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Costa Magica, 11 night Cruise, September (Cruise Only) Itinerary - Italy, France, Morrocco, Portugal and Spain £399.00 @ Costa Cruises
11 Night Cruise from Savona Italy £399.00 (Cruise only) Including return transfers from Nice provided by Costa this works out at £435.00 per person. We bundled with Liverpool flights to nice for £15… Read more
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LesD

Unless you want to sit in your cabin all day, you need to budget the same … Unless you want to sit in your cabin all day, you need to budget the same amount again for tours!



This is not true, I have been to over well over 100 ports on cruises and have only taken the ships tours a handful of times. Occasionally I get tours in the port but mainly we just jump on public transport/taxi's and go it alone, sometimes spending only a few pounds each to sample a new country/city. It well worth doing your research before you do this to make things easier however tours are not essential in most ports.

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twinkle

More than you would expect even with all the stabilising systems in … More than you would expect even with all the stabilising systems in place...could be psychological....would be for me I think. Probably more sick with the bugs that seem to affect cruise liners.




Haha ok , would u say travel sickness happens if you travel less thats y ? Even in a car

Unless you want to sit in your cabin all day, you need to budget the same amount again for tours!

amzzzzyyyy

Do people feel sick on ships ? Like car journeys travel sickness etc just … Do people feel sick on ships ? Like car journeys travel sickness etc just curious


More than you would expect even with all the stabilising systems in place...could be psychological....would be for me I think. Probably more sick with the bugs that seem to affect cruise liners.

Banned

A good deal but remember Morocco is a Muslim country and as such:
The Moroccan authorities have warned of an increased threat linked to the growing number of Moroccans belonging to international terrorist organisations operating in Syria and Iraq. As a result, increased security measures, including additional security personnel may be visible in certain areas. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by foreigners. You should take sensible safety precautions and maintain a high level of vigilance at all times.

In April 2011, 17 people were killed and 25 injured in a large explosion in Marrakech at the Argana Restaurant in Jema el Fna Square.

There is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals, from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time

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Costa Cruise Dubai 7 nights (one way) - £149
Great deal on a Dubai cruise. Combine it with the Dubai return flights deal at £295 and you have a fly cruise winter sun deal for under £450: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dubai-return-flights-for… Read more
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Great tips wavecrest, well done on bargaining so hard.

Went on this cruise a few days before your post and missed the tips on Muscat, ended up paying more for a taxi.

Overall we enjoyed the cruise, stayed a few extra days in Dubai and used the metro to get around everywhere.

I was on this exact cruise at Christmas. It's a few quid chaper on VivaVoyage.
Don't expect the full blown luxury cruise experience. It's cheap and it is what it is.
I did a review on CruiseCritic:
cruisecritic.co.uk/mem…084

In terms of excursions:
Muscat: Walk beyond the taxis at the port to the Souk (Market) -takes about 5 minutes. Find a good english speaking taxi driver. 10 Euros per hour. They take you to all the sights in 4-5 hours. Even to the hot springs in the mountains, the big new ShangriLa resort, the diplomatic area, the Opera House, the beaches as well as the usual stuff that you get on the Costa tour like the Royal Palace, Old fort, etc... On the second day in Muscat we went to the beach near the opera house which has great sand, clear waters and is largely diserted but for a few expats. It's has a Starbucks, Subway etc right beside it. There's even a supermarket that sells IrnBru of all things... Bikinis OK.
Khasab: Forget about the town - Right beside the dock, you can get a Dhow that'll take you to the Fjords, go dolphin watching and even a bit of snorkling. Takes about 5 hours and they serve fruit, saffron tea, arab coffee, bottled water and soft drinks in the basic price. Haggle down to 10-15 Euros - We paid 50 for 4 of us- all-in. It was surprisingly good. Exactly the same tour sold by Costa is EUR79 each.
AbuDhabi: Jump in a taxi and do your own thing. The grand mosque is the must see attraction. Don't believe the Costa hype about dressing appropriate. The mosque will lend you the right clothing. Other things are Ferrari World, the various malls, YazWaterWorld, the MotorCircuit, the Marina etc. Taxis are cheap at £12 to the Mosque from the port.
Dubai: Again, Jump in a taxi and do your own thing. If you plan to go to the Burj-Khalifa, book online before you leave. They fleece tourists who just turn up. Sunset and Dawn are the best times. Same book online advice applies to Atlantis WaterWorld. Taxis charge 20AED to pick up at the Port plus the usual metered fare. It's 90AED to the Airport and about the same to Atlantis Palm Waterworld. Dubai Mall is 40AED (10AED is £1.80)

One last tip: You sometimes get a better flight deal by flying into AbuDhabi and out of Dubai, especially if you book with AF/KLM. In most cases, the flight will be on Etihad which give a free 1 hour bus trip to Dubai. We only paid £296 over Christmas

les1938

Might have gone on a cruise but we haven't got a cat. Ah well.


eh?

trizinger28

Quite right.. ive done quite a few cruises with different Lines but do … Quite right.. ive done quite a few cruises with different Lines but do remember that the service charge is NOT mandatory despite what they tell you. I always tip, but at the rate I think is reasonable.... Also remember that certain countries require you to have a visa, even if just being there for a few hours.


Might have gone on a cruise but we haven't got a cat. Ah well.
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morrowsall

You can request that the service charge be removed on most cruise … You can request that the service charge be removed on most cruise companies. Most places you port in you can wander round yourself, or use local transport, it is just the big star attractions you want to pay for via the ship as it bypasses queuing.


Not with Costa - their's is compulsory
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1 Week Middle East Cruise from £169.00 various dates @ Costa Cruises
Just booked this great deal today, available various dates through January and one in February. Overnight stops in Dubai, Abu Dhabi as well as stops in Bahrain and Oman. 1 week full board cruise on… Read more
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RoosterNo1

Join the armed forces, get the cruise for free!

After 3 years of waiting in the funking list that is...

nbev6253

Oman...who on earth wants to go there?!?! No thank you!!!

Are you a complete moron? It is one of the most luxurious destinations in the world. Ive stayed at the Chedi and travelled there 5 or 6 times and there is no where more luxurious.

nbev6253

Oman...who on earth wants to go there?!?! No thank you!!!



Not to mention there is a much greater possibility of you getting recruited by ISIS down in Birmingham than Oman. For now, stick to your own backyard rather mate.

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nbev6253

Oman...who on earth wants to go there?!?! No thank you!!!



I take it you have been there then?

I used to live in Muscat, and Oman is a beautiful country. Amazing beaches and scenery, but I guess you already know that...!

"newly refurbished " "Bundle with some flights from Qatar airways approx.."

Does it fly as well as roll over when you get near land and remember Captain first when you abandon ship ?

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9 Night Cruise Holiday with Flights, Hotels (days before and after cruise) 7 day Med Cruise around France, Baleric Islands, Tunisia & Italy @ Costa Cruises (including flights from London) = Total Price per Couple £750.96 (£375.48pp)
Ok I have put this together but obviously if you are not happy with any element you can play around but you can use this as a guide :) Total of 9 Nights including Flights, Hotels (both 4* Star) and 7… Read more
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Good deal, people that cruise know the extras and where the value is.

For 7 days you can manage with hand luggage if you pack carefully,

£50pppd is good with flights for a cruise this does that with a bit to spare

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siadwel

Stacey, you do some awesome work on here, it's only because of you that I … Stacey, you do some awesome work on here, it's only because of you that I am now looking at putting a holiday together based around one of your flight recommendations and for that I thank you, but if you don't add luggage and connections and service charges that are required to fulfill this holiday then you will be pulled up on it, it is only fair to everyone. There are some of us pointing out the fact that it will actually cost more than it says in the title, because we think we are helping the people who shall we say cannot grasp the full facts, and get slated for it.Anyway, have a great weekend and don't take things so personal BTW, what IS sad is that I posted a deal OVER 2 WEEKS AGO to HELP people on here that has gone down since yesterday merely because I chose to comment on this post. THEY are the people who shouldn't be on this board, it doesn't bother me if it's hot or cold but some people may now miss out on saving £100 on a Canon camera because of them. It is very sad how bitter and twisted some people are.



well I just gave you some heat you have a nice weekend too xx

Hey I would like to enquire about me and a friend who finish exams on may the 28th and from 29th may to 20th June would like to go on a holiday with a warm beach or a cruise one for upto £400 each. Possibly 7 to 10 nights. If you know any good offers for us two do let me know.. Thank you

SunshineStacey

what I could have done was posted a 7 day cruise from italy for £299.what … what I could have done was posted a 7 day cruise from italy for £299.what I did do was go to the trouble of helping people find flights and accommodation, and tips of how to turn it into an affordable package.It is obvious by this thread that that was time wasted, I will bear that in mind for future, thanks for your input x



Stacey, you do some awesome work on here, it's only because of you that I am now looking at putting a holiday together based around one of your flight recommendations and for that I thank you, but if you don't add luggage and connections and service charges that are required to fulfill this holiday then you will be pulled up on it, it is only fair to everyone. There are some of us pointing out the fact that it will actually cost more than it says in the title, because we think we are helping the people who shall we say cannot grasp the full facts, and get slated for it.

Anyway, have a great weekend and don't take things so personal

BTW, what IS sad is that I posted a deal OVER 2 WEEKS AGO to HELP people on here that has gone down since yesterday merely because I chose to comment on this post. THEY are the people who shouldn't be on this board, it doesn't bother me if it's hot or cold but some people may now miss out on saving £100 on a Canon camera because of them. It is very sad how bitter and twisted some people are.

Edited by: "siadwel" 11th Apr 2014

snake-hips

Anyone been on this cruise before, any feedback?



DId another costa cruise, but they're all the same, loud and colourful with good food. Personally wouldn't do it again, but I'm sure others will love it, like my family did.
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11 days Cruise Greece, Turkey, Malta, France @ CostaCruise @ £399
Have been on a similar Cruise on CostaCruise and found to be very much interesting, good food, lot of entertainment. Departure Port: Savona (Italy) Start Date: 28th March 2014 Number of Days:11 Insi… Read more
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dealfella

are the flights to and from sanova included?



Nope, flights extra. Genoa is the closest airport and a nice place to see as well.

are the flights to and from sanova included?

how do i get to italy?

Civitavecchia - didn't the Costa Concordia sail from there prior to hitting the rocks ?

It gives me a bit of a sinking feeling this deal!
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Cruise Greece, Turkey, Malta, France @ CostaCruise @ £399
Have been on a similar Cruise on CostaCruise and found to be very much interesting, good food, lot of entertainment. Departure Port: Savona (Italy) Start Date: 28th March 2014 Number of Days:11 Insi… Read more
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I like my vodka on ice

Have some heat!
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Costa Cruises Dominican Republic, Virgin Islands, Antigua 1 week £50 + Service charge
Yea I know its the company with the ship that sank but £50 plus service charge seems ok. You need to get your own flight though
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simian01

When you go through to the final booking page it jumps up to £549, even … When you go through to the final booking page it jumps up to £549, even for the 10th Feb


Insurance wont pay out, so they are trying to get the money back, to build a new death trap. lol

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Yea it changes to £549 on the final booking page.I would phone them up and ask them to honour the price on the website. Tell them your a friend of Captain Schettino. That should do the trick

citibadger

Too many islands to pose at and crash into. Now if it was an Atlantic … Too many islands to pose at and crash into. Now if it was an Atlantic cruise.....Actually, scrap that, there's icebergs there!!



Not just icebergs surprising how many islands there are in the Atlantic they could bump into;(

When you go through to the final booking page it jumps up to £549, even for the 10th Feb
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£50 deal is for 10th Febuary departure,ok if you are already there,if not,think the boat will have sailed!!!
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Caribbean Cruise Was £838 NOW £50pp, 7 nights, indoor cabin. you need to buy flights to Dominica Republic, Costa Magica
This is a great deal if you are a hotukdeal member and live in Dominican Republic. (yes i know) Its the cruise price only and does not include the flight you need to get there, which has been my stu… Read more
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yea expire it! its a typo on the site they've done on purpose

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ive expired it.. sorry, just trusted it to be right..

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4810510.. brilliant idea..lol.... if it doesnt price change as stacey mentions

Does it come in white?

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ah well..i tried..
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Cruise Only Costa Cruises £199 for a week around the Med
Costa Cruises have been reduced. I'm a teacher so I'm stuck to school holidays, the one leave on the 16th Feb fits perfectly for me, and although I had to overpay on the flights the whole thing was a … Read more
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BULLSi

Can you remember the bar prices? How much for a pint, and soft drinks? I … Can you remember the bar prices? How much for a pint, and soft drinks? I haven't actually paid for the inclusive drinks deal yet.


Hi can't actually remember as we did all inclusive last time think we paid for our first drink on the ship which was about 5 euros for a beer and then service was added on too

Teachers and parents are limited to school holidays and we do appreciate any HUKDer pointing out a school holiday deal so thank you OP. If I were to find and post a similar deal then I would probably point out that I'm a parent. That's not me boasting about being a parent it's simply me explaining why the deal was of interest to me and might be of interest to other parents. To those who feel the need to be so obnoxious against the OP because they believe that teachers have an easy ride then either take advantage of it yourself by training to be a teacher or stop your pathetic jealous rantings. Surely if it's the ever so easy, well paid career that you claim and you were good enough to become a teacher then you would have become one? If not, why not?

Can you remember the bar prices? How much for a pint, and soft drinks? I haven't actually paid for the inclusive drinks deal yet.

BULLSi

Maybe the boat will sink, but I'll be so drunk getting my monies worth of … Maybe the boat will sink, but I'll be so drunk getting my monies worth of the all inclusive I won't notice


We are thinking of going
For the all inclusive we did when we went on costa cruise in October but probably only just spent as much as we paid so still debating it . May just get my parents who are coming with us to do the all inclusive

ae11

I'm getting on on the 16th from Savona, I think, I had my cabin number. … I'm getting on on the 16th from Savona, I think, I had my cabin number. We're on floor 7, maybe you'll get upgraded...


We will be on the same ship then as you but get on two days earlier at Barcelona .
My parents ended up with inside room and have since
Uograded to a balcony on deck 6 and we got an outside room
On deck 2. We were thinking of upgrading but probably won't as just grateful we
Got upgraded up an outside room which is same size as balcony room
Minus the balcony
We were looking at getting on at savona but found the flights expensive and so opted for Barcelona and will just have to take son out of
School a couple days early
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£199 Balcony Room 11night full board cruise; Italy, Greece, Israel, Turkey @ costacruises
Costa cruise leaving 9th December from Savona returning (Captain willing) 20th December. Return flight from Stansted to Genoa costs £105 per person with easy jet flying 7th-21st. Take a day or two ei… Read more
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I have a bad feeling about this one))

this deal seams to be sinking very fast

You mean Palestine?

also an 88 euro service charge per person!!

At this price it had to be costa
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Costa cruise departing from Venice Full board 9days, Departs 7July, Iternity Greece, Turkey, Croatia £249pp instead of £1349.00. Incredible deal!
For this time of the year this is an absolute steal even if you factor travel cost to Venice. Ship Costa Fascinosa.Spectacular in every environment: Costa Fascinosa is the ship of glamour and elegance… Read more
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Costa and msc price the uk to make them competitive once the travel costs are included

makes them cheap when you don't need travel

ahh damn! i would've definitely book for this if i didn't have some family friends visiting next saturday... it will be too tiring even if i can scrap it. voted hot anyway!

Thanks OP, a great find. Heat added. I won't be taking up the offer myself, ships, water and myself don't mix!!!!!!!:(

morganator

What civil unrest has Venice,Greece Turkey and Croatia got - have i … What civil unrest has Venice,Greece Turkey and Croatia got - have i missed something????? Croatia is absolutely gorgeous.



yes u have

mmillmor

Turkey and … Turkey and Greece;http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23142657http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-20068145



Just as a point on Greece, the police men who were found guilty got sacked...also....Greeks always protest but you never see anyone getting killed...its a civilized country
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Save £700, Costa Cruise :: France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta :: Cruising Italian Style. That's Amore
Save £700. Was £1399 There's never been a better time to book that dream cruise Itinerary France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta Departure date 2 May 2012 Ship Costa Magica Number of nights 10 Departur… Read more
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LongPockets

You'll be fine. Just stick close to the captain.



and be first in the lifeboats

cb-uk

Well, it didn't work out for our last Government, did it?



Nor this one, the way things are going.(_;)

LongPockets

The theory is good, but will trying hard be enough? Can a bunch of … The theory is good, but will trying hard be enough? Can a bunch of incompetent clowns suddenly become responsible and capable through a sheer effort of will?



Well, it didn't work out for our last Government, did it?

All aboard the failboat!

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I'd like to die in Land, not in water
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Costa Cruise Barcelona 7 Nights £99 per person
yes you have to make your way to barcelona but... or £149 for Outside Description Join Costa Cruises for an intense itinerary made of exciting landscapes, ancient artifacts and priceless treasures.… Read more
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getmore4less

June prices have started to drop.



Really weird - prices seem to be going up again - cheapest in June now is £399.

Well I booked this for mine and my wife's birthday. Took our 6 year old son and it was a fantastic deal to say the least ! £470 with sea side balcony (£199 instead of the £99) and we took a £360 flight (LHR via Geneva to Barca using Swiss Air).

We did our own tours at each port and saved some money as they were quite expensive (circa £30 per person per trip or a little more or less). Best place was Rome and the Colosseum although the train journey from the port was over an hour and sweaty and full. We took a Malta open top Bus Tour which was great and walked up a mountain to a castle (which was closed!) in Palermo (Sicily).

As James said though what a great deal. It did say the original price per person was over £1000 each so probably my best ever purchase from HUKD :-)

I would definitely take one again as it was very clean, food excellent, service excellent and overall value for money brilliant !

Thanks OP !!

Well we booked the cruise with Costa after seeing it on here, 2 adults, 2 children, including flights and transfers etc, went with an outside cabin as that was all they had left 4 berth cabin wise, including the flights etc it was just over a grand, OK we had to pay the service charge whilst on board but that is normal with cruising in some way shape or form, and can anyone tell me where they can have a week long family holiday full board with some excellent 6 course evening meals, in cabin breakfast, unlimited buffet food all day long, tea, coffee, water and juice at breakfast etc for the price we paid and visit some great destinations every day, overall this was excellent value for money.

The only downside was the international flavour of the guests (yes we know its an italian line so there would be a lot of italians on board) the italians are very rude etc but nothing that really bothered us too much.

As this was a last minute unexpected holiday we didnt take much spending money and aside of the hotel service charge we spent £80, and had a great week!!!!

If this cruise cam ealong again at this price and it suited with home commitments etc we would have no hesitation in bo0oking again:-)

Thanks OP for costing me just over a grand, but I got a great tan now!!! :-)

Thanks.,

June prices have started to drop.
some agents have new pricing not showing with costa yet.
keep checking this link for June
costacruises.co.uk/gb/…tml
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7 Night Med Cruise From Only £299pp @ Costa Cruises
Had an email (again) from Ryanair advising of these special offer cruises on Costa Romantica Costa Cruises eastern Med Cruise from Rome 7 nights from £299 june + sept+ oct going to greek isles and Tu… Read more
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Would love to go on a cruise this year anyone got any suggestions for taking a 12 year old? Would want him to have plenty to do so as hes not bored, which ship is best for that please?

KittyKate

Not a bad price if you're wanting to try out a cruise holiday, I love … Not a bad price if you're wanting to try out a cruise holiday, I love them :)Word of warning though... Civitavecchia is miles from Rome, a good 1hr 20 on the train or 2hrs by coach, I was surprised when we went that it was so far. So it won't be cheap - and if you are late, the captain won't let you board (this happened to a few of our unfortunate holidaymakers!)



All true, Rome not a cheap place to fly to either and Costa doesn't have the best reputation.

Royal Carribean out of somewhere easy and cheap to get to (eg Malaga) can be a much better bet.

Not a bad price if you're wanting to try out a cruise holiday, I love them

Word of warning though... Civitavecchia is miles from Rome, a good 1hr 20 on the train or 2hrs by coach, I was surprised when we went that it was so far. So it won't be cheap - and if you are late, the captain won't let you board (this happened to a few of our unfortunate holidaymakers!)

PineappleJ

flying from glasgow was less than £2k...



I'd want a private jet for £2,000.

Excursions included ?