Too big and difficult for English speaking guests

Costa Fascinosa Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 49

Overall rating:

1 out of 5
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Costa Fascinosa

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: 6 years ago

Review summary

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 experiences

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

Ports of call

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5
Stayed in a great hotel the last night in Venice. Peggy Guggenheim Museum great.

Bari, Italy

1 out of 5
Nothing to do here and shops were closed between 2-4 when ship was in port.

Corfu, Greece

3 out of 5
British Cemetery. Grounds keeper was an elderly Brit who regaled us with relevant stories.

Mykonos, Greece

3 out of 5
Had a nice dinner at a cute restaurant.

Santorini, Greece

3 out of 5
The excursion is a must here. Not enough time to do it on your own.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

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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