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Costa Smeralda Cruise Reviews

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very small undercover main pool
We have no idea what this was. It was horrible, and inedible.
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Nightmare, locked up on a ship for a week.

Review for Costa Smeralda to Mediterranean

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Mike De Vlaming
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

During our cruise we learned to our great dismay that we were not allowed to disembark without booking an excursion. The reason was because of the corona, the company said. This is a fallacy, because 1 the stops were colored green (at that time) ,2 an unvaccinated person can come on board perfectly (after a covid test) because vaccinations are not asked. A covid test that lasts 15 minutes cannot ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Premium Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


Perfectly fine and met expectations

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ani4ani
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This was our 21st cruise. We have sailed on Costa before as well as the other "main-stream" lines, e.g. RCCL, Celebrity, Norwegian, HA, MSC etc. This cruise was a last-minute replacement for a cancelled MSC cruise. Essentially, we paid less than 50% for the "same" cruise on Smeralda. We had read the numerous reviews on here and we were not unduly concerned since our own experiences have never ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Premium Terrace Stateroom


Lack of information and contradictions -

Review for Costa Smeralda to Mediterranean

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DG7620
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because Cunard cancelled their Barcelona - Singapore cruise and then MSC changed its itinerary to skip BCN after we booked. Costa was the only choice. We are not anti-Costa as all of our 12+ cruises have been with the Carnival family of cruise lines including a previous Costa cruise. BUT the reception people were arrogant and the service in the dining room was terrible (but ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


I would give it negative stars if I could

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jonnyhansson
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Ended up on the Costa Smerelda as our MSC cruise was cancelled due to only allowing schengen passengers. Food - bland and basic - there is no pizza on the buffet of an Italian cruise ship and if you want pizza then you have to pay more than you would pay in central Rome for a pizza. Otherwise food in restaurants is bland, meat is cheap and poor quality and selection is very poor compared to ...
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Sail Date: July 2021

Cabin Type: Premium Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


Beautiful Ship, Terrible Cruise Line

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luv croosn
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I have been on 17 cruises and this was by far the worst I have ever been on. I purchased this cruise thru cruise builders (never again) and therefore I don’t know how much the cruise by itself cost us. We are a couple in our 50’s and we brought our two adult daughters. But Costa tries to charge for every little thing. You should not go hungry on a cruise and we did. The buffet is open only ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Classic Balcony Stateroom


Costa Smeralda was a Great Cruise for the Money

Review for Costa Smeralda to Mediterranean

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kathrynlwright
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I went on the Costa Smeralda cruise to the Mediterranean with three friends. We had two premium balcony cabins with the upgraded drink package. We found the ship to be beautiful, the service to be excellent, and the on board activities to be lots of fun! We had read the awful reviews and were prepared for the worst. To out delight, the cruise couldn't have gone more smoothly. Embarkment and ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Classic Balcony Stateroom


Lovely ship.. But..

Review for Costa Smeralda to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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bckl
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We boarded the ship in Barcelona and our immediate thought was that the ship was stunning. The staff were excellent and our restaurant waiter Chi was great. Food was of a very high standard in our assigned restaurant. The buffet restaurant, while it had lots of choice, was a revelation.... Lots of queues, people pushing and shoving, over crowded and really not a pleasant experience most of the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Premium Inside Stateroom


Bad reviews are misleading

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Cruisinfamily09750
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

After reading all of the negative reviews for this cruise we were very apprehensive about our trip. Our experience was quite different than the reviews I read and I feel compelled to write my own. This was our 12th cruise. We have previously sailed on Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Disney, and MSC. This was our 3rd cruise out of a European port. The other two were on MSC and Royal Caribbean. We are ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Grand Suite with Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children


Love Costa, but not Smeralda

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French Webers
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We choose this cruise as we wanted to sample their new flag ship, having cruised twice before on the Diadema, We were at the time able to book a cabin for 5, having done so on the Diadema where we had 1,5 bathrooms and 5 proper beds, we expected the same if not better! Embarkation went really well, and we loved the parking at Savonna. However a few more signs would really help. The cabin ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Premium Ocean View Stateroom

Traveled with children


SO MUCH BETTER than expected

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Wanderlust244
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

This ship deserves MUCH better reviews than it’s getting. The food and entertainment knock it down from a 5 to 4. Us: 30-60 years of age Cruise date: February 2020 Decor: This is the most beautiful and trendy ship I’ve been on. Tons of attention to detail. I loved the design. Amazing seating areas - there are hammocks, and little tucked away areas, sunbeds, loungers, plush seating, ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Classic Balcony Stateroom


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