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 Costa Cruise Line

Launched in 1860 as a freighter company that exported Italian olives and olive oil to destinations all over the world, Costa Crociere entered the passenger ship business in the 1940s with the second-hand Anna C. In 1959 Costa began to offer Caribbean cruises aboard the Franca C. When the end of the grand liners came in the 1970s, Costa's vessels were converted into cruise ships. Costa's last former liner, CostaRiviera, was retired in late 2001. Following the takeover by Carnival Corporation in 1997 and eventual complete buyout in 2000, Costa has launched a number of new ships. Costa is known for its "Cruising Italian Style" concept which successfully attracts both North American and European passengers alike.Costa is also very popular with Spanish speaking passengers as Spanish is widely spoken throughout the cruise line. Costa's Caribbean cruises are very popular with Americans, while their Europe and Mediterranean cruises tend to be more popular with and international crowd (especially Italian). In Europe and the Med, English is not the language of the ships, but announcements may be made in several languages.

 Recent Costa Reviews

  • jane brailsford  Costa Magica  Med cruise

    Our holiday was arranged as a rest bite holiday for my mother who is a carer and included my partner and I. The whole holiday was a disappointment from start to finish and it was not only... read more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • Diff  Costa Victoria  Asia

    We took this 21 day cruise on Costa Victoria which departed from Singapore on 19 December 2013. I apologise in advance for the length of this review...it reads like war and peace. However I... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Anne  Costa Atlantica  Singapore Melacca Penang Singapore

    We have Been on many cruises The Atlantica is a beautiful ship however spoilt by the poor organization of the ship And a distinct lack of discipline amongst staff and a casual approach to... read more

    12 users found this review helpful.
  • janice woolley  Costa Mediterranea  Western Caribbean

    There is a reason that Costa is the most popular cruise line in Europe, they give you the cruise you've imagined. Before I start singing the praises of Costa, I would like to begin by... read more

    15 users found this review helpful.
  • janice woolley  Costa Mediterranea  Western Caribbean

    There is a reason that Costa is the most popular cruise line in Europe, they give you the cruise you've imagined. Before I start singing the praises of Costa, I would like to begin by... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • janice woolley  Costa Mediterranea  Western Caribbean

    There is a reason that Costa is the most popular cruise line in Europe, they give you the cruise you've imagined. Before I start singing the praises of Costa, I would like to begin by... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • S Schneider  Costa Mediterranea  Port Miami - Nassau - Ocho Rios - Grand Cayman - Roatan - Belize - Cozumel

    A cruise that combined excellent, varied and interesting destinations with appalling management, organisation and service. Very mixed feelings from us, as the holiday was far from cheap and we are... read more

    11 users found this review helpful.
  • Randy simons  Costa Mediterranea  miami bahamas jamaica grand cayman belize honduros cozmel

    Here is the honest truth I have sailed more then 15 times and my last cruise aboard costa Mediterranean was a awful cruise experience the dinning or food was horrible very short schedule for... read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Paul Preston  Costa Classica  Ancona to Ancona East Med

    An unacceptable experience and would not recommend a cruise on Costa Cruise lines to anyone. This is a floating boarding house. There is one "formal" restaurant which I describe as the Officers'... read more

    8 users found this review helpful.
  • Paul Preston  Costa Classica  Ancona to Ancona East Med

    An unacceptable experience and would not recommend a cruise on Costa Cruise lines to anyone. This is a floating boarding house. There is one "formal" restaurant which I describe as the Officers'... read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Claes Elowsson  Costa Classica  Singapore-Hong Kong

    We truly enjoyed our Classic Lady, Costa Classica. A little bit of old style cruise experience with a comfortable cruise, fantastic crew, good italian food and great destinations enroute. In... read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Sara Stockfleth  Costa Atlantica  Western Caribbean

    I am not interested in cruising with Costa again. They do not give their service personnel any days off and it shows in overall services provided. Everyone from the room steward to the waiters... read more

    13 users found this review helpful.
  • Marion Holt  Costa Mediterranea  Savona italy to Guadelope

    After leaving Savona Italy it was with great anticipation I looked forward to this cruise. Customer service was rude, could barely speak english. As a Diabetic I had requested a container... read more

    10 users found this review helpful.
  • Barry  Concordia  med

    Is Costa the RYANAIR of the seas? It is believe it is a Carnical Company, it is more like MSC. What is it with Italian lines that make life unpleasant? Short stays in port so that the ship can sail... read more

    13 users found this review helpful.
  • Kelsey   Costa Victoria  Athens

    The cruise experience was a disaster, not only did we get BED BUGS our first night we had to change rooms 4 TIMES. They give WAAAY too much pride and appraisal towards there crew team, director,... read more

    22 users found this review helpful.
  • George Smart  Serena  Norway

    This review is for the Luminosa. We used to travel on Costa but stopped because despite innovative itineraries at good prices, the food was bland and frequently disappointing, and the coffee,... read more

    20 users found this review helpful.
  • Linda  Serena  western Med

    Unfortunately we booked an "unobstructed" room and ended up in a very obstructed view with crackled glass overlooking a 3ft solid wall and stairway at the bow of the ship...we were told no rooms... read more

    16 users found this review helpful.
  • Roxanne  Costa Atlantica  western

    Weather was fantastic. Ports were very nice. Boarding very smooth and disembarkation easiest ever. Miami We thought the food was good but maybe some more choices. Not much seafood and no... read more

    14 users found this review helpful.
  • Joan Duquette  Costa Atlantica  eastern Caribbean

    My husband and daughter and I cruised Costa Atlantica in 2004 and since then the quality has gone downhill. My most recent cruise was with the same daughter and her family( my husband was killed in... read more

    16 users found this review helpful.
  • Harold  Costa Mediterranea  caribbean

    Worst holiday of our lives thanks to Costa Cruises- Do not take your holiday with them. Poor food; Up sell everything; Poor itinerary; Rude staff at the bars- Currency in Euros(about $4 for a can... read more

    13 users found this review helpful.
  • Suzanne  Costa Atlantica  Carribean

    This was definitely not what I expected from a cruise. Thought the group we sailed with made this fun, I would not choose a Costa cruise again. The ship itself was quite beautiful, very clean and... read more

    22 users found this review helpful.
  • S Prentice  Costa Magica  Western Mediterranean

    We were very disappointed with our Costa Magica cruise to the western Mediterranean in December 2010, and have had a terrible experience with their customer service since returning. As a Canadian... read more

    30 users found this review helpful.
  • Haley De Stefano  Costa Atlantica  Western Caribbean

    My husband surprised me recently with my first cruise. We were anticipating great food, wonderful excursions and an exciting vacation. The reality was terrible food (Similar to the food served to... read more

    21 users found this review helpful.
  • KATHLEEN HIGGINS  Costa Romantica  Singapore to Indonesia and Malaysia

    In a word, DIre!! Diabolical service, chaotic organisation, indifferent staff, surly crew, and even basic food stuffs shortages. This a cruise ship to be avoided. Poor menus, food badly... read more

    14 users found this review helpful.
  • John  Costa Magica  Western Mediterreanean

    Overall: Let start off by saying this is my first cruise ever and I now believe it is the only way to go! Secondly, I would like to say that some of these people that have written comments about... read more

    106 users found this review helpful.
 

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