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We have been on about 5 cruises before this one and i can honestly say that this was WORSE then any other. Food was absolutely disgusting (when you could get it) the ship itself is beautiful but the organisation on board is none existent breakfast is basic, lunch is basic "both the same by the way", evening meal you could have fitted all 4 courses on a small side plate. we paid 28 euros each to eat in one of the speciality restaurants absolute waste of money the food is just as crap as the rest of the ship we had prawns as part of the first course they were RAW we complained but it was a waste of time just offered us a glass of the cheapest champagne which was undrinkable. Drinks were expensive every thing you buy has 15% added on, they don't charge a "service" charge which is not compulsory they now charge you 8.5 euros per person per day and call it a hotel charge which they can make compulsory. Entertainment after the first night was mind numbingly boring same crap over and over. It appears Costa cruises is mainly for Italians, germans and basically oneone apart from the English. I must in conclusion say that the waitresses/waiters were brilliant Please take notice if you want a decent cruise holiday then DO NOT GO ON COSTA its fairly cheap but you DON'T get value.

Don't go on it.

Costa Fascinosa Cruise Review by gtumpy

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We have been on about 5 cruises before this one and i can honestly say that this was WORSE then any other.

Food was absolutely disgusting (when you could get it) the ship itself is beautiful but the organisation on board is none existent breakfast is basic, lunch is basic "both the same by the way", evening meal you could have fitted all 4 courses on a small side plate. we paid 28 euros each to eat in one of the speciality restaurants absolute waste of money the food is just as crap as the rest of the ship we had prawns as part of the first course they were RAW we complained but it was a waste of time just offered us a glass of the cheapest champagne which was undrinkable.

Drinks were expensive every thing you buy has 15% added on, they don't charge a "service" charge which is not compulsory they now charge you 8.5 euros per person per day and call it a hotel charge which they can make compulsory.

Entertainment after the first night was mind numbingly boring same crap over and over.

It appears Costa cruises is mainly for Italians, germans and basically oneone apart from the English.

I must in conclusion say that the waitresses/waiters were brilliant Please take notice if you want a decent cruise holiday then DO NOT GO ON COSTA its fairly cheap but you DON'T get value.
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