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Costa Fortuna Cruise Reviews

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Price
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Range
Size
L
2720 Psgrs
Age
10 yrs old
Built Nov 2003

What people said about this ship:

"Fixing a problem and management does not happen with Costa Cruise Lines." in 5 reviews.
"Our cabin steward and other service professional provided excellent service." in 4 reviews.
"The staff in the dining room was excellent but the room steward was poor." in 10 reviews.

116 reviews from our community




Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Wht food?

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Costa Fortuna | Sail Date: Nov 01, 2013


I've been on several cruises with different companies and Costa is the worst experience I've ever had.

When food was available, which was extremeley limited in it's hours, it was nearly uneatable. There were times when I wandered around the ship looking for something to eat other than what they called Pizza to be available. The food in the dining area was so aweful we couldn't eat it on some evenings.

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Room Type:
Interior

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Costa Cruises really not for Americans

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Costa Fortuna | Sail Date: Sep 26, 2013


We were really disappointed with our recent cruise on Costa Fortuna.  The ship was fine and the staff was very nice (mostly) but the other cruisers were extremely rude.  They say Americans are rude - well next to the passengers on this cruise we are absolutely the nicest people on earth.

This was our first time to Europe so the atmostphere on the boat really put a damper on our vacation.

We were also surprised to note that at dinner time, there is only the main dining room or the resturant that you have to pay for.  The buffet was not an option.  Also the only thing available late at night was pizza NOTHING ELSE!

I guess that's all I have to say about it except that Costa should not market to Americans.

 

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Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Two women of a certain age

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Costa Fortuna | Sail Date: Oct 10, 2011


Our stateroom was well laid out, good storage, opting for the balcony was brilliant (breakfast on the balcony most mornings). The staff was excellent, and it was great that we had a chance to mention, by name, any particularly good service we received. Clocks in the stairwells - great idea. The airport transfers, on disembarkation, could have been handled much better. On the excursions, pax were numbered to match their bus. The same numbering would have been very helpful for finding the needed transfer vehicle.

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Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

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south america cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Costa Fortuna | Sail Date: Mar 09, 2011


Everything was very nice orginized, but the cruiseline catering to south american clientel and sometimes its hard to comunicate in eglish, even on the tour excursions.

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Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Don't Sail Costa Worst Cruise Experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Costa Fortuna | Sail Date: Mar 14, 2010


We booked an oceanview room, and landed under the navigation deck. We were told we had to leave the curtains closed after dusk. Couldn't even leave them open at night because "the light would glare into the navigation deck". They would round on us every day to ensure we closed them. So why did we pay extra? The food was horrible. Shows were amazing. Every announcement was in 6 languages. No one could speak English. Our cabin steward threw away our belongings and we STILL, months later, have not gotten any compensation for it. ONCE, I have been offered a cruise credit, but I will never sail on this cruise ship again. It was a few bucks cheaper than going Carnival or Royal, but it is not worth it. If this your first cruise, you might enjoy it. If you have ever cruised before, you will be sadly disappointed. I was happy to get off the ship, get a good meal, and have an English conversation. PLUS, we went on spring break, and it was nearly 80% elderly/at least middle aged foreigners. Where are all the college students? And nearly forgot, the night life... Horrible. The DJ refused to play any decent, recent music. He only played music that was at least 10 years old, when we were the only ones in the club. There were 4 of us, and he wouldn't change the music and was the biggest tool of a DJ I've ever seen. Costa theirselves has also been quite rude on my dealings with my items that they threw away....

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an interesting (mixed) experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Costa Fortuna | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2009


I am European, but lived in US for a long time. I did not want to believe negative reviews, but I was wrong. The ship is great and clean, the locations are awesome, but the food, food service and entertainment - all definitely needs improvement. The assigned restaurant sitting was rarely on time and they kept us waiting by the closed doors for at least 1/2 hour every time. Then English speaking diners were served after Italian speaking were served, so we often ended up being served desert when others were leaving. It was sort of funny, and we thought that maybe we just feel that way, however other English speaking felt the same. And the food itself looked like it was just unfrozen. This is not what you expect of Italian cuisine! Entertainment - with all the bravado about being Italian ship - most of the songs performed were very old American songs. We would so much more enjoyed contemporary Italian music. It is time to update the repertoire. Another annoying thing was that a lot of kids were present in all the pools on all decks and that kind of limited my enjoyment of that part of cruising. I have nothing against kids, but usually they are allowed only in one pool where they can splash and jump and go nuts if they want to. Rules were not enforced there at all. But with all said, the trip was fun and we loved dance lessons on the deck and all of the well organized activities. The activities coordinators were great. And great organized ship unboarding/boarding effort helped tremendously to enjoy our stops at all locations. Yes, and people were dressed much nicer than you would see on other cruises. That was definitely pleasant.

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Room Type:
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Experience:
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An interesting adventure

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Costa Fortuna | Sail Date: Apr 27, 2009


Let me start by saying we had a great time. The ship was clean and well cared for. Our cabin was a good size and the cabin stewart was attentive. The food was just ok. What really sold us on this trip was the ports of call. Italy, Greece and Croatia. The down side was the rude Italians. They refuse to wait in line, constantly cut you off, and are not the least bit friendly. Even the crew was complaining. We were two of only about 60 Americans on the ship.

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About Costa Fortuna

515
Interior Cabins
321
Oceanview Cabins
464
Balcony Cabins
58
Suite Cabins
4
Restaurants
4
Pools

Members loved:

Stateroom Quality: 58%
Entertainment & Activities: 45%
Ship Quality: 43%

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Cabins of Costa Fortuna

Suite with Balcony on Costa Fortuna Amenities:
- An ocean view with a balcony a queen bed double sofa bed private bathroom with whirlpool bath and shower sitting area minibar television telephone hairdryer and safe deposit box. Additional Suite amenities include priority boarding complimentary Spumante bottle in cabin and personal butler service.

Please note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites but is allowed on balconies if using the windproof ashtrays.

Available On Decks:
NAPOLI, CARACAS

Grand Suite with Balcony on Costa Fortuna Size:
Approximately 456 sq ft. including Balcony

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert into a queen-sized bed a sitting area a balcony private bathroom with shower and whirlpool tub direct-dial telephone service minibar TV safe and a hairdryer. Additional Suite amenities include priority boarding complimentary Spumante bottle in cabin and personal butler service.

Please note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites but is allowed on balconies if using the windproof ashtrays.

Available On Decks:
CARACAS

Classic Balcony Stateroom on Costa Fortuna Size:
Approximately 219 sq ft. including Balcony

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert into a queen-sized bed a balcony private bathroom with shower direct-dial telephone service minibar TV safe and a hairdryer.

Please note: Classic cabin categories receive a pre-assigned dining shift in-room breakfast additional charge.
Please note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites but is allowed on balconies if using the windproof ashtrays.

Available On Decks:
LISBONA

Mini-Suite with Balcony on Costa Fortuna Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert into a queen-sized bed a balcony private bathroom with shower direct-dial telephone service minibar TV safe and a hairdryer. Additional amenities include priority boarding and complimentary Spumante bottle in cabin.

Please note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites but is allowed on balconies if using the windproof ashtrays.

Available On Decks:
VIGO, CARACAS, LISBONA

Premium Balcony Stateroom on Costa Fortuna Size:
Approximately 219 sq ft. including Balcony

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert into a queen-sized bed a balcony private bathroom with shower direct-dial telephone service minibar TV safe and a hairdryer. Additional amenities include choice of dining shift free in-room breakfast upon request.

Please note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites but is allowed on balconies if using the windproof ashtrays.

Available On Decks:
BARCELONA, NAPOLI, VIGO, CARACAS, LISBONA

Premium Interior Stateroom on Costa Fortuna Size:
Approximately 150 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twins (some that convert to a queen) some staterooms have additional bedding for additional guests a private bath and shower minibar television telephone hairdryer and safe deposit box. Additional amenities include choice of dining shift free in-room breakfast upon request.

Please note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites but is allowed on balconies if using the windproof ashtrays.

Available On Decks:
BARCELONA, NAPOLI, VIGO, CARACAS, LISBONA, MIAMI

Classic Oceanview Stateroom on Costa Fortuna Size:
Approximately 190 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert into a queen-sized bed a private bathroom with shower direct-dial telephone service minibar TV safe and a hairdryer.

Please note: Classic cabin categories receive a pre-assigned dining shift in-room breakfast additional charge.
Please note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites but is allowed on balconies if using the windproof ashtrays.

Available On Decks:
RIO DE JANEIRO

Premium Oceanview Stateroom on Costa Fortuna Size:
Approximately 190 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two lower beds that convert into a queen-sized bed private bathroom with shower direct-dial telephone service minibar TV safe and a hairdryer. Additional amenities include choice of dining shift free in-room breakfast upon request.

Please note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites but is allowed on balconies if using the windproof ashtrays.

Available On Decks:
CANNES, BARCELONA, NAPOLI, CARACAS, LISBONA, MIAMI, RIO DE JANEIRO

Classic Interior Stateroom on Costa Fortuna Size:
Approximately 150 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds (some that convert to a queen) some staterooms have additional bedding for additional guests a private bath and shower minibar television telephone hairdryer and safe deposit box.

Please note: Classic cabin categories receive a pre-assigned dining shift in-room breakfast additional charge.
Please note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites but is allowed on balconies if using the windproof ashtrays.

Available On Decks:
MIAMI, RIO DE JANEIRO

Deck Plans for Costa Fortuna

Costa Fortuna

 

LAS PALMAS

Las Palmas Deck features the enterance to the water slide.

LAS PALMAS
Single Sofa Bed
Single Sofa Bed
1 Upper Bed
1 Upper Bed
2 Upper Beds
2 Upper Beds
Handicapped-Accessible Accommodations
Handicapped-Accessible Accommodations
Partially Obstructed View
Partially Obstructed View
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
Elevator
Elevator
On CostaVictoria, Indicates Queen Bed or Convertible to Queen Bed. On Other Costa Ships, Indicates Queen Bed.
On CostaVictoria, Indicates Queen Bed or Convertible to Queen Bed. On Other Costa Ships, Indicates Queen Bed.
On CostaAllegra, Indicates 2 Lower Beds Convertible to Queen. On Other Costa Ships, Indicates Single Murphy Bed.
On CostaAllegra, Indicates 2 Lower Beds Convertible to Queen. On Other Costa Ships, Indicates Single Murphy Bed.
1 Upper Bed/1 Lower Bed
1 Upper Bed/1 Lower Bed
On CostaEuropa, Indicates Double Sofa Bed. On Other Costa Ships, Indicates 1 Lower Bed.
On CostaEuropa, Indicates Double Sofa Bed. On Other Costa Ships, Indicates 1 Lower Bed.
On CostaClassica, Indicates Armchair Sleeper. On CostaAllegra, Indicates Single Murphy Bed.
On CostaClassica, Indicates Armchair Sleeper. On CostaAllegra, Indicates Single Murphy Bed.
On CostaAllegra, Indicates 1 Upper Bed. On Costa Europa, Indicates Single Bed/Sofa Bed.
On CostaAllegra, Indicates 1 Upper Bed. On Costa Europa, Indicates Single Bed/Sofa Bed.
2 Upper Beds
2 Upper Beds

Dining

Michelangelo 1965 Restaurant on Costa Fortuna The Michelangelo 1965 Restaurant is a bright, elegant, two-story dining room that serves up delicious international cuisine and signature Italian dishes.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:30 -9:30 AM, Lunch: Noon - 2 PM, Dinner: 7 - 9 PM.
Dress: We suggest resort attire. On formal evenings, tuxedos or dark suits for men and gowns or cocktail dresses for women.
Costs: No additional cost, but specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations required for dinner only.

Raffaello 1965 Restaurant on Costa Fortuna This main dining room is bright and airy and serves up a wide array of cuisines.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:30 - 9:30 AM, Lunch: Noon - 2 PM, Dinner: 7 - 9 PM.
Dress: We suggest resort attire. On formal evenings, tuxedos or dark suits for men and gowns or cocktail dresses for women.
Costs: No additional cost, but specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations required for dinner only.

Club Grand Conte 1927 on Costa Fortuna Club Grand Conte 1927 is an exclusive restaurant club offering sumptuous cuisine and is located at the highest point on the ship over looking the buffet.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours.
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: A nominal fee of $33.50 USD per person applies. Fee subject to change. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations required for dinner only.

Cristoforo Colombo 1954 Restaurant on Costa Fortuna Sample delicious cuisine from around the globe at this casual buffet located conveniently near the two swimming pools.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No additional cost, but specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

Room Service on Costa Fortuna Order a light dish or sandwich to enjoy in the comfort of your stateroom.

Seating Times: Available 24 hours a day.
Dress: Anything from pajamas to tuxedos.
Costs: No additional cost, but specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

Entertainment

Barcelona Pool on Costa Fortuna Deck: BARCELONA
Type: Pool
Description: Where to make a splash!

Card Room on Costa Fortuna Deck: GENOVA
Type: Other
Description: Try your hand at a game of gin rummy or simply take in the lovely sea view in this intimate space.

Conte Verde Lounge on Costa Fortuna Deck: GENOVA
Type: Bar
Description: Conte Verde Lounge

Library on Costa Fortuna Deck: SANTOS
Type: Other
Description: You'll find a well-stocked selection of things to read with all the elegant trimmings a good library deserves.

Neptunia Casino on Costa Fortuna Deck: GENOVA
Type: Gaming
Description: Go home a winner!

Pool on Costa Fortuna Deck: CANNES
Type: Pool
Description: By day or night, the pool is an ideal venue to breathe in the refreshing sea air, enjoy a beverage or relax on a comfortable lounge chair. Poolside on a cruise ship is a little slice of heaven, and here you can enjoy exactly that. Grab a drink from the pool bar and relax with friends and family at this main pool area.

Pool on Costa Fortuna Deck: NAPOLI
Type: Pool
Description: By day or night, the pool is an ideal venue to breathe in the refreshing sea air, enjoy a beverage or relax on a comfortable lounge chair. Poolside on a cruise ship is a little slice of heaven, and here you can enjoy exactly that. Grab a drink from the pool bar and relax with friends and family at this main pool area.

Pool on Costa Fortuna Deck: BARCELONA
Type: Pool
Description: By day or night, the pool is an ideal venue to breathe in the refreshing sea air, enjoy a beverage or relax on a comfortable lounge chair. Poolside on a cruise ship is a little slice of heaven, and here you can enjoy exactly that. Grab a drink from the pool bar and relax with friends and family at this main pool area.

Rex Theater on Costa Fortuna Deck: GENOVA
Type: Entertainment
Description: Some great shows here.

Rex Theater on Costa Fortuna Deck: BUENOS AIRES
Type: Entertainment
Description: Some great shows here.

Rex Theater on Costa Fortuna Deck: SANTOS
Type: Entertainment
Description: Some great shows here.

Shops on Costa Fortuna Deck: GENOVA
Type: Shop
Description: Not a bad place to part with your money. The Galleria Shops offer jewelry, apparel, souvenirs, and convenience items. Often, a great deal is had in these luxurious retail outlets.

Spa/Health Club on Costa Fortuna Deck: FUNCHAL
Type: Health
Description: Pamper yourself! This is the ship's main spa treatment area, where you can get a message, take a sauna, or take advantage of some of the salon's other wellness services.

Spa/Health Club on Costa Fortuna Deck: CANNES
Type: Health
Description: Pamper yourself! This is the ship's main spa treatment area, where you can get a message, take a sauna, or take advantage of some of the salon's other wellness services.

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This is the only cruise I've been on where our group LOST weight because the food was so bad!

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