My husband and i booked this cruise mainly because it was a new ship..we love the longer cruises...loved private rear of ship...terrazza...two private hottubs...loved the currated sea day brunch for us...everything was spotless...food outstanding as usual...new italian restaurant...if you love carnival...this was one of our favorite ships. Loved how the theme was somewhat original to the costa...with those added familiar carnival touches. The lido was designed to be more serene...private areas..not the open loud usual party area..the gondala in the main dining was super cool..as the ceiling art....being new..as always there were a few..very few..minor kinks to be worked out..such as..they were not at full crew..but the crew..on board.. Did double time to accommodate everyone. We found nothing that was not addressed immediately. Captain claudio was always seen somewhere and extremely friendly...diamond platinum party was at full steam ahead..all beverages back..the fun squad was one of the best..especially kimbo...always keep in mind there are those who complain about everything...nothing to complain about this gorgeous ship.