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149 Costa Barcelona Cruise Reviews
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Lilypaddylouie
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose The Diadema for a week's cruise around the Med to celebrate family birthdays. We were bowled over with the caring attentive staff on board - every single member working so hard to make our holiday a memorable one. This is, by far, ... Read more
bearkhan333Liberty13579
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
There was no tea or coffee available after breakfast for the remainder of the day accept on sea days when tea and coffee was available late afternoon. We had to purchase tea or coffee outside those times. When purchasing anything there ... Read more
Luli2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
6 ports in 10 days plus a rare opportunity to go to an Arab country. The itinerary was fantastic and the ports themselves met my expectations. As for the ship, well, that also met my rather low expectations. I had cruised once when I ... Read more
ejincali
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
75 forum posts
4 helpful votes
For perspective, we are an American couple in our 50's. We booked this cruise for the itinerary of almost all places we had never been to before. We are now "empty-nesters" so this was a chance for us to travel off season and ... Read more
Back on Land Bill
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
My wife and I wanted a good price, port visits to places we had not visited (Genoa, Herculaneum and Valleta, Malta) and a return visit after 30 years or so to Barcelona. We had spent 2 nights on our own long ago in downtown Palermo, but ... Read more
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mikexpat
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
I choose this cruise for the visit to Naples. I was disappointed with the food. too me the buffet was very blan and the dinners where not anything special. If the cooking was Italian at it´s best then I would query this. The ... Read more
wimauma
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
8 forum posts
My husband and I have taken many cruises, (and quite a few with Costa) in the past, and we have always been impressed with the cruise line, its staff, and the services provided. We belonged to Costa’s Loyalty program, and were quite ... Read more
bazbov
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
263 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I've written an extensive report of our experience on the costa board. This was deal we couldnt say no to. A guaranteed inside cabin,so weren't expecting much. Upgraded to a Balcony. Cabin spotless throughout the cruise. Some ... Read more
Easyriderscooters
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
12 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Firstly i wish to draw attention for other travellers to what happened to us: It clearly states on our invoice to pay by bank transfer, we were told initially when to do so which we did, however Costa subsequently made a deduction for ... Read more
ELBOSS
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Costa Diademia Our Cruise December 24th 2016 We live in San Miguel de Salinas in Alicante, our trip starts December 24th 08,00am we drive to Alicante airport and leave our car with www.parking10.com 8 days for just 48 euro. We hop on a ... Read more
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Mal in Spain
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Arrived home last night from our Christmas cruise around the Med. The Costa Diadema is a beautiful ship, a pity it isn't owned and run by Celebrity or Royal Caribbean. Our inside cabin, 2269, was comfortable and spacious. Part of the ... Read more
Barrie1960
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our seventh cruise, the second with Costa. We previously sailed with Royal Caribbean and NCL. We booked a back-to-back cruise, doing the same six-day route twice in the Western Mediterranean. For the first cruise we received a ... Read more
Big Chik
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
142 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This cruise came up as part of a very cheap package deal including flights and 2 nights in Barcelona. I had read some reviews and my expectations were not high but for the money I wouldn't have complained if we got 2 hammocks above the ... Read more
SUMMER2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Beware this is a rip off! We were looking so forward to our cruise. The embarkation went smoothly and the staff were fine. The ship is very Bolliwood and over the top, with glitz and glamour everywhere. Our cabin was adequate and ... Read more
newstart1984
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We have just returned from our Med cruise on board the Costa Diadema. We have previously sailed with Cunard, NCL, Carnival and Royal Caribbean. Overall, we enjoyed our first cruise with Costa. The Diadema is a large ship and it took ... Read more
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JustMe1971
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I was looking for a solo cruise and Costa were the only company offering an affordable balcony cabin for single travellers. I have been on Disney Magic, RCL Allure and Carnival Vista in recent years and whilst Costa Diadema doesnt ... Read more
greyboy01
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
myself 67yrs and my son in law 57 with his father 88 were recommended a Costa med cruise on the flagship Diadema from the start it was obviously not the cruise we were expecting I have done cruises before so had some idea how things go. ... Read more
greyboy01
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
was recommended cruise by iglue,had cruised twice before with different lines if your thinking of a Costa cruise I highly advise you look elsewhere ,the ship was spotless that's the good point over and done ....English is the last language ... Read more
Bobbingbob
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
43 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We have cruised several times before with Costa and we were very happy with our second cruise on the Fascinosa. We are young retirees and we love the constant buzz of this lively Italian cruise line. Embarkation in Barcelona was smooth and ... Read more
Andrii
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We started travelling in Barcelona then visited Ibiza, Mallorca, Palermo, Naples, Savona and back to Barcelona. Minuses: not enough English on board and in the excursion program. Too much to wait dinner dishes (2 hours). We did not like ... Read more
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jonfromcincinnati
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
32 helpful votes
We are Americans who sailed on an August Mediterranean cruise which stopped in Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari (Island of Sardinia), Civitavecchia (Rome), Savona and Marseille. The culture.....I had read numerous negative reviews about ... Read more
enviroser
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Bought the cruise to celebrate my wife's pregnancy . Make the mistake of booking online. They said some beverages are included. well only water was included. Besides that the cruise is designed solely for italians.. all the activities ... Read more
Ali C
Member Since 2016
1 review
28 helpful votes
My wife and myself chose this cruise as the date, price, and departure point fitted in with the rest of our holiday plan. We read the reviews before travelling and went with great trepidation as it seemed that our cruise was going to be ... Read more
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clcfogg
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We were a little worried due to some of the negative reviews that we read but are very happy that we went - my husband and 7 year old boy. We chose this cruise because we wanted a true European experience and we definitely got it! :) ... Read more
adityasethia
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
i did costa fascinosa and other than less availability of vegetarian food, didnt face any problem whatsoever.bothe embarkation and disembarcarion were smooth. the food was good and well presented except for the fact that they ran out of ... Read more
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