Beautiful Mediterranean Experience

Costa Diadema Cruise Review to Europe
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

4.7 out of 5
Costa Diadema

7 Night Marvellous Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail Date: November 19, 2018

Ship: Costa Diadema

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 9134

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Review Summary

This cruise is a very port intensive cruise, yet, every bit of the experience was worth it! From the moment we stepped in the ship, we were greeted with a glass of bubbles. The rooms didn't take that long for them to be ready and we were enjoying our time around the ship in no time. The food at the buffet was great! If you're into pasta and seafood dishes, OMG, they did pretty good preparing these dishes. I loved every dish. In fact, I didn't have time to venture at any of their specialty dining restaurants. No need, because I have enjoyed the food since day 1. Their service everywhere that I have experienced was excellent. Very friendly staff and accommodating. The bed in our balcony cabin was very comfortable. I will definitely sail with them again.


5 out of 5
Embarkation was smooth. There is a lounge area in Barcelona Port to wait and look around before embarkation.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
First that I have not dined in any of their specialty restaurants. Needless to say, their food in their buffets and main dining are delicious! During embarkation day, we dined at their buffet restaurant for lunch. All the food items I selected were yummy! I love Mediterranean type foods and I enjoyed every bit of food selection on this cruise ship. We initially had anytime dining and after the second day, we talked to their maitre d' and requested for early set dining and was granted! I am so please how excellent service we have received from the bar area to our main dining. Our main waiter was so attentive and knew what we wanted. We ate all of our food from breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main dining room. Breakfast was amazing too! It is an international selection. They have menu items as well as a buffet style of selections which is really amazing! Fresh seafood and yummy pasta dishes! You have to order their drink of the day as it is different daily. The price is also pretty fair and reasonable.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Spa! I just spent my relaxation days in the spa area. During embarkation day, there were specials of the spa facilities use for 7 days and at a pretty affordable rate. We bought it and used every bit of the facility and enjoyed it. It was very relaxing. After using their spa area, there is a tea area where you get to just sit and enjoy a selection of their hot teas, excellent view and their delicious hard honey filled candies.


4 out of 5
We watched in their theater 6 nights out of the 7. It was a variety of comedy, opera, dance, and singing. It was entertaining and fun.

Children's Programs

No kids with me.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent service from our main dining being either breakfast, lunch or dinner. The service we received was consistent and attentive! Our room stewards were very friendly and went above and beyond our expectations. Other ship personnel such as the bars, we received great service.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The beds were comfy! I slept really well and the room was very clean. The size is perfect.

Ship Tip

Get the spa access during embarkation day. It is very affordable and you're able to access the spa facility throughout your cruise duration. Less crowded compared to soaking in their hot tubs. Try their drink of the day cocktails. Eating at the main dining.

Ports Of Call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5

Palermo, Sicily

5 out of 5

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5

Savona (Genoa), Italy

5 out of 5

Marseille (Provence), France

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
Quick and easy for disembarkation.
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