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Costa Serena Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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118 reviews
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17.8
23 reviews
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Pleasantly surprised

Review for Costa Serena to Middle East

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lizboyle

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Arrived at the port at 3pm after a late check out from our hotel. Embarkation was a breeze. Purchased drinks package prior to sailing and was able to use it immediately. Ok, our cabin wasn't ready till 8pm, but we knew that prior to sailing so we were prepared. Food was surprisingly good, pasta dishes were great. We had lovely fillet mignon, delicious king prawns and tasty fish. Our waiters ...
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Sail Date: March 2015


Better Than Expected

Review for Costa Serena to Middle East

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StanSue

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Having read some of the previous comments we went on this cruise expecting the worst, however things turned out much much better than expected & our advice to anybody due to travel is go with an open mind & enjoy yourselves, also if you enjoy the odd tipple make sure you sign up for the all inclusive drinks package as its got to be one of the best at 25.5 euros p/p p/day of any cruise line. Food ...
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Sail Date: March 2015


Truthful review

Review for Costa Serena to Middle East

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Happy695

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Cruised the Dubai Emirates on 13/03/2015 Costa Serena GOOD POINTS: Lovely weather Large clean ship Entertainment group worked hard and shows were good Most staff were really friendly.....but there were a few who were not (as if they could not be bothered to make an effort) Had an inside cabin for two people which was a really good size (pleasantly surprised). Went to the port at approx ...
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Sail Date: March 2015


Some reviewers must have been on a different ship

Review for Costa Serena to Middle East

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Jon44

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Having read the 2 previous reviews, I find it hard to believe that we were on the same ship. I too have been on dozens of cruises with Cunard, P &O, royal carribean ets and having read some previous reviews! I booked this cruise with some trepidation. I took the view that given the price paid, I was not going to get 5 star service. How wrong I was! Embarkation was fine. having arrived in dubai ...
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Sail Date: February 2015


Arabian Gulf Cruise

Review for Costa Serena to Middle East

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Dazzadd

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

A pretty looking ship standing so serenely in Dubai. The cruise ticket stated embarkation would commence at 8pm but I arrived much earlier and check-in and boarding actually started at 3pm. I do have to say one big downside was not being able to access your cabin until 8pm which was really hard as many passengers had travelled on overnight flights from Europe and all over the ship you could hear ...
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Sail Date: January 2015


Great value for money

Review for Costa Serena to Middle East

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Edinburghgirl1

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I cannot believe all the negative reviews for this cruise. Ok its not on a par with the likes of Celebrity and Norwegian, both of whom I have sailed previously on 3 occasions, but neither is the price!! For what I paid I thought it was excellent value for money. We had an Oceanview cabin which was spotlessly clean and had more storage than I have had on the two aforementioned cruise lines. The ...
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Sail Date: January 2015


My first cruise ever, but hopefully not my last.

Review for Costa Serena to Middle East

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bilko8

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 all of the Christmas presents which I was taking. Flying overnight and the 4 hour time difference meant I wouldn't require a hotel. The flight route, which you can reassuringly monitor on ...
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Sail Date: December 2014

Traveled with children


All in all we loved it

Review for Costa Serena to Middle East

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circum95

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Boarding was an apocalyptic chaos, despite the fact there was to be priority embarkation. Took us an hour to get to the gangway only to be told that we had to back to check-in because they had forgotten to give us health declaration forms. An hour later we were on board. Somebody else's bag turned up at our door with our bag tag 24 hours after boarding. We returned it and liberated our own bag ...
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Sail Date: December 2014

Cabin Type: Suite with Balcony


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


First time crusier with a few reservations

Review for Costa Serena to Mediterranean

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jollyhollys

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

This review contains some of my own personal thoughts, opinions and suggestions that could improve your crusing expereince, especially if you are a first time crusier((like me). The review will be seperaetd into three sections. Positive, Negative and would be even better ifs! Positives Embarkation at Barcelona quick , efficient and hassle free. Cabin with a balcont worth paying the xtra for and ...
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Sail Date: March 2014


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