Costa Fascinosa Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Third Mate

7+ cruises


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1 out of 5

Last time with Costa

Sail Date: June 16, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

I cruise average 2 times a year and this was our 10th cruise, but our opinion about this cruise is terrible, first the food was terrible, staff around the ship was not friendly at all, we used to see at in other lines when you met any crew member they always say hello, ask you if everything is ok, not in this one . At the restaurant our server never asked if everything was ok, if we needed something else, even when we ask for any recomendation about the options in the menu, nothing he was just taking order. The cabin too small (it was not surprise because this was not our first time at Costa cruise) but the cabin attendant was terrible: first the bed sheets seems like never was washed, dust everywhere,"no comment".

At the self serving restaurant if you were looking for something and you ask they said "is in the other side" and you go to the other side and ask, obviously, the answer was "is in the other side". so you have to desist because is a never-ending story. One day the lunch ( should be open until 1:30 pm ) at 1:10 the only available food was bread, and we were waitting standing there for 20 minutes (long line of people) and they said , sorry but is 1:30 pm and the lunch time is over. You can imagine what happened after.

The ports visited were ok but the time in each port was extremely short, you have no time for shopping. 3 or 4 hours is not enough at europe. Other cruises lines are 8 -10 hours, while costa 3 - 5.

Between 1:30pm  to 7:00pm  the only food available was bread and thin pizzas (inedible).


Nights life were fantastic, singers, piano, excellent.

Ship Quality
Nice ship
Food and Dining
Poor variety and quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Extremely bad attended, dusty averywhere
Service and Staff
Not friendly at all
Excellent singers and artists
Children's Programs
not used
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Good but no enough time at ports


Not recomended, this was our secund and last time with this cruise line, it is obviuos the big lost with Concordia ship.

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