Very Disappointing

Costa Favolosa Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 46

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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Costa Favolosa

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 14, 2014

Ship: Costa Favolosa

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1229

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

Great effort was expended to sell us various beverage packages.  We were told we couldn't even get a glass of water at dinner.  I bought a water package.  Each night after that we were given water with no charge against the package.  Wound up with five extra bottles of water at the end of the week.  Another ruse to get euros out of us.  The food was lousy.  I had a couple of dishes that were OK, but none I considered really good.  Tried the veal belly.  YUK!  All of the beef dishes, including the hamburgers, were poor.  I realize now that I'm spoiled on American beef.  The entertainment was weak, also.  Having cruised with Carnival I expected much more, and found much less.  I heard the same comment from others on the cruise about the unexpected slights from Costa compared to Carnival.  One of the excursions we had looked forward to was cancelled because there was no English speaking guide.  It was a wine and truffle excursion.  The language was not really a barrier, but we were not offered an alternative.  The only high point of my time with Costa was the cabin steward.  He did an excellent job.  I will not cruise Costa again, nor would I recommend it to anyone.


Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

3 out of 5

Savona (Genoa), Italy

3 out of 5

Barcelona, Spain

3 out of 5

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5

Valletta, Malta

3 out of 5

Palermo, Sicily

1 out of 5
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