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Costa Fortuna Cruise Review by granata: Costa never again.


granata
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Cabin 3.0
Dining 3.0
Embarkation 1.0
Enrichment Activities 1.0
Entertainment 1.0
Family & Children 1.0
Fitness & Recreation 1.0
Public Rooms 2.0
Rates 1.0
Service 3.0
Shore Excursions 1.0
Value for Money 1.0

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Costa never again.

Sail Date: January 2010
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Food was always the same, except the restaurants food, boring shows, air condition in the public rooms the cold, specially in the restaurant we need a warm jacket to eat there. The worst thing are the time on the islands, always to short, costa arrives later and departs earlier than the royal caribbean, may be they save port taxes. Caymans: not enough tender boats, so you waste time by waiting. Never had so many times wasting by standing in a line and have to wait, for everything especially the checkout on the last day. You have to pay for the service twice, by buying drinks and again by costa checking about 300 dollar to our cabin for tipping. Ship was full on Christmas and new year, so you always have to wait a long time for food in the Buffet Restaurant. Deckchairs are all occupied, pool area was very loud, because of the terrible animation all day long, the covered quiet pool was forbidden for children, the security always send them out, so we had to stay in the loudness. More

Cabin was alright, we had a big balcony with 2 chairs and a table, we could sleep with open balcony every night air condition off, there was a bad smell from the bathroom, so we were happy to have fresh air from outside. The Cabin has a double bed, a single bed, and a pull out bed from the roof, that was scary for the kids, so my husband has to use it, fortunately it withhold his weight, even it doesn't look so in the first sight.

Too many days on sea, only 7 stops on islands in 14 days. Don't book costa excursions, time on the island then is very short, st Thomas for 40 usd they drive you in a bus half an hour in the dusty mountains,then to the beach, after 1hour 20 minutes you have to go back to the ship. That's wasting time, better take a taxi at the port and go by your own, so you could stay as long as the ship is in the harbour. Children's club we couldn't use because our kids don't speak italian or English, there was no German animation for them. Less


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Cabin review: Costa Fortuna 6315

Cabin was alright, we had a big balcony with 2 chairs and a table, we could sleep with open balcony every night air condition off, there was a bad smell from the bathroom, so we were happy to have fresh air from outside. The Cabin has a double bed, a single bed, and a pull out bed from the roof, that was scary for the kids, so my husband has to use it, fortunately it withhold his weight, even it doesn't look so in the first sight.

Port and Shore Excursions


nice island, not enough time on the island, we booked tulum, don't do this you have 4 hours driving, ship and bus for 2 and a half hours in tulum.

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Very nice island, not enough time there because of tender boat shipping, tooks to much time. We took a taxi to seven mile beach colony beach club.


Paradise Island is nice, you can stay in the Atlantis water park for about 100 usd, the hole day long and use there beaches. The beaches on the main island are private and the nice ones belongs to hotels it was not possible to go there.

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Ugly industrial port, you cant walk around, nice waterfalls, dunn river falls is great, dolphin cove not, small beach, small dolphin pools, don't think they treat the dolphins well.


Big Island, not enough time there, beach in the resort area, near the big hotels is nice. Outside San Juan it looks like a third world country, we drove about 140 miles around by taxi, all rental cars were sold out. It was not possible to book in forward a rental car over the ships tour office. That's typical bad costa service.

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Stayed at magens beach, better go there by taxi. Island has high mountains, and is dusty, i think it rains there very often.

Read 2320 St. Thomas Reviews

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