Yes, my customers, a couple of US seniors, liked it, just like all of their previous Costa cruises. They are my regulars, cruised also Celebrity, Princess, Regent, Uniworld, MSC, and rate Costa among the best. The ships are clean and beautiful, service and entertainment good, and food is on par with other mass market cruise lines if not better. I think complaints you read are mostly not about Costa being bad, but different from US customers oriented cruise lines, and people were not expecting this. I.e., English is not the first language used for announcements, and hamburgers are not served by pool side. If you can live with that, and I think you do especially that you live in Europe, then you will have a great cruise. Hope to hear from you after you're back.