Costa Fortuna Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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1 out of 5

Never again on Costa cruise

Sail Date: May 01, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

Cabin: ,

This is one kind of cruise I'll never recommend anyone to go on.  It's not suppose to be called a cruise but the official name should be: "SHUTTLE CRUISE"  We got on the cruise on the first of May having big hope of enjoying the next seven days but each day we stopped, new people keep embarking and disembarking and announcements in more than 5languages keep coming in and out more than usual.

Destinations promised were not kept.  We left home with the greatest hope to see more of Europe especially Malta and on the day that we suppose to go there, an announcement was made that we had navigational problem and have to go somewhere else which in normal circumstances suppose to be a port closer to us, we were about 3hrs from Malta but we ended up in Palermo which took us more than 7hrs(Go figure, I thought if there is an emergency, you go to the nearest port, airport or train station but not the farthest one)We did enjoyed Marseille and Barcelona though, thank God that they had enough passengers to pick up from those two ports maybe it would have been another story like the one of Malta.

Food wise:Horrible, I'm not a fan of Pizza at home but because we were going to Italy, I promised myself to indulge in pizza for the first time since Italy is known to be home of pizza, that was not the case.  The pizzas we got was the worst pizza ever made daily, we were told if we want the authentic pizza we have to go to pizzeria and buy it for four euro,

Entertainment sucks except the ones offered in the theater hall on deck 3/4/5 but the timing is odd, all other entertainment were worst the ones you see offered for free on the street or inside the metro.  Employees were cold, inattentive and doesn't seems happy to be there at all, when you need help they never help but refer you to someone else.

Pool is the worst pool I've ever seen on any cruise lines(too small and the ones made for adults were full of kids jumping in out and throwing dangerous items all around, the slide was unavailabe throughout the cruising time )We could not wait to get out of the cruise and we never look back because there is absolutely no urge to come back ever again.  I'm still having headache up till now, the NOISE POLLUTION on the cruise is than open market or airplane noises.

Ship Quality
Ship was ok, but difficult to navigate
Food and Dining
Food was disappointing, had to pay 4euro to buy a pizza, the free ones were pratically just bread
Cabin / Stateroom
cabin wasn't too bad
Service and Staff
The crew members were not helpful except two members met at the Michaelangelo's restaurant and one Italian lady at the front desk, the rest of them seems unhappy to be there and were not helpful in any way,
The entertainment provided were not the best
Children's Programs
Didn't see much activities for the kids that was why they were mostly at the pool especially meant for adults
Onboard Activities
They were not the best, most of the activities looked childish except for couple of dances and activities in the main theater
Destinations and Excursions
We went out on our own in Marseille and Barcelona and had a fantastic day out but missed Malta
Savona (Genoa), Italy
Marseille (Provence), France
Was good, we went downtown to visit the city hall, old port, and all the sights close by
Barcelona, Spain
was excellent, we went to the street market and visit couple of sights
Valletta, Malta
Unable to visit this amazing country, very disappointing
Cagliari, Sardinia
ok, but nothing much to do,
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy walked by the water, unable to go to Rome because of the distance


I have nothing to recommend for this ship.

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