• Cheers to 25 years: Celebrate with Us!
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
  • Find a Cruise
  • Deals
  • Excursions
  • More

Costa Diadema Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
138 reviews

Our 14th cruise with Costa....possibly our last!

Review for Costa Diadema to the Mediterranean
User Avatar
Jenny1980
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Rating by category

Cabin
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Fitness & Recreation

Additional details

Sail Date: Feb 2016
Cabin:
Traveled with children

We have always cruised with Costa for 8 years and tried MSC and P&O only to find ourselves return to Costa purely for the great food, entertainment and welcoming staff. But over the years their system has changed dramatically and on this particular cruise we found that everything is money orientated and here is a list of what I mean:

1) Costa always provided water at dinner times on previous cruises but now they expect everyone to PAY for the water (and its not cheap at just under 4euros) and to top it of they automatically charge service charge of 15% which I find absolutely ridiculous.

2) We always had pizza on Costa including the evenings but the systems has changed where you'll have to pay for pizza. And the pizza at lunch time is nothing like pizza but a blob of pitta bread and cheese. An Italian cruise and no pizza UNLESS YOU PAY!

Cabin Review

55 Helpful Votes

Find a Costa Diadema Cruise from $549

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

We have updated the Cruise Critic Privacy and Cookie Statement effective on October 1, 2020. Please click here for more information.