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223 Costa Venice Cruise Reviews
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spideygirl
Member Since 2010
1 review
156 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Cruise Costa Luminosa 1st – 8th July 2017 We have just returned from our first cruise on Costa. After reading lots of negative reports I did go with some trepidation. However the whole cruise exceeded my expectations and wonder ... Read more
flipflop33
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because of the itinerary and decent price. The ship was clean, but the cruise as a whole was a bit disappointing. The ship had a small theater (compared to others) and seemed to be geared more toward bars and making ... Read more
CostaCruiser1
Member Since 2007
15 reviews
35 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Corporations exist to make money for their shareholders and there are two ways they can do it.  Forming a long-term relationship with customers who love the product, remain engaged and delighted and want to return. Or short-term ... Read more
mek09
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I am from the States, and I recently got married in Ireland. My husband and I were searching for a nice relaxing cruise to take us around the Mediterranean for our honeymoon. We picked Costa because it was stopping at Santorini and ... Read more
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sue1972
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
As a pensioners we looked for a good value for money cruise and couldn't believe the price we got it for, very reasonable plus we had three days in Venice prior to cruising. We read lots of reviews which were not very favourable but ... Read more
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Dave200
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinery and largely because it was incredible value at £380 pp. Having read some reviews here we approached with an open mind (first time with Costa) but were very pleasantly surprised. The ship ... Read more
matchless2331
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We went as a family of nine and had a superb week, it was my 80th birthday which was the main reason being choosing these dates and Costa Luminosa staff were wonderful. The whole cruise was really enjoyable we ate mainly in the Taurus ... Read more
teach67301
Member Since 2007
1 review
24 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I rarely write a review but felt the need to write this one. We bruise regularly but this is the first time to cruise Costa. Correspondence from Costa - very poor Embarkment procedure - chaos Time at ports - way to short (approx ... Read more
tnt10
Member Since 2006
1 review
847 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Just off the Costa Deliziosa 24 day transatlantic from Venice (Trieste) to Port Everglades. Problems with embarkation: Arrived at the port from our Venice hotel via private water taxi. Ship was nowhere in sight! Was greeted by port ... Read more
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SimonCornes
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This cruise was spotted by my other half and was arranged by an agent who did a superb job and as the holiday included 2 days in Venice before sailing they arranged a great hotel (Hilton Garden, Mestre) and unbelievably good transfers from ... Read more
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kenandmaureen
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
90 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My wife and I had heard and read very mixed reviews on Costa but this cruise which included flights and a two night stay in Venice at a very affordable price booked through Cruise Nation looked too good to turn down. Even had the ship been ... Read more
Daniet01
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We really did not expect this. The Italians were noisy, water was only available when the buffet lounge was open. We had to buy water otherwise. Nothing on the ship is for free. Even when we wanted to play table tennis we had to pay for ... 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
mboyd0608@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We are a retired couple and chose this cruise because of the ports it called at - bad choice of ship. The embarkation in Venice was awful with everybody pushing and shoving to get on first. The ship was okay but the public toilets on ... Read more
Mary Horner
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
It was for our 40th anniversary. We had never been on a cruise and we absolutely loved it. We had a wonderful suite at the back of the ship with a large deck. It was spectacular. Of course now we had already raised the bar to the top so we ... Read more
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TRTs
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We have just returned from a wonderful 7 days on the Costa Meditteranea sailing from Venice to Katakolon and return. We also sailed during the week of a storm so had an extra day in Corfu but have nothing but praise for the staff. We ... Read more
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Cgaslow
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the ports some of which we had not been to. We sailed from Venice to Trieste, Split, Dubrovnik, Katakalon, Corfu and Kator. We had previously been on 30 cruises, 4 of which were Costa which were prior to ... Read more
buckeyecruzrs
Member Since 2008
1 review
18 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the ports, which did not disappoint. However, we encountered many problems on our first time on the Costa line. The cruise was marred by inefficiency, little concern for the passenger, needless standing, waiting, ... Read more
dclots
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Not recommended for English speaking or US residents. The staff are disrespectful, rude, very unorganized, never on time, staff never smiles, once cruise over never says thanks or acknowledges you. This is an international ship that ... Read more
HappyHaHa
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because the timing and itinerary worked best for me to relax on a cruise after a land tour. I have never cruised with Costa before. Though my agent said that it is so-so, I decided to give it a try. After 7 days on ... Read more
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gquinn
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
18 helpful votes
it suited the destinations to Santorini BARI, mykonos , dubrovnick curfu..i really enjoyed the entertainment, the dancing troupe from HUNGARY were fantastic, the pool dancing and entertainment was great. daily buffet was only 7/10 as it ... Read more
Cruisesctf
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We choose our cruises by itineraries and desired destinations since little time is spent in a room. The Mediterranea food is average to poor. Dinner menus are fine in that they offer more than you would ever cook at home, although seafood ... Read more
malnik
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
103 forum posts
16 helpful votes
My review is written in 2 sections for reasons that will become apparent. I'm reviewing the service and food etc, then an incident that had a major impact on our trip. This is our 5th Costa cruise. Despite what is written by others we ... Read more
Steve Viger
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Costa is a good provider of fun, food, pleasure. While the quality of the shows has deteriorated and the experience of the Medusa Restaurant was embarrassing, the overall ship is to die for... the service is as usual, excellent. Must ... Read more
nirupalawrence
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This cruise was not much fun for English speaking guests. No tv channels except news, no movies, slow old ship that spent too much time at sea and not enough time at the ports, all the excursions are too expensive for when you do the euro ... Read more
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