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We have been on several cruises and cruise lines and this was our 2nd on the Costa Favolosa. Our first on Costa was in October 2014 and we had a good time but this year was a complete disappointment. Hot food in the Buffet has been discontinued and only available in the main restaurant where you are seated like in a PRISON hall. Took a long time to be served. Lunch in the Buffet is a free for all, with pushing, queqing and no sound control. The cabin staff are wonderful and polite and the cabin clean. Unfortunatly it was noisy at 4am when the cleaners moved furniture right above our cabin. (8428). The entertainment was very good and quite enjoyable. Booking excursions was a shambles, getting an excursion in English was almost impossible, excursions were almost all fully taken and we never got the excursion of our choice. With tickets in hand these were cancelled at the last minute and we either had to go in other languages or go on our own. Shuttle bus prices to the port entrance were expensive. The staff are not helpful at all. Having an all inclusive package it was almost inpossible to get drinks unless you went to get them yourself from the bars. I do not think I will ever use Costa again.

Disappointed

Costa Favolosa Cruise Review by Twanny1

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2015
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Premium Balcony
We have been on several cruises and cruise lines and this was our 2nd on the Costa Favolosa. Our first on Costa was in October 2014 and we had a good time but this year was a complete disappointment. Hot food in the Buffet has been discontinued and only available in the main restaurant where you are seated like in a PRISON hall. Took a long time to be served. Lunch in the Buffet is a free for all, with pushing, queqing and no sound control.

The cabin staff are wonderful and polite and the cabin clean. Unfortunatly it was noisy at 4am when the cleaners moved furniture right above our cabin. (8428).

The entertainment was very good and quite enjoyable.

Booking excursions was a shambles, getting an excursion in English was almost impossible, excursions were almost all fully taken and we never got the excursion of our choice. With tickets in hand these were cancelled at the last minute and we either had to go in other languages or go on our own. Shuttle bus prices to the port entrance were expensive. The staff are not helpful at all.

Having an all inclusive package it was almost inpossible to get drinks unless you went to get them yourself from the bars.

I do not think I will ever use Costa again.
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Cabin Review

Premium Balcony
Cabin BP 8428
clean and spacious
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