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A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 17 guests have reviewed Costa neoRiviera, giving it a rating of 3.2 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.2 out of 5(17 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples47.1%
Groups11.8%
Families w/older children5.9%
Families w/young children5.9%
Singles/Friends5.9%

Most Recent Reviews

Feb 5th, 2019

Second time on this ship it was 2 years since we where on costa neo Rivera it's not the best ship for entertainment but it had improved since last time,the food was 100%.better the ship is being scrapped and I think that is probably a good idea .Overall what we paid to go to the Maldives Sri Lanka and india it was amazing value

love to cruise but

Sep 19th, 2018

THE FOLLOWING WERE THE ONLY NOTEWORTHY STAFF Cruise director FRANCESCO, one tour guide NATALIA, waiters Wari on 6 and Paresh? table 120 on 5 security people MIKE and his WIFE

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

Sep 9th, 2018

This was my first cruise with Costa and I have to say I loved it.. this was my 30th Birthday cruise suprise I have always wanted to go to Dubai and this cruise enabled me to so exactly that. One adjustment was the fact that dinning was restricted to time limits as far as I seen there was no room service available. Breakfast was served from one time to another.. then dinner was served at one point.. there was no overlap or places were you could snack on if you missed one meal time (if you were on an excursion for example). The food however was exceptional.. everything was fresh and indulgent, the pasta dishes were truly amazing, the breads were freahly made ???? this cruise line is a foodie's cruise dream come true I enjoyed the shows they were different but still entertaining, I love the mix of different nationalities.. I found the cruise director not as present on board mixing with the passengers not as much as the entertainment team.. the entertainment team were terrific.. themed parties were just lovely We opted for the cocktail drink package I had the pleasure of enjoying the menu and I have to say the bartenders and waitstaff and crew work extremely hard and are a joy to interact with; most crew speak multiple languages.

Service and food not up to par

Aug 28th, 2018

We have cruised on other lines and the level of service, foo and drinks was much better. I couldn’t believe there was no food late night other than pizza and hamburgers which cost more money. Drink packages were ver confusing and I was tired of being asked for my Costa card constantly

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Suite

Experience

4-6 cruises

Jan 21st, 2018

The ship is old and could do with a little more going on , on sea days .the food was hit and miss but the desserts were excellent. We choose this ship for ports of call and where not disappointed

Oct 8th, 2017

we were booked for may-6-18....our travel agency "american cruises" called to tell us they canceled,and now we are on costa fascinosa....same day,same departure port but missing spanish islands,for sicily,malta...

My experience with costa

Nov 11th, 2016

<p>Not competitive as to the most other ships. No coffee. </p> <p>Somtimes room. Some unfriendly staff ESPECUALLY</p> <p>FRONT DESK REGISTRATION.  NEEDS MORE ENGLISH</p> <p>TRANSLATIONS. BUFFET TABLE TOO SMALL</p>

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

7+ cruises

Not a bad 1st Cruise

Nov 2nd, 2016

<p>This was my first cruise, so I have only my experience and the reports of others to go off from. </p> <p> </p> <p>The staff was friendly, though most assumed we spoke Spanish, and we needed to gently correct them often. Thankfully our waiter and room-keeper figured it out quickly, and spoke English to us when they interacted with us. They were kind, really all the staff seemed kind, even when struggling with English.</p> <p> </p> <p>The food in the shared meal times was mediocre. Certainly edible most of the time, but nothing made me say "wow" or "Yum!" or "that was delicious!". There wasn&#39;t much variety day-to-day, and several dishes called by different names were actually the same as other dishes, especially the soups. Perhaps the exclusive additional-fee dinners were better, but we couldn&#39;t afford to buy them. We couldn&#39;t put our finger on why we didn&#39;t care for the food, but we think it might be that the food just didn&#39;t seem prepared fresh with fresh ingredients. </p> <p> </p> <p>Yes, it&#39;s true, you can&#39;t bring alcohol or some foods on board. We were allowed to bring water and crackers and fruit, but the alcohol they "confiscate" and give back to you at the end of the trip. If you manage to get wine past the x-ray machines, as we met one guest who did, the staff won&#39;t have corkscrews to open it. Lunch leftovers were apparently forbidden, they made us leave the ship to throw it away. Yes, at every stop we had to pass ourselves and our baggage through one, often two x-ray machines every time we got on board, (this is where they confiscate the alcohol and record who it belongs to). Though at the end of our trip in Athens they didn&#39;t seem to care much, just waved everyone through.</p> <p> </p> <p>The entertainment left much to be desired. Nothing sounded interesting or good, or in some other language. The one time we did see entertainment, it was very weak, but at least we stuck through it to say we saw one.</p> <p> </p> <p>Not surprisingly most everything was expensive, or an added price. One surprise we didn&#39;t like was the mandatory 10 euro per person per night tip automatically added every day to our account. We didn&#39;t know that was coming, and that really soured our experience. We only found out by accident, and it turned our gratitude into bitterness. There&#39;s no heart in a mandatory fee, and since we weren&#39;t aware of it, it felt like a sucker punch. We&#39;re on our honeymoon on a tight budget, and they secretly add this expensive fee? That sucked. We found out a few days in by accident, but at the end of the trip during a disembarkation meeting in English, the Staff member told us that it had been added to our accounts (only when someone asked about gratuities of course), and based upon the looks of the other English speaking guests, they didn&#39;t know it was coming either. Bad form Costa. Maybe it&#39;s common, I don&#39;t know, but it wasn&#39;t a fun way to find out.</p> <p> </p> <p>The bed was okay, not too hard or soft nor scratchy, but as a honeymooning couple, we didn&#39;t like the fact that the twin or queen-sized bed was made up of two single mattresses. Left an uncomfortable seam right down the middle of the bed. We needed to tell the front desk when we needed sheets changed, otherwise they don&#39;t change them.</p> <p> </p> <p>Lest I be totally negative and neglect the good that was truly there, there were good things we liked. The ship and facilities were always clean and well kept. The staff was kind. The places we visited were good. The Daily update on places, weather, sea weather, excursions were helpful. The international breakfast option was nice to have. The lounge areas looked good for those who wanted to use it, and the pianist/cover artist was pretty good. The front desk staff thankfully spoke good enough English to help us when we had questions. They were accommodating of my wife&#39;s gluten-free needs, though the bread wasn&#39;t nearly as good of course.</p>

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Costa neoRiviera Cruise

Oct 27th, 2016

<p>Overall the cruise was good. Food was excellent. Itinerary was good. However there was a lack of entertainment in English.  The safety drill was conducted in several languages but English. </p>

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Our First Euro Cruise

Oct 25th, 2016

<p>Its been our 6 cruises i  different cruiseline and first time in Costa. Every company has diff charactheristic strenght and downside to improve. All cities and islands most esp Santorini and Dubrovnic are fantastic. Nothing to compare any places that we visited in 6 continents.</p>

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

7+ cruises

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