Have seen several posts from folks disappointed in CostaAtlantica food, including this below....
CostaAtlantica really needs significant improvement in this area, as food onboard was extremely disappointing. Many meals had unfortunate presentations that simply took away your appetite before even starting the meal, while others were repeated with only a few variations each night. (Veal and pork seemed to be on the menu every night.) While one assumes this Italian ship would offer excellent pastas, they were boring or simply unappetizing. Buffet selection, quality and variety were very poor, and Costa has taken away the separate pasta station that is to be found on other Costa ships. There were very limited salad facilities throughout, and breakfast and lunch variety was almost nonexistent.
The one notable exception is the ship's alternative restaurant, Club Atlantica, where for around $15 one can enjoy a wonderful meal away from the chaos that can be the dining room. I enjoyed a delicious, genuine Italian meal with two menus offering delectable including Rice Venere with St. Jacques scallops, ginger and seaweed; Ricotta rings; and Lamb noisettes with minted eggplants. The surcharge is well worth it if just for the opportunity to spend an evening away from the dining room. Because there are only two fixed menus, however, most will opt to only dine here once a cruise and not repeat the same menu selections twice during a one week cruise."
Is it really that bad? I'm seriously considering a cruise my travel agent is helping me look into for this March, but my husband is really picky about good food and it's his first cruise. Don't want to pay close to $2000 and then have the food be bad.
I know you liked it Ernie, but has everyone else you talked with?