Launched in 2003, Costa Fortuna offers plenty of space and comfort. There is a nine-deck high, glass-domed atrium in the lobby and the interior decor borrows from traditional Italian cruise ships with plenty of art deco touches. The entrance hall is decorated with 26 models of ships from the Costa fleet. While Costa Fortuna attracts a range of nationalities, most of the passengers are Italian. The 102,587 tonne ship has 13 passenger decks and can carry 2,716 passengers and 1,068 crew
There are 1,358 cabins on board Costa Fortuna, eight of which are wheelchair accessible. There are 15 accommodation categories, ranging from two-bed interior cabins to suites with large a private balcony. There are two single cabins, 464 cabins with private balconies and 58 suites with private balconies. All cabins are equipped with television, mini-bar, personal safe, twin beds that convert to a queen bed and a private bathroom.
A variety of dining choices are available on board Costa Fortuna. Ristorante Michelangelo 1965 is the largest of the two main restaurants and can seat 1,046 guests. Breakfast and lunch are open seating, while dinner is set seating. Ristorante Rafaello 1965 can accommodate 664 guests and serves the same menu options as Michelangelo. The Conte Grande 1927 is an upscale restaurant under a large glass dome. The Christopher Columbus 1954 offers buffet dining for breakfast and lunch. The are three public decks with lounges and 11 bars.
The Saturnia Spa 1927 takes up 14,424 square feet across two decks. Inside you will find a solarium, eight treatment and massage rooms, Turkish baths, steam rooms, sauna for men and women and a beauty parlor. There is a gym with a variety of weights and cardiovascular equipment as well as an aerobic section. Classes such as yoga and Pilates are offered daily. There are three pools, five Jacuzzis, a multipurpose sports pitch and an outdoor jogging track
The Squok Club is available for children aged three to 11 years and there is a Teen Club for 12-17 year olds. The clubs have a variety of activities organised by the staff. There is a small wading pool for young children. The Teens Zone has PS2 games, dance lessons, pool parties and more.
– Cruise Passenger
“…Ample wardrobe space; the food was excellent both at the buffet and in the dining room; the staff were friendly; service excellent and the entertainment varied and enjoyable. We took 5 excursions, which, despite the very cold and inclement weather, were generally good. We heartily recommend this cruise, which has a distinctly European flavour, and would go on this line again…”
– Cruise Critic
“…The ship as spotlessly clean. Everywhere. Our cabins the same. We didn’t really get to know our cabin attendant as we have on the other cruises, no towel animals or chocs on the bed, but perhaps it’s a classic thing. That said, she serviced it twice a day and we had clean towels twice as well…”
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