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Costa Serena Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Costa
Costa Serena
Western Mediterranean
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

13

Very Good

7

Average

5

Poor

5

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Family Cruises

35

Gay & Lesbian Cruises

35

Romantic Cruises

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Singles Cruises

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Senior Cruises

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35 Costa Serena Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe - Western Mediterranean


vanylla85 avatar

vanylla85

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

good for itinerary but terrible for service food cabin

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we choise the internal cabiin guaranteed gty and with our surprice costa give to us a samsara internal cabin but without the benefits of the samsara mean the access to the spa . the ship was clean but not ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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bernie.oconnor1

1 Review Written

Not too shabby

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2014


PatsyG avatar

PatsyG

1 Review Written

Fabulous Costa Serena

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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TheTrueScotsman

1 Review Written

Definitely do it again!

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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johnboyday

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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apatulski

1 Review Written

Costa Serena once, versus Norweigian Cruise Line

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, ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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WildRedHed

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Simply wonderful

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2014


LeeAnnS avatar

LeeAnnS

1 Review Written

No rating

We loved the Costa Serena!

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. ...
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Sail Date April 2014


Galway6 avatar

Galway6

1 Review Written

Cheap and I can now see why

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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nimbus9020

1 Review Written

Dont Book with Costa if you only speak Englsh and dont smoke

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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FinlandLapland

1 Review Written

Costa Serena cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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gr8tlife!

2 Reviews Written

Not a bad First Time Costa Experience

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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jimmick

1 Review Written

No rating

Costa Serena 07 10 12 departing from Savona

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2012


patd1948 avatar

patd1948

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

What a pleasant surprise!

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2012


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nldelattre

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

No rating

Costa Serena, the ship of the sheeps

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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superjillo

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Costa Serena - Italy, Spain, Morocco & Canary Islands

I was meeting my parents and my sister in Barcelona, due to a work conflict I had to join the cruise a little late. The ship sailed from Rome (Civitavecchia), then to Savona, then Barcelona, so I missed just a ...
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Sail Date January 2012


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janetraveller

1 Review Written

Avoid Costa cruises at all cost

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, ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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Kareni

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Costa Serena - Don't waste your time or money!

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2012


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4Versoix

2 Reviews Written

Another Great Cruise from Costa!

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2012


total2010 avatar

total2010

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fun ship with excellent ports

The ship is new and big, but the design is no grand as other mainstreem cruise ships that we have been too. Common areas are very small and crowded. Pools and hot tubs looked small & crowded so we never used ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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tarzanldy

1 Review Written

Unique cruise for American Guests

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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luckyspatz

1 Review Written

You get what you pay for

Well you know, we really were not looking to go on another cruise, but Costa made it tempting, by giving us vouchers, because our previous cruise, in April on the Costa Pacifica, had itinerary changes, with Egypt ...
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Sail Date October 2011


Sigaco avatar

Sigaco

3 Reviews Written

Best holiday ever

After booking the cruise on Costa Serena i read the reviews and wished i had not booked.I have worked as a holiday rep for the most famous British holiday company for the over 50s and also worked front of house in ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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crunchytaco

1 Review Written

Major holiday in Turkey :(

This was my first cruise and I was afraid that I would get sea sick, as I get motion-sickness easily. I was very pleased to find that I didn't have an issue at all! The food was average. I always walked away ...
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Sail Date November 2009


Joren avatar

Joren

2 Reviews Written

Second time round with Costa and Costa Serena

This was my second cruise on the Serena. First was 14 months ago. Overall, despite some problems and getting ill towards the end of the cruise, I still enjoyed it. Boarding Both times now, its almost as if its ...
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Sail Date January 2010


Costa Serena Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining3.03.3
Entertainment3.03.4
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation5.03.6
Family3.03.3
Enrichment2.03
Service4.03.7
Value For Money3.03.5
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