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 attendant was excellent and nothing was a trouble for him.
The bars and restaurants were fabulously decorated and all had lovely furniture. Costa Serena is a blingy but tastefull ship and being a blingy sort of girl, I just loved it. The bar and restaurant staff were courteous and friendly and nothing was a trouble for them
The cabin was just lovely, bright and airy with a lovely balcony. The decor was tasteful and the cabin was very clean. There was plenty of storage space, 2 wardrobe with hanging space 1 fitted with shelves, storage under the sofa and an assortment of other drawers. Ample space for 2 people with lots of clothesThe bathroom was very clean with a lovely shower and always plenty of hot water, just perfect.