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For people who are not used to paying for water in the 'free' restaurants, this is not for you. You can only get free water from the buffet restaurant. Tea and coffee only free flow in morning and tea time. They do have some packages for drinks, but it's only worth it if you're a fan of alcohol. Wifi on board is quite weak in the cabin but good in the lounge. Dining wise it'd say the restaurants don't cater much to a very Asian stomach. Mainly western options. If you can appreciate five kinds of chees yes go for it. My mom went mostly to the buffet because she cannot eat very salty food. Desserts were ok, maybe a little repetitive. Personally I prefer dining options onboard Carribbean. Service is genuinely good. Lovely waiters at any restaurants who put up great performance at the end of the voyage and tries to guess your nationality everyday. Some headache about allocation of restaurants and dining time on the first day. The cleaners were cheerful and nice. Performers and dance coaches (?) were sweet and remember you if you've interacted before. Very nice crew who started the ferry service between Phuket and the cruise ship immediately (instead of waiting for a full boat of people) when he saw that I had sand in my eye and needed to get treatment. There was a Chinese New Year celebration they hosted for the chinese speaking passengers. Personally I didn't find it to be well organized. Wrong dates were printed on the invite, planned entertainment was delayed by food distribution. We left halfway because it was boring and went to watch the other night show which was bomb. Overall a good experience. My blessing for all currently onboard.

Not best for Asians

Costa Fortuna Cruise Review by Irene Yang

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2020
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Mini Suite with Balcony
For people who are not used to paying for water in the 'free' restaurants, this is not for you. You can only get free water from the buffet restaurant. Tea and coffee only free flow in morning and tea time.

They do have some packages for drinks, but it's only worth it if you're a fan of alcohol. Wifi on board is quite weak in the cabin but good in the lounge.

Dining wise it'd say the restaurants don't cater much to a very Asian stomach. Mainly western options. If you can appreciate five kinds of chees yes go for it. My mom went mostly to the buffet because she cannot eat very salty food. Desserts were ok, maybe a little repetitive. Personally I prefer dining options onboard Carribbean.

Service is genuinely good. Lovely waiters at any restaurants who put up great performance at the end of the voyage and tries to guess your nationality everyday. Some headache about allocation of restaurants and dining time on the first day. The cleaners were cheerful and nice. Performers and dance coaches (?) were sweet and remember you if you've interacted before. Very nice crew who started the ferry service between Phuket and the cruise ship immediately (instead of waiting for a full boat of people) when he saw that I had sand in my eye and needed to get treatment.

There was a Chinese New Year celebration they hosted for the chinese speaking passengers. Personally I didn't find it to be well organized. Wrong dates were printed on the invite, planned entertainment was delayed by food distribution. We left halfway because it was boring and went to watch the other night show which was bomb.

Overall a good experience. My blessing for all currently onboard.
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Mini Suite with Balcony
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Cabin was well designed and regularly cleaned. Some odd smell in the bathroom though so keep the door closed. Last day or two some construction was ongoing I think? Wood shaves were strewn over the balcony. Ship has very pretty interior and facilities.
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