Costa Fortuna - Buffet restaurant "Ristorante Buffet Cristoforo Colombo 1954"

Self-service restaurant on NAPOLI DECK (9) and BARCELLONA DECK (10)

The buffet restaurant "Ristorante Cristoforo Colombo" is located at the stern of the Costa Fortuna. It is spread over 2 decks (decks 9 and 10), with the main area located on deck 9. The upper area on deck 10 can be reached via a narrow staircase. Up there, there are more tables and if there is a great demand, beverage vending machines are also put into operation here. The way from the buffet to the tables is much longer, but it is much quieter on deck 10 than in the restaurant section on deck 9.

The restaurant is open from early morning until late at night. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and, on some days, dinner follow one another almost seamlessly. The short closing times for changing the buffet are bridged with delicious pizza snacks. In the late evening the restaurant is transformed into a pizzeria with a service. On gala evenings a "Squok dinner" for children was offered here. A buffet with the kids' usual favourite dishes was offered.

During opening hours, coffee, tea, milk and iced water are available free of charge from vending machines. At breakfast time, vending machines for fruit juices are also activated. During the day you can help yourself at soft ice cream machines. There was nothing to complain about in the selection and quality of the food during the entire cruise. It is a pity that the dinner in buffet form was not offered every day as an alternative to the fixed meal time in the service restaurants. Despite the more than 3,000 guests on board, the buffet restaurant was much quieter and more relaxed than during our Scandinavia cruise on the sister ship Costa Magica. The reason seems to be the multicultural guest structure on this cruise, as at that time I had criticized the impossible behaviour of the mostly German guests.