Beware ladies and gents. This is the worse cruise or vacation I have ever had in my life. From the beginning to the end of this cruise it was a nightmare. I feel as if I have been robbed. A Christmas cruise from hell. Except the asian staff on board, the others will make you feel as if you were a leper. They define the word RUDE> The ship and the rooms were nice, but everything else stunk. I thought sailing Italian style would be great. Was I mistaken. The food was some of the worse I have ever had. By the end of the cruise, the dinner rolls could have knocked someone unconscious. If you are reading this and considering sailing with Costa, please DONT DO IT> you will be sorry. You have been warned. I would sooner fly into Iraq and vacation on the Tigres river before I ever took this cruise line again.