We just returned from a 7 night cruise on the new Costa Mediterranea.
Before booking we read Anne's review of the sister ship, Costa Atlantica. Her review was right on target. I find her reviews usually are.
I would like to amplify a few points. The food is worse than she describes and the service is still poor. Anne mentions that Costa is working on a training program---evidently this has not started or if it did start, it fails to train people correctly.
Although our cruise was the first in the Carribbean for this ship, the passengers were a very high percentage of non-US. There were a considerable number of children and teenagers as it was a Thanksgiving Cruise. Most were behaving well but a number were not. Costa made no effort at restraining them.
We always thought Carnival attracted people who wanted a noisy time, but we realize Costa has them beat.
It is a very poor cruise line for Honeymooners and the ones we met were ready to shoot their Travel Agents.
Lastly---Anne's reviews are right on target and we would recommend everyone reads them before booking a cruise anywhere.
Frieda and Bob Roth