Just came back from Atlantica Western Caribbean cruise. Loved it. I have cruised with Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Holland America and Celebrity and was very skeptical about this one. The sauna/spa is state of the art. As a matter of fact, there were many of us who skipped the in-room shower to use the 5-head showers, steam showers and dry sauna. The service was excellent. If you are accustomed to true Italian food, this is the cruise for you. Italian desserts do not contain alot of sugar so if you are addicted to sugar (like I am), invest in a box of Little Debbie snacks (even though the Duty-free shop sells cookies). Since this is an Italian line, the managing personnel are mainly Italian. They do try to cater to everyone elses particular culturisms, though (Mass was spoken in five languages). All in all, if you want great Italian food, plenty of Italian and European culture, and a wonderful time, Costa is the ship for you.