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Costa Serena Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Costa
Costa Serena
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

12

Very Good

3

Average

5

Poor

4

Terrible

4

Cruise type

Family Cruises

28

First-Time Cruisers

6

Romantic Cruises

4

Senior Cruises

4

Holiday Cruises

1

28 Costa Serena Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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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doctorpj

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Lots of fun, but probably won't come back.

My family had a great time, we really did, but we probably won't do this ship again. My kids are 8 and 6 and they loved it. This particular trip was organized by a local tourist company based out of Nanjing. ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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JeffLenehan

1 Review Written

Poor Customer Service

The worst Cruise Ship I have ever experienced and will never trust this Company again. My Cabin was 2412. Fine in itself but nobody should have to endure the level of noise that I experienced coming from Deck 3 ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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volata

4 Reviews Written

Winter sunshine

Overall very good experience, tasty food, a-la-carte portions were small, but very tasty. We purchased all inclusive drinks package, which was good value for money. Very good entertainment, piano bar- fab! I ...
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Sail Date February 2015


volata avatar

volata

4 Reviews Written

winter sunshine

Overall very good experience, tasty food, a-la-carte portions were small, but very tasty. We purchased all inclusive drinks package, which was good value for money. Very good entertainment, piano bar- fab! I ...
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Sail Date February 2015


Holidayqueen 2 avatar

Holidayqueen 2

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Worse ever cruise ship!

Where do I start? After reading many terrible reviews of the Costa Serena after I had booked this cruise I should've learnt my lesson & cancelled it! Several times I tried to contact Costa by email prior to ...
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Sail Date March 2015


2009Charlie avatar

2009Charlie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Ryanair of Cruise lines

Now where do I start.  Having done dozens of cruises with the likes of Princess,  P&O, NCL, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean I have learnt that apart from small differences in presentation,  the typical fair of ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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dandbbeale@googlemail.com

1 Review Written

I am glad this was not my first cruise.

We have just been on the Costa Serena from Dubai to Oman ect. We arrived at the port at 8/30 am to be told we cannot board the ship till 8/o'clock in the evening great after an over night flight. Later they done us ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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wavecrest1

1 Review Written

Good Itinerary; Disappointing Boat & Crew

We took the Christmas cruise from Dubai on the Costa Serena in a premium balcony room on deck 8. The room was quiet and well positioned although seemed smaller than the 20sq.m that Costa claim. Room was made up ...
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Sail Date December 2014


bilko8 avatar

bilko8

1 Review Written

My first cruise ever, but hopefully not my last.

As a 70 year old grandfather, I flew Emirates alone from Birmingham on the overnight flight to Dubai. Emirates have great food and a generous baggage allowance and I was well within the 30kg limit, even including ...
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Sail Date December 2014


bernie.oconnor1 avatar

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


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allan.murota

1 Review Written

Low Class

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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Almskou

1 Review Written

A big disappointment

To celebrate my 40-year-old birthday and my husband’s 50-year-old birthday, we decided to book a suite for our son and us. We have tried a cruise with Royal Caribbean before, so we hoped that the experience would ...
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Sail Date July 2014


apatulski avatar

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


dwergkees59 avatar

dwergkees59

1 Review Written

Mediterranean trip, big success!!

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2014


Laflia avatar

Laflia

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

ABC... Avoid Booking Costa

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2013


superjillo avatar

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


Kareni avatar

Kareni

2 Reviews Written

9 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


4Versoix avatar

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


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


Jo and Rob avatar

Jo and Rob

10 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Superb Family Cruise on the Costa Serena

We had a fantastic cruise and could not be happier. I admit that we went with pretty low expectations having read all the criticism on the forums based in the US and UK. I would like to set the record straight as we ...
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Sail Date October 2010


Derrygirls avatar

Derrygirls

2 Reviews Written

Amazing Voyage through history along magnificent coastlines

I am writing this review to give you our experience of the Costa Serena. If you like to travel with well mannered British passengers and speak English all the time then I suggest you read no further and travel on a ...
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Sail Date July 2010


Ozza Alf avatar

Ozza Alf

1 Review Written

Fantastic Serena!

Embarkation This was a breeze as we missed our flight and with it the original embarkation point at Savona. We eventually joined the ship at 2nd port of call at Barcelona. 10 mins after we produced our tickets at ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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Gussies Dad

1 Review Written

Cruising or touring, which is best ? (CRUISING OF COURSE )

As a soon to be retired married man we have traveled extensively in Europe/Scandinavia and even Russia, but I have never been on a cruise. My retired brother and his wife are old cruisers and convinced us to try a ...
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Sail Date November 2009


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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