2860 Passengers (3800 with upper beds)
About Costa Cruises
With it's over 75-year long history Costa Cruises belongs to the traditional European cruise lines. Italian cruise ship fans feel comfortable with the typical Italian atmosphere aboard. Depending on the itinerary there are many German and international passengers as well. The cruise line convinces with a good value for money. During the school holidays many families spend their holidays on the family friendly ships of the Costa Cruises fleet.
About Costa Favolosa
The Costa Favolosa was put into service in summer 2011 and is one of Costa Cruises' largest ships. On 13 decks, passengers are offered lots of fun, entertainment and comfort. At 290 metres in length, there is room for a maximum of 3,800 passengers. The Costa Favolosa is the fairy-tale ship of the Costa fleet and has dedicated itself entirely to fairy-tale and royal worlds. The Atrio dei Diamanti, for example, is reminiscent of the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles Palace, while other areas of the ship were also inspired by famous magnificent buildings and over 6,000 works of art adorn the ship. There is also plenty of entertainment for children, making the Costa Favolosa particularly suitable for family cruises.
Costa Favolosa data
- Ship Class: Pacifica Class
- Built in: 2011
- Home port: Genoa
- Length: 290 meters
- Tonnage: 113,216 GT
- Speed: 23 knots
- Decks: 13
- Passengers: 3,800
- Crew: 1,100
- Languages aboard: English, Italian, German
- Dress Code: Casual clothes
- Currency aboard: Euro/ USD
- Internet: There is wi-fi available for a fee.
Costa Favolosa staterooms
There are a total of 1508 modern and comfortably furnished staterooms on board. Of these, 524 have a private balcony. The inside staterooms are 14 sqm, the outside and balcony staterooms 16 sqm. The suites are impressive with 20-36 sqm. On board there are also special staterooms and suites in the Samsara category, which offer wellness lovers some special amenities. In the Samsara area, you can choose between interior staterooms, balcony staterooms and suites.
Atmosphere on board
The atmosphere on board of Costa Favolosa is very international with a special focus on the Italian way of life. Many passengers and crew members speak German. The dress code is casual and informal. On a few days in the main restaurant there are Gala evenings for which a more elegant clothing is suitable. The ship is very family friendly and a lot of children and teenagers are happy about the special entertainment programme.
Costa Favolosa restaurants
There are five restaurants on the Costa Favolosa including the Club Restaurant and Samsara Restaurant (by reservation and for a fee). In addition, there are 12 bars on board including the Cognac & Cigar Bar and the Coffee & Chocolate Bar. For breakfast or lunch, choose from a variety of buffets or dine in the restaurant with service. Breakfast can also be delivered to your stateroom for an additional charge. For dinner, dine in the main restaurant in two sittings or visit the speciality restaurant (reservation and extra charge).
Entertainment, sports and relaxation
Shows are presented every evening in the huge theatre. There is a casino, numerous bars and various opportunities for dancing. There is a disco on board especially for the younger guests and those young at heart. For diversion during the day, there is a 4D cinema, a large water slide and numerous shopping opportunities. In preparation for the individual ports, lectures are held about the destinations called at. Classic cruise entertainment is not neglected either: there are bingo games, game tournaments and many other offers that change daily.
The wellness area has been enlarged again compared to previous ships. On 6,000 sqm, the Samsara Spa offers a large fitness room with a magnificent sea view and various saunas and whirlpools for a fee. In addition, every conceivable health and beauty treatment is offered for a fee in the spa managed by the Steiner company. There are five whirlpools on board, four swimming pools (one with a retractable glass roof), a multi-purpose sports court and an outdoor jogging track.
Costa Favolosa is like a swimming city with a varied range of entertainment programmes. First time travellers will love the fun, entertainment and Italian food aboard the ship.
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More Feedback from our customers about this ship (click for details)
- Please do something with entertainment. Some real music players will help (not those with computer and only voice or just one instrument). Also reduce the casino space and enlarge the gym.
- No free water at dinner, have to wait for a long time for each course of dinner
- The staff at the restaurants and bars go out of their way to make you feel welcome. This together with the very good cuisine makes it a note to remark.