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5 Costa Favolosa Norwegian Fjords Cruise Reviews

We chose this Cruise Trip to North Europe, as this covers four stops in Western Norway, besides Copenhagen and Goteburg in Sweden. This was our second trip on Costa Ship. Very happy with their Itinerary, since main attraction was to ... Read More
We chose this Cruise Trip to North Europe, as this covers four stops in Western Norway, besides Copenhagen and Goteburg in Sweden. This was our second trip on Costa Ship. Very happy with their Itinerary, since main attraction was to visit Norwegian Fjords. Vast variety of food and comparatively far better Entertainment compared to others. Overall a great experience and Value for money. One suggestion for those Taking this Cruise at Warnemunde Germany. Warnemunde is nearly 2 to 4 hours by Train or Coach from Hamburg or Berlin. For individual/ group travelers, who not taking direct Private Taxi/ Car from Hamburg or Berlin to Cruise centre, the better way is to Embark on this Cruise at Copenhagen. This will avoid all the hassles of getting to Warnemunde from Hamburg or Berlin One suggestion for Costa: Being an Italian liner, there should be some free Pizza and Ice cream stations. They have Shore Excursions for different language groups. At Norway ports, private excursions to Fjords are available at cheaper prices. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We enjoyed the most our cabin with balcony. On the beginning it is difficult to orientate, but finally we found everything rather quick. The food is ok in the restaurants, but is a little stressy. You see the personnel running ... Read More
We enjoyed the most our cabin with balcony. On the beginning it is difficult to orientate, but finally we found everything rather quick. The food is ok in the restaurants, but is a little stressy. You see the personnel running all the time and therefore you are not relaxed by that. The wine is good and price is correct if there is not always 15 % of service at each time. But the beverages Packages are too expensive if you are not a big drinker. And don’t forget: All exclusive is not full pension. The captain’s diner is just an extra glass and a dessert and more stress for the personnel We enjoyed our stay, but as we did not need the entertainments a cruise is not really our thing, for most of the people it must be fine to have swimming possibility, casino, shows etc. The excursions are not always good organised, but still they are interesting to do. And at every port it is possible to see or do something special if you like. We had a calm sea so it was absolutely beautiful and fantastic to be on board. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
I have previously been cruising with NCL (Norwegian Epic) and Royal Caribbean (Adventure of the Seas), so that is what I have to compare with. We always opted for the cheapest possible price/cabin. I was travelling with my wife and two ... Read More
I have previously been cruising with NCL (Norwegian Epic) and Royal Caribbean (Adventure of the Seas), so that is what I have to compare with. We always opted for the cheapest possible price/cabin. I was travelling with my wife and two kids (11 and 14). Embarkation: This was fairly easy. Our luggage (3 out of 4 pieces) arrived at our cabin as expected. My suitcase didn't and the Cabin Steward didn't know anything and suggested it would come later if we wait. In the evening, I called the main desk who informed me that I had to go to the main desk as there was a problem with by suitcase. The problem was that I had brought a small water heater to make hot water for nescafe. I was not allowed to have this and they kept it at the desk and I got my suitcase. If they had at least left a note in the cabin about it, that would have been nice. And even better if I had been informed about such restriction when I purchased the tickets. Cabin: We had a small cabin with no windows. One big bed and two down foldable beds hanging from the roof / wall. It was decent enough room. There was a television which we didn't use. The guide menu on the tv was slow and un-useable. Dining: It seemed that the dining area couldn't fit all the guest on board, so you would often have trouble finding a place to sit. Also our evening dinner was fixed to a restaurant that opened at 20:30, which is a little late for us. Breakfast was fine, not overwhelming. Their coffee was extremely poor. So much that we preferred just getting hot water and using our own nescafe. You could buy fine espresso, and it seemed almost as if this was the plan with the poor coffee. We din't buy it, as this falls into what I would categorize as a scam. The evening dinner was also not overwhelming. It was very much italian inspired. on our previous cruises they would have different themes like oriental, mexican, italian, etc. Here it was mostly italian. Between 16:00 and 17:00 there were light snacks / cake / sandwiches. But between 17:00 and 19:00 there were nothing to eat. This was especially problematic when you had been to shore and came back at 17:30. Also you could only get coffee when the dining buffet was open. Entertainment: There were some shows onboard which were dance / singing / ice skate kind. These were also much italian inspired with singing in italian. I watched a few and they seemed like varieties over the same theme. On Norwegian Epic we saw "Blu man show" which was a completely different level (better). Then there was the usual common gymnastics, which all cruise lines seem to have, and which I have never understood. Also there were some evening dances and piano concerts / singers which were also in italian. They had a 4D cinema that played little movies of lengths between 5 and 10 minutes. When we asked about prices, the lady were very rude and seemed annoyed why we would bother her. Prices and extra: When you are on a cruise like this (and other cruises), there are things that are included (food, some shows, swimming pools, etc.) and then there are other thing that you should pay extra for. I have no problem with this. But for some reason, it is never shown up front how much something costs. It is as if they want you to go and get interested and then only later find out the price when you have signed up. This again in my opinion categorizes as a scam and I dont understand why anyone would treat their customers like that. Information on ship: All announcements were made either only in italian (only on few occasions) or in several languages (italian, german, english, french and one more language - maybe spanish). Information was mostly useless. If something was delayed (e.g. going to shore), it wouldn't be announced beforehand. Only when the time came, they would announce that now you can go. I really don't understand why they dont use the internal wifi connection combined with a smartphone app to allow you to get information (this also goes for the tow other cruises, I have tried). Conclusion: When we ordered the trip, we knew that it was cheaper than the previous ones we had been on. I wouldn't say that it was a bad experience. It was certainly not a luxury trip. If you are after a cheap trip and can find a decent price, this is "good enough", but if you want luxury, I wouldn't go with Costa. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Costa favalosa was the worst cruise I have ever been on. I have been on many cruise lines. the food quality was only a little better than a high school cafeteria food. The entertainment was poor. The ship had no real food choices but ... Read More
Costa favalosa was the worst cruise I have ever been on. I have been on many cruise lines. the food quality was only a little better than a high school cafeteria food. The entertainment was poor. The ship had no real food choices but italian and that was very poor. All other ships have multiple food types and different places to eat. If the main dining hall was open the buffet was closed along with any other options. The lines were always very long because they only would have one place offering anything at one time on the ship. They nickled and dimed you for every thing and the quality was poor. The spa hot tubs stem rooms and relaxation rooms were extra. they had no ice cream unless you paid extra and only at limited time offerings . They had no soda drinks or even juice with out paying more. all other ships I have been on at least had juice through out the day or soda during the main meal of the day included. They had no piano bar jazz club. no comedy club. the excursion desk was disorganized. One of my excursions was even cancelled and another was set for the wrong language. The management told the room staff not to waist towels making towel animals which on all other cruises is a custom. There was no onboard welcoming party. The alcoholic drinks were watered down. If this was my first cruise I wound never do another. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
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