“Could easily 'Costa you a Fortuna' !”
Cruise review of Costa Fortuna

crispin5 Costa Fortuna 4 Could easily 'Costa you a Fortuna' !
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The ship was very clean, cabins well maintained ad comfortable and crew very pleasant and keen to help.

Our itinerary took us to Bari,Katakalon, Santorini. Mykonos, Rhodes and Dubrovnik and we enjoyed all our stops - although Mykonos on a very cool October evening was perhaps the least enjoyable stop.

Our biggest issue was that it felt as if we were being squeezed for money at every opportunity. Unlike other cruises with other companies that we have been on, on Costa Fortuna..... * we couldn't bring drinks of any type on board * a compulsory service charge was added to all drinks - even if you collected them yourself - 1.20 Euros on a cocktail costing 6.50 Euros seemed more than abit steep! * a compulsory service charge was added to our onboard account daily, removing our ability to tip those who we felt had served us well - unless of course you wanted/could afford to tip a second, separate amount! The crew told us that unless everyone ticked the excellent box on the passesnger questionnaires they wouldn'teven see these tips!! *the shows were very average. The crew talent show was just poor and seemed to us a cheap way of providing entertainment.

However, those grumbles aside - we DID enjoy ourselves. Although I don't think we will be rushing to cruise with Costa again - mainly because of the hidden costs once you're on board

Costa Fortuna Cruises to the Eastern Mediterranean
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Great port - we arrived on 1 November(All Souls Day) - the walls were closed all day and this information hadn't been picked up and passed on to us by Costa.
Pretty port - but with just an evening stop we were limited in what we could do. Expensive restaurants!
Read 691 Mykonos Reviews
Great place for exploreing the ancient town/ museums and a nice lunch out
Read 307 Rhodes Reviews
We took the advice and booked an excursion - which meant we could disembark considerably earlier ( and at a different port) than those going ashore independently.
A long wait to embain a soulless hall. But Venice itself is always magic.
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Published 11/12/09
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