Costa Fortuna Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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3 out of 5

The trip was great, the ship OK

Sail Date: March 03, 2006

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

The ship was very large and beautiful. The rooms were adequate. The staff in the dining room was excellent but the room steward was poor. The customer service was below the standard expected in the US and aboard ships that are more "American". The shows were short and not too exciting. The itinerary was great! Egypt was the worst with more theives than you could imagine and it was filthy.

Pros: The chance to experience a variety of different countries and cultures

Cons: The ships amenities were not what I was used to

Food and Dining
The dining areas were not open at all times and if you returned from an excursion during certain times in the afternoon, there was no where to get a lunch. Room service was a limited menu that did not change and a cost was charged except for morning service.
Entertainment
Shows were brief and not very exciting. It was a disappointment.
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
The room was nice sized with sufficient storage space.
Service and Staff
The wait staff was great but both customer service and room stewards were not very accomodating. If you have cruised on a line like Celebrity before you will be sorely disappointed.
Rhodes, Greece
Lovely countryside, and great shopping in Old Towne
Don't Miss: Try some local fare at a taverna, ask the waiters for suggestions, don't order what you know!
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
A lovely seaside town. The ruins (what else) were nice but it was raining very hard the day we visited and this was not the kind of sightseeing you want to do in the rain. The people were very nice.
Rhodes, Greece
Lovely countryside, and great shopping in Old Towne
Don't Miss: Try some local fare at a taverna, ask the waiters for suggestions, don't order what you know!
Limassol, Cyprus
Omodos is a lovely, quaint old style town and the Camadarie (local wine) is delicious! The ruins were amazing at Kourus and it is a beautiful country!
Don't Miss: Try the local wine- Camadarie
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
A lovely seaside town. The ruins (what else) were nice but it was raining very hard the day we visited and this was not the kind of sightseeing you want to do in the rain. The people were very nice.
Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt
Other than seeing the pyramids and the Sphinx, it was atrocious. Many of us were robbed, there were dead animals in the canal in the center of the city, and we were caught in a horrible sand storm. Miss it, if you have to miss one port!
Don't Miss: If you do go to Egypt, you of course, must see the Pyramids.
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
It is a BIG hike up to the Acropolis and if you aren't ready for it, don't bother! The trip to Cape Sounion was nice but taking that trip meant that you don't get to see much more in Athens itself. You may want to consider going on your own and getting a car to take you around.
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
It is a BIG hike up to the Acropolis and if you aren't ready for it, don't bother! The trip to Cape Sounion was nice but taking that trip meant that you don't get to see much more in Athens itself. You may want to consider going on your own and getting a car to take you around.
Izmir, Turkey
This is a beautiful country with friendly people. You can miss the carpet school, though it was full of gorgeous rugs- expensive though
Don't Miss: The ruins were just amazing. The Selsius Library was ornate and very well preserved.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
I recommend seeing Rome on your own! Do not book the excursion and do not believe that it is accessible for those handicapped. The marched us at a very rapid clip from the train station to town (about 1.5 miles). Then we arrived and where told the Castle SantAngelo was about 250 stairs. A bunch of us had nothing to do but sit on the curb and wait. We missed out on seeing many of the excellent sites.
Don't Miss: The Basilica is of course beautiful but we did not get to the Spanish Stairs, the Colliseum and others
Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt
Other than seeing the pyramids and the Sphinx, it was atrocious. Many of us were robbed, there were dead animals in the canal in the center of the city, and we were caught in a horrible sand storm. Miss it, if you have to miss one port!
Don't Miss: If you do go to Egypt, you of course, must see the Pyramids.
Izmir, Turkey
This is a beautiful country with friendly people. You can miss the carpet school, though it was full of gorgeous rugs- expensive though
Don't Miss: The ruins were just amazing. The Selsius Library was ornate and very well preserved.
Limassol, Cyprus
Omodos is a lovely, quaint old style town and the Camadarie (local wine) is delicious! The ruins were amazing at Kourus and it is a beautiful country!
Don't Miss: Try the local wine- Camadarie
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
I recommend seeing Rome on your own! Do not book the excursion and do not believe that it is accessible for those handicapped. The marched us at a very rapid clip from the train station to town (about 1.5 miles). Then we arrived and where told the Castle SantAngelo was about 250 stairs. A bunch of us had nothing to do but sit on the curb and wait. We missed out on seeing many of the excellent sites.
Don't Miss: The Basilica is of course beautiful but we did not get to the Spanish Stairs, the Colliseum and others


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