Costa Diadema Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Third Mate

1 cruise (first)


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2 out of 5

The voyager is a milking cow

Sail Date: June 01, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.



Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Barcelona, Spain
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Naples, Italy
La Spezia (Cinque Terre), Italy
take the train (round trip) to cinque terra, get off the fifth stop. make sure they don"t strike
Savona (Genoa), Italy
Marseille (Provence), France

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