak English

Upon boarding there was no one available to greet our group, no greeter to welcome us (that was probably our first clue to disaster). I got to my room, it’s clean but had a very musty smell so I needed to open ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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jons1300

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise around Middle East

We were looking for a week of winter sun in February and chose Costa because of the itinerary, and location. We made our own travel arrangements and flew to Dubai on Emirates, and with a short transfer, we were ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Alley-AD

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Awful

The worst cruise line ever! Rude and unprofessional staff in every department.The self serve Restaurant was always packed and we often had to wait for a table and the counters were also so busy that we had to wait ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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luvlife05

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Group travel to the Middle East (UAE + Oman) for 14 days with Costa cruise

We were part of a Group travel to the Middle East (Dubai+Abu Dhabi+Sir Bani Was Island-UAE, Muscat-Oman for 14 days). We truly enjoyed our group travel but we cannot say we enjoyed Costa, the only positive out of ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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robm170

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship spoiled by poor service and below average food

We chose this holiday because the cruise around the United Arab Emirates was a part of the world we had not visited before. I thought the process of getting on board and to our cabin was very good. The ship décor ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Mark Ent

1 Review Written

Scenic route with a great ship

We chose this cruise especially for the weather in this region at this time of the year. We traveled with a group of sixteen people. Four families with children between 15 and 23 years old.The procedure for boarding ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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mcgorr

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Avoid at all costs

We chose this because of the date and the weather at this times of year. My dh and I had cruised with costa before, my daughter and her son had not and never will again. We stayed in Abu Dhabi in the beautiful ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Kittyonions

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Costa Mediterranea in Middle East

Have just returned from short cruise, and was concerned on the poor reviews on Costa Cruises. However, we found very little to complain about, and thought it excellent value. Embarkation was very easy, our premium ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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POTTERZONE

4 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

ENJOYABLE BARGAIN BREAK

Joined this ship in Dubai near the end of January for a five night cruise to Muscat, Sir Bani Yas Island and Abu Dhabi. We had an inside cabin on Deck 1 which was right under the Piazza Casanova, so there was quiet ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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paul.strange

4 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Costa Mediterranea - Suite Experience - UAE - Jan 2018

This was our first cruise on Costa, but our 16th overall. Here are our honest thoughts on the various aspects. The cruise was 7 nights and embarked at Dubai. Flight ------ We booked the flight independently ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Gee Rachel

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Costa packet, rip off

I took a last minute cruise to Dubai, sailing on 13th January 2018. Having completed the online paperwork, we had to fill in more forms at Port Rachid. We boarded and were informed our room would be available at ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Lukas

1 Review Written

First and last time with Costa

1. We had an over night flight to Dubai and arrived to the Port Rashid at 12.00, the reception asked us to whait another 3 hours till 15.00 to let us in to the ship, so we forst to sleap at ports metal bench as ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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bazbov

5 Reviews Written

86 Helpful Votes

Middle Eastern Delight

We have just returned from a back to back middle east cuise sailing on the costa Neo-rivierra for a total of 30 nights. The first week was spent sailing around the UAE and then a 23 night crossing from Dubai to ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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CharlotteMG

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Expensive and bad service

I went for honeymoon and I have been in Norgweian and Princess cruises before and I was thinking that this was almost the same but this one was a dissaster. Firstly in general the staff was unfriendly and even ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Ac1967

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Badly Run Cruise Ship

I have been on cruises before so went on this one with open mind having read other reviews firstly after a long night flight we arrived at Dubai port at around 9am only to be told we could not board untill 3 pm ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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mabaig100

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not bad but not brilliant

I had heard some negative things about Costa but lets be fair, they were not bad at all although they fall short of the standard I have seen with Royal Caribbean for example. The staff are great people as is the ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Mo yJuan

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Doubt if we would cruise with them again!!!!

This was our first cruise with Costa and whilst we enjoyed our holiday overall we thought the Costa NeoRiviera was poor in comparison with other cruise companies who we have travelled with. Arrived at Dubai ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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