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First of all, the cruise was cheap. 8 nights in outside premium with 250 MB internet and drink package including both wine, beer, cocktails and special coffee and included gratitude (service) for 700 $ per person. So expectations of course needs to be in relation to what paid. First the positive: -Itinerary is great with stop in Port Klang, Langkawi, Phuket (2 days), Penang och Malacca. Only one sea day -Ship is not overcrowded. Compared to larger ships the 3 swimming pools and deck chairs seems sufficient. Previous cruise was with Carnival Magic and it carries 1000 more passengers with only 2 swimming pools. I was never able to get into one. -Costa knows how to throw a great deck party. Really fun on white night! -You get some nuts snacks when sitting down in a bar ordering a drink -Compared to previous cruises the launch hours have been extended so some kind of food was available to 4PM at least (previous it was no food on the ship between 4:00-6:30 PM) But still, lots of things they need to enhance: -Communication is non existing. Like, where will the ship dock? is the time in local or ships time? Is room service available, there's no menu? Is it included in the premium price? Where's the exit when in port? How's the disembarkation procedure? -Ship interior is outdated and ship looks overall worn -Buffet food is hardly eatable. -Excursions are way to expansive -Entertainment is just sad -General lack of activities to do on your own. Why not have some shuffleboards, mini golf, fussball games etc available? They had ping pong tables and a tennis court, but there's no equipment and no information how to get the equipment so it was never used by anyone As we have cruised Costa before we expected not much, still a bit disappointing. However it works if you only expect to use the ship as a mean of cheap transport with food between interesting ports of call. Still slight more comfortable than an airplane or bus at least ;)

Use it a mean of transportation, nothing else

Costa Fortuna Cruise Review by bjoerne

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2020
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Outside Premium
First of all, the cruise was cheap. 8 nights in outside premium with 250 MB internet and drink package including both wine, beer, cocktails and special coffee and included gratitude (service) for 700 $ per person.

So expectations of course needs to be in relation to what paid.

First the positive:

-Itinerary is great with stop in Port Klang, Langkawi, Phuket (2 days), Penang och Malacca. Only one sea day

-Ship is not overcrowded. Compared to larger ships the 3 swimming pools and deck chairs seems sufficient. Previous cruise was with Carnival Magic and it carries 1000 more passengers with only 2 swimming pools. I was never able to get into one.

-Costa knows how to throw a great deck party. Really fun on white night!

-You get some nuts snacks when sitting down in a bar ordering a drink

-Compared to previous cruises the launch hours have been extended so some kind of food was available to 4PM at least (previous it was no food on the ship between 4:00-6:30 PM)

But still, lots of things they need to enhance:

-Communication is non existing. Like, where will the ship dock? is the time in local or ships time? Is room service available, there's no menu? Is it included in the premium price? Where's the exit when in port? How's the disembarkation procedure?

-Ship interior is outdated and ship looks overall worn

-Buffet food is hardly eatable.

-Excursions are way to expansive

-Entertainment is just sad

-General lack of activities to do on your own. Why not have some shuffleboards, mini golf, fussball games etc available? They had ping pong tables and a tennis court, but there's no equipment and no information how to get the equipment so it was never used by anyone

As we have cruised Costa before we expected not much, still a bit disappointing. However it works if you only expect to use the ship as a mean of cheap transport with food between interesting ports of call. Still slight more comfortable than an airplane or bus at least ;)
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