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Costa Favolosa Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 45

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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Costa Favolosa

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 30, 2013

Ship: Costa Favolosa

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

Except for Palma, the ship adds new passengers and debarks others, making chaotic lifeboat drills a daily occurrence. No afternoon naps are possible! As English speakers we were seriously disadvantaged: English tours were cancelled due to lack of participants, yet with a no refund policy we were obliged to take tours in Italian or Spanish. Waste of time, in many cases, and very frustrating and disappointing as we chose this ship's itinerary specifically for its cultural activities.. Wish we'd been warned ahead of time that the cruise was not suitable for English speakers. Felt like outsiders most of the time! Even the admin.agents, restaurant people, and tour desk folks hardly spoke English, and when we tried to communicate our concerns the attitude seemed to be "Get lost."

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

impossible to participate/language!


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

more like being in a circus than well-organized and efficient operation

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

1 out of 5
leaving ship was a nightmare: absolute chaos

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5

Valletta, Malta

5 out of 5

Catania, Sicily

1 out of 5
guide spoke no English and left us behind, without instructions

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
private tour

Savona (Genoa), Italy

1 out of 5
Portofino too far, spent 5 hrs. travel to spend one hour there!
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