Great ship if you don't have to eat
Sail Date: December 01, 2009
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Room Type: Oceanview
The 'European style' of cruising translated into a major lack of organization (no such thing as waiting your turn in line as the European guests just push in front of you at any time). The food was poor except for the breads and pastas. The service in our restaraunt (Raffeal) was the worst I have ever seen although we heard that the other resteraunt was fine. The buffet was of poor quality and selection and again no such thing as organization existed. The specialty restaraunt had great service but the food was nothing special.
The Casino was great, love the coins versus the card in the slot machines it makes winning more fun.
Tendering ashore and disembarking were unorganized disasters and took twice as long as on any other cruise we have been on.
I wouldn't want to do another Costa Fortuna cruise, but I might try another Costa ship (although it wouldn't be my first, second, or third choice).
Pros: The ship is beatifully maintained and clean
Cons: The food and the restaraunt service was the worst I have experienced.