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Costa Serena Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Europe from Barcelona
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Cutbacks have put us off
"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..."Read More
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Sonyav

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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Cutbacks have put us off

Review for Costa Serena to Mediterranean

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Sonyav

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 Inclusive drinks package and found out that this was the only way you could get a cup of tea in the evening as they have now stopped the self service in the buffet ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Departure Port: Ketchikan

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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


Low Class

Review for Costa Serena to Mediterranean

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allan.murota

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 passengers attended dinners really sloppily (t-shirts, etc). The food in the buffet was really mediocre, not much variety with low quality (served prawns which were ...
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Sail Date: October 2014

Departure Port: Ketchikan


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


Disappointment

Review for Costa Serena to Mediterranean

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Tricia278

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 exact amount spent as a pending amount. This means that I cannot access my own money. So basically they are holding onto my money for whatever reason I cannot ...
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Sail Date: June 2014

Departure Port: Ketchikan


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


Family Cruise

Review for Costa Serena to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Marionparko

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 surprised to find we had port holes and thought there must be a catch! The ship is well laid out with sliding tops on 2 of the pools. Our first meal at 7pm (the ...
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Sail Date: May 2014

Departure Port: Ketchikan

35 Helpful Votes


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

1 Helpful Vote


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