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124 Costa Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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Brfri
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Service all around the ship was terrible, the staff was rude and angry. Every activities is spoken In Italiano. The food was really bad, on every restaurants, i tried Them all. The samsara spa was A mess, bad service, not ... Read more
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philipbrighton
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
I am an experienced cruiser,4 star Holland America and Platinum Cunard and I hated my first and only cruise with Costa. I hated it so much I packed my bags to leave the Diadema in Palma after 1 night! I think that says something. I only ... Read more
Tourisk
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Generally a pleasantly designed ship but has many choke points which jam with guests: notably elevators and exit-entry points . Planning and timing of events results in major crowd jams – e.g. when diners and theatre goers must all ... Read more
Starr317
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
As a regular Costa traveller we are concerned with the latest changes in service, food, quality and choice. Since May many Costa ships are no longer serving or making available English breakfast food in the Buffet areas....no bacon, ... Read more
irjanka
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
It was my second cruise and the first mediterranean one, and the first one with Costa. I was very, very worried when I have read the reviews, but then I have decided to give Costa and Costa Fascinosa an honest review from my ... Read more

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wetnump
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
I have been on several cruises, from multiple companies The ship isn't that , The staff were miserable and not nice but I don't blame them because they work such long hard days and get yelled at all day by pushy, customers. The dining ... Read more
Tormentor
Member Since 2005
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The ship is very big. Getting around took some time but slowly we learned where we were going. Embarkation was a breeze. We each had forgotten we had a bottle of something in both checked bags and carry on which was completely ignored. ... Read more
Jsmall
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
Just got back from our cruise on the diadema first and last time we will cruise with Costa. The ship was way to overcrowded not enough public areas to handle 4000+ passengers. At the buffet we had to wait up to an hour to get food as the ... Read more
Dave_Trevino
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
I have been on 12 cruises now and this is by far the worst I have ever experienced. Here are just a few of the highlights: - VERY poor food (details below) - Cancelled shore excursions - Broken elevators (or locked by the baggage ... Read more
endaxi
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed May 2015
Costa Fortuna is a ship I would not recommend. My wife and I cruised several times with Celebritiy, NCL and Royal Caribbean and we just loved it, especially Celebrity. This ship is maybe a 3 Star vessel, but definitely not more. Staff ... Read more

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mgm53
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Firstly the ship is huge and it took nearly a week to navigate our way around it.There were a lot of good things ans some not so good. With size you get variety but you also get crowds, there were certain times of the day particularly ... Read more
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MoEssex
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
First time cruising with Costa, enjoyed it very much. We found the staff very accommodating and helpful. However if you are expecting a formal night with ambience then forget it. Anyone thinking of going to the expense of buying Dinner ... Read more
archieboy
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
The ship, cabin and staff (apart from some waiters in the dining room) were good. There were about 200 teenagers on "school trips" on our cruise, they took over the swimming pools, jacuzzis and were noisy,especially at night ... Read more
mbshrekito
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
9 forum posts
3 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
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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

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CPM1771
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
2 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
2 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
Nelly spain
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
164 forum posts
4 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

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joanm
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
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
1 helpful vote
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
Cilfan
Member Since 2014
1 review
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
1 helpful vote
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

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