Costa Fascinosa Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Third Mate

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

1 out of 5

Too big and difficult for English speaking guests

Sail Date: June 16, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

It was way too big and difficult for English speaking guests.  Of the 4000 guests fewer than 300 were English speaking.  This made participating in the on board events difficult.  There was no advance preparation for any excursion.  No history or what to see was given.  The push was to take the excursions they offered which were very costly.  The food was attractively presented but  lacked taste.  The staff was generally helpful but were unable to give personal service.  My luggage was lost and they did provide me with some essentials but did not follow up on locating my luggage very well.  

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Difficult for English speaking participants.
Destinations and Excursions
Need some background on what to see for those not taking the costly excursions.
Cabin / Stateroom
Venice, Italy
Stayed in a great hotel the last night in Venice. Peggy Guggenheim Museum great.
Bari, Italy
Nothing to do here and shops were closed between 2-4 when ship was in port.
Corfu, Greece
British Cemetery. Grounds keeper was an elderly Brit who regaled us with relevant stories.
Mykonos, Greece
Had a nice dinner at a cute restaurant.
Santorini, Greece
The excursion is a must here. Not enough time to do it on your own.
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Again, it would have been helpful to have some background and info on what we should see. The English speaking liaison had only been there once.

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