Was on CostaAtalantica in Feb.'02 for my first cruise and was blown away by the beauty of the ship, the food(contrary to so many harsh "gourmands" out there) the friendly staff. And while I had a beautiful inside cabin, friends had a veranda stateroom which was ideal to enjoy breakfast on while anchored at catalina Island waiting for everyone to tender onto shore. And the last night I was invited to sit and enjoy drinks on other friends' veranda - so relaxing to watch the white wake of the ship go by in the dark night. I loved it loved it loved it!!
And a real value too!!