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Costa Fascinosa Review

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38% of cruisers loved it
  • Large, plentiful dance floors throughout the ship
  • Smaller cabins dedicated to single travelers
  • Two of four pools feature retractable roofs

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Costa Fascinosa Overview

The 114,500-ton, 3,000-passenger Costa Fascinosa features now-signature Concordia-class elements, such as the Asian-themed Samsara Spa (with associated restaurant), a pool area with giant movie screen and sliding glass roof, and a Grand Prix driving simulator. For a full review of sister ship Costa Serena, click here.

Fascinosa, which was designed by cruising's most well-known architect, Joe Farcus, distinguishes itself in its design. Farcus' theme is "things that fascinate." Quoting a Costa press release, this means "celebrities, movie stars and exotic places synonymous with allure and seduction."

If that doesn't narrow it down, try this: a "Gone With the Wind"-themed lido area. Specific design touches (the burnt-out shell of Tara?) haven't been revealed, but the space will feature raised whirlpool tubs and waterfalls. Inside, the Millionaire Casino is named after the Italian title of the Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire."

Costa Fascinosa Member Reviews 38 Reviews
   Fascinosa not quite a Farse-inosa
November 2014

We decided to fly to Venice a day before our flight because we had heard that Marco Polo airport is sometimes fogged in and we did not want to miss embarkation of the Costa Fascinosa. The following day we did the usual trips around the canals on ...continue

   Frightening Fascinosa!
September 2014

This was the first time my husband and I had taken a cruise.

The good points first!

We spent a couple of days in Venice which is amazing! The Costa Fascinosa takes your breath away - its size and it's immaculate inside and out. We ...continue

   Dont believe all you read!!!
September 2014

We have just returned from a great week on the Fascinosa. We booked this holiday at a cruise show in March, quite on impulse. However, once I started to read the reviews on Cruise Critic I was beginning to wonder what I had done.

We have ...continue

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Ship Stats
Launched: Spring 2012
Tonnage: 114,500
Passengers: 3,000
CDC Score: Not yet inspected
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