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Costa
Costa Diadema
Western Mediterranean
Departure Port

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Very Good

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Average

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Poor

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Terrible

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53 Europe - Western Mediterranean Costa Diadema Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews


SteveFromFL avatar

SteveFromFL

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Bad. Horrible. Worse. Discrimination towards English speakers. Inefficiency.

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I want to preface this review by saying I'm not often a big complainer. I can roll with most annoyances with ease and I rarely feel the need to make an issue. But this was by far the WORST CRUISE in my entire life. ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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rayquintin

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The cruise was superb, cabin lovely, service top rate, ship brilliant

My wife and I chose this particular cruise because of the whole package being offered, the flight, start location, ports of call, and generally inquisitive as to what we would get for the unbelievable price. With ...
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Sail Date May 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


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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


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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


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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


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sarita_b

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship with a great itinirery of Western Meditereanean

- I got a last minute offer from an agency (on 2nd January and the cruise started on 5th January from Savona), and it was a good value for the money paid, but if I had to pay the full price, I would be disappointed. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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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


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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


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kwmansell

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise and Value

We already took a Costa cruise in the Adriatic sea and enjoyed it. So we decided to go on another Costa verses switching to another cruise line. We joined the Costa Club and had some perks for going again. We ...
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Sail Date December 2018


feedguy avatar

feedguy

1 Review Written

Do your research, read lots of reviews but don't believe half of them!

First time cruisers from Canada, celebrating a milestone birthday with family. Our boarding was in Rome so we could potentially see this great city both before and after the cruise. We loved the itinerary, didn't ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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‘Tis me

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Amazing solo Trip - loved the European experience onboard

I am a fun loving over 50 Australian female travelling solo. I chose this cruise as I had a limited time in Europe (3 1/2 weeks) and wanted to experience as many places as possible... but specifically chose this ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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FooCruise

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Better than expected!

My wife and I did a 7 day trip from Rome Port. The food, cleanness, staff, experience were better than expected! Also after reading bad reviews. The food is not the same for each day, and is not just burger and ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Barbara527 avatar

Barbara527

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not a great experience for me.

I choose this cruise, primarily because I was able to coordinate dates with a friend and because it is a newer ship. I didn't appreciate how large it is and I found it too large for my taste, and there was a lack of ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Pianobob

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise We've Ever Taken........

We were looking for a Mediterranean cruise to take the middle week of a three week vacation. After reading a lot of reviews, we booked this cruise on the Costa Diadema with a little bit of trepidation as it seemed ...
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Sail Date March 2018


Janisrae avatar

Janisrae

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Fine but not as good as it used to be

Our first cruise on Costa was great. We took 4 children and everyone had a great vacation. All food was included - there were no "excluded" items for extra $ such as lobster. There was all the ice cream you ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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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


KatapultMike avatar

KatapultMike

1 Review Written

35 Helpful Votes

Lots of History, Fun Ship

It seems most of the reviews on this site are from couples, and not very many Americans on Costa. So I thought I would post our impressions and some thoughts in particular regarding kids. Spoiler alert: we loved ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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JunioInNoVA

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever. Rude and unprofessional staff. BEWARE.

This was the worst cruise I have ever taken, based solely on the onboard experience. I was shocked at how bad our cruise experience was. And extremely disappointed. Stem-to-stern I have never encountered so much ...
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Sail Date February 2017


Pat Kirkman avatar

Pat Kirkman

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Just What I Expected

As a seasoned world traveler I knew that choosing to cruise on an Italian liner would mean that I would not be having the same experience as one of the ships that Americans usually choose. Why did I choose this ...
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Sail Date January 2017


huskie9 avatar

huskie9

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

What a fantastic ship; perfect cruise

It was our fifth cruise with costa and what can i say fantastic ,we just come back from a cruise with costa diadema in the med ,we departed from civitavecchia we took the costa shuttle bus from fuimicino airport to ...
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Sail Date January 2017


PaulMason avatar

PaulMason

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great sightseeing but.......

Very disappointing cruise. After a great 2015 Christmas cruise, our 2016 cruise aboard Diaderma was a huge disappointment. Meal times were nothing short of a cattle market. Christmas Eve being the worst meal I've ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Easyriderscooters

3 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Beware double charging

Firstly i wish to draw attention for other travellers to what happened to us: It clearly states on our invoice to pay by bank transfer, we were told initially when to do so which we did, however Costa ...
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Sail Date December 2016


ELBOSS avatar

ELBOSS

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Our Family Christmas Cruise

Costa Diademia Our Cruise December 24th 2016 We live in San Miguel de Salinas in Alicante, our trip starts December 24th 08,00am we drive to Alicante airport and leave our car with www.parking10.com 8 days for ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Mal in Spain

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First and Last Time on a Costa Ship

Arrived home last night from our Christmas cruise around the Med. The Costa Diadema is a beautiful ship, a pity it isn't owned and run by Celebrity or Royal Caribbean. Our inside cabin, 2269, was comfortable and ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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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