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Overview

Introduced in 2011, Costa Favolosa caters to families with amenities like a 4D cinema, four pools, a waterslide and a designated kids clubs. While younger guests play at Virtual World – a teen hangout outfitted with game consoles – grown-ups can unwind in the library or receive treatments at the Samsara Spa.

As far as lodging goes, Inside staterooms come appointed with minibars and flat-screen TVs. Guests who stay in one of the larger Samsara cabins or Suites receive extra perks, like a reserved table at the Samsara Restaurant. Additional lodging options include Ocean View and Balcony staterooms and Suites.

Despite being one of Costa's largest ships, many recent cruisers remarked that they were underwhelmed by the ship's daytime entertainment and activities. Another point of contention: the subpar customer service.

Still, the ship boasts 13 bars and five dining venues, including two specialty restaurants (reservations required and additional fees apply). With a capacity for 3,800 passengers, you should brace yourself for crowds. On the plus side, the ship allows plenty of time at the ports to explore. 

In 2018-19, Costa Favolosa sails throughout Brazil and to a variety of European ports, such as Barcelona and Copenhagen

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Introduced in 2011, Costa Favolosa caters to families with amenities like a 4D cinema, four pools, a waterslide and a designated kids clubs. While younger guests play at Virtual World – a teen hangout outfitted with game consoles – grown-ups can unwind in the library or receive treatments at the Samsara Spa.

As far as lodging goes, Inside staterooms come appointed with minibars and flat-screen TVs. Guests who stay in one of the larger Samsara cabins or Suites receive extra perks, like a reserved table at the Samsara Restaurant. Additional lodging options include Ocean View and Balcony staterooms and Suites.

Despite being one of Costa's largest ships, many recent cruisers remarked that they were underwhelmed by the ship's daytime entertainment and activities. Another point of contention: the subpar customer service.

Still, the ship boasts 13 bars and five dining venues, including two specialty restaurants (reservations required and additional fees apply). With a capacity for 3,800 passengers, you should brace yourself for crowds. On the plus side, the ship allows plenty of time at the ports to explore. 

In 2018-19, Costa Favolosa sails throughout Brazil and to a variety of European ports, such as Barcelona and Copenhagen

Ship Size
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Price
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Year Built
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Pros & Cons

  • Ship has 13 bars

  • Some reviewers report subpar service

Rankings

Costa Favolosa ranks #3 out of 11 Costa Cruises Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

3.50Scorecard
  • 3.5Expert Rating »
  • 3.1Traveler Rating »
  • 4.5Health Rating »

Cabins

Costa Favolosa offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

Costa Favolosa contains 13 decks. Find out which features are available on each Costa Favolosa deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 37 guests have reviewed Costa Favolosa, giving it a rating of 3.1 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.1 out of 5(37 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples45.9%
Singles/Friends27%
Families w/older children13.5%
Groups5.4%
Families w/young children2.7%
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Ship Photos

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Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship’s Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 22 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship’s Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.