Let us not forget that the Costa Fleet is owned by Carnival Cruise Lines . All the new Costa ships are ordered and designed by Carnival. The crew is interchangeable with the Carnival and Holland America Cruise Lines. The waiters hop around from Carnival to Costa to Holland America. Same goes for the chefs. All the new Costa ships are sister ships to the Carnival ships, meaning exactly the same ship only a few style changes apply.
The purpose of this board is not to grind an axe but to share experiences and give your comments. It seems that 90% of the posts are by people who keep saying the same thing over and over again and countering any good reviews. All cruise lines have their ups and downs. For the people who have had bad experiences, float over to the Carnival cruise board and let the parent company know the problem their new investment is having.
Happy sailings to one and all!