The food was "alright". I found something to eat everyday. The dining room staffing could have been a little more efficient. The drink package they hound you with at the beginning of the cruise, I didn't find a deal, so don't get stuck with that one. They usually had happy hours every evening, which was good for those who did drink.
SHIP TALENT! Poor, poor, poor. I am a real show person and will not miss a cruise show. I stop going to the shows preferring to stay in the cabin and do laundry.
I think I would try Costa Atlantica again, but on the Cribbean venue. The young animation staff was energetic and kept people busy so I have only compliments for them. They made the difference for me to give Costa another chance. Three strikes and your out.
Last, but not least, the mystery illness. I and lots of others I know came down with some mystery illness (felt like a cold on top of a cold on top of a cold). I don't know what that was all about,(received some caugh syrup from the ship infirmery), but it sure knocked me for a wham. Been back from the cruise over a week, saw my doctor, and still getting over whatever that was.