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2 Costa Fascinosa Cruise Reviews for Entertainment Cruises to Transatlantic

I chose this cruise because I thought Brazil would be exciting. It was until we got to the Fasinosa. Then everything went wrong. There are too many people for the common areas and too few staff to control them. The rules are good but no ... Read More
I chose this cruise because I thought Brazil would be exciting. It was until we got to the Fasinosa. Then everything went wrong. There are too many people for the common areas and too few staff to control them. The rules are good but no one to carry them out. Therefore there are children running riot in the theatre at night and in the restaurants at mealtimes. The hygiene rules are not carried out. Toilets are blocked and overflowing quite often. The food is mediocre, the staff are rude and the waiters untrained. Not to have water on the table at dinner is terrible and saving nothing as hundreds of people are walking about with glasses of water and of course spilling it on carpets and floors which is causing people to slip. There were two people with broken arms. Hundreds of passengers were complaining at the desk, but I guess nothing will be done as it seems this has been your policy for at least three years. I do not appreciate being herded like a holiday camp atmosphere. The music is too loud and once again people were complaining about this. We enjoyed the shows very much and appreciate it must be difficult to entertain so many nationalities. The ship is geared to Italian and Brazilian people. It should not be advertised for British people. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
We booked this cruise because of its destinations and reasonable price. Having been on Costa before on several occasions, we were aware of the potential problem with few english speaking passengers but this did not detract from our ... Read More
We booked this cruise because of its destinations and reasonable price. Having been on Costa before on several occasions, we were aware of the potential problem with few english speaking passengers but this did not detract from our enjoyment. We travelled as a group of 8 younger pensioners into dancing and activities, all of which were excellent. Even the six days at sea from Tenerife to Buzios in Brazil were busy, dance classes, Stretch classes and the entertainment team were excellent. The decor of the entire ship was top class and the cabin, [an outside one for the first time] was well worth the extra. The buffet area was often a bit too hectic for us and we ate in the restaurant on most occasions. The food was certainly not as described by some reviewers and the menu changed constantly. We were more than happy with the quality and the service. We found that the shore excursions were way overpriced as is every cruise ship we have ever been on. Being fairly resourceful people, we just get outside the docking area and find a mini bus or similar and negotiate with the driver a price for where we wish to go. Invariably, the price is around one third of the book on board price. All in all an excellent cruise at a good price which is apparently going in reverse in March/April. Look for a deal!!! Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
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