Too big and difficult for English speaking guests

Costa Fascinosa Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall Rating:

1.0 out of 5
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7 Night Adriatic & Greek Isles (Venice Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 16, 2014
Ship: Costa Fascinosa
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6439
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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.  

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Difficult for English speaking participants.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Stayed in a great hotel the last night in Venice. Peggy Guggenheim Museum great.
1 out of 5
Nothing to do here and shops were closed between 2-4 when ship was in port.
3 out of 5
British Cemetery. Grounds keeper was an elderly Brit who regaled us with relevant stories.
3 out of 5
Had a nice dinner at a cute restaurant.
3 out of 5
The excursion is a must here. Not enough time to do it on your own.
5 out of 5
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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