DAY 1 - 30 May 2022
Time at Port: from 7 AM to 4 PM
This vibrant seaside city is home to unforgettable architecture and creative scenes from renowned artists. The buildings you’ll find here are unlike anything you’ve ever seen, such as Park Güell and Casa Batllo, while foodies will be spoilt for choice with 20 different Michelin star restaurants. At the end of a busy day of shopping enjoy the energetic nightlife, or relax on the beach with newfound friends. Whatever your interests, Barcelona has the perfect itinerary for you.
Things to do in Barcelona:
Visiting Las Ramblas is an absolute must when in Barcelona. Visitors can experience the weird and the wonderful, from the Museu de l’Erotica to the Miró Mural, in between trying a range of authentic tapas bars and cafes before a much needed siesta.
Although the Sagrada Familia is not technically complete, it’s still an impressive sight to behold. Designed by the renowned architect Antoni Gaudí, this spectacular Basilica hosts many masses, events and a place to simply marvel at in wonder.
Barcelona City History Museum
Home of the cultural heritage of Barcelona, the Barcelona City History Museum manages several sites of interest including archaeological sites and historic houses. Visitors will discover the Roman colony, prehistoric Spain, Barcelona’s Jewish community and more.
Comprising of vibrant gardens and beautiful architecture, Park Güell was designed by Antoni Gaudí and officially opened in 1926. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its outstanding showcase of Gaudí’s genius design, Park Güell makes a wonderful place to go for a walk.
Another one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces, Casa Batllo is a truly eye-catching building to explore. Visitors are able to explore this fantastic showcase of the designer’s work, and even enjoy live music and other events on the roof terrace.
This modernist building was the last residence to be designed by Antoni Gaudí and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can explore the building with an audio guide, and even enjoy rooftop shows on a romantic evening.
One of Barcelona’s oldest beaches, Sant Sebastià Beach features everything you need for a fantastic day in the sun. With indoor and outdoor pools, changing rooms and amenities for lounging, visitors can go for a dip, enjoy an ice cream and find dinner all in one area.
Camp Nou Stadium
With capacity for over 99,000 people, Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Spain and cathedral to the Catalans’ second religion- the beautiful game! Visitors can catch an exciting game of football here or take a guided or un-guided tour of the grounds.
DAY 2 - 31 May 2022
You will be at sea on day 2 while travelling from Barcelona to Cadiz.
DAY 3 - 01 Jun 2022
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 5 PM
Considered one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe, Cádiz charms every visitor who sets foot there. It’s 3,000 years of history are just waiting to be discovered through its monuments, museums, and winding streets, with Cadiz Cathedral being a real highlight. Families will love Playa La Caleta which has all the amenities needed to spend a whole day on the sand and in the water, but don’t forget to check out which festivals and celebrations are going on during your visit.
Things to do in Cadiz:
Built between 1722 and 1838, the iconic yellow-domed Cadiz Cathedral is an impressive example of Baroque-neoclassical construction. When taking a look around inside, be sure to check out the wood-carved choir, and listen out for the sound effects in the crypt below.
Castle of Santa Catalina
This free-to-enter monument is a real hidden gem on La Caleta beach. The exterior of this 17th-century fortress is impressive itself, and visitors will find art exhibitions inside as well as craft workshops and concerts.
Filled with swaying palm trees, blooming flora and lush, green fauna, Genovés Park is a brilliant place to escape the faster pace of the city. Boasting plants from all over the world as well as waterfalls and wildlife, people of all ages will love this tranquil garden.
Playa la Caleta
It’s no wonder Playa La Caleta is Cadiz’ most popular beach. Visitors will find everything they need close to the golden sand, including restaurants, bars and flamenco clubs, as well as toilets and showers.
On a small islet at the end of La Caleta beach sits the Castle of San Sebastian. Construction began in 1706 to fortify the bays defence, and in 1985 the structure was declared a cultural landmark. Explore the grounds and discover the long, rich history of this well-preserved fortress.
DAY 4 - 02 Jun 2022
Time at Port: from 12 PM to 7 PM
The largest and capital city of Portugal, and one of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon is an idyllic cruise holiday destination, offering attractions to suit all interests. From ancient forts to artistic neighbourhoods and the breath-taking Jerónimos Monastery, this port of call has plenty to explore. Families will love to discover the many species at the Oceanarium, while couples will love an escape to the charming town of Sintra to explore the castle.
Things to do in Lisbon:
One of the oldest and most vibrant districts of Lisbon, Alfama is the place to be for artisan eateries, quirky boutiques and Fado bars. It’s best explored on foot or by the tram to experience as many of the attractions and highlights as possible.
One of the most visited sites in Lisbon, the Jerónimos Monastery was completed in the seventeenth century. In 1983 UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage Site and it’s certainly a must visit to admire the beautiful architecture both inside and out.
Here visitors will discover over 450 different species of marine life, including sharks, rays, penguins and otters. Cruisers of all ages will love following the route around the central aquarium to learn about the major ecosystems of the ocean.
Torre de Belem
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, Torre de Belém was built to protect Lisbon from attackers from the sea. Despite its role, the fort was decorated with lavish carvings and details, which are best viewed from the banks of the Rio Tejo.
Tram 28 is the classic Lisbon mode of transportation – rattling around the narrow streets in a bright yellow tram that dates back to the 1930’s. Hop on and take one of the best tours of Lisbon, passing highlights and attractions along the way.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural landscape, Sintra is a romantic destination to escape to for the day. Featuring enchanting palaces and rolling hills, this town is easily accessible from Lisbon via a regular train service.
St George's Castle
Established in 200 BC, Castelo de Sao Jorge is one of the biggest highlights of Lisbon. Get to know the city’s unique and fascinating history, explore the imposing walls, wander the shady gardens and admire the vast views from the Observation Terrace.
DAY 5 - 03 Jun 2022
Time at Port: from 9 AM to 4 PM
DAY 6 - 04 Jun 2022
You will be at sea on day 6 while travelling from Leixões, Portugal to Le Havre (Paris).
Le Havre (Paris)
DAY 7 - 05 Jun 2022
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 7 PM
This charming port town in Normandy is the gateway to France's chic capital, but is also a destination in its own right. Stick around the coast to explore the Musée des Beaux Arts and the D-Day beaches, or go on an optional shore excursion to Mont St Michel, the medieval town of Rouen, or into Paris.
DAY 8 - 06 Jun 2022
Time at Port: from 9 AM to 6 PM
Pocket-sized, picturesque and perfect for a romantic getaway, Bruges is easily accessible, especially for cruises departing from the UK. With Gothic and neo-Gothic architecture throughout the quaint streets and canals, there's plenty of history and culture to discover. Visit the Markt and Belfort's stunning views over the city, the Groeninge Museum for early Flemish art, and enjoy a boat ride around the canals for a scenic city tour.
DAY 9 - 07 Jun 2022
Time at Port: from 9 AM to 5 PM
One of the most popular cruise destinations in Europe, Amsterdam is perfect for a picturesque city getaway. Whether you're exploring the city on foot, by bike or by a canal boat, a tour is a great way to discover hidden gems as well as iconic landmarks such as the Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. Depending on the time of year, you may also experience the vibrant Keukenhof Gardens which are home to more than 7 million tulips.
DAY 10 - 08 Jun 2022
You will be at sea on day 10 while travelling from Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) to Kiel.
DAY 11 - 09 Jun 2022
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 5:30 PM
With state of the art port facilities, easy access to the city centre and varied attractions to suit cruisers of all ages, Kiel is a hidden gem in the Baltic sea. A good way to get your bearings of this port city is through a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, taking you to the top landmarks in comfort. To discover the history of Kiel, head to the Maritime Museum and the German Submarine U-995. For a laidback wander and good food, visit Kiellinie.
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Customer reviews for Costa Fascinosa
Based on 8 reviews
Value for money
6 - Excellent This cruise was amazing from start to finish. The crew just couldn’t do enough for you and smile from ear to ear all the time. The entertainment on the ship was fabulous and the food was delicious. I simply can’t fault the entire cruise . I can’t wait to book up again!
17 Jun 2019
It was overall a good cruise, most of the food was okay as the the cruise was 499 each. It was cheap food but the cooking was good. Buffet restaurant was ok. I think the Italians probably like the food on deck 3, Otto E Mezzo Restaurant, a sit down waiter service restaurant, you had to pay for water, then charged for waiter service. The food was horrible. Variety was ok on deck 9, but not 5 star. I quite liked the Salmon though, and The head chef and Head waiter were excellent. Here the water was free as was tea and coffee. There were 5 places to see on excursions, but the beach was cancelled, and also rained in Barcelona. So don't bother with April although prices are more possibly for later months. Our steward on Deck 6 was very good and polite. He was from the Philippines. Most of the the staff were friendly and always smiled, there were a few robots. Best not to book with Iglu cruises, go direct, as we were not on the list of the Costa rep and so he let the coach go, luckily we found him by chance and he managed to stop the coach. We had to pay for transfer, although we are refunded now. So I needed a strong coffee at the motorway stop. A refund is ok, but no other compensation from a no reply email. I ll try another cruise agent or go direct next time, although my wife will take some convincing after Otto Mezzo Restaurant and nearly missing the transfer. The entertainment staff, it had to be said saved the day, they were excellent and were very good to my son, especially two girls who called him Spiderman. They deserve a medal. The main lead singer was a proper showman.
10 May 2019
Second cruise and left feeling disappointed !! Muster station was so noisy we couldn't here what was being said and no member of staff did anything to quieten people . Some pool side bar staff were not friendly, sewage smells on deck and outside theatre, everyone was rushing for food and for the lifts, Food was not as good as the first ship . We were treated badly by a member of costas staff and have been complaining since the incident and back home and they will not do anything to justify the bad treatment we received . We will not cruise with Costa again due to very bad customer service ( waiting weeks for a reply ) and the fact they did not take out complaint seriously .
14 Jul 2015
This was our second cruise where we travelled for one week inthe western mediteraen from the 31.06.15. The ship was fabulous, better than expected, the cabin staff were excellent and the room was regularly cleaned. The entertainment was good with a variety of acts catering for all tastes. The restaurant food was superb even if sometimes we did not know quite what to expect, occassionally ordering food that was not to our liking, but that in my view is all part of the experince. One criticsm which was not the fault of the cruise was to do with the excursion we had to Rome. Which was delayed by passengers causing us to have a reduced amount of time in the city. Plus we were unaware that we would have to travel by coach to Rome which took approximately 1 1/2 hours so this dramatically reduced our time in the city. Most of the passengers on baord were from other countries but this was no problem as we enjoyed listening to them and trying to make sense of what they were saying. We had a brilliant time and are already planning our next cruise. Laura
11 Jun 2015
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