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We are long time Carnival and Royal Carribbean cruisers. We are now looking at Costa cruise for next year for a Mediterranean cruise. What are the pros and cons of this cruise line? All information is greatly appreciated. We are a family of 3 with our daughter being a special needs cruiser. Thank you all for your thoughts and insights on this cruise line. 

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Hi - we have sailed most cruise lines and for me it is all dependent on cost. 


For our family of 3, I would not spend more than £1,000 for say a week on Costa.  As a brand, we like Costa but it is a basic no luxury cruise line.  It is good for cheap and cheerful sailings.  For instance, we are sailing Costa Favalosa on 18th May 2024.  We are flying to Lisbon where we emarbark, Vigo, day at Sea, Le Havre then disembark Dover as we live in the UK.


What itinerary have you seen to the med?  


For me I would look at Princess but not the newer ships, Royal Caribbean or Cunard.  


Again as stated above.  It all depends on cost.  I like Costa but you really do get what you pay for.  There will be extra charges for EVERYTHING!!  When my child was younger, there was a really good childrens club but now that they are 14 there is nothing much really put on for that age range.


I like Costa for all the activities - there is always something to do and the Italian vibe.


We are paying around £600 for an ocean view cabin.  As we only require one flight and the service charge is included, it is a good deal for us.




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