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Costa Fortuna Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
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Costa Fortuna

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 03, 2019

Ship: Costa Fortuna

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 6434

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Actually, we enjoyed the trip. The cruise experience was very dissatisfying. The dining room was OK the food was very small portions and average at best. Our server Lee did an awesome job. Everyone that we encountered on the staff was courteous and kind, however, Most of the passengers, did not speak English and work exceptionally rude and discourteous. Having read other reviews we were not really expecting much from Costa. We thoroughly enjoyed the ports of call. The buffet was sorry. The entertainment was worse. This is the first time that I have cruised (16 cruise) where there was not coffee available in the buffet area. Oh, they had dispensers but there was not one time when I went for coffee that it was operating. Also, the only pizza they had to offer you had to pay for. It was marginal. The birthday hours were very limited. Overall, there were very few dining choices or options. If you have cruised other cruise lines in the past and you are cruising with Costa, go into it with the attitude that it is going to be way less than what you have been used to. We chose this particular cruise because of the itinerary and the price. We purchased a mini suite for a very reasonable price and it was fine. I will steward did an OK job. We had to ask for wash clause the first several days before he brought them without asking. Also, we had our do not disturb sign up one day and he knocked on the door wanting our shower curtain (830 in the morning) Telling us he would replace it later on in the day. We had not taken our showers yet, I told him that was unacceptable. Other than those two things he did a good job. It is highly unlikely that we will ever choose Costa it again.


1 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

2 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Don’t expect much from the food or entertainment departments.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5

Genoa, Italy

5 out of 5

Marseille (Provence), France

4 out of 5

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5

Valencia, Spain

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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