Costa Serena Cruise Review by sheffield cruisers: 12 in 3000
Overall Member Rating
12 in 3000
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Just got back from our first cruise on the Costa Serena . There was eight of us in our party and we travelled on the first week in October. Some things were excellent and some were poor .
Fist the good bits .
The ship was excellent very big and very clean . The staff which were mostly from the Pillopeans were again excellent ,and so was the food .
THE disappointing bits .
There was only 12 English passengers on board and we only spoke to one English crew member . So out of a ship full about 3000 passengers you felt a bit out of it . There was only one draft beer which was Carlsberg Lager at 5.18 Euros for a 400ml glass . The entertainment was very low key and nothing for the English . Out of the ports of call . Barcelona was very good ,and we enjoyed Palma (mainly because it was pretty English).The other places we visited were average to poor .Our main grumble was the 15% service charge that was on everything you purchased on board plus the 49 euros you each had to More pay at the end of your trip . So out of a total spend of 500 euros between the two of us . 200 euros of that was service charges . As we never dream of tipping some one 200 euros we thought it was a bit much .
Overall we all enjoyed the cruise and thought it was not bad value for the 539 each that we had payed for it . But having said that , if we did another one , we would only go on an English Ship Less
Read more Costa Serena cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic's Costa Serena Review >>
We had an inside cabin which was excellent . It had everything you needed and was very smart . Melvin the cabin steward was better the excellent
Port and Shore Excursions
The Biggest but not the Best
Not as good as it used to be!
Wedding aboard the MSC Prezios...
Lots of fun, but probably won'...
Worse ever cruise ship!
Hi Di Hi of cruising
First & Last Time