After reading so many bad reviews about Costa I was very wary about taking a cruise with them. I purchased a Baltic cruise on Costa Magica that left Stockholm on the 16th of June.
I am an experienced cruiser and this was my 14th cruise.
Happy to report that myself and four companions had a super time and no longer will be wary about booking Costa.
We chose this cruise for 3 reasons, ports of call, price and a decent price for our companion who was traveling alone.
I would rate the whole experience as very good but not excellent.
The only thing missing with Costa is free style dining which all the other lines now have.
So don't be afraid to try Costa.