Costa Fortuna - Better than the reviews!: Costa Fortuna Cruise Review by avhart
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Costa Fortuna - Better than the reviews!
Destination: Middle East
We had booked first sitting for dinner as we had been told sittings were 1900 or 2100. However, it turns out the sittings are 1800 and 2030 which makes a big difference. We were lucky to be able to change to 2nd sitting as 1800 is really too early. The ship is looking dated and in need of refurbishment but there was nothing fundamentally wrong with it. The food wasn’t fantastic but again nothing wrong with it. The crew were all delightful, friendly, helpful and professional. We did not experience any language problems. The ship was clean and our suite was spacious and well equipped. We may have been lucky having a suite as we met 2 ladies who had a dreadful time in an inside cabin and were totally frustrated by the lack of response from customer service. The 4 trips we went on were well organised, interesting and value for money. The evening theatre entertainment was superb. The drinks package was very good value although it could be made more clear that bottles of water are not included and they are expensive. We were able to obtain drinks easily whenever we wanted them.
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on Costa Fortuna, the only downside really being that the ship is old and it shows but having cruised with Cunard, NCL and Princess (which were all much more modern ships and the food was better) I would certainly cruise with Costa again and I am at a loss to understand some of the adverse comments about the Fortuna on the reviews. Less
Cabin review: 7268
Whilst a bit dated the cabin was very clean, spacious and comfortable. The beds were really comfortable and liners and towels were changed regularly. It would have been good to have had tea and coffee making facilities in the cabin. We had a dressing room and a proper bathroom. There was a large, flat screen television although there really is no choice of programmes. The only issue with the cabin was the air-conditioning which could not be turned off and was rather noisy.
Badly Run Cruise Ship
Expensive and bad service
Not bad but not brilliant