Their newest and largest vessel, Costa Diadema, was launched in November 2014. Like other recent vessels – Atlantica (2000) to Fascinosa (2012) – it is a state-of-the-art, resort-style ship. Many Costa vessels feature outrageous interior design elements dreamed up by Joe Farcus, and in true European style dining and dancing carry on until late at night. There’s no running away from the fact that the brand was damaged by the Concordia disaster, and fares are still held down as a result, so Costa offers great value for all ages. Their cruise range includes year-round Mediterranean itineraries, northern Europe in summer and Caribbean in winter, plus South America, and the Far East. The neoCollection sub-brand offers slow cruising to interesting destinations with small-group excursions included.