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111 Costa Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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mbshrekito
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I have cruised on many different cruise lines since my first cruise back in 1996, including 5 star and budget ships. This is my first time on Costa although I have sailed on their sister company Carnival and many things about the ... Read more
crankycruiser1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
We looked forward with great anticipation to our trip on the Costa Diadema. We last cruised with Costa some 13 years ago and expected changes - but oh dear, this was much worse than we expected. We flew to Barcelona where we spent 2 ... Read more
CPM1771
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
I was a little anxious about this cruise, but it was booked by my wife's parents as a present for the family and I had hoped that some of the reviews on this site were wrong. They are not. We had a great time, but not because the boat, or ... Read more
Nickel_Chi
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Lovely ship with the Deck 5 outside walkway all round the ship an excellent feature. Well designed cabins. Entertainment to suit all tastes. Younger ones can enjoy loud music up in Deck 10 and the Disco, while older ones can enjoy the ... Read more
imovane
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
I took part in many cruises. Costa Diadema - a really beautiful ship. Entertainment - good, but one night without evening show. Why? Many bars, many places with music. Food - great. But Costa Diadema has water, tea and coffee only during ... Read more

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Nelly spain
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
We have just done this cruise for 7 days from Barcelona and it was fantastic .check in at Barcelona took less than 30 mins we arrived at 12.30 and embarkation started at 2 pm so we chilled in the bar area with a wee glass of wine then we ... Read more
ibizasue
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
163 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
First of all, I have done 10+ cruises over the past 15 years, worldwide using different companies. My last time with costa was 2 years ago.I have read numerous posts/reviews that the standards have declined. I found this not so. 1. The ... Read more
joanm
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed January 2015
First impressions of the ship were that she was extremely well presented and fitted to a high standard. We were one of the very few guests from the Uk on board, and thought we might struggle with the entertainment. This was not a problem , ... Read more
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4Orchard
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
27 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked this cruise primarily to escape the usual Christmas hype and also to experience the brand new Costa Diadema ship. We spent two nights in Barcelona prior to joining the ship on 22nd December 2014 and must admit to feeling some ... Read more
blackcatgirl_uk
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First-time cruiser… Firstly – some positives. Embarkation at Barcelona was extremely efficient. Ship was lovely. Inside single cabin on deck nine was very high standard. Excellent service in the cabin and restaurant. ... Read more

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Cilfan
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The newest, and most efficiently run ship but the worst cruise ever been on. All about Costa maximising profit. No entertainment like lectures or port talks Ridiculous prices for drinks, which are in euros and not pounds as previously ... Read more
Mikeconnect
Member Since 2011
1 review
20 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
I sometimes wonder whether some people's expectations are just too high. My daughter and I have just got off the Costa Diadema and can honestly say we had a great week. Yes, you have to pay for water at dinner, yes, the service charge is ... Read more
Catmry
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
This was our first Costa Cruise, eighth with six different cruise companies. Embarkation was extremely efficient. From arriving at the terminal, we were on the ship and in the cabin within half an hour. First impression was excellent. The ... Read more
Homer110551
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
We travelled by coach to Barcelona (provided by our Spanish travel agent) The Ship was new and beautiful clean inside and out. Cabins were roomy with lots of facilities including flat screen large tv two wardrobes and lots of drawer and ... Read more
Homer110551
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Boarded quickly to a very friendly reception, cabin spotless and spacious and large luggage delivered to us in just 10 Minutes by a very cheerful member of staff. Food and drink plentiful. There were many options for choosing restaurants ... Read more

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CATHERINECLYNES
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
Just returned from our mediteranean cruise ( November 2014) The Costa Favolosa lived up to our expectations with high standards of service and cleanliness. The buffet service for breakfast and lunch is busy, obviously, but the restaurant ... Read more
Sonyav
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
Have just returned from 7 day cruise around the med on Costa Serena. How let down I was. This was our third cruise with Costa and will now be our last. How things have changed in 7 months has been a real turning point. We took the All ... Read more
bernie.oconnor1
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
I booked this about a month before going and instantly regretted it after reading the reviews BUT... We had a great time. Two adults and one child age 9 from Scotland. We spent three days in Barcelona before boarding, we walked down to the ... Read more
allan.murota
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
The destinations were great, the crew were not overly friendly or accomodating, the excursion that we went on was good. The other passengers on the ship were not very courteous especially in lines. The dress code is casual, but some ... Read more
PatsyG
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
This was our first cruise so we didn't have anything to compare other than we have stayed in good class hotels all over the world and Costa Serena certainly exceeded my expectations, she is a beautiful ship. Our embarkation was in ... Read more

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TheTrueScotsman
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
This was our first ever cruise so it would be fair to say that any review we give must reflect the fact that we have nothing to compare it to. However we have been on enough holidays to know what we are talking about to some extent. We ... Read more
maryec27
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first ever cruise. A formal cruise didn't appeal so we opted for the informality of an Italian-basewd trip. The ship itself was fantastic and our balcony cabin spacious and comfortable. We love Italian food so were in heaven ... Read more
johnboyday
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
26 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just returned from a very good costa serena cruise..our embarkation in Barcelona was a little confusing..our taxi was excellent both ways..on arrival the members of costa were waiting for us..we gave them our details ..they took ... Read more
manime
Member Since 2011
1 review
34 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First cruise and we plumped for Costa due to kids price and itinerary around the Med. Embarkation in Barcelona was easy and quick, started at 15:30 and we were in the cabin by 15:45 with cases already delivered. Exterior cabin was very ... Read more
Tricia278
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
I was on a 7 day cruise. Destinations were very good. Cabin Staff and Bar Staff were excellent. My main concern is that the Costa Cruises took the amount from my MasterCard that I spent on the ship but after 10 days are still holding the ... Read more

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