Beautiful and innovative, Costa Cruises’ first Dream-class ship, the 132,500-ton, 3,724-guest Costa Diadema, is a spectacular ship. Deserving of her name meaning “tiara” in Italian, she is a sparkling jewel – the line’s largest, most spacious and modern, with a delightful international ambiance. She offers a variety of new dining and entertainment options. Delight in a multi-level spa, an open-air promenade with cabanas, dining venues and more. There is always something special and fun to do for all age groups.
Dubbed “Regina del Mediterraneo” (Queen of the Mediterranean), she boasts over 7,000 pieces of art, lending her an elegant regal feel. Amenity-filled, there are seven diverse restaurants, lots of chic bars and lovely quiet areas. This ship’s design enables guests to immerse themselves in “La Dolce Vita” — a joyful way of life as they discover “Cruising Italian Style”. The new flagship is sure to captivate discerning travelers and first-time cruisers alike.
Highlighting the Costa Diadema, is an open-air 1,640-foot Promenade – the longest in the fleet – with two large glass mosaics of the Mediterranean shoreline called “Riviera Ligure” on both sides. Widening at one point by almost 30 feet and extending partially over the side of the ship to accommodate six cabanas and two Jacuzzis, guests will enjoy the sensation of being suspended above water experiencing amazing views. This enclave is ideal for people-watching and it’s bars and restaurants overlook the area.
Making their first appearance on Costa’s new flagship, is an authentic Japanese restaurant, Tavola Teppanyaki, Piazza Pizza, for fresh hot pies and the Gelateria, serving nearly 20 decadent flavors of homemade gelato. Savor an array of Italian regional wines at Vinoteca and indulge in a host of European beers at the two-deck Birreria Dresden Green with its Bavarian-style atmosphere. Returning on the ship are Bar Bollicine Prosecco and the cozy Teodora Bar, opening out to a square overlooking the sea as you enjoy a wide variety of fabulous cocktails. Comfortable armchairs and lots of tables line the dance floor for nights filled with music. Dance and musical performances add to the charming 1950’s mood at the Grand Bar Orlov.
Exciting new entertainment venues have also been introduced, including the Country Rock Club, for classic rock music at night and an arcade with interactive games, such as the Laser Maze. Shop at the many stores featured at the immense Portobello Market.
Diverse amenities include the Squok Club for kids which is hosted in an area designed like a castle. Discover a teen zone, a jogging track, 4D cinema and huge screen by the pool — something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Spanning four decks, the Samsara Spa, one of the largest at sea, boasts a state-of-the-art fitness center, beauty salon, sauna, solarium and a thalassotherapy pool. Active cruisers can go running on the outdoor jogging track and have fun at the various games at the multi-sports area. Unwind at the three swimming pools and Jacuzzis.
Delicious culinary selections from around the world are served at the seven restaurants, including the main dining room, Sissi Restaurant. Traditional menus with world-class gourmet cuisine are featured at the à la carte restaurants — Club Fiorentino, Adularia and Corona Blu, a buffet by day and full-service restaurant at night. Exquisite meals are featured in all, with a focus on mouthwatering pasta dishes that are part of the Italian cruising experience.
Intimate, with a warm ambiance, is the specialty restaurant Club Diadema noted for world-class gourmet fare. Mouthwatering Japanese fusion cuisine is served at Tavola Teppanyaki, with meals prepared tableside on a grill. Dine in a lovely relaxed ambiance with weathered wood logs, faux rice paper and traditional shoji screens. Savor scrumptious hot pies at Piazza Pizza, cooked in authentic ovens. Exclusive to guests staying in Samsara cabins and suites, and on request for everyone else is the Samsara Restaurant, where low-calorie, wholesome yet delicious meals are served and is a perfect choice for the health conscious. Relax in the comfort of your cabin and watch a movie with convenient 24-hour room service.
Delighting children and adults alike, is Gelateria Amarillo, a lovely ice cream parlor with 18 scrumptious flavors of homemade Italian ice cream, plus decadent crepes, fine chocolates, pralines and macaroons.
Beautiful accommodations are featured on the Costa Diadema, including special Samsara staterooms, which feature special access to the restaurant of the same name and the famous spa. Choose from a selection of stunning cabins, including 130 in the Wellness area, 756 boasting a private balcony, 64 balcony suites and 11 Spa Suites.
Ideal for multi-generational cruising, are the new family-friendly staterooms with four and five beds, plus two bathrooms. These innovative split-level and interconnected rooms are directly overlooking the sea.
Experience the warmth of cruising Italian-style as the Costa Diadema takes you to such vibrant and diverse Mediterranean destinations as Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Naples, Savona and La Spezia, Italy and Marseille (Provence), France. Cruise on the Costa Diadema and enjoy the many amenities and warmth Costa Cruises is acclaimed for as well as delectable cuisine.