Cruise Only Costa Cruises £199 for a week around the Med
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Cruise Only Costa Cruises £199 for a week around the Med

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Found 28th Dec 2013
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 touch over £400.

If you're not stuck to school holidays Ryanair and EasyJet fly to Milan and you can get transfers through Costa. Look at flights both from Milan or Nice.

There is also a service charge of 8euros per person per day
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    any relation to the Costa Concordia?
    leeparsons

    any relation to the Costa Concordia?



    Yeah it is. I think i'll pass.
    good deal - but risky with the weather, hope it goes well for you.
    Banned
    Great deal, just found a week 27th feb (£199) from Barcelona with flights from £56 for me....heating you up....
    Check ... I went through the process, and the price rises as you click (like vistaprint).

    And don't get flights through them - they charge about £1000 roundtrip.
    how much is food and drink
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    45ure

    good deal - but risky with the weather, hope it goes well for you.



    Thanks, I'm flying out the night before and staying at a hotel at Nice airport, so should be ok.
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    Quadrille

    Check ... I went through the process, and the price rises as you click … Check ... I went through the process, and the price rises as you click (like vistaprint).And don't get flights through them - they charge about £1000 roundtrip.



    Do you mean flights etc?

    You need to book those separately, only thing to add onto the price is tips of about £40 pp
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    heavenlystar

    how much is food and drink



    Food included drinks quite pricey, but if you like a drink you can get a drinks package I think about 16 euros a day
    hey have some heat...i am married to a teacher and it can be difficult to bag a bargain when booking a holiday...enjoy your hols.
    Arghhhhh we're all going to die.
    meltv

    why do teachers always have to tell you they are teachers???? what has … why do teachers always have to tell you they are teachers???? what has that got to do with deal?yes you are stuck with school holidays! oh dear! all 12 weeks of them meanwhile the peasants have to make do with 2/3 weeks a yearcould be worse could be on the trip with you and sharing a table with all the tales of the staff room!!


    Detention. Tomorrow. After school. Again meltv.
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    jazzmatazz

    hey have some heat...i am married to a teacher and it can be difficult to … hey have some heat...i am married to a teacher and it can be difficult to bag a bargain when booking a holiday...enjoy your hols.



    Thank you. I only mentioned I was teacher because, like parents, I'm stuck to specific times which are more expensive, and before anyone else says it I know I'm lucky to get the amount off I do. Always need more teachers!
    Ill pass. Don't want to end up dead...
    ae11

    Thank you. I only mentioned I was teacher because, like parents, I'm … Thank you. I only mentioned I was teacher because, like parents, I'm stuck to specific times which are more expensive, and before anyone else says it I know I'm lucky to get the amount off I do. Always need more teachers!



    you only stated you are a teacher cos you are a teacher
    if a brickie airline pilot vet whelltapper listed a deal they woulnt put what they do for a living have a look at all the deals see how many mention how they earn thieir living
    meltv

    you only stated you are a teacher cos you are a teacherif a brickie … you only stated you are a teacher cos you are a teacherif a brickie airline pilot vet whelltapper listed a deal they woulnt put what they do for a living have a look at all the deals see how many mention how they earn thieir living



    AND you only joined today to be a TROLL and make stupid irrelevant comments!
    I dont mind teachers who say they are teachers and are actually a teacher...what gets my goat is classroom assistants who tell you they are teachers and you find out they arent at all.surely its false representation? and yes those types also introduce themselves as teachersoO
    Haha Teachers always moaning.. they don't realise how easy they have it
    cscadeng

    Haha Teachers always moaning.. they don't realise how easy they have it



    That's what I used to think until my missus had a career change. As an NQT she leaves the house around 6.30am and drives around 30 miles to earn just over 20k. 12 hours later she returns and spends the rest of the evening marking and planning. At least 50% of holidays and weekends are spent doing the same. Let alone being psychologists and social workers to many of the disadvantaged children

    I work in IT and get paid over twice as much to do half as much work so no, teachers don't have it easy, non-teachers have it easy.
    andyc1976

    That's what I used to think until my missus had a career change. As an … That's what I used to think until my missus had a career change. As an NQT she leaves the house around 6.30am and drives around 30 miles to earn just over 20k. 12 hours later she returns and spends the rest of the evening marking and planning. At least 50% of holidays and weekends are spent doing the same. Let alone being psychologists and social workers to many of the disadvantaged children I work in IT and get paid over twice as much to do half as much work so no, teachers don't have it easy, non-teachers have it easy.



    Any newly qualified is going to be disadvantaged....
    Good deal been with these a few times from Dubai daily service charges aren't that bad and would advise buying drinks package.
    Its a good price but I wouldnt do it for two reasons. One- the weather. Pretty unpredictable at that time of year which could make the trip miserable. Two-the passengers. If you check reviews on a cruise site you will see one common complaint- that the mainly Italian clientelle can be rude, loud and pushy and never queue for anything. Not my view but gleamed from a wide cross section of reviews.
    cscadeng

    Haha Teachers always moaning.. they don't realise how easy they have it



    Really? Have you been one?
    meltv

    why do teachers always have to tell you they are teachers???? what has … why do teachers always have to tell you they are teachers???? what has that got to do with deal?yes you are stuck with school holidays! oh dear! all 12 weeks of them meanwhile the peasants have to make do with 2/3 weeks a yearcould be worse could be on the trip with you and sharing a table with all the tales of the staff room!!



    Theres a simple answer - become one, or didnt you pay attention to your teachers - there is no need to be so rude!
    ae11

    thanks for sharing



    Haha answered like a true condascending teacher...
    andyc1976

    That's what I used to think until my missus had a career change. As an … That's what I used to think until my missus had a career change. As an NQT she leaves the house around 6.30am and drives around 30 miles to earn just over 20k. 12 hours later she returns and spends the rest of the evening marking and planning. At least 50% of holidays and weekends are spent doing the same. Let alone being psychologists and social workers to many of the disadvantaged children I work in IT and get paid over twice as much to do half as much work so no, teachers don't have it easy, non-teachers have it easy.



    non teachers like coal miners steelworkers young doctors nurses amazon workers deep sea fishermen farm workers etc etc etc they have it realy easy stand around all day doing nothing
    I've bagged two Costa bargains recently. Both were excellent. Make sure you get the £17 per day drinks package and you have unlimited cocktails, proper coffee and orange juice all day and unlimited wine beer and spirits during your trip. It's worth it for the coffee and soft drinks alone! They as so much better quality than the free stuff you get. The ships are great too. Look out for the Italian evenings in the restaurant! You also need to be aware that English speakers are a minority. Typically about 100 per cruise. Consequently all the announcements are in about 5 different languages and by the time it gets to the English one all the Italians are chatting and laughing so you can't hear it anyway!
    Another surprise for me was how polite the Brits are on board compared to other nationalities! I was pushed out of the lift on one occasion by a 70 yr old Italian lady! Once I got over the shock I found it quite funny!
    Otherwise these trips are fantastic value. Book you own flights and use the local train or bus to get to the port and you won't go far wrong.
    Enjoy like we did!
    3010

    Yeah it is. I think i'll pass.



    I hope that's a joke...
    I am a teacher also. and many of my friends are parents so I too am restricted on dates. I am very grateful that you mentioned this as it's something that I wish Sunshine Stacey did. it's not you showing off for making something of yourself, it's not you moaning because you're feeling sorry for yourself. its time saving for others, like myself. HOT.
    cscadeng

    Haha Teachers always moaning.. they don't realise how easy they have it



    If they have it so easy, then why aren't people scrambling over numerous vacancies we have for teachers right now? Why is the government currently having to bribe people up to £20k (yes, twenty thousand pounds) to become a teacher in certain subjects? This is exactly the same as the moronic ramblings people make about bankers and politicians - if it's such an easy life then why on Earth don't you do it yourself...

    meltv

    non teachers like coal miners steelworkers young doctors nurses amazon … non teachers like coal miners steelworkers young doctors nurses amazon workers deep sea fishermen farm workers etc etc etc they have it realy easy stand around all day doing nothing



    Amazon workers!? Give me a break - Amazon workers have it far better than teachers do (hence why Amazon gets dozens of applications per job whereas schools often get zero applications for a new teaching role...). Just because a lazy, unfit, whiny teenager was too much of a wimp to do a bit of walking, doesn't mean it's an inherently bad job.

    And the OP mentioned that they were a teacher because it was the reason why they chose this departure - and would therefore make that departure a good choice for other teachers or families with school aged children. No it wasn't strictly necessary, but neither does it make the slightest difference to the deal.
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    I always find it interesting how people feel they need to rudely pass judgement on teachers and their chosen careers. As I said, and has been reiterated I merely mentioned it because it falls in the school holidays, hence why I booked it. I wouldn't do it for anyone else; I'd never say a brickie, doctor, call center worker etc. had it easy etc. because I've never done it.

    Edited by: "ae11" 29th Dec 2013
    NUMBER8GAMESTER

    No it is not a joke! The ill fated Costa Concordia was one of Costa … No it is not a joke! The ill fated Costa Concordia was one of Costa Cruises cruise liners.



    Sorry I should have made that clearer. I was hoping that they were joking about not going on a Costa cruise because of that incident.
    Can't get it for this price - lowest is £299 per person!!
    Any ideas please?
    meltv

    yes you are stuck with school holidays! oh dear! all 12 weeks of them … yes you are stuck with school holidays! oh dear! all 12 weeks of them meanwhile the peasants have to make do with 2/3 weeks a yearcould be worse could be on the trip with you and sharing a table with all the tales of the staff room!!



    Statutory minimum holidays 5.6 weeks


    Loads of cheap cruises around(18dec-28dec was available for £250 on NCL) one advantage of the Italian lines is they seem to have different holidays to the UK so you can get deals.

    Also remember to check the various regional sites when looking at cruises, often booking through Germany, Italy, Spain or the US can be cheaper than the UK

    remember that you get ore kids on trips that coincide with holidays, good that teachers remind us when they are so we can avoid the kids.
    Edited by: "getmore4less" 29th Dec 2013
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    suzhayes

    Can't get it for this price - lowest is £299 per person!!Any ideas please?



    I just clicked through to the date, got to putting my details in it was still £199. Did you put no transfers and flights in?

    For flights look on kayak or skyscanner. If you're looking for school holidays then the flights will be pretty pricey, if not you can get them pretty cheap maybe £90 or so.
    callum9999

    Sorry I should have made that clearer. I was hoping that they were joking … Sorry I should have made that clearer. I was hoping that they were joking about not going on a Costa cruise because of that incident.



    Costa Cruises only have a fleet of about 14-15. Last year one of their cruise liners sank and another caught fire and drifted for days on end, it was taken out of commission and scrapped afterwards. It doesn't inpsire confidence when you see stories in the news like these. Nor does it when their captains take risks when navigating and jump ship in the event of an emergency, leaving the passengers to save themselves. Captain Francesco Schettino's legal team seem sure that there was a problem with a system on the ship. After running aground it shouldn't have listed and sank like it did.
    Edited by: "NUMBER8GAMESTER" 29th Dec 2013
    NUMBER8GAMESTER

    Costa Cruises only have a fleet of about 14-15. Last year one of their … Costa Cruises only have a fleet of about 14-15. Last year one of their cruise liners sank and another caught fire and drifted for days on end, it was taken out of commission and scrapped afterwards. It doesn't inpsire confidence when you see stories in the news like these. Nor does it when their captains take risks when navigating and jump ship in the event lf an emergency, leaving the passengers to save themselves. Captain Francesco Schettino's legal team seem sure that there was a problem with a system on the ship. After running aground it shouldn't have listed and sank like it did.



    Well if you think making decisions based on speculation and assumptions is fine then go for it. Though if you want to bring statistics into it, then why not say that they've had 2 incidents already so the odds of another are tiny? You can make statistics say anything you want them to say!
    meltv

    why do teachers always have to tell you they are teachers???? what has … why do teachers always have to tell you they are teachers???? what has that got to do with deal?yes you are stuck with school holidays! oh dear! all 12 weeks of them meanwhile the peasants have to make do with 2/3 weeks a yearcould be worse could be on the trip with you and sharing a table with all the tales of the staff room!!

    meltv

    why do teachers always have to tell you they are teachers???? what has … why do teachers always have to tell you they are teachers???? what has that got to do with deal?yes you are stuck with school holidays! oh dear! all 12 weeks of them meanwhile the peasants have to make do with 2/3 weeks a yearcould be worse could be on the trip with you and sharing a table with all the tales of the staff room!!



    Completely agree! Teachers are all so hard done by aint they! Only 12 weeks of Holiday per year, every weekend off, every evening off, easy 0900-1530 Days with 3 Breaks per day yet they still have the nerve to threaten strikes constantly!
    Costa is part of carnival that includes P&O cunard and many others.
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