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When Costa Cruises launched Costa Serena in 2007, I wondered how the Europeans at whom it was aimed would react to an American designer's concept of classical mythology, with polystyrene Greek gods floating ...
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Spotthedog
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first ever cruise and hence our first review on this site. A couple of earlier reviews of this ship on this website were very helpful for us so thank you for taking the trouble - they really helped us prepare and set ... Read more
Edinburghgirl1
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
80 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
I cannot believe all the negative reviews for this cruise. Ok its not on a par with the likes of Celebrity and Norwegian, both of whom I have sailed previously on 3 occasions, but neither is the price!! For what I paid I thought it was ... Read more
Flanchop
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Check in was a nightmare, first check in and drop luggage at Dubai cruise terminal 10am, 2.30pm start queueing for second check in before heading for ship, 3.30pm (and I was near beginning of queue) queue again to have photo taken before ... Read more
dandbbeale@googlemail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just been on the Costa Serena from Dubai to Oman ect. We arrived at the port at 8/30 am to be told we cannot board the ship till 8/o'clock in the evening great after an over night flight. Later they done us all a big favour and ... Read more
hamed
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
This was our first cruise. I booked this cruise as a Christmas present for my wife via a local travel agent. I originally booked a Junior Suite, but the we got upgraded to an Owner Suite. We flew Palanga Lithuania to Copenhagen, wondered ... Read more
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falldownalot
Member Since 2014
1 review
18 forum posts
0 helpful votes
the embarkation was the nightmare we were warned about but when we finally got our cabin we really enjoyed the cruise.the ship was great,the cabin was great the itinerary was great and the crew were great.....for the most part.the only ... Read more
sandyandfarley1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
easy going,slick and fun. check in and check out easiest every been on any cruise. Mix of clientele from all different countries ( so no british sunbed wars like on P and O or drunks ) all inclusive was the better option as was ... Read more
patti7441
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have just returned from a lovely holiday on the Costa Serena visiting, Dubai, Muscat, Khasab and Abu Dhabi. We have travelled on Costa before so were prepared for the typical Italian style. Checking in could have been an issue if you ... Read more
Dazzadd
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
A pretty looking ship standing so serenely in Dubai. The cruise ticket stated embarkation would commence at 8pm but I arrived much earlier and check-in and boarding actually started at 3pm. I do have to say one big downside was not being ... Read more
circum95
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
Boarding was an apocalyptic chaos, despite the fact there was to be priority embarkation. Took us an hour to get to the gangway only to be told that we had to back to check-in because they had forgotten to give us health declaration forms. ... Read more
wavecrest1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took the Christmas cruise from Dubai on the Costa Serena in a premium balcony room on deck 8. The room was quiet and well positioned although seemed smaller than the 20sq.m that Costa claim. Room was made up appropriately each day. The ... Read more
bilko8
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
As a 70 year old grandfather, I flew Emirates alone from Birmingham on the overnight flight to Dubai. Emirates have great food and a generous baggage allowance and I was well within the 30kg limit, even including all of the Christmas ... Read more
mumgranann
Member Since 2007
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
We flew to Milan and spent a night there before joining a coach to Savona to board the Costa Serena. Quaotic lack of organisations on at Milan airport with a total lack of proper organisation and little better when boarding. However we are ... Read more
Sonyav
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
Have just returned from 7 day cruise around the med on Costa Serena. How let down I was. This was our third cruise with Costa and will now be our last. How things have changed in 7 months has been a real turning point. We took the All ... Read more
bernie.oconnor1
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
I booked this about a month before going and instantly regretted it after reading the reviews BUT... We had a great time. Two adults and one child age 9 from Scotland. We spent three days in Barcelona before boarding, we walked down to the ... Read more
allan.murota
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
The destinations were great, the crew were not overly friendly or accomodating, the excursion that we went on was good. The other passengers on the ship were not very courteous especially in lines. The dress code is casual, but some ... Read more
PatsyG
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
This was our first cruise so we didn't have anything to compare other than we have stayed in good class hotels all over the world and Costa Serena certainly exceeded my expectations, she is a beautiful ship. Our embarkation was in ... Read more
TheTrueScotsman
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
This was our first ever cruise so it would be fair to say that any review we give must reflect the fact that we have nothing to compare it to. However we have been on enough holidays to know what we are talking about to some extent. We ... Read more
johnboyday
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
26 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just returned from a very good costa serena cruise..our embarkation in Barcelona was a little confusing..our taxi was excellent both ways..on arrival the members of costa were waiting for us..we gave them our details ..they took ... Read more
Mimillion
Member Since 2014
1 review
31 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
We booked this cruise last minute as decided it was about time we tried one, Costa have a reputation for not being as traditional as a lot of the companies and as my bf is much happier in a pair of jeans than a tux we decided on Costa. ... Read more
Almskou
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
To celebrate my 40-year-old birthday and my husband’s 50-year-old birthday, we decided to book a suite for our son and us. We have tried a cruise with Royal Caribbean before, so we hoped that the experience would be at least just as ... Read more
apatulski
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Background information, family of 4 with children from 1993, and 1998 (This year 20 and 16, first time travelled when they were 13 and 17) All Cruises in Mediterranian first one Venice, Split, Athens, Turkey, Dubrovnik - Venice and two ... Read more
sivadasil
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
The food in the dining room and the lunch buffet had excellent food. A buffet option should also be available. I have to say that the dining experience was not very pleasurable in several ways. The last night, the entree didn't arrive ... Read more
Tricia278
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
I was on a 7 day cruise. Destinations were very good. Cabin Staff and Bar Staff were excellent. My main concern is that the Costa Cruises took the amount from my MasterCard that I spent on the ship but after 10 days are still holding the ... Read more
Blondie008
Member Since 2011
1 review
1,510 forum post
0 helpful votes
A little background. Experienced cruisers, have cruises with most of the main lines, and this was our fourth cruise with Costa in the past 2 years. We have cruises twice on the NeoRomantica, and once on the Magica. This was a bit of a ... Read more

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