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379

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301

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266

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293

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1,576 Costa Cruise Reviews


Wanderlust244 avatar

Wanderlust244

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

SO MUCH BETTER than expected

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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Steen holbek

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

World cruise hit by Corona virus

It's a lovely ship and service, cleanliness and food are just alright. You shouldn't complain. You may not like the food, but it is well cooked and in copious quantities. Unfortunately, we were hit several ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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French Webers

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Love Costa, but not Smeralda

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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bckl

1 Review Written

Lovely ship.. But..

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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luv croosn

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship, Terrible Cruise Line

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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kathrynlwright

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Costa Smeralda was a Great Cruise for the Money

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Rylea

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

WORSE CRUISE EVER

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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Rylea

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

WORSE CRUISE EVER

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


Irene Yang avatar

Irene Yang

1 Review Written

Not best for Asians

For people who are not used to paying for water in the 'free' restaurants, this is not for you. You can only get free water from the buffet restaurant. Tea and coffee only free flow in morning and tea time. They ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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LisK

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pleasantly surprised!

We booked this Far East Asia cruise six months ago after seeing it advertised in our local newspaper. It was included in a package with return flights to Singapore and was priced very reasonably. We always check ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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JillnGordon

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Its an Italian /International Ship

Positives. Staff. Top class. Waiters - Excellent especially - Dining Melvic Z and Jansen Nicolas along with others we made good contact with and there was several of them. Thank you boys and girls - ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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KGracie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fun cruise!

Chose Costa because we’ve tried Royal Caribbean and P& O so wanted to try a different cruise line and because of the value for money it offered. Almost cancelled because of coronavirus ( more a fear of being ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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chess palace

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Don't believe the horror stories

Having long wanted to visit the area of the Indian Ocean (Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, La Reunion) covered by this cruise, we were pleased to find the one operator, Costa, who seemed able to include all these ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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NWHairGal

6 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

This American's First Costa cruise, my (long-winded) take on Costa

So I just got home from my first Costa Cruise (Feb. 2020/SE Asia). There was SO much question about Costa going into it. We choose Costa because, quite frankly it was the ONLY ship that went to our desired ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Cruisinfamily09750

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Bad reviews are misleading

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 ...
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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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Ladyinflight

7 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

It was alright.

It is different from American cruising but, I got use to the environment being a bit on the cold side, I don't mean temperature wise but the coldness of the staff. Only the room attendants would automatically ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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willden

19 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

Costa Indian Ocean Island Cruise - a pleasant surprise

We selected this cruise and cruise line because of the itinerary as a visit to the islands in the Indian Ocean had long been on our bucket list. The only other cruise lines that regularly sail the Indian Ocean tend ...
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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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lizhos

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, Ok food, entertainment severely lacking, expensive,

The ship is beautiful. New, lots of bars, modern and clean. Plus the port stop offs are lovely. Plenty of time to walk around. We do recommend purchasing shuttle buses at the port information desks rather than on ...
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Sail Date February 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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ddandreo

1 Review Written

Exceeded expectations, I want to go back !!!!

My wife and I (both active 60-year old’s) have been on a couple of Carnival Cruises, first time on Costa. We sailed mid-January on the 10-day cruise out of Fr. Lauderdale. We chose this cruise due to the length ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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trevor2020

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise I've Been On

Horrible staff. Horrible Rules. Horrible Ship. 1. 1. Don't expect to drink any water on board without paying. We found one, YES 1, free tap water on the entire ship. Located on deck 8 in the buffet area. But you ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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NIKIM5758

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fortuna exceeded my expectations

We were due to sail on the new flagship Costa Smeralda but as it's launch was delayed our booking was cancelled. Costa offered a deal on alternative itineraries and we chose a 15 night trip to the Far East on ...
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Sail Date December 2019


btwhite avatar

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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