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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 38 guests have reviewed Costa Favolosa, giving it a rating of 3.2 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.2 out of 5(38 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples46.2%
Singles/Friends25.6%
Families w/older children15.4%
Groups5.1%
Families w/young children2.6%

Most Recent Reviews

Uncomfortable bed, half-decent food, excursions not so good

May 3rd, 2019

Bed need to be changed (hurt my back). Hotel service charge should be upfront.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

2-3 cruises

Its ok

Jul 27th, 2018

Costa food is bad and the cabin is simpel. GYm is good.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Inside

Experience

7+ cruises

Sehr schöne Städte und wundervolle Fjorde

Jul 8th, 2018

Die Häfen waren sehr schön. In allen Häfen konnte man ohne größeren Aufwand und ohne große Vorbereitung die Stadt auf eigene Faust erkunden. Mit Costa werden wir nicht wieder reisen. Wir waren die letzten Jahre immer mit MSC unterwegs und wollten mal wieder Costa probieren. Uns gefällt das Konzept von Costa nicht. Die massiven Service-Einsparungen, die Costa im letzten Jahr eingeführt hat, haben uns immer wieder zu Vergleichen mit MSC animiert. In der Hoffnung, dass MSC nicht auch irgendwann am Service spart, werden wir keine weitere Kreuzfahrt mit Costa machen. Bis vor einem Jahr empfanden wir die Qualität und den Service auf Costa und MSC als gleichwertig.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Inside

Experience

7+ cruises

Wonderful Western Mediterranean to Baltics cruise, but Costa Favolosa is very Italian and not geared for English speaking cruisers.

May 25th, 2018

We loved cruising, but the Costa Favolosa is exorbitantly expensive. The food was really excellent. They close the buffet dining room at certain times and free coffee is only available during meal times. No free ice creams. Very expensive shops and photos. You pay for everything, only your food is included. Remember that they charge you 20 Euros service fee per day.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

2-3 cruises

very budget but proud

May 7th, 2018

Good. We find nice people on the cruise between the cruise staff and passengers. For European cruise company it was not bad but we like more to travel with Celebrity or Princess

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Oct 7th, 2017

Looking forward to go on Favolosa again in June 2018, we have the same Cabin as last time. This time it comes with a Drinks Package. It Will be nice to be back on board.

Exciting

Aug 23rd, 2017

Exciting

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Food and ports are so so...

Jun 19th, 2017

<p>The food was very deplorable and the ports of the cities very small and not that interesting... Shows on board as well very average. The crew staff was nice but not in the restaurants  </p>

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Our first cruise

Apr 30th, 2017

<p>The crew was very service oriented and attentive to our needs. </p> <p>If someone chooses not to register their card they should have the ability to use currency.</p> <p>Yes, we would recommend the cruise to others.</p>

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Very good if you know how to play the Costa game

Jan 3rd, 2017

<p>I had a fine time on the Costa Favoloso on a repositioning cruise from Savona, Italy to Guadeloupe in the Caribbean.  I joined the cruise in Barcelona, Spain and disembarked in Martinique after a total of 23 days.</p> <p>The food aboard the Favoloso is mostly Italian style, and usually delicious.  Even the duds were pretty good, and it you don&#39;t like something just ask for something different.  The breakfast buffet didn&#39;t vary much.  Eggs, bacon, prosciutto, fruit, yogurt etc.  The lunch buffet was varied and featured roasts, stews, vegetables, and pastas.</p> <p>I stayed in an inside cabin and it was comfortable, and well designed.  The cabin steward made up the room promptly and at least twice a day.  It was carefree living.  The evening entertainment was very professional looking with good lighting, a good sound system and entertaining acts.  The passengers aboard the ship were very international with Italians, Germans, and French forming the majority.  English speakers were only about 10 percent of the passengers.  Announcements, and most entertainment was done in at least four or five languages, but during the evening meal, the assigned dinner seating was with English speakers so we could visit and compare experiences for the day.</p> <p>Now for the Costa game part.  Costa doesn&#39;t serve some items as part of their standard menu.  Primary among these are ice cream, pizza, and most drinks including pop, but with a little creative thinking you find substitutes.  The lunch buffet always featured an interesting selection of focaccia .  It&#39;s just pizza without the sauce.  Evening dinners would frequently serve frozen parfaits, which is practically ice cream.  Stay away from the fancy coffee beverages and just drink the coffee provided at breakfast and dinner.  Drink water instead of pop, and if you want an alcoholic beverage, consider buying a drink package.</p> <p>Was I satisfied?  Yes very satisfied with two exceptions.  I received no disembarkation package when I was about to leave in Martinique.  They said it was because they hadn&#39;t printed it out in English.  Baloney!</p> <p>A side trip to Marrakesh was marred by the fact they didn&#39;t tell us that were would be time to visit the market to do some souvenir shopping.  There was about 45 minutes available, but it wasn&#39;t listed in the brochure or made plain by the guide.  We raced from stall to stall without pause, salivating at some of the interesting goods for sale there.  A simple sentence saying that we would have time to shop at the end of the tour would have sufficed.</p> <p> </p> <p>Would I go again?  Yes, in an instant.</p> <p> </p>

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Inside

Experience

2-3 cruises

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