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Costa Serena

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20 Venice to the Mediterranean Costa Serena Cruise Reviews

jc123 avatar


1 Review Written

Costa cruises lovely but you need to be Italian


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 ...
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Sail Date July 2009

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Dancer Bob

11 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Costa Serena- Outstanding Value

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2010

crunchytaco avatar


1 Review Written

Major holiday in Turkey :(

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2009

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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


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

jurgen avatar


1 Review Written

7 lovely days in the Western Mediterranean

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. ...
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Sail Date May 2010

ts636 avatar


2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes


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 ...
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Sail Date October 2009

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Kitchen Sink

1 Review Written

Costa Serena to Istanbul

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2008

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Happy Cruiser

6 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2009

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

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

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

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

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

Costa Serena Ratings

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