My first cruise ever was 7n eastern on Atlantica. Now I had a blast. I am sure the fact that my father is retired USAF and I basically grew up in Europe has some influence on my enjoyment of the cruise. I was with a TA friend and it was a TA knowledge cruise. Every single one of them kept commenting on the speed (or perceived lack there of) of the service. Felt about right for what I remember dining in Italy or anywhere else in Europe in general. Andrea was the CD at the time, and I found him to be very engaging and entertaining. His star gazing sessions at night were not to be missed. I would certainly consider Costa again if the price and itinerary was right.
Disney Dream - Dec 2012 4n Bahamas
Carnival Imagination - Dec 2011 4n Western
Carnival Imagination - Nov 2010 4n Western
Costa Atlantica - Dec 2009 7n Eastern
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