Costa never fails to impress us. We boarded in Ft. Lauderdale and immed found we had a cabin upgrade, there were fruits and candy in our stateroom upon our arrival and our costa cards and pamphlets. Our cabin was clean and smelling awesome. We couldnt wait for our adventure to begin.
The food onboard is top notch for the money we paid for this cruise. Princess cruises are a lot more expensive but the food is no better nor is the cabin service or table service. Decks are large and roomy. The staff go beyond to please you. Entertainment is great..we had a lady travelling with us who has taught theatrics for over 40 years on a college level in Portland Oregon. She was quite pleased with the performances and so were we.
We have a couple of negatives but nothing too serious. The first day on board our A\C was out of whack but they did manage to get it fixed before we baked. Also,I noticed that some of the furnishings on board are getting a bit worn and should be replaced soon. There are no flat screen TVs on board, but then again we didn't go cruising to watch TV. In my humble opinion the shore excursions are a bit pricey and disorganized for the quality of the tours, so we learned not to take them and just do our own thing which suited us better.
Positives? Too many to list....but the list topper would have to be the price \ value for the money spent and the enjoyment you get for that is hard to beat. The ship is not overcrowded\ hardly any screaming kids. The artwork\ decor\ glass elevators is incredible. The food in the Tiziano is pretty darned good from our experience cruising on other ships. The creme brulee was delicious. The table service could have been a bit better but we were told that our server Grace was new so we cut her some slack.
Over all we thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on board the Atlantica and hope to go do it again real soon.