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Barcelona to Europe Costa Serena Cruise Reviews
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"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..."Read More
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Not too shabby

Review for Costa Serena to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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bernie.oconnor1

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 port from our hotel midway up the Ramblas, there's a port bus just at the port gates takes you to the ship for a couple of euros, I didn't do the web check in ...
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Sail Date: October 2014

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Traveled with children


Fabulous Costa Serena

Review for Costa Serena to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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PatsyG

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 Barcelona and this was very good, when we arrived at our beautiful balcony cabin at the aft of the ship on 8 deck our cases where already waiting for us. Our cabin ...
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Sail Date: October 2014

Departure Port: Ketchikan


Definitely do it again!

Review for Costa Serena to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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TheTrueScotsman

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 joined to Costa Serena in Barcelona and the embarkation process was relatively painless if a little long. They started the boarding at 2pm but it was nearly 3 by ...
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Sail Date: September 2014

Departure Port: Ketchikan


Chilling Costa Serena..Go for it and enjoy!!

Review for Costa Serena to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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johnboyday

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 our luggage and we waited in the bright clean lounge..at 2 pm we started to board..we went to the desk unaware that we should have registered on our arrival! after ...
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Sail Date: September 2014

Departure Port: Ketchikan

6 Helpful Votes


Pleasant experience

Review for Costa Serena to Mediterranean

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sunadict

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

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, because the reviews I have read here, I was a little bit suspicions, especially about the food. But, once there, I realized that I didn’t have to worry about, because the ...
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Sail Date: May 2014

Departure Port: Ketchikan


Simply wonderful

Review for Costa Serena to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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WildRedHed

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 - too good to miss, even though previous reviews of the ship and line have been mixed. Although I booked an outside cabin with no number, I was delighted to find ...
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Sail Date: April 2014

Departure Port: Ketchikan

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Costa Serena v Costa Mediterranea

Review for Costa Serena to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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rowingmachine

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 (October 2013) you will see that we had to abort in Savona a few days short of finishing the cruise from Rhodes to Marseille. My wife had back problems and we had a ...
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Sail Date: March 2014

Departure Port: Ketchikan

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dont believe all the bad things you read about costa

Review for Costa Serena to Mediterranean

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iloveglee

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 a Costa cruise is that this line caters very much to the southern european market, especially italian. therefore dining arrangements, especially at breakfast, ...
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Sail Date: February 2014

Departure Port: Ketchikan

10 Helpful Votes


Be your own judge

Review for Costa Serena to Mediterranean

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stanjt

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 of all ages and a real family atmosphere prevails with plenty of activities for them. The food is geared to Continental tastes and it can be a bit hectic in the ...
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Sail Date: March 2014

Departure Port: Ketchikan


Unique cruise for American Guests

Review for Costa Serena to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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tarzanldy

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We were excited with this departure and the ports that were offered as well as an opportunity to practice our language skills with the various European guests. The ship is lovely and our stateroom verandah was wonderful. It was well designed and our exceptional steward kept it immaculate. We met a French couple our first evening and were surprised to learn that they were departing the next day ...
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Sail Date: November 2011

Departure Port: Ketchikan


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