This was our first cruise, and we were not sure what to expect. We traveled with my sister and her husband, both of whom have cruised Costa several times, and they were very enthusiastic about the cruiseline. First of all, we got a great deal on our 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise package, including staterooms with balconies. The whole process of embarking/disembarking was very smooth. When we arrived on the ship, it was decorated beautifully for Christmas! We thought the ship was lovely inside. We thought the food and entertainment were top notch. We especially liked the variety shows where the passangers and the ship's crew participated. We liked the lectures about the ship and the lecture given by the cruise director called "From the Da Vinci Code to Crop Circles." One thing that we also really enjoyed was the interaction between diners and waitstaff at dinner most nights...there was always a celebration of some sort with singing and dancing. It made us forget about our inhibitions! Our cabin was kept very clean, and our steward was wonderful. We used the fitness facility on a daily basis, and were pleased with the equipment there. We think that Costa really respects its employees as individuals with different talents, and did a great job of showcasing this in the staff variety show. We never saw an unhappy employee, and there was a sense of camaraderie among the cruise staff and crew. We joined the Costa Club, and definitely plan to cruise again very soon!
Pre-Christmas Total Relaxation Cruise!
Sail Date: December 01, 2009
Pros: The multi-cultural flavor of the ship's crew and passengers. We also liked the fact that the ship is
Cons: no personal laundry facility
Recommends Costa Atlantica? Yes!