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Costa Favolosa, the fourth ship in Costa Cruises' Concordia class, launched July 2011. The 114,500-ton, 3,000-passenger vessel was built at Fincantieri's Marghera ship yard in Venice, Italy. The ship features ...
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michael_madsen
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
I have previously been cruising with NCL (Norwegian Epic) and Royal Caribbean (Adventure of the Seas), so that is what I have to compare with. We always opted for the cheapest possible price/cabin. I was travelling with my wife and two ... Read more
BexleyShell
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Having just returned, and travelled with Costa before a few years ago which was superb we decided to use them again, what a change and for the worse. Firstly, embarkembartion once on the ship was a nightmare, the crew had no idea where to ... Read more
lonewolf79
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
When travel with Costa you are treated like cattle that is there only for them to milk money out of you without showing you any respect. What about informing you att 22 in the evening that you must leave the cabin att 8 in the morning ... Read more
pssc
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
16 helpful votes
The MSC cruise a few years ago was my worst cruise, this COSTA was the second worst cruise I ever did. After booking I read all the bad reviews so I had contacted the cruise line and they did charge 75% of what I paid so I decided to go ... Read more
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suerich@bell.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from a one week cruise on the Favolosa. We have sailed on almost 20 cruises with most of the major lines so have a good base for comparison. Overall we enjoyed the cruise but there were several small ... Read more

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Melineige
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Starting point was la Romana, Catalina Island, St-Kitts, Antigua, La Martinique, La Guadeloupe et finally St-Marteens. Lets start with the good point for this cruise: the personnel is very friendly, smiling, and always ready to help. I ... Read more
sugarb204
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was one of the worst vacations that I have ever been on. We are a family of 4 with 2 children, ages 6 and 8. Every port we came to we could not wait to get OFF the ship. The food is terrible and every day it's the same thing in ... Read more
bomag43
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We have cruised with several shipping companies. Costa is without competition the worst we cruised with so our recommendation is do not throw away your money on this company and its ships. The food on the ship was really lousy and ... Read more
SAM/RFB
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
In an effort to make this fair, I'm going to provide both the positives and the negatives...My last experience with Costa, almost 10 years ago was an unequivocal success. But this experience was incomparable, failing in almost every ... Read more
Twanny1
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We have been on several cruises and cruise lines and this was our 2nd on the Costa Favolosa. Our first on Costa was in October 2014 and we had a good time but this year was a complete disappointment. Hot food in the Buffet has been ... Read more

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ezi0001
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our first on cruise on Costa (Favolosa) and did not meet our expectation compare to other cruises we had taken in the past. Although, the ship was fairly new (4 years), we were disappointed by the lack of customer care, limited ... Read more
Juzi
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
If you respect yourselves, do not even think of going on the Costa Favolosa (and by extension, on any Costa ship). We are experienced cruisers, this was our 12th cruise with various lines. The balcony cabins are spacious, but cleaning the ... Read more
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ferryjack
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
this was my first and last time on the favolosa ferry we were treated like cattle from the start the food was ok if your Italian cabin was supposed to be a prestige upgrade it was the same as any other back to the food always being pushed ... Read more
leslie1@pppoe.ca
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
To begin with are the positive.... The ship was very clean and beautiful. We had a suite which was absolutely beautiful and perfect. Nicest suite we have ever been in. Our butler and room steward were fabulous and willing to do anything to ... Read more
Kevin73
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed September 2015
I have used costa for the second time and once again i was not impressed at all with the service given. Here under are some favourable and unfavourable conditions. favourable: Depart from my own country in Malta, only 10 minutes away ... Read more

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Starr317
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
As a regular Costa traveller we are concerned with the latest changes in service, food, quality and choice. Since May many Costa ships are no longer serving or making available English breakfast food in the Buffet areas....no bacon, ... Read more
bevbev25
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This is our second time on Costa Favolosa and how it has changed in the last 2 years.Firstly I must tell you that although other's complain about Costa cruises we have only sailed with them and always found them to be good.We are now Pearl ... Read more
commoncruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Costa favalosa was the worst cruise I have ever been on. I have been on many cruise lines. the food quality was only a little better than a high school cafeteria food. The entertainment was poor. The ship had no real food choices but ... Read more
W H
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
What a disaster. Essentially trapped on a slow moving, deluxe livestock hauler for 7 days. Whole experience reeked of carefully crafted ripoff at multiple levels. Boring, contrived "activities" I have no interest in. A bad version of ... Read more
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sheikmilc
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
This was our second Costa cruise, our previous was on the Costa Concordia a few weeks before she sank and we found the Concordia much more glamorous and classy. We boarded in Malta and that was very efficient. We were also impressed with ... Read more

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CATHERINECLYNES
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
Just returned from our mediteranean cruise ( November 2014) The Costa Favolosa lived up to our expectations with high standards of service and cleanliness. The buffet service for breakfast and lunch is busy, obviously, but the restaurant ... Read more
Kenneth Aquilina
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2014
Do not believe the negative reviews, this was the 7 th different cruise, and I can say that costa is worth the money, great ship ,nice shows ,good food, but, if you want a perfect cruise book with the seaborn or oceana cruises but don't ... Read more
maryec27
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first ever cruise. A formal cruise didn't appeal so we opted for the informality of an Italian-basewd trip. The ship itself was fantastic and our balcony cabin spacious and comfortable. We love Italian food so were in heaven ... Read more
aonut
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
1. Food and services: the food in general in the dining room and buffet was good. However at lunch time and sometimes during breakfast it was very difficult to be seated as it was packed. After a certain time (like 7-8pm) the water ... Read more
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manime
Member Since 2011
1 review
34 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First cruise and we plumped for Costa due to kids price and itinerary around the Med. Embarkation in Barcelona was easy and quick, started at 15:30 and we were in the cabin by 15:45 with cases already delivered. Exterior cabin was very ... Read more

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