This was our second Costa cruise, our previous was on the Costa Concordia a few weeks before she sank and we found the Concordia much more glamorous and classy. We boarded in Malta and that was very efficient. We were also impressed with the emergency drill was was done prior to sailing.
Our cabin with a balcony was clean and beds were comfortable cabin 8372.
The dinner was the second sitting at 2130 which is far too late for us and we tried to change it so we dined one night and was really disappointed with the food and length of time between courses. Our only dinning experience on the first night lasted starter and main then we gave up waiting for the other courses and dessert. Hence we ate in the afternoon and had a pizza late at night on two occasions.
Cabin was clean and balcony was quite spacious