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Costa Diadema Review

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Marvellous Mediterranean Cruise

Review for Costa Diadema to the Eastern Mediterranean
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Sail Date: Dec 2014
Cabin: Samsara with Ocean View Balcony

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 trepidation as we had never before cruised on a ship with so many passengers, however, we went with an open mind and were determined to enjoy the holiday.

The embarkation process:

We arrived at Barcelona cruise port early as we were in company with two other passengers we had met on route from Belfast. There were few passengers around at that time so the actual check-in process was quick and efficient. We were given a numbered card to be used for the boarding process later so we decided to sit back and relax with a coffee/ beer. Boarding commenced around 2pm and was done in numerical order according to the cards issued during check-in and, considering the number of passengers involved, it was also a fairly quick process.

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Samsara with Ocean View Balcony

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Our cabin #12041: We were fortunate to have received a complimentary upgrade to a verandah cabin on Deck 12 just around the corner from the Samsara Spa and our Cabin Steward, Roderick, looked after us very well during the trip. We were impressed with the cabin space, décor and layout and particularly liked the shower room which had plenty of room to accommodate two adults and all their clutter. Perhaps we would have needed more clothes hangers if we had been on a longer cruise; however, those provided were sufficient for our needs on this occasion.We did not spend a great deal of time in the cabin during the day, however, the lack of English channels on the TV was a bit frustrating – we could only find one BBC news channel, whereas, there seemed to be multiple channels in every other language providing music , films etc.We loved the bed in the cabin as it was very spacious and comfortable.

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