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Costa Diadema Cruise Review
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Costa Diadema

Costa Diadema Cruise Review by MoEssex

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2015
  • Destination: the Western Mediterranean

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 suit or special dress then save your money! We arrived in the dining room on the 'Gala night' all done up to the nines with suits and black tie to be seated at our normal table,and next to us were our fellow diners dressed in casual attire. It would seem that formal on the Diadema is that Men wear a jacket.

We and our friends were very disappointed.

The all inclusive package is a must.

If you are a light sleeper then avoid cabin 9244 as the staff start cleaning on deck 10, the outside eating area from about 5.30/6am each morning dragging tables & chairs about! Our friends were in this cabin, and to give Costa their due our friends were moved that same day to a much quieter area. Holly, the English rep on the ship was very helpful.

Will we cruise with Costa again? Not sure as we were looking forward to a more formal way of cruising.

Cannot understand why hot food was not available in th dining room on deck 10 for breakfast as it was served in the same place as hot food was served at lunch!

Our friend is disabled and nothing was too much trouble to assist by all members of staff.

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Cabin Balcony 9240

We were very pleased with our cabin. It was kept very well by our cabin boy Mohammed

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


We enjoyed Marseille very much. We paid the 13 euros per person on the shuttle bus which dropped us off by the museum.

The little train which runs from the promenade is excellent value and very enjoyable. It takes you from the marina up through the streets to the Cathedral, which is free to go into, there is very clear information in about 5 different languages about what you are seeing although the translation for the statue on the top got a bit lost as the 'virgin and the kid'!!. A great fun trip and all for 8€ per person and lasting 1hr 20mins. Excellent!!

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We stayed in Barcelona for 3 nights after our cruise, we had never been before but it most certainly will not be our last visit. Can't wait to go back!

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