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293 Costa Cruise Reviews


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nomenclature871

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

No evening buffet, charged for water in dining room

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We are veteran cruisers but this was our first time to sail on Costa. Costa took the fun out of shipboard life. On our cruise of the Norwegian fiords we were charged three Euros for every one liter of water in the ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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rafaelecervantes

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Think Twice About this Cruise

My family and I have been on over 20 cruises and consider ourselves experienced cruise veterans. This was the first and last time we will cruise with Costa. First of all, the first and primary language spoken by the ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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jolly121

6 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Never Again

We had the misfortune to sail on the Costa Riviera one Christmas several years ago and we said "never again", this time I mean never again. Not wholly the fault of Costa who now do not produce an English brochure. ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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mcc8mcc

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

So very very BAD!!!!

First, this was probably my 15th cruise, and my 4th in Europe. Btw my cruise was actually the northern capitals cruise, but this site didn't have that option to choose. I'm not even sure where to start. 1. The food ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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Jiena

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

I should have read the reviews before I booked

Reading previous reviews confirms that our terrible experience was not an isolated occur acne. Firstly, the English speaking hostess was totally useless and did not care about the passengers, just about promoting ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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hopkinsr1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

neoRiviera cruise

The ship is very clean, but nothing special decco wise, excellent staff, good stops in the main, artists in the lounges good, shows mixed but not bad. that ends the good points. Bad points are - no port info, at ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Never

1 Review Written

Good and bad

We had high expectations on the cruise. We wanted to experience the Caribbean and enjoy the easy life on the ship. Unfortunately the trip was not what we had hoped for. First of all, we hadn't realised, that all the ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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corder993

1 Review Written

COSTA CRUISE! WHAT CAN ONE SAY?

Just sailed on the Fascinosa from Brazil to Venice. The ship was very impressive and spotlessly clean due to all the staff working so hard and being so caring also very polite. Special thanks to our cabin lad CARL ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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ejhmjalb

1 Review Written

Avoid Costa Cruises (unless you want to lose weight)l

We have cruised many times before with various companies,including once Costa.We said we would never cruise with Costa again but we were attracted by the intinery so decided to give it another try.What a mistake!! ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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The Morgans

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Costa, never again!

Our first time experience of cruising was not the best. Very disappointed - in summary: # playing pop music throughout the whole ship at 10am- even in the cabins! So if you've decided to sleep in or have a ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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Renee632242

1 Review Written

Will not be back! Beautiful ship, extremely rude, poorly trained staff

I recently returned from a Cruise on the Costa Luminosa. The good news: -The ship is beautiful and well maintained -Cleanliness is a priority -Cabins are a good size ( we had a balcony) -All inclusive beverage ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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Galway6

1 Review Written

Cheap and I can now see why

First whats good - The price! This was the cheapest cruise we've been on - The nightlife - Compared to many other cruises the nightlife was great on Costa - Embarkation in Barcelona was very smooth but I expect ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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dcallen2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Too Many Cons, not Enough Pros Here

Crowded is the first word that comes to mind when I think of the cruise I just took on the Costa Fortuna. In my opinion, the distribution of passengers is not well organized. Most of the guests end up eating meals ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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Ematt99

1 Review Written

American cruising family states

As a family we have cruised about 5 times mostly on carnival. My wife and I have been on about 10 total cruises various cruise lines never costa. Expecting luxury based on my perceptions only we were quite shocked ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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billdove

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Christmas Grinch Cruise

I have been on over 50 cruises. This one rates in the bottom 10%. The ship was clean and sparkling, and our cabin attendant was great. Other than that, we got what we paid for. The morale of the staff in the buffet ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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CruzinCruzan

2 Reviews Written

First Cruise on COSTA...NO CUSTOMER SERVICE !

First: Recognition for our waiter, second floor, late seating, DHAVI MENDOZA. He turned a difficult and unsavory situation totally around. He gave the best service on board, oh wait, that would be the only service ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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cruisers66

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Costa gone WRONG!

My family and I have sailed previously with Costa twice before. We went on the Costa Atlantica out of Fort Lauderdale. This was our first time on the Costa Luminosa for it's 10 day Eastern Caribbean voyage out of ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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Sarah.

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

As a frequent and enthusiastic Costa client I was extremely disappointed this time. What was meant to be a romantic getaway turned into a nightmare. Where do I begin.... Well for a start, I'd like to point put ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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echeshire

1 Review Written

NEVER,NEVER AGAIN

having cruised on many lines,and reading the negative reviews on costa ships,i thought it cannot be that bad,i was wrong,i should have listened,IT WAS AWFUL.the ship itself is really nice,and well decked out,the ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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nimbus9020

1 Review Written

Dont Book with Costa if you only speak Englsh and dont smoke

I have just returned yesterday 18th November 2013 from a very disappointing seven night cruise on the Costa Serena. We were picked up from our hotel at 1100 and taken to Civitavecchia to board the ship. When we got ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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john75011

1 Review Written

First and last Costa Cruise!

I booked this cruise for my friend and I, based on (a) the sailing date, as we could only sail on a specific day, (b) the itinerary, which had some interesting ports of call and (c) the price, which was very ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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Sandy.h

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Costa Fortuna Norway's cruise - First timers very mixed impressions

I took a cruise on the Costa Fortuna departing from Copenhagen. She is 10 years old and looks her age. The good things: Size of the cabin was very convenient. Lots of cabinets and a large bed which was very ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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Sentimental Journey

1 Review Written

Hardly luminous

So we just got back from a sailing on the Costa Luminosa. Basically, we had a great time despite the ship. The ship is generally attractive and the crew helpful, but the management on the ship is awful. They are ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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kroozchick

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

First Cruise with Costa..

Having cruised several times with Royal Caribbean and Princess, myself and my Husband thought we would give Costa a try. We booked an ocean view guarantee cabin at a really reasonable price. We sent an email to ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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pne1881

3 Reviews Written

Introducing a friend to cruising

Well, our friend had never cruised, and asked if we'd help her out. So, for ease of arrangements, we flew independently from Liverpool to Barcelona with Easyjet. We have been to Barca before, so knew the transfers ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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