an interesting (mixed) experience
Costa Fortuna Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Sail Date: July 13, 2009
Ship: Costa Fortuna
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
I am European, but lived in US for a long time. I did not want to believe negative reviews, but I was wrong. The ship is great and clean, the locations are awesome, but the food, food service and entertainment - all definitely needs improvement.
The assigned restaurant sitting was rarely on time and they kept us waiting by the closed doors for at least 1/2 hour every time. Then English speaking diners were served after Italian speaking were served, so we often ended up being served desert when others were leaving. It was sort of funny, and we thought that maybe we just feel that way, however other English speaking felt the same. And the food itself looked like it was just unfrozen. This is not what you expect of Italian cuisine!
Entertainment - with all the bravado about being Italian ship - most of the songs performed were very old American songs. We would so much more enjoyed contemporary Italian music. It is time to update the repertoire.
Another annoying thing was that a lot of kids were present in all the pools on all decks and that kind of limited my enjoyment of that part of cruising. I have nothing against kids, but usually they are allowed only in one pool where they can splash and jump and go nuts if they want to. Rules were not enforced there at all.
But with all said, the trip was fun and we loved dance lessons on the deck and all of the well organized activities. The activities coordinators were great. And great organized ship unboarding/boarding effort helped tremendously to enjoy our stops at all locations.
Yes, and people were dressed much nicer than you would see on other cruises. That was definitely pleasant.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Pros: stop locations
Cons: on ship service