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293 Costa Cruise Reviews


Rylea avatar

Rylea

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

WORSE CRUISE EVER

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We were really excited to be going on the Costa Fortuna cruise ship. We arranged for the appropriate visas for Cambodia, travel insurance and up to date passports as these were required documentations BY COSTA, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Riang

1 Review Written

Paid for balcony but regular maintenance work made it impossible to enjoy

Part of a package of 4 Cruises. We are a couple in our mid 70s who have been on several cruises and this is our first Costa Cruise. Cabin - spacious. Crew - overworked but wonderfully friendly, courteous ...
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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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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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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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Gwee

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Our lowest level of expectation was not met

Chose this cruise because of the hot deal of $400pp, the timing was perfect for us, and we had a need to pamper ourselves with downtime and get away from the awful year we had endured. Planned to relax in the sun ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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A440CPS

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

booked 4 star, turned 3 star

Costa Fortuna December 17-30, 2019 Singapore FIRST TIME COSTA, NEVER COSTA AGAIN!!! I would never book a three star cruise, BUT four star (****) when booked turned into three star (***) when sailed, and ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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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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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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Fishcalledwanda

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

A fish out of water

EMBARKATION This took about 40 minutes end-to-end, which was much faster than other cruises I have been on. Disembarkation at ports was well managed and fast, aside from one occasion when it was complete ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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chendrixson

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

OK Cruise

The cruise was okay. We scheduled several tours through Costa and the Argostoli Greece was awesome. The next day in Santorini Greece, we bought that tour and when it came to getting our tickets out, the tour had ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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KittyKool

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Costa Pacifica...NEVER Again

Boarding: boarding in Kiel took hours. I’m new to cruising, but it seemed rather disorganized with little possibility for seating. The terminal in Kiel was an uncomfortable , utilitarian facility. None of the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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A12DYB

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

1st Cruise, disappointing

Summary - if your only language is English, it is best to avoid, it is heavily weighted towards Italian, including language, entertainment, food, majority of guests. You Que for almost everything, a lot of items ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Karnpenner

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

A great disappointment

From the beginning of the embarkation to the end I would have to say that we were sorry that we chose Costa. No communication had been given to us for getting to the ship from the airport. The phone number we were ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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PWells

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First and last with Costa

Went on a two week (back to back) cruise with my sister and my adult daughter. Girls cruise! SO excited. First time with Costa. We all enjoyed the cultural experience. Very few English speaking guests on board. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Midnightspecial

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Be Aware

We selected a long cruise taking us through the Mediterranean, around the English Channel and through the Baltic sea to St Petersburg. The itinerary was good and because we selected an outside balcony cabin, we were ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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hilary51

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Costa Chaos

We chose this 23 day cruise from Genoa to Stockholm only to find out 2 weeks before we left that it was in fact 3 separate cruises. This meant we had to change cabins 3 times ! Food was always cold no matter ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Mick Crosby

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Costa Nightmare

We chose this cruise because it seemed like good value for money and was visiting some ports not previously visited. We boarded Costa Majestica in Genoa and from then their organisational skills or non ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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derek smith

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Big disappointment.

We Booked the Costa Fortuna, as we had had such a good cruise on the Costa Pacifica. We had a Large cabin with broken shower, broken heating system and a Leaking tap on sink, Damaged shower curtain, hence water on ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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MHL Spain

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

First and last Costa Cruise

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the chaos of embarkation should of forewarned us of what was to come. We pre booked an all inclusive drinks package and this was printed on our cabin card which ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Lemur

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Good cabin and that’s about it

We have always said we wouldn’t cruise with Costa, but when this deal came up we decided to try it. Thankfully, this was a short cruise and therefore the suffering was limited. The pros were that the cabin we ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Lorrie200

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Disappointed cruiser

This cruise offered an amazing itinerary staying in Singapore before sailing to Thailand Vietnam Hong Kong China Taiwan and ending with a stay in Tokyo but it was terrible... the lack of organisation and ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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