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Having paid so little it should have been a clue not to expect the best of service or standards, but if it were possible to rate zero I would. Most of the staff had an attitude that passengers were an inconvenience and the only time they were prompt was when it was time to close services, sometimes a tiny bit early, e.g. on a day at sea waited 15 minutes for a waitress to finally come and take my order, when I pointed out the delay she aggressively said she was on her own (one would have thought as all passengers were aboard they might have known it would be busy) The food was at best average and the decor was more cheap and tacky than luxury. However all of these things might have been tolerated if the ship was not full of unconrolled, screaming children, from babies to young teemagers, who treated the whole ship including the casino, the theatre and adults only salons as unsupervised kindergarten. It is well known that the Italian culture is very family friendly but on this ship it was to the detriment of adults.

Family Friendly, Adult Hostile

Costa Fascinosa Cruise Review by comptroller99

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2018
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Premium
Having paid so little it should have been a clue not to expect the best of service or standards, but if it were possible to rate zero I would.

Most of the staff had an attitude that passengers were an inconvenience and the only time they were prompt was when it was time to close services, sometimes a tiny bit early, e.g. on a day at sea waited 15 minutes for a waitress to finally come and take my order, when I pointed out the delay she aggressively said she was on her own (one would have thought as all passengers were aboard they might have known it would be busy)

The food was at best average and the decor was more cheap and tacky than luxury.

However all of these things might have been tolerated if the ship was not full of unconrolled, screaming children, from babies to young teemagers, who treated the whole ship including the casino, the theatre and adults only salons as unsupervised kindergarten.

It is well known that the Italian culture is very family friendly but on this ship it was to the detriment of adults.
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Balcony Premium
Cabin BP 9287
Very utilitarian, have had better on a ferry
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