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Costa Diadema Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
7 Night Marvelous Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 01, 2015
Ship: Costa Diadema
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The ship is new, big and beautiful.

The crew are very friendly and efficient, our cabin on deck 7 with balcony was Perfect, the breakfast

and lunch were more than satisfactory - this is about the good things.

What realy pissed me off were the following issues:

* The ship was over crowded around the clock - breakfast, miserable pools, lunch, entertainment - where

ever you go you have to struggle for a chair. Even the sunbathing decks were not reachable.

The performances are very colorfull, very loud and tasteless. A good potion to fall asleep.

And now comes the biggest issue - MONEY.

Everything is EXTRA - drinking water (before and after lunch), esspresso or capuccino for breakfast etc.

Dinner - you get a table number in one dining hall ( what is called restaurant) and at  that table

you will have your dinners during the trip. You want a diffrent restaurant? Be ready to pay Extra $35.00.

A shore trip organized by Costa cost 3 times more the one you purchase in port.

Finaly, you take a Queue number for the customers desk in order to clear your balance.

Now you find out that you owe Costa $9.00 per night per person - HOTEL SERVICE, what mean's

in plain English - TIPS for the crew. The crew does not get a payroll. This is their salary.



Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
take the train (round trip) to cinque terra, get off the fifth stop. make sure they don"t strike
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