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Costa Fascinosa Review

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37% 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 34 Reviews

We just got off the Costa Fascinosa on August 25th, after spending a great week with a Kosherica tour.

The Boat

The Fascinosa is a large cruise ship, very new and it shows. There are no signs of wear or tear, and everything is ...continue

I sailed on the Costa Fascinosa for seven nights in a party of eight, and thought it was a wonderful experience. Our embarkation point was Venice, and everything ran very smoothly - yes, it does take quite a bit of time to board, but I think ...continue

   Think Twice About this Cruise
July 2014

My family and I have been on over 20 cruises and consider ourselves experienced cruise veterans. This was the first and last time we will cruise with Costa. First of all, the first and primary language spoken by the staff and cruise director is ...continue

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