My wife and I have never cruised Costa and likely never will based on the reviews posted at this very website's "Travelers Reviews" area. Try the first review for example "Costa Alantica by NDavies" however most read the same way. We print them out, read them, and nearly die laughing at the descriptions of the food, service and fellow passengers. I don't see this in the reviews of any other cruise line at this site. There has to be some truth to what Tom F is saying.