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35 Costa neoRiviera Cruise Reviews


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pallascats

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

NeoRiviera, better than expected...

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Last year we cruised the Mediterranean on the MSC Opera- this time we chose the Costa neoRiviera. The ships are similar, although the MSC Opera was lengthened a few years ago. The Costa neoRiviera is leaving the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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LenaSydney

1 Review Written

If you pay me I would never step on this cruise again!

We have chosen this cruise like most people because of the itinerary. 11 NIGHTS WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN - an amazing itinerary.We sailed on 11 July from Savona. Reading reviews I knew the cruise line is not ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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grumpygrouchy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

From Mumbai to Rome on the worst cruise ever

We had previously traveled with Costa and it was just wonderful. Hoping for a similar experience, we booked this trip with great difficulty. Costa would not return e-mails or phone calls with our travel agent. They ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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exvpcbss

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

WONDERFUL CRUISE--LOUSY CUSTOMER SERVICE

We chose this cruise primarily because it stopped in Madagascar, however, a few days before departure we were notified they would not be stopping at Madagascar because of the plague. We, of course, were notified ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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sandiefran

10 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

Costa needs to lift its game in many areas

Costa NeoRiviera review – sailing date 20 January 2018 The itinerary: My Fly, land cruise was marketed as “Mauritius Stay and Jewels of the Indian Ocean Cruise”; Costa cruise documents listed it as ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Sablevine

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Excellent value for money!

We were not sure what to expect as this was our 14th cruise but first with Costa. Previous cruises were with Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Holland America and Norwegian. We selected this cruise because of the ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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bazbov

5 Reviews Written

86 Helpful Votes

Middle Eastern Delight

We have just returned from a back to back middle east cuise sailing on the costa Neo-rivierra for a total of 30 nights. The first week was spent sailing around the UAE and then a 23 night crossing from Dubai to ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Daniet01

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

It was the worst experience on a cruise liner ever!

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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H&PSauce

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Costa Plenty ......

We decided to join South African friends who were sold this cruise through an agent. We were aware of the different languages but as there were 4 of us were not too concerned. We had hoped there would be no ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Conrad - SA

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Not your average negative review. They are good too.

I don't think a lot of people with positive feedback do the reviews, you only see the negative ones. We where a group of 8 people ages 35 to 47 from South Africa (yes we where the noisy bunch), Booked from ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Jones1

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Cheap and Cheap!

We chose this cruise because of the itenerary. Unfortunately we spent the first day at Istanbul airport; we can only assume it was easier than changing our flight when Costa changed the departure port. On arrival, ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Jantheman132

6 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

Didn't Costa packet so can't complain.

We chose the Costa neoRiviera purely because of the itinerary - we wanted to start in Istanbul. The departure was changed to Athens but we had been there before so it was a disappointment, although understandable in ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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nirupalawrence

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Bad

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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vicaodessa

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

My 1st cruise with Costa and I will go again.

We start our cruise from Dubai. I called before it and checked when embarkation starts to Costa hot line. They confirmed at 8 om so we stayed in our hotel and arrived 7.30 pa. No lines, very quickly registration ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Mo yJuan

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Doubt if we would cruise with them again!!!!

This was our first cruise with Costa and whilst we enjoyed our holiday overall we thought the Costa NeoRiviera was poor in comparison with other cruise companies who we have travelled with. Arrived at Dubai ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Shuggie

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

What Might Have Been

If I were to sum up the performance of my first Costa Cruise Experience in one word it would be "LAZY". Background: I am a retired Hotel Manager, having managed 3,4 & 5 Star Hotels in seven countries. This ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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AnnaS

1 Review Written

Never Again!

My sister and I have done quite a bit of cruising. This was our first on Costa and it will be our last on Costa. The destination was what caught my sister's imagination. She has always wanted to go to India. I ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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cronkcrank

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An Excellent Time. Good Ship, Excellent Destinations

4½ stars. We went on the "Indian Ocean " cruise, calling in at 10 countries, mostly difficult-to-get-to islands, including Madagascar (3 ports) and finishing in Capetown. We were apprehensive on this ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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DennisJames

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Some very good points and many very poor

We are not seasoned cruisers having only been on four cruises - the first three with P&O and the last with Costa. The price we paid for our inside cabin was very reasonable - however it was discounted still ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Bambino 59

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Prepare to be thrown off ship as soon as it is berthed.

We recently went on our first and last Costa Cruise, everything was good, until the evening before disembarking, they had added 15% to a prepaid drinks package, we bought the 20 beers and 20 soft drinks packages on ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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JWF.MK

1 Review Written

You get what you pay for

Booked the cruise through Cruise Nation as it was advertised at a bargain price with a very low single supplement. First time with Costa, but I have sailed 4 times with MSC so I knew what to expect - particularly ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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WILDTONY

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

A real Neo step forward for Costa

Just returned from a very good cruise around the Persian Gulf aboard the Costa neoRiviera. I like the older smaller ships (previously I had sailed on the Costa Voyager and Allegra, both were fine ships, just in need ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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SPMCRUISER

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary, so so cruise

My wife and I sailed on the Costa NeoRiviera on November From Savona to Dubai. We flew from NY to Istambul and spent three glorious days before heading to Genoa to embark on our cruise. We arrived in Genoa went to ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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KINGKAM

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

BEST DESCRIPTION-ECONOMY CRUISING !

I have thought long and hard about this cruise which I have to start of by saying cost £1000 per person with return flights from London with B.A.[who were great by the way] and included 3 nights accommodation in ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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LitDoc

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Relaxing... but Where's The Beef?

I am a 55-year-old American professor of literature who has been working in Dubai for eight-and-a-half years. My wife is a 47-year-old high-school math teacher from the Philippines. The local schools are closed for ...
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Sail Date December 2014


Costa neoRiviera Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.4
Dining3.03.5
Entertainment3.02.9
Public Rooms3.03.8
Fitness Recreation3.03.5
Family3.0N/A
Enrichment2.02.5
Service3.03.7
Value For Money3.03.2
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