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If U.S.-based cruise lines are slowing down the rapid fleet expansion that occurred over the late 1990's and into the first few years of the 21st century, Europe-based cruise lines are a different story. ...
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135 Costa Fortuna Cruise Reviews

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Ac1967
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
I have been on cruises before so went on this one with open mind having read other reviews firstly after a long night flight we arrived at Dubai port at around 9am only to be told we could not board untill 3 pm our party of ten was ... Read more
CharlotteMG
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed February 2016
I went for honeymoon and I have been in Norgweian and Princess cruises before and I was thinking that this was almost the same but this one was a dissaster. Firstly in general the staff was unfriendly and even rude. the food was ... Read more
mabaig100
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I had heard some negative things about Costa but lets be fair, they were not bad at all although they fall short of the standard I have seen with Royal Caribbean for example. The staff are great people as is the case usually but the ... Read more
richard pettitt
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We decided to go away for Christmas so we decided to go on a cruise round the Emirates, so we booked with Thomas Cook one night stay in Dubai in the Grand Time Hotel. The hotel was not what we had expected for Dubai tired & dated ... Read more
tmodis
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2015
The cruise per se was O.K. but did not exceed expectations. After much encouragement from friends, who often go on cruises, we decided to try one out. We wanted a small cruise so we drove to Savona and got on the Costa Fortuna, which is a ... Read more

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solmalin@hotmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
I have never encountered such an ineffective customer service (and I mean the customer desk and e-mail customer service, the other staff at the ship was ok). We were 9 in our party and had an altogether good time at the ship based on our ... Read more
IrishGuy58
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
In an attempt to keep this brief I'll list good and bad points from our first ever cruise. We are a married couple in our 50s. Good: Service Facilities Entertainment variety Cadiz , Valencia and Lisbon Inside Cabin was ... Read more
watsons_12
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our family and friends has been looking forward to this cruise for a long time, it was our first time on Costa Fortuna (we've been on several other cruises before). We are so disappointed and frankly, upset about the way they treated us ... Read more
cheralph@bezeqint.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Having read previous reviews of the Costa Fortuna and the Norwegian fjords cruise we had doubts and low expectations of the ship and the itinerary. However, we were very happy that everything was far beyond our expectations. We had ... Read more
arusha123
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
8.5 euros each day is exorbitant The service we received was not worth 2 euros a day.I note it is mentioned 6 euros a day in a previous review but we were asked to pay 8.5 euros. with no get out clause. Entertainment on board was good on ... Read more

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Derekrillston
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed May 2015
Having just returned to Dover from Savona on our latest cruise my wife and I found that the noise from the groups playing in the main entertainment area' s was to loud also the atrium bar was also rather loud from the male pianist/singer, ... Read more
daisyplus
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed May 2015
We have not travelled on the Costa line for 3 years and the change was beyond belief. No carafe water was served in the dining room at any time. Bottled water was available, of course, at a cost and including a service charge. Tea and ... Read more
frequent cruisers
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
After reading many negative reviews was a bit hesitant to book and wasn't expecting anything exceptional, well We were surprised we travelled as a group of eight and found the cruise to be very enjoyable. have cruised with four ... Read more
endaxi
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed May 2015
Costa Fortuna is a ship I would not recommend. My wife and I cruised several times with Celebritiy, NCL and Royal Caribbean and we just loved it, especially Celebrity. This ship is maybe a 3 Star vessel, but definitely not more. Staff ... Read more
WorldTraveller9189
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
BEWARE POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE AND EXTRA (HIDDEN) COSTS NB: Skip to the five bottom categories if you simply want to read about our major complaints. My partner and I booked a last minute deal for a Mediterranean cruise on the Costa ... Read more

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cruise-kitty
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 forum posts
This year we picked a cruise in the western Mediterranean from Savona (Italy, near Genova), to Malaga, Casablanca, Cadiz, Lisbon, Valencia, Barcelona and back to Savona. We were a party of five, two couples and me as a solo traveller. To ... Read more
Video Dude
Member Since 2014
1 review
We recently took a cruise on the Costa Fortuna in Eastern Europe. We chose the Costa cruise line simply because we had no other choices as we had specific dates we could travel in August. We departed from Copenhaugen and made port at ... Read more
jesev
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was not my family’s first time on a cruise liner, however Costa surpassed our expectations. Our trip immediately started on a good note. Even though we were quite skeptical for the embarkation procedure I have to say it was ... Read more
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Colorcircle
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
Very unorganized cruise Poor English speaking staffs Cabin carpet needs cleaning Charged water at restaurant Few choices of the food Poor entertainment activities for kids, only 1 ping pong tables and 3 football tennis tables Poor ... Read more
ElainePDean
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
It did not start well - an overnight flight from the UK which was very squashed and uncomfortable (Emirates. VERY disappointing) and then we were in the embarkation area by 9.30am and told we would not have a cabin until 20.00. We were ... Read more

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The Morgans
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed March 2014
Our first time experience of cruising was not the best. Very disappointed - in summary: # playing pop music throughout the whole ship at 10am- even in the cabins! So if you've decided to sleep in or have a hangover and want peace and ... Read more
avhart
Member Since 2014
1 review
We arrived at the port at 1230 to find that the earliest time boarding could take place was 1500 and we were told that we were lucky as we were really not due to board until 2000!! The conditions at the embarkation point were very poor and ... Read more
mister gray
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed February 2014
My wife and I sailed on Costa Fortuna around the UAE and Oman in febuary for 7 nights. For the price we paid the cruise represented very good value and I would definately use this company again. We have sailed with Celebrity twice and ... Read more
costa1
Member Since 2014
1 review
firstly let me say that i wrote a very bad review once before about costa and their attitudes so i can only blame myself. we arrived in dubai at 8am and went straight to the ship , we were told that we could not get on the ship until ... Read more
Nick-Hants
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed February 2014
This was my first cruise, and would have been my last , but as my wife has cruised several times before she was able to assure me that this wasn't typical!!! It didn't start well when despite having enquired when booking that we could ... Read more

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