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Middle East Costa Mediterranea Middle East Cruise Reviews

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19 Nights repostioning cruise Dubai to Savona

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Chromeshiningstar
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We choose this cruise for its itinerary and a very competiive price. We have 21 cruises behind us and this was our third with Costa so we knew what could be expected and not. Embarkation in Dubai after 6 pm was very swift, no doubt helped by the fact that many passengers had already boarded the day before in Abu Dhabi. The ship may be a bit old but is kept tidy and is in a good condition. ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Premium


Costa downfalls

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gaglione7
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Chosen this cruise line because of the itinerary offered and being an Italian passport holder I did believe to be proud of the italian hospitality offered and convinced friends to join on the Costa Mediterranea. A total catastrophy to say the least!!! Never again will look or put a foot on a Costa vessel regardless on what they offer. A catalogue of mistakes, rudeness, could not care and bother ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Inside Classic


Best Cruise ever

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Sandystruis
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Having read so many negative reviews, we were very sceptical & even contemplated cancelling before sailing. Thank goodness we didn't. We have been on 13 cruises with different companies and this cruise was by far the best. Mediterranea was scrupulously clean, the service in main dining room (Jayson) , bars (Little John, Chai) very attentive and prompt (after 1st day, your preferred drink ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Premium


Worst cruise ship ever

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davismarce
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

My travel agent finally found an affordable trip to the UAE. It all went downhill from there. The dining options were minimalistic. There was only 1 option for dining other than the buffet. I was on a special low-sodium diet. The meals were plain and EXTREMELY bland. I don't think the chef had ever heard of chicken stock, and definitely had no concept of herbs or spices. It was an Italian ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Classic


Not for people who speak English

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ceil14100
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Upon boarding there was no one available to greet our group, no greeter to welcome us (that was probably our first clue to disaster). I got to my room, it’s clean but had a very musty smell so I needed to open the balcony to air it out as it had a strong stench. Beds hard as hell and unable to control the temperature in the room. There were no English channels on the television only AL-jerze new, ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Suite with Balcony


Excellent cruise around Middle East

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jons1300
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We were looking for a week of winter sun in February and chose Costa because of the itinerary, and location. We made our own travel arrangements and flew to Dubai on Emirates, and with a short transfer, we were at the port within an hour of landing. Embarkation was quick and efficient and our luggage was delivered to our cabin quickly. The ship was clean, all the crew we met were polite, and ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Premium


Awful

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Alley-AD
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The worst cruise line ever! Rude and unprofessional staff in every department.The self serve Restaurant was always packed and we often had to wait for a table and the counters were also so busy that we had to wait in long lines for the most unappetising food I have ever had the misfortune to eat !! The desserts were the same every day, both at lunch and dinner. In the main restaurant it was awful ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


DO NOT BOOK! This is an ordeal not a holiday. Worst Experience of My Life!

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buttercup2607
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

DO NOT BOOK any cruise with Costa! I have never experienced a company before that care so little for their customers. I should have known that it was going to be bad. Before we even set sail they were impossible to contact. They do not answer the phone or reply to any emails. All I wanted was some information, apparently even that is too much for them! They ship's decor is ugly and old. Do ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


Beautiful ship spoiled by poor service and below average food

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robm170
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this holiday because the cruise around the United Arab Emirates was a part of the world we had not visited before. I thought the process of getting on board and to our cabin was very good. The ship décor is based on 18th Century Italian architecture, a little over the top but looks great. I thought the ship was well designed and has a very good gym and spa.. There are a good range of ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony Premium


Group travel to the Middle East (UAE + Oman) for 14 days with Costa cruise

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luvlife05
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We were part of a Group travel to the Middle East (Dubai+Abu Dhabi+Sir Bani Was Island-UAE, Muscat-Oman for 14 days). We truly enjoyed our group travel but we cannot say we enjoyed Costa, the only positive out of the cruise is that they spoke French which is our first language but we also are fluent in English. We have been on RCC and Celebrity ships and really nothing to compare. The ship is old ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Premium


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