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Costa Fascinosa Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 65

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Costa Fascinosa

7 Night Blue Is The Color (Savona Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 19, 2016

Ship: Costa Fascinosa

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1366

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

I admit that this critique reflects the fact that I have not traveled on many cruises, but I'll say it anyways: it's unenjoyable to be nickle-and-dimed for everything. That was my big take-away for Costa Cruise. Even the crew members (who were incredibly hospitable and lovely) admitted this fact to me: if you go with Costa, you're not gonna make it off the boat without paying a couple hundred extra euros for a fairly-basic experience. This may be standard practice for all cruise lines, but that doesn't make it right or desirable. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The pillows were TERRIBLE. Room service throughout the day was excellent.

Ship tip

Bring your own pillow. Buy a drink package when you buy your tickets. Plan an average of 15 Euro per day, per person to get a basic shuttle ride off the boat and into the city. Also, make sure you're aware of the 10 Euro per person, per day hotel fee that will be billed to you at the END of the trip

Ports of call

Savona (Genoa), Italy

1 out of 5

Barcelona, Spain

3 out of 5

Valencia, Spain

3 out of 5

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

2 out of 5

Palermo, Sicily

1 out of 5

Naples, Italy

3 out of 5
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