Selected Costa because was going where I wanted go and at exactly the right time. I chose a grand suite and it was very comfortable, included a butler, and specified dining in the exclusive 88 seat deck 11 dining room. Dining service beautifully served and attended to; however, the quality of the food was only fair.
Ship was too large for my liking and everything was extra. Bought the top drink package to avoid hassle of paying for water and drinks. WiFi quality OK but it was much too expensive. Could not find a free ice cream machine and had to pay 3€ per scope at the several spots that has ice cream.
There we no talks about port stops, only pressure to buy ship excursions.
Embarkation and disembarking procedjres were easy and swift.
The attention and service to the grand suite customers was very good and much appreciated on such a large ship.
Though announcements were either in four languages or only in Italian, the crew all spoke good English And were all very cordial.