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Military Spouses reviews of Costa - April, 1017

Heather Stinson   

We just returned from our third cruise-first time on Costa (the Diadems). I originally booked because I received a phenomenal deal, but then was skeptical because of things I had read online. I will tell you, most of the negative things I read were WRONG! 

Firstly, we are a family of five, so our previous experience has been with two cabins-Costa's cabin for five was a HUGE selling point, and it worked so well for us. 

We had an oceanview room, two upper bunks, and they rolled another bed in for under one of the top bunks. The cabin also had two bathrooms-one with a toilet, shower, and sink; the other had a bath/shower and sink. It worked perfectly for our family (two teenage girls who like to primp). 

The staff on board was very helpful, despite what we heard. I will say they were different-just meaning they weren't "in your face" pushing services on you-but if you needed something, they did everything possible to help. 

Booking excursions was so easy-the ship had multiple kiosks on board where I could chose and print my tickets. 

The food was good-typical European cruise food-on par with our previous experiences. There was a hot breakfast served in the restaurants every morning, and euro breakfast at the buffet. Every night, there were multiple options for dinner, and the restaurant food was delicious. 

Every night on board there was a show, and every day there were multiple events to keep all ages entertained. My teens liked their "teen club", and my five year old had a good time in the squok club. 

Overall, I would say Costa is an excellent value, especially for those who don't want to spend a fortune for a memorable experience! When booking our next cruise, we won't hesitate to go with Costa.

Ericka Panlaqui-Zuñiga 

My husband and I with our 2 yr old went to a cruise with Costa exactly a year from now. It was our very first cruise. 

I've read negative reviews about Costa but we still went for it because we were given an awesome deal. I was very skeptical at first since it was our first time and with a toddler in tow. But man oh man!I was soooo impress with everything since day one! 

We were in Costa Delizioza, and had a blast the whole time, we didn't even want to embark the ship! The food weren't bad, there's buffet for bfast, lunch and dinner. There were days we opt for the sit down restaurant; the service, crew and food did not disappoint. We did the formal dinner almost every night and we're treated like a king and queen by our designated server. 

Our room was cleaned and immaculate every time we came back in it. They had live shows and programs going on everyday. My daughter even got to meet Peppapig and had lunch with her! How cool was that! We never had any issues the whole time. 

The only thing I could probably suggest that they can improve on is the way we had to get in line to get a ticket for some stuffs and when we had to pick up our passports at the end of the trip was a little hassle. Overall it was an amazing experience, we always recommend it to our friends and we can't wait to get on our next cruise with Costa!


Sara Mendenhall 

We just returned from our cruise on Costa diadema. This was our first cruise ever with any cruise line for my family. 

I had set my expectations pretty low because of all the negative reviews. I would have to say without a doubt this cruise was great!!!

The food was delicious! The buffet for breakfast and lunch had a big variety of Italian/European dishes, with pretty of fresh fruit. 

The sit down dinner meal was a nice selection of finer dinning food and it all tasted great! We did the restaurant dining once for breakfast to order hot eggs, but we preferred the buffet breakfasts mostly because it is a quicker option in the morning. 

We only did one boat excursion in Marseille we went on the Aix en Provence tour, it was a nice walking tour with some free time at the end to explore/shop. I do wish we had more time there but it was only a 1/2 day tour option. 

At all the other ports we explored on our own and all the ports had information booths available with maps and some with last minute tours that you could go on. Also we pre-booked a Rome all day tour with All around Italy which was great!

The staff and service were very helpful when you asked and needed it. They were never pushy or constantly asking if you needed something. 

The cruise boat was super clean. They were always cleaning it, I saw deck crew cleaning throughout the day. 

It is a full European cruise experience, which you should expect since you are cruising in Europe. I would cruise with costa again a heartbeat! We are already talking about next spring break

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A Costa cruise starts off with a Buon Viaggio (bon voyage) celebration, ends with an Italian street festival, and consists of all sorts of Italian-type joys in between, including tossing pizza dough at Italian cooking classes. That’s amore!

  1. Costa is the distinctly international brand of the World’s Leading Cruise Lines of Carnival Corporation
  2. Europe’s #1 Cruise Line, Italy’s largest travel company
  3. 15 Ships within Fleet, Italian flagged
  4. All ship interiors are non-smoking as of January 2014
  5. Popular Options, Abundant Choices

    1. Departures in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Baltic Sea, Central America, Africa, Dubai, Far East, Indian Ocean, South America, Caribbean, Around the World and Transatlantic
    2. 250 destinations, 100 itineraries, 69 embarkation ports and 2,200 shore excursions globally
    More 7-night, year-round Europe cruises than any other cruise line

If you’re trying to see Europe, no cruise line covers more European ports in a single cruise than Costa.


Starting on sailings in April 2018 Here is Costa's New Pricing!

NOTE: With the new pricing structure from Costa starting for sailings iin April 2018 onward the $100 per guest deposit still applies for bookings booked with us. Basic cabins will have NONREFUNDABLE deposits.

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COMFORT

DELUXE

Limited availability rate Rate always available Rate always available
Standard, automatically assigned cabin. (guarantee status) Choice of cabin. Standard cabin (Classic Formula). Cabin in prime positions (Premium Formula).  Suite. An elegant, spacious cabin with exclusive amenities and accessories for a totally luxurious experience.
Nonrefundable deposits Refundable til final payment Refundable til final payment
Beverages package included (“Pranzo & Cena” with Classic Formula, “Più Gusto” with Premium Formula).  ”Intenditore” beverages package included 
  Dedicated restaurant, personal valet, and special access to the ship's spa area for a whole day.