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Would love to know things you wish you had known before sailing Costa in general, and the neoRiviera in particular!

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I can’t comment on the ships you mention but before sailing for the first time on Costa I wish I’d have known that most reviews didn’t reflect how good it was

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Would love to know things you wish you had known before sailing Costa in general, and the neoRiviera in particular!

 

Hi

 

I'm asking the same question as I can't see many reviews.

 

Have you cruised yet and if so how was it?

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If you look under my name you'll see some reviews I have done in the past. I am unable to compare with other lines as only been on Costa. The shows on our current cruise have been better than some of the past ones and we're actually looking forward to going. Food has been fine to good. Lots more entertainment in the bars from early evening. All good for us.

 

Riana

 

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Hello I can give some information regarding Costa cruise ships as just about to embark on our next trip with this company in November. One thing you will find is that the majority of travellers on these ships will be Italian, they will mostly be quite loud, they like to party and can be quite pushy especially if  queueing but there is always a lively atmosphere, so if youre looking to have a quiet cruise you probably won't get that with Costa. Our first trip was just a few months after the tragedy of the Concordia and I'll admit I was very dubious about this however my other half who is ex navy told me that because of that tragedy the one thing that would be first class would be the safety for the ship and for the passengers and he wasn't wrong. We have never really had any issues, oh apart from once when we hard a very noisy cabin this was not for long though as we went and spoke to the reception and later that afternoon we were given an upgrade to a nice quiet cabin. There is plenty of food both in the buffet and in the restaurants with lots and lots of choice . In the main restaurants the menu is usually 7 courses and again lots of choice they also have pizza, burger bars and afternoon sandwiches/snacks. The entertainment is varied and generally very good. Our cabins have always been immaculately clean and staff very friendly all in all excellent value for money. Think we are now on 9th cruise with Costa, we also travel with other cruise lines but value wise Costa wins. If you like a drink the packages they offer are the best value, if you book before you leave on line they are usually cheaper than on board, but when you consider a cocktail is usually 7 euros it really is far cheaper to get a drinks package. hope this helps a little.  

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Thanks Riana and itscamparitime.

We don't drink much, so we aren't buying the unlimited alcoholic beverage package.

Does an inside cabin have a capsule coffee machine? If so, what type of coffee capsule is used?

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56 minutes ago, drsel said:

Thanks Riana and itscamparitime.

We don't drink much, so we aren't buying the unlimited alcoholic beverage package.

Does an inside cabin have a capsule coffee machine? If so, what type of coffee capsule is used? Is it Lavazza? Does it look like this--

 

 

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Hi there, no not in any of the cabins we have been in maybe in a suite! Specialist coffee is available but if you don't have a package/coffee voucher you will have to buy you can get coffee from a machine in the buffet which you don't have to pay for but only available at meal times! If you register on the Costa club you will be able to see any coffee deals available! Hope this helps ☺ 

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