Costa Fortuna

3.0 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Built: Nov 2003    
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Costa Fortuna is a large ship, carrying 2720 passengers and 1027 crew, and sails from Dubai, U.A.E. and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

The Best Cruise

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My husband and I enjoyed the Costa Fortuna 14 day cruise to Iceland very much.  We just wanted to give a big thank you to the many staff members who graciously helped us out and were kind to us at all times.  We were the only Americans on board yet we had a marvelous time.  Thanks to our room captain Ari from room 1162.  Thanks to our Pizza captain who we enjoyed chatting with on stormy nights.  Thanks to Alma Lopez for always being so gracious. Thank you to our American-Greek speaking representative.  Thank you to the 9:00p.m. waiters who were always very professional.  Best wishes for many more exciting cruises!  Vicky and Tim Reidy

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Contributor Level: Purser
1 out of 5

Rude and unhelpful staff

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

I will never cruise on Costa again.  The staff was unhelpful and rude.  Although they published that the aft pool was "adults only", it (and the entire ship)  was always full of screaming children.  Staff laughed and made no attempt to control this.   We never knew which elevators would be closed for the use of crew transporting luggage at every port, or which other elevators were open.  The ship was difficult to navigate compared to other lines.  The only dinner option was a 2-hour dining room visit at which we were rudely refused water without a 3 euro payment.  The safe could not be accessed by both myself and my friend - only one of us.  The drawer pulls were difficult with arthritic hands.  Now, I see pending charges on my credit card that should not be there.  My previous experiences with Royal Caribbean were excellent -  the opposite of Costa. 

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
2 out of 5

Wht food?

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

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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Contributor Level: Third Mate
2 out of 5

Costa Cruises really not for Americans

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

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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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Great cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)
The ship was very nice and all the staff very courteous and helpful. Staterooms were spacious and housekeeping staff kept them very clean and neat.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Great Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple
Crusie was Venice-Bari-Katakolon-Santorini-Rhodes-Dubrovnik-Venice; 7 days-8 nights. The service was excellent. the food was good. Variety of food and services were good. I recomment taking the drink package if you like to have a care free vacation. It allows you the coffees, sodas, and alcoholoic drinks without the hassle of the cost and service fees of each drink (about 20 Euros per per per day). The cleanliness and constant upkeep made our trip enjoyable. We upgraded to a outside balcony room. This was an excellent choice for my wife & I. It provided more room and the constant view of the sea ans ports.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

Not comparable to other cruise lines

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple
Food, attentiveness of staff, decor, accessibility to English language were all poor. This cruise line can not compare to Princess, Holland America, or Royal Carribean.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
1 out of 5

An awful cruise

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Nasty food, uncomfortable beds, rude out of line staff, and I could go on forever. Basically this ship is to rip people off and get everyone's money, if you go on this cruise, expect nothing more than the worst. The only good thing was the places we went. That's it.

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GENOVA

The Genova Deck features the top level of Rex Theater, Leonardo Da Vinci Lounge, Conte Verde Lounge, Conte Rosso Piano Bar, Neptunia Casino, Conte Di Savoia...

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SANTOS

The Santos Deck features the middle level of Rex Theater, the upper level of Michelangelo Restaurant, Raffaello Restaurant, Vulcania Disco, Library Galileo...

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BUENOS AIRES

The Buenos Aires Deck features the lower levels of Rex Theater, Michelangelo Restaurant, and Raffaello Restaurant, as well as Costa Atrium/Bar.

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CANNES

The Cannes Deck features staterooms in category EP, as well as Club Grand Conte, Venus Beauty Salon, and a jogging track.

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vtreidy
Contributor Level: Purser

Plan your excursions early. We missed the volcano excursion and regret missing out! Bring some games in case you get socked in with fog. You never know! Plan to stay up late every night! The sun never sets! It was truly amazing. Try to get a balcony. You won't regret it.

CruiseCouple2
Contributor Level: Purser

On this ship, you can avoid crowds by using cabin hallways to get from one end of the ship to the other. I consider this somewhat rude but the ship design somewhat forces this habit.

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Contributor Level: Purser

I have nothing to recommend for this ship.

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Price

L

Size

Nov 2003

Built

2720

Total Passengers

2.65

Crew to Passenger Ratio

13

Number of Decks

1358

Total Cabins

11

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