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This was our second Costa cruise, our previous was on the Costa Concordia a few weeks before she sank and we found the Concordia much more glamorous and classy. We boarded in Malta and that was very efficient. We were also impressed with the emergency drill was was done prior to sailing. Our cabin with a balcony was clean and beds were comfortable cabin 8372. The dinner was the second sitting at 2130 which is far too late for us and we tried to change it so we dined one night and was really disappointed with the food and length of time between courses. Our only dinning experience on the first night lasted starter and main then we gave up waiting for the other courses and dessert. Hence we ate in the afternoon and had a pizza late at night on two occasions. We had continental breakfast in our room and lunch was very busy at certain times and it was difficult to find a seat. This upset my partner on several occasions with pushing and bad manners. You have to buy bottle water which is not included in the all inclusive package. We had no complaints about the quality of alcohol drinks or the efficiency of the hard working staff. Most were smiling. The English speaking guest services lady, Holly was brilliant. However, when we attended a quiz in the lounge we could not understand the Italian lady who asked the questions in English so we gave up going. In fact we could not hear or understand the announcements that were in English. The swimming pools we dare not use as they were usually crowded and we feared for our health. The animation worked very hard and the shows were reasonable. With regards to the excursions we found it better doing our own thing, although we did catch the bus to Rome organised by the ship. Positives were the drink package and the overall price. Negatives the late dining for us, and the only late snack which you pay for is PIzza. We probably won't sail with Costa again and we are still waiting for our Costa Card and questionaire regarding the cruise. We will sail with another company.  

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Costa Favolosa Cruise Review by sheikmilc

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This was our second Costa cruise, our previous was on the Costa Concordia a few weeks before she sank and we found the Concordia much more glamorous and classy. We boarded in Malta and that was very efficient. We were also impressed with the emergency drill was was done prior to sailing.
Our cabin with a balcony was clean and beds were comfortable cabin 8372.
The dinner was the second sitting at 2130 which is far too late for us and we tried to change it so we dined one night and was really disappointed with the food and length of time between courses. Our only dinning experience on the first night lasted starter and main then we gave up waiting for the other courses and dessert. Hence we ate in the afternoon and had a pizza late at night on two occasions.
We had continental breakfast in our room and lunch was very busy at certain times and it was difficult to find a seat. This upset my partner on several occasions with pushing and bad manners. You have to buy bottle water which is not included in the all inclusive package. We had no complaints about the quality of alcohol drinks or the efficiency of the hard working staff. Most were smiling.
The English speaking guest services lady, Holly was brilliant. However, when we attended a quiz in the lounge we could not understand the Italian lady who asked the questions in English so we gave up going.
In fact we could not hear or understand the announcements that were in English.
The swimming pools we dare not use as they were usually crowded and we feared for our health.
The animation worked very hard and the shows were reasonable.
With regards to the excursions we found it better doing our own thing, although we did catch the bus to Rome organised by the ship.
Positives were the drink package and the overall price. Negatives the late dining for us, and the only late snack which you pay for is PIzza.
We probably won't sail with Costa again and we are still waiting for our Costa Card and questionaire regarding the cruise. We will sail with another company.
 
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Cabin 8372
Cabin was clean and balcony was quite spacious
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