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Fantastic First Time Cruise for Families
"We were a family of 6 - granny aged 80, myself and my husband, plus 3 teenagers (17, 15, 13). We chose this cruise ship because it catered for us all and we were not disappointed. Having read some of the..."Read More
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Costa cruises lovely but you need to be Italian

Review for Costa Serena to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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jc123

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

I went on holiday with my daughter, I thoughtly enjoyed it. It was a new experience. Things that I wished I had known. 1. Do not miss the induction as they have an English speaking person telling you all about the activities and when they are in English. 2. Buy the drinks vouchers and the soft drink vouchers, I tend to drink alot of soft drinks and I wished that I had brought ...
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Sail Date: July 2009

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)


Costa Serena- Outstanding Value

Review for Costa Serena to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Dancer Bob

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This review covers three trips totaling 19 days, Adriatic/Aegean, November, but the experience was similar on all three trips. These were end-of-season trips, with a large number of new staff joining, before repositioning to South America. The ship holds about 3500 people, with only 5-10% being English-speakers. The English hostess said 25% is normal for high season. I've only included ...
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Sail Date: November 2010

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

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Major holiday in Turkey :(

Review for Costa Serena to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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crunchytaco

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

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 full. However, at the end of the trip I was looking forward to going home and eating something delicious. Desserts at the buffet were not my idea of what a dessert should be (two thumbs ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)


Superb Family Cruise on the Costa Serena

Review for Costa Serena to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Jo and Rob

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 feel that Costa gets a lot of bad press which from our experience is completely unfounded. I have previously cruised with Princess and Royal Caribbean and Costa is certainly in the ...
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Sail Date: October 2010

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Traveled with children

9 Helpful Votes


Amazing Voyage through history along magnificent coastlines

Review for Costa Serena to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Derrygirls

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

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 British ship from the UK. However if you want a more European style fun ship and an amazing itinerary then this might be the ship for you! We have travelled with Costa before and ...
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Sail Date: July 2010

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)


7 lovely days in the Western Mediterranean

Review for Costa Serena to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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jurgen

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

This was my third cruise with Costa. I have also cruised three times with Kristina Cruises. Normally I travel alone, but this time the trip was present from me to my mother. We came to Venice one day earlier. Transportation from the airport Marco Polo to Venice's bus station is very easy, fast and cheap. We lived hotel near to railway station. Location is perfect. There is Vaporetto station beside ...
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Sail Date: May 2010

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)


FIRST EVER CRUISE – BUT WILL IT BE THE LAST?

Review for Costa Serena to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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ts636

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

BACKGROUND First up I have to declare that cruising has never really appealed to me. The thought of being stuck on a ship with several thousand strangers and being forced to don a tuxedo before being allowed to eat anything just wasn't my idea of fun. However having received glowing reports from numerous friends and relatives who have cruised recently, including the news that dress codes ...
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Sail Date: October 2009

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

9 Helpful Votes


Costa Serena to Istanbul

Review for Costa Serena to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Kitchen Sink

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

In November 2008 my wife & I made our own way to Venice to join the Costa Serena for a cruise visiting Bari, Katakolon [for Olympia], Izmir [for Ephesus], Istanbul & Dubrovnik. At Marco Polo airport the Costa staff were high profile & extremely helpful even though we were not using their transport. They assisted relabeling our luggage for getting it to our cabin & told us where to catch the bus ...
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Sail Date: November 2008

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)


Fantastic First Time Cruise for Families

Review for Costa Serena to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Happy Cruiser

First Time Cruiser

We were a family of 6 - granny aged 80, myself and my husband, plus 3 teenagers (17, 15, 13). We chose this cruise ship because it catered for us all and we were not disappointed. Having read some of the previous reviews I went expecting lots of negatives but these were totally unfounded. From arrival to departure everything was well organised and the comfort of the passengers was always of ...
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Sail Date: August 2009

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Traveled with children

11 Helpful Votes


An American family heads for the high seas on the Serena

Review for Costa Serena to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Rojos

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 done a cruise so I'll start with the positives. We had two cabins one for me and my husband and one for our two teenage boys ages 14 and 17.  Jocelyn was our cabin steward, she was ...
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Sail Date: July 2009

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Traveled with children


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