Costa Favolosa

3 out of 5


Costa Favolosa is a large ship, carrying 3700 passengers and 1068 crew, and sails from Barcelona, Spain and LA JOLIETTE (MARSEILLE), FRANCE.

Sails from: Savona (Genoa), Italy, Barcelona, Spain, Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany

Cruises to: Scandinavia, Europe - Northern Europe, Europe - Western Mediterranean

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4 out of 5

Our first cruise by sksurface

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The crew was very service oriented and attentive to our needs. 

If someone chooses not to register their card they should have the ability to use currency.

Yes, we would recommend the cruise to others.

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4 out of 5

very good experience by joyce89533901

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Favorite part of the cruise was the food and the excursions.

Food was delicious; service impeccable

The excursions were handled very professionally and expeditiously

The  elevators were permitted to go to the egress floor; thus eliminating the herd mentality that usually occurs


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5 out of 5

land of vikings by mpar900235

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

sailing in to the fjords was spectacular...dining was superb with 5 star service the entertainment was hit and miss....only went to two shows ..some in italian which was ok...were only a handful of americans on the ship...mostly italians and germans and older crowd

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3 out of 5

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times... by rbradley04

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

(At the risk of plagiarizing a line from Tale of Two Cities.)  We truly enjoyed ourselves.  Service was great.  Waitstaff in the restaurants were wonderful.  Room steward was excellent.  We had plumbing problems.  Our toilet failed several times (no it wasn't clogged - it simply wouldn't flush).  Each time it was fixed very promptly - within minutes of us reporting it - but that shouldn't happen. 


We were a group of 9 Americans, and fortunately, we all get along very well.  None of us is bilingual, and that makes it tough to have casual conversations and make new friends on the cruise.  Don't get me wrong, everyone we met was friendly and tried to engage in conversation, but it was not easy.


The food was very good, but I'm used to seeing midnight buffets on cruises, and not being nickeled and dimed for every little thing.  My son in law was actually charged 38 cents for a glass of ice that he requested. 


Communication was a challenge.  During disembarkment on the last day of the cruise, no announcements were made in English - only Italian and Spanish.  And, a full 30 minutes past our scheduled disembarkment time, no one had been called to leave - only the excursion people were being addressed.  At that point, we had a plane to catch and simply left on our own, ignoring the schedule. 


The shows were fair at best, with the crew's presentation being the best of them all.  Nightlife was limited by our preferences (Italian karaoke is not my idea of a good time).


In summary, the ports of call were fine, the food was fine, the service was fine.  I would probably seek out a different cruise line that catered more toward my American tastes next time. 


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  • Price: $

  • Size: L

  • Total Passengers: 3700

  • Total Crew: 1068

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 3.46

  • Built: Jul 2011

  • Number of Decks: 13

  • Total Cabins: 1508

  • Cabin Categories: 16

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joyce89533901 says ...
Aug 03, 2016

The Costa Favolosa was a great ship; not enough dining options. Most employees were not fluent in English or German, the two languages I speak. The staff were courteous, but not able to help beyond the basics and a smile.

jasen says ...
Jul 04, 2015

many people bash carnival but carnival 7 or more days cruises are ok. the quality of costa was far below the carnival line even though they are owned by the same person. if you don't like carnival then run from costa it is much worse.

sksurface says ...
Apr 30, 2017

We only speak English and did not run into any language barriers. We were impressed by the number of languages the staff spoke, especially those at the customer service counter!

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