I traveled with my wife and 2 children (aged 9 and 12) to Kiel to for our cruise on board the Costa Pacifica from August 5 to 16. The embarkation process took a couple of hours. We boarded the ship and found our way to our inside cabin. Since we had been on board the sister ship Favolosa in 2014, we were familiar with the ship's layout. The cabin was adequate and later found that our cabin steward Rodalyn did a good job of keeping it clean.
I had chosen this ship for the itinerary and because it had a covered pool- a must for my children in case of bad weather.
We dined in the New York New York restaurant. The dinners were very good- although the food took a lot of time to be served.