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240 Costa Family Cruise Reviews

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Charles Hieber
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had a beautiful cabin- but with finger breaking hooks to open drawers.The ship is 2 years old- ample time for management to correct this simple-to-fix defect. The cuisine was bad, even by Costa standards. We had table 385 in the ... Read more
stevebroon
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
The ship itself was a nice design with a relaxed feeling. The top deck pool area had a bit of a party atmosphere, although the pool itself was tiny with about 30 or 40 people in it most of the day. Cabin was spacious and pleasant. Most of ... Read more
doctorpj
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My family had a great time, we really did, but we probably won't do this ship again. My kids are 8 and 6 and they loved it. This particular trip was organized by a local tourist company based out of Nanjing. Originally it was to go to ... Read more
Angr
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
A group of 30 of us took Costa Diadema this summer and it was by far the worst cruise we have ever been on. We go on a cruise almost every year and this was our horrible experience... -Water glass 1.50, everything had a price even ... Read more
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Aav68@outlook.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2015
Boarding was a battle. The bar staff with the exception of the main one on the second floor had poor service and the mixed drinks tasted terrible. We got the all inclusive and have regretted very much as my wife only had a few mixed ... Read more

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Dave_Trevino
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
frequent cruisers
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
After reading many negative reviews was a bit hesitant to book and wasn't expecting anything exceptional, well We were surprised we travelled as a group of eight and found the cruise to be very enjoyable. have cruised with four ... Read more
crankycruiser1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
7 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
CruisefamilyfromEurope
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First I have to tell you that I normally don´t write reviews for this site. But I have heard it being mentioned so often, this past week, that I do feel the need to give my opinion. My family joined the transatlantic cruise ... 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

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MARGALIT
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Drill prior to sailing was poorly demonstrated. Everyone stood around at their muster station which was on deck. For those passengers who have never sailed before, there was much confusion as to how to put their life jackets on, etc. ... Read more
Holidayqueen 2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Where do I start? After reading many terrible reviews of the Costa Serena after I had booked this cruise I should've learnt my lesson & cancelled it! Several times I tried to contact Costa by email prior to departing with some ... Read more
sactoserb
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
I have been on several cruise ships (Royal, Carnival, Norwegian) and this last one on Costa. I will not even try to compare them because they have very little in common. I will start off with embarkment in Miami. We were scheduled to ... Read more
wolvesangela
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
Had wonderful cruise from Buenos Aires to Savona, Italy.we are very seasoned cruisers and after reading some reviews a little worried no need to be, lovely clean ship inside and out! Food ranged from good to excellent,starters could have ... Read more
2009Charlie
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Now where do I start.  Having done dozens of cruises with the likes of Princess,  P&O, NCL, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean I have learnt that apart from small differences in presentation,  the typical fair of different ... Read more

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Lover of the ship
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Everyone who complained about the cruise ( mostly the food ) said I couldn't really be objective about this ship as I was a newbie to cruising, therefore I had nothing to compare it to. While that might be valid I truly felt that it would ... Read more
volata
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
Overall very good experience, tasty food, a-la-carte portions were small, but very tasty. We purchased all inclusive drinks package, which was good value for money. Very good entertainment, piano bar- fab! I personally have been sawn into ... Read more
volata
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
Overall very good experience, tasty food, a-la-carte portions were small, but very tasty. We purchased all inclusive drinks package, which was good value for money. Very good entertainment, piano bar- fab! I personally have been sawn into ... Read more
stanleyw83
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
This is the first time travel in a cruise, I really enjoy these days! When I get on the cruise, every staffs are very nice with smile and direct us to the cabin clearly. I went there with my boyfriend. Although the cabin is not very big, ... Read more
JeffLenehan
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
The worst Cruise Ship I have ever experienced and will never trust this Company again. My Cabin was 2412. Fine in itself but nobody should have to endure the level of noise that I experienced coming from Deck 3 above which was obviously ... Read more

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jkwoods1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
We have never been disappointed to this level in over 30 years of cruising. Starting with the food: First there were no ice tea or lemonade at the meal, which was a first for us and the 3 other couples with our group. Had to ask for ice, ... 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
garyed2626
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
The thing to remember is that this is an Italian ship. Although it departed from Miami, it is an Italian ship. Most the passengers were Italian followed by French and Spanish with the number of Americans far behind. Everything was in five ... Read more
addiepads
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Took my two young kids on their first cruise. I had done a Costa cruise in the summer and enjoyed it. Cabin was fine for three people and it was great to have a balcony. Unlike many other reviewers, I had no problem with uninterested ... Read more
tvor
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
We had a packagetravel arranged by Costa through our normal travelagency in Copenhagen. They are not to blame. Costa had booked flights with Lufthansa with stop in Frankfurt. Delay in 40 min. ment that the luggage did´nt come with ... Read more
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