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Wht food?

AngScottLuanneJ reviewed 1 year ago

What people said about this ship:

"...We to note that at dinner time, there is only the main dining room or the resturant that you have to pay for." in 10 reviews.

"Our cabin steward and other service professional provided excellent service." in 5 reviews.



118 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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EileenP3
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

2 out of 5
2 star
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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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ValB2
Deck Hand

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
2-3 cruises

4 out of 5
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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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TinaB9
Deck Hand

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

4 out of 5
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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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JasonH1
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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

1 out of 5
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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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Nellag
Deck Hand

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

3 out of 5
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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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JohnS8
Deck Hand

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Suite

Experience:
7+ cruises

3 out of 5
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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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A lot of things to do... make your plans in advance.

Do not travel on Costa, find another cruise line.

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

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