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118 Costa Serena Cruise Reviews

Rojos avatar


1 Review Written

An American family heads for the high seas on the Serena


Ah where to begin...thanks to Cruise Critic I had a lot information going in to this cruise and yes there were many ups and downs about the trip, but overall I would say we had a really great time. We have never ...
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Sail Date July 2009

summerdog avatar


1 Review Written

Costa Cruises - Wal-Mart of the Seas

Just finished my first cruise with Costa. Have a lot of impressions to share. First, the best thing about Costa is the price. Because my wife and I have 3 kids, we have to book two rooms. This seems to be standard ...
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Sail Date December 2008

Mike avatar


17 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Probably not again

This was our second Eastern Med cruise. The previous cruise was with Celebrity and was fantastic. We were looking for a cruise that went to Istanbul and Costa had what we were looking for. We took a water taxi from ...
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Sail Date October 2008

Joren avatar


2 Reviews Written

Pleasantly surprised

Disclosure: I'm not a Costa employee, but all of my work experience has been in customer service, including many years as someone that had to say thank you when given sick bags, or worse :-) As a result, I have a ...
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Sail Date November 2008

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Debbie A

1 Review Written

Cruising Costa Style on the Serena

Having just returned from a 7 night cruise on the Costa Serena I felt that I should pass on a few words of warning to fellow cruisers. This was my first (and last) cruise with Costa and I have cruised with ...
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Sail Date September 2008

marc avatar


3 Reviews Written

Italian flair with precision

After spending 5 weeks with relatives in Sicily we certainly needed the peace and quiet of the cruise. Boarding in Venice the queue was quite long at the dock. The 3700 passengers were processed very quickly once we ...
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Sail Date June 2007

mozzies avatar


1 Review Written

Surviving Serena

We made our own way to Venice arriving in Treviso, a 30 min bus ride from the plaza de Roma, the main transportation hub for venice (Bus and Train). The port is only a short walk away of about 10 mins. ...
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Sail Date August 2008

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Katie H

1 Review Written

First time crusiers - Costa Serena

Typically people who write reviews either have something highly critical to write or they have been overwhelmed by a wonderful experience. I am just detailing our experience with Costa Serena to help you decide ...
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Sail Date August 2008

melliott avatar


1 Review Written

A great value cruise

We were pleasantly surprised by our cruise on the Costa Serena - particularly after reading the reviews on this site. We found the cruise to be extremely relaxing, fun and Costa Serena's crew to be fantastic. We ...
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Sail Date August 2008

justcruising avatar


1 Review Written

For Fellow Americans!

After booking my cruise, I then found this site. To say the least, I was nervous about this cruise after reading the reviews. I kept an open mind while boarding even when we had problems with our luggage tags...we ...
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Sail Date June 2008

chocolat avatar


1 Review Written

satisfied but not fanatic

April 30, 2008-04-30 We just returned from a cruise on the Eastern Mediterranean aboard the Costa Serena. The cruise lasted one week (April 20-27, 2008). We are basically very independent people, not in favor of ...
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Sail Date April 2008

Cullen1224 avatar


2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes


Overall, Costa is not RCCL or Princess - it is a budget European product. Unfortunately Americans (like my husband and I) presently pay more for the product than normal since the sagging dollar - as such - you would ...
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Sail Date March 2008

Kpf33904 avatar


1 Review Written

Nice Ship, Rude Guests

My wife and I went on a 11 day cruise on the Costa Serena February 9-20, 2008. Our Itinerary was departing from Savona, Italy, to Barcelona, Casa Blanca, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Madeira, Malaga, and returning to ...
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Sail Date February 2008

mdwilkie avatar


1 Review Written

New Year's Eve Cruise to Morocco, Madeira, and Tenerife

My wife and I, along with our 14 year old daughter, decided to celebrate our 25th anniversary on a Western Mediterranean Cruise. We had done another Med cruise on Costa in 2004, on the Costa Victoria, and in 2006 we ...
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Sail Date December 2007

Michael avatar


11 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice vacation on a new ship

We did the christmas cruise on the Costa Serena in December 2007. Summarizing, we had a very nice trip, enjoyed most of the ports and the new ship. There are some BUT's I would like you to observe, if you don't mind ...
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Sail Date December 2007

Nalacalli avatar


2 Reviews Written

Costa Serena - Western Mediterranean

Suggestion would be to come in one night before the cruise so as to not be so tired. Embarkation went fairly smoothly as we arrived past the influx of passengers. Caught the bus from Piazza Roma and then had to lug ...
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Sail Date September 2007

jollyelf avatar


4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes


We chose this cruise because of the exotic destination of Casablanca. The ship sailed out of the port in Savona. If you hadn't previously booked your hotels and transfers through Costa it was a challenge to get to ...
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Sail Date November 2007

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jenny wren

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Canaries on Costa Serena

A review of our trip on Costa Serena to the Canaries, which was our second with Costa. We flew BA from Heathrow (no sign of a Costa rep) to Milan (where we met a Costa Rep) and then had a two and a half hour coach ...
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Sail Date February 2008

Costa Serena Ratings

Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation5.03.6
Value For Money3.03.5
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