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83 Costa Romantic Cruise Reviews
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cyne
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
After reading some reviews we were slightly aprehensive about the cruise but l can honestly say l don't know what people want. It's an Italian line so they do it Italian style which is fun, laid back with a relaxing atmosphere. A real ... Read more
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SAM/RFB
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
In an effort to make this fair, I'm going to provide both the positives and the negatives...My last experience with Costa, almost 10 years ago was an unequivocal success. But this experience was incomparable, failing in almost every ... Read more
Amelie1214
Member Since 2015
1 review
20 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
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. Only one bridge to cross ... Read more
ELMET
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
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 this ship was brilliant. ... Read more
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lyn747
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We've been on cruises before and we were really looking forward to our holiday. I'm a food & travel writer & I travel a lot. No exaggeration, it's the worst holiday experience that I've ever had in my life! Embarking, they ... Read more
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kookie72
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Oh goodness - where to begin. The ship was called the Costa Magica - but it SHOULD have been named the Costa MagiCANT. They just can't do anything - full stop. Let's go through this 'magical' experience one issue at a time. SHIP: ... Read more
loripenica
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed July 2015
האכזבה היתה מיד כשהגענו לקבלה. כששאלתי את פקידת השירות למה צריך לשלם יותר כדי לדעת מספר החדר אמרה שלא היה ולא נברא. תוך כדי דיבור ... Read more
Jsmall
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
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 hour to get food as the ... Read more
multiculturalcouple
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
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 or British may suffer ... Read more
Kelmic89
Member Since 2014
1 review
39 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 4th time with Costa and each time it exceeds our expectations. Being a coral member we were offered a free upgrade to an ocean view cabin and received fruit and Bubbly in our cabin on arrival. I was a little apprehensive ... Read more
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alpoole27
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was my second cruise, and first cruise with Costa. I recommend cruising but potentially with a different Cruise company. From the first instance, Embarkation is a nightmare as it is very unclear to guests the process that they need ... Read more
mgm53
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Firstly the ship is huge and it took nearly a week to navigate our way around it.There were a lot of good things ans some not so good. With size you get variety but you also get crowds, there were certain times of the day particularly ... Read more
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mbshrekito
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
9 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I have cruised on many different cruise lines since my first cruise back in 1996, including 5 star and budget ships. This is my first time on Costa although I have sailed on their sister company Carnival and many things about the ... Read more
WorldTraveller9189
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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 Mediterranean cruise on the Costa ... Read more
looksatsmallthings
Member Since 2015
1 review
We chose a Costa cruise because of our very positive experience with them 8 years ago. We have done 9 or 10 cruises with different companies including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and Holland-America. We knew in advance that ... Read more
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stanleyw83
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
This is the first time travel in a cruise, I really enjoy these days! When I get on the cruise, every staffs are very nice with smile and direct us to the cabin clearly. I went there with my boyfriend. Although the cabin is not very big, ... Read more
chriskav
Member Since 2015
1 review
You have to expect to get a discounted ship if you pay a discounted price - we except that.... but does that really mean that you should expect poor customer service and worse of all dirty pillows and bedding. We paid £850 each for ... Read more
pfflyer80
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed February 2015
This was my 5th cruise and BY FAR the worst cruise I've ever taken, which is a shame because it was my wife and I's honeymoon. This was her first cruise ever. Needless to say, she doesn't ever want to take one again. Told her not to judge ... Read more
stillmoretosee
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed February 2015
We had toured a week in Venice and a week in Florence. As Valentines Day was approaching we started exploring something different for the following week. Since we were already in Europe we wondered about a cruise. This cruise was the only ... Read more
papacanes
Member Since 2014
1 review
I have always loved Costa, going back to the Fredrico C, Carla C, and Flavian. Service was very European and luxurious-we had this 3 years ago on the Costa Serena, so when we decided to go westbound transatlantic we chose the Costa ... Read more
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elipanama
Member Since 2008
1 review
We just got off the Costa Fascinosa on August 25th, after spending a great week with a Kosherica tour. The Boat The Fascinosa is a large cruise ship, very new and it shows. There are no signs of wear or tear, and everything is very well ... Read more
timmyho
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
The first cruising trip with my boyfriend. We were so excited for it. This was something we longed for a very long time. A 6D5N trip, from Shanghai to Nagasaki and Kobe is our choice. We booked for a balcony cabin because of the limited ... Read more
apatulski
Member Since 2014
1 review
Background information, family of 4 with children from 1993, and 1998 (This year 20 and 16, first time travelled when they were 13 and 17) All Cruises in Mediterranian first one Venice, Split, Athens, Turkey, Dubrovnik - Venice and two ... Read more
imsobeachy
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was an amazing cruise!! I was really nervous after reading the recent negative reviews. I must say this was my favorite cruise to date. Perfect ports, great mixture of port days and sea days, good food, extremely clean ship, and great ... Read more
kenacker
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
If this was the first cruise I've been on, I would probably never go on another cruise again. Thankfully I have been other on cruises and am not turned off from the experience only from ever booking with Costa again. Ship Staff: First ... Read more
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