7-day Mediterranean Cruise via Costa Diadema. 5 cities in 3 countries. Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari, Civitavecchia Rome, Savona, Marseille. Spain, Italy, France.
Complete video. Cruise ship tour, entertainment, shore excursions.
The tour starts in Barcelona, Spain. Visit to Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Las Ramblas (La Rambla), beach in Barcelona ( Barceloneta), and many more. Barcelona tour ended at the Cruise port where the cruise ship Costa Diadiama usually docks).
Then, cruise ship tour Inside Costa Diadema. All the fun and activities and places to check out onboard.
Next stop was Palma de Mallorca in Spain. Took a bus to the city center to see the major attraction in the area, Mallorca Cathedral.
Back to cruise ship Costa Diadema and activities onboard.
The next day was just plain sailing at sea. It was time to enjoy the cruise ship and everything the ship had to offer. White night party followed. Organized party/entertainment and ended at the disco with lots of dancing with young and old alike.
Stop in Cagliari in the island of Sardinia. It’s common to see it spelled as Sardegna. We took the free shuttle to the city center. From there, took a bus with a sign that showed Poetto beach. The bus dropped all of the passengers near the beach. It was a short walk to rewch the beach. Lots of people, mostly locals. If you don’t enjoy sunbathing with many people, then this beach is not the place for you. However, Poetto beach is the nearest Cagliari cruise port. We had little time and surely didn’t want to waste our time traveling to a better beach.
Back to cruise ship. Fun onboard. Enjoyed the outdoor jacuzzi.
After Cagliari, we sailed towards Civitavecchia. This is the nearest port to Rome. It may seem difficult to travel to Rome without buying any of the cruise offered Rome excursions but it is indeed possible if you research.and take notes ahead of time. Going to Rome was a big challenge. English was almost useless in Italy actually, just like in France. We took a free shuttle to Largo della Pace. From there, we walked just to see a glimpse of Civitavecchia and to find atm machine to withdraw our badly needed cash. By the way, there is no way you could get cash onboard the ship. Then we took a train Ostiense using BIRG ticket which we bought from the kiosk (small store inside the train station). BIRG ticket is valid for a day which means it can be used multiple times may it be train or bus (except for express trains going to Rome). Validate ticket before using.
From Ostiense station, we proceeded to Piramide station by walking thru the underground passage. Took the Metro B from Piramide to Colloseo. Welcome to Colloseum!
Back to ship.
Next stop was Savona in Italy. This is the home of Costa cruises. Savona is a very charming small city. Worth to tour around. Back to ship afterwards.
Final stop was Marseille in France. We took the free shuttle offered but we had to take a long walk to get to the shuttle station. We just followed the green line on the path. Walked around Marseille and took pictures of the beautiful and majestic Marseille Cathedral. Be careful while walking. Watch where you walk because lots of dog poop everywhere. It looks like the city doesn’t have a strict policy on dog pooping all over. Dog owners obviously are not responsible enough to clean the mess their dogs make.
A quick look inside the big mall. Took the same shuttle bus on the way back to costa diadema.
End of cruise at the port of Barcelona. Those with non-EU passports must get passports back. The waiting and the passport distribution was not smooth. Costa Diadema did not conduct a smooth process. It needs improvement.
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