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Barcelona to Europe Costa Diadema Cruise Reviews

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70 Barcelona to Europe Costa Diadema Cruise Reviews


Nzimmer48 avatar

Nzimmer48

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not my favorite cruise

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Our friend selected this cruise for his first cruise and first trip to Europe. We are faithful Celebrity cruisers so I use that cruise line as my baseline. The price of this cruise included the cruise cost, airfare, ...
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Sail Date April 2019


Geneh48 avatar

Geneh48

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed with Costa

Booked this western Mediterranean cruise to visit most ports that I had not been to. I also had never been on Costa or any other Italian flag ship. I had cruised Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, and Princess ...
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Sail Date April 2019


catlady547 avatar

catlady547

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Opposite of Perfect

I chose this cruise because of the ports being visited and the low cost. The internet service was horrible, and when I complained and asked for a refund, I was told that it wouldn't be possible. They canceled two ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Annjulie avatar

Annjulie

1 Review Written

Great time with friends

The Ship was amazing, we were well impressed with the Shows, the food was lovely and a good choice but it was never more than lukewarm which was a shame, the staff work so hard and are so friendly. We bought one of ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Maurice1956 avatar

Maurice1956

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disorganized.

We were offered a package with airfare and cruise. Seemed like a good deal. We had previously discussed visiting some of the cities on the itinerary, First glimpse of Costa infrastructure technology was when we ...
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Sail Date February 2019


cliffy97 avatar

cliffy97

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not as expected.. In a bad way :-(

This was our 3rd with Costa (and 26th overall) and we had always had great experiences previously with Costa so did not expect anything different on this cruise. We were very disappointed overall. The ship ...
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Sail Date December 2018


CoupleUK avatar

CoupleUK

20 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Italian Cruise Line - No Issues........Costa Cruise Line - NO WAY

Briefly; SAMSARA SUITE #11005 - the second largest cabin size on the ship (I believe) - ONE plug socket for guest use (oh and one behind the wall mounted TV) - Massive balcony with tub but horrible blue ...
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Sail Date December 2018


musket47 avatar

musket47

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

The crew was rude and the food was bad

restaurants was of poor quality and service was poor. The crew were rude and not very helpful. You ask a question and the crew person would turn away and walk away. We were 12 people from the USA and all 12 ...
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Sail Date October 2018


farminer avatar

farminer

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

NOT GREAT

The good points are cabin excellent and kept clean. Boarding was efficient and the terminal very clean. Most staff were hard working although if you're English speaking some didn't seem to understand unless basic ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Bigdanwesto avatar

Bigdanwesto

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not exciting

The check in process was very tedious but once we arrived at our suite I was surprised to see it was much smaller than expected. Balcony was cramped also. Barely enough room for 2 seats. Staff were a mixed bag of ...
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Sail Date August 2018


TheTraveller12 avatar

TheTraveller12

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Extremely disappointing experience onboard Diadema.

This has been my absolute worst trip ever (I have travelled to over 60 countries) and never experienced such a lousy service and environment in all my previous trips! -Paid over 1500 Euro for a inside cabin per ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Bribon avatar

Bribon

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

First timers!

My friend and I had often looked at cruises but were both very wary about seasickness. Whenever shopping we would always pick out outfits that would be 'good for our cruise'. In comment this June, I said 'We have ...
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Sail Date July 2018


footman111 avatar

footman111

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Customer service was disappointing; food service and waiter service were poor.

We wanted to enjoy some of the sites along the mediterranean. Very disappointed with customer service. They were non attentive and did not respond to our concerns. Wait staff were indifferent and sometimes ...
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Sail Date May 2018


FinnBird avatar

FinnBird

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Should have read the reviews!

My first cruise and it did not scare me off from going on others. It did however cement our resolve never to cruise with Costa again. A bedlam of constant noise, either from the clientele (if you do not enjoy ...
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Sail Date January 2018


bazbov avatar

bazbov

5 Reviews Written

86 Helpful Votes

Birthday cruise on the Diadema

We have just returned home from a weeks cruise around the Med on the Costa Diadema. This was my annual birthday cruise and we have cruised on the Diadema before, this was our 3rd time. I shall post comments on how ...
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Sail Date January 2018


Ukusin avatar

Ukusin

1 Review Written

Very poor service

the ship has 14 floors. floors 3-5 are the main floors for dinner and entertainment. prime rooms start on floor 6. you are assigned to a restaurant (two seated, one buffet) and a time 1830 or 2130. if you come ...
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Sail Date October 2017


mrodri29 avatar

mrodri29

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Definitely the worst cruise experience

So to tell the story, my father and I hired a travel agent last minute to make a trip to Spain for New Years. We decided to go for a cruise that goes to some of the Italian coastal cities, so based on our budget, we ...
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Sail Date December 2017


kamibc avatar

kamibc

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Bed Bug Nightmare

I called Costa Cruise in Miami to find out information before getting on the ship regarding payments onboard and other pre boarding questions. Each question was answered incorrectly and when we boarded we were in ...
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Sail Date December 2017


tenpin avatar

tenpin

6 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Total nightmare

Wanted a exclusive dining experience for Christmas. Got Hell Costa Diadema Christmas in the 'Med' 18th Dec to 31st Dec 17 B2B. The term 'never again' comes to mind unfortunately we have already booked ...
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Sail Date December 2017


Dave200 avatar

Dave200

8 Reviews Written

94 Helpful Votes

Superb-Especially At Price

We chose this cruise mainly because of the price being £250 for 7 nights. We have been to all the destinations before but are happy being on any ship in the sun and not having to tear around sightseeing made for a ...
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Sail Date December 2017


Angw avatar

Angw

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never again

Wanted to try a different cruise line so chose Costa, the ship was lovely and I can't fault the cabin or the public areas very regal and good quality finishes however our experience was somewhat coloured by the type ...
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Sail Date November 2017


mssolo09 avatar

mssolo09

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Interesting

Positive: Aimee and Ronald, the waitress and waiter were absolutely awesome. My cousin was horrible to her and she dealt with it like a pro. Regie, the steward. I loved him. If I could've packed him in my ...
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Sail Date March 2015


Stumpy123 avatar

Stumpy123

1 Review Written

The worst cruise I have ever taken

I have never been on a cruise this poor. The quality, variety and availability of the food was terrible. Having to pay for the thing such as ice cream, pizza, water, just a snack was absolutely ridiculous. The ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Lilypaddylouie

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Family Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2017


wimauma avatar

wimauma

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

WORSE trip we have ever taken

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2017


Costa Diadema Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04
Dining4.03.1
Entertainment4.03.4
Public Rooms4.03.7
Fitness Recreation5.03.4
Family4.03.7
Enrichment2.02.9
Service4.03.3
Value For Money4.03.2
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