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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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sunadict
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
I’ve just arrived from my first cruise experience in Costa Serena, through the Mediterranean. I am Portuguese (had my 38th birthday during the trip) and I travelled with a friend, in also their late 30’s. I have to say that, ... Read more
Marionparko
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
We had booked 4 inside cabins for the family! We were given 2 at the back deck 7, 1 at the front deck 7.1 at the front deck 1. Having found the other cabins we went to find ours on deck 1. As expected it was compact but well set out. Very ... Read more
WildRedHed
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2014
My age 59, travelling with my 88 year old Dad. We have been on many cruises with different cruise lines, but this has to be my favourite. We booked a very last minute cruise after being sent a great deal by our favourite cruise agents - ... Read more
LeeAnnS
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed April 2014
We just returned from a 7-night Western Mediterranean cruise on the Costa Serena. As some other contributors have mentioned, we were very apprehensive after reading all the negative reviews of the ship on this site. We really wonder what ... Read more
rowingmachine
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
34 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have little experience of cruising and our judgements are necessarily based on limited experience. The story so far ........ We went on our first ever cruise last October on Costa Mediterranea. If you read my review of that trip ... Read more
jollyhollys
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This review contains some of my own personal thoughts, opinions and suggestions that could improve your crusing expereince, especially if you are a first time crusier((like me). The review will be seperaetd into three sections. Positive, ... Read more
stanjt
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
This was our second trip on the Costa Serena and knew exactly what to expect. Firstly this is an Italian Cruise Line and you will only occasionally hear the English Language being spoken by your fellow passengers. Lots of children on board ... Read more
dwergkees59
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Let me starts to explain that my wife and I have travelled to and in many countries and we usually would stay in 4 star or higher hotels. As I would become 65 years of age on the 11th. of February my wife and I decided to do something ... Read more
iloveglee
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
46 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have recently returned from a costa cruise, which we almost didn't take because of all the awful things said about the line. So pleased we went with our common sense we had a fantastic time. The important thing to remember when booking ... Read more
Kipper21
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
We are not normally difficult to please. We have taken eight cruises between my sister and I and have never been so disappointed as with this Costa Cruise. If I ever hear the phrase "impossibla" or "madam it is not possible" again I will ... Read more
Galway6
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
First whats good - The price! This was the cheapest cruise we've been on - The nightlife - Compared to many other cruises the nightlife was great on Costa - Embarkation in Barcelona was very smooth but I expect this was because the ... Read more
judyrita65
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The check-in on date of departure was a nightmare. No one seemed to know what they were doing? The fire drill was VERY long since they had to repeat it in several different languages. I had to get out of the line due to almost fainting. No ... Read more
Moon&thestarz
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
Do not chose this cruise line. Regardless of the price. I beg you. There are too many excellent cruise lines. This is not one of them. First, the embarkation process. This was a total disaster. There were no announcements made. There was ... Read more
nimbus9020
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have just returned yesterday 18th November 2013 from a very disappointing seven night cruise on the Costa Serena. We were picked up from our hotel at 1100 and taken to Civitavecchia to board the ship. When we got there we were herded ... Read more
FinlandLapland
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2013
We cruised with Costa Serena to Civitaveccia,Olbia,Palma de Mallorca,Ibiza and Toulon.The last port should have been Marseille,but was changed because of the weather. That was a disappointment. Anyway,this was our first cruise,and I'm glad ... Read more
gr8tlife!
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We went on a 3 night cruise to Barcelona and Marseilles, France on Costa. Overall the experience was not a bad one, but certainly one that if you are not Italian or even European can be a bit of an adjustment. The ship was well cared for ... Read more
Laflia
Member Since 2006
1 review
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a family cruise with eight family members, and we had a great time because our goal was to spend time together, and it was very enjoyable. But as far as the ship... 1. Our cabin was spacious, we had a private balcony,and we ... Read more
Millie 2011
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Costa Serena is an attractive and contemporary ship. It's style might best be described as an American designers impression of Italian classical culture - 'plastic Italian glitz.' The transfer (from the airport) and embarkation ... Read more
jimmick
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I recently cruised on Costa Serena departing Savona on October 7th 2012, returning to Savona on October 14th and calling at Civitavecchia, Palermo, La Palma, Valentia and Marseilles. We flew from Gatwick to Malpensa, Milan and ... Read more
patd1948
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2012
What a pleasant surprise this cruise was after reading the poor reviews!! The ship was very clean and the staff was very friendly and made my husband & I feel very welcome. The food was very good and the the service was excellent. We ... Read more
tanguera
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
We just returned from a seven-day cruise on the Costa Serena followed by another twelve-day one on another cruise line. Our overall experience was not so bad considering that we did not have any great expectations and we kept our minds ... Read more
nldelattre
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed August 2012
We knew we would not be alone on this last minute decided vacations (8/11 to 8/18) on the Costa Serena and knew what to expect on a boat of this size when full of sheep's (sorry passengers). For Costa we are not customers. Service is low ... Read more
janetraveller
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The cabins and cabin service was excellent except that my veranda had no lounge chair, two dirty patio chairs and was showered daily by coal soot from the chimney. The Food in formal restaurant was pretty mediocre, overcooked fish, ... Read more
Kareni
Member Since 2003
1 review
77 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Worst cruise ever!!! I have been on over 20 cruises, Azamara, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Carnival and Premier (got to be old to remember that one). I booked the Costa Serena for 8 of us, 2 families with adult children, mostly due to the ... Read more
4Versoix
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked this cruise at the last minute (2 days before sailing) as it was only a 5 hour drive to the departure port. We got one of the last outside staterooms available and found ourselves on deck 1 about 5 cabins from the front of the ... Read more

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