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141 Costa Barcelona Cruise Reviews
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tenpin
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
534 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Costa Diadema 1st February 2016. Our normal Anniversary cruise with Costa round the Western Med & as usual not really interested in P.O.C. as we no longer venture ashore, just in a week of quiet relaxation & good food. Well ... Read more
John and Anne
Member Since 2015
9 reviews
14 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This ship is the replacement for the ill fated Costa Concordia and is a very large ship at well over 140000 tons and 4000 passengers. Having said that, it is very well designed and appointed and we much prefer it to say Britannia, which ... Read more
John and Anne
Member Since 2015
9 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This is the newest ship in Costa's fleet and its big. The design is modern, rather than classic, but tastefully done. Cabins and balconies are slightly larger than average and there is plentiful public area seating when the weather is wet. ... Read more
Gerry from Manchester
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
The ship is first class, everywhere is spotlessly clean, the cabins are kept clean and tidy, the sheets, pillowslips and towels are pure white and changed frequently, as are the rubbish bins. There are various restaurants around the ... Read more
johann22
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
11 helpful votes
Fantastic first time cruise with Costa! The ship is awesome, very glitzy and modern, clean throughout. Facilities are diverse and finished to a high standard and with the latest technology. A good feature is the costa mobile app which ... Read more
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Roberta Walker
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Staff are wonderful, Food superb (lots of choice from Buffet - several different service statons offering different sorts of meals - so wander around first before you decide!! (preferred it to main restaurant as two sittings one is very ... Read more
Easyriderscooters
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
What a wonderful way to spend Christmas! So wonderful we are already booking again for next Xmas! This was our second cruise first time with Costa, previous one with MSC. The highlight for us was the Xmas Eve Gala Dinner ( ... Read more
C0l0nel
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Whilst the onboard experience was generally great there was an issue caused by land-side booking team who need to dramatically improve to provide a complete customer service. It is not just about the onboard experience. More of this at the ... Read more
CruiseMike1
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We cruised on this ship in December 2015. The ship itself was very clean and well maintained if somewhat flamboyant in the decor, still everyone's taste is different. However if you are English speaking beware. The announcements on ... Read more
Spanish Phil
Member Since 2015
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We booked this cruise at the last minute and then went on this review forum and found lots of bad comments which of course worried both myself and my wife. We couldn't disagree more with all the negative reviews as this was one of the best ... Read more
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gtumpy
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We have been on about 5 cruises before this one and i can honestly say that this was WORSE then any other. Food was absolutely disgusting (when you could get it) the ship itself is beautiful but the organisation on board is none ... Read more
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
8 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
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irjanka
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 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
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
2 helpful votes
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
5 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
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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
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
4 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
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