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Overview: This ship’s ‘wow’ factor is its connection with water in the design of a dramatic water theme park on the pool deck – recommended for families with children. It is now based year-round in the UK for cruises from Southampton, although the onboard currency remains the US dollar, which makes


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Cruise Reviews - Costa Cruises - Costa Serena

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COSTA CRUISES / Costa Serena / Middle East
By on 21st Apr 2015
Costa Serena sailed out of Dubai. First point to note is that boarding wasn't until 3pm, this is what the literature said, and they stuck to it. No point on being there too early! Some people... Read More »
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COSTA CRUISES / Costa Serena / Middle East
By on 5th Apr 2015
This was the first time we had cruised with Costa & it will definitely be the last! We sailed the UAE with Costa Serena, the ship is dull & dowdy & is looking like it needs a complete... Read More »
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COSTA CRUISES / Costa Serena / Dubai
By on 4th Apr 2015
Costa Serena - it's a building site Just returned from the 7 day middle east tour with very mixed comments. We arrived and stayed overnight in Dubai before venturing down to the terminal... Read More »
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COSTA CRUISES / Costa Serena / Dubai
By on 23rd Mar 2015
Very rude bar staff, exceptionally poor food, dire entertainment and general disregard for the service to their guests these are my initial thoughts of Costa Cruises. I have just returned from a... Read More »
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COSTA CRUISES / Costa Serena / Dubai
By on 21st Mar 2015
We left home at 3.30pm on thursday to get our flight for dubai at 8.20pm, we arrived in dubai on friday morning at 7.5oam and transferred to the port, this took approximately 20 mins, the luggage... Read More »
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COSTA CRUISES / Costa Serena / Middle East
By on 8th Mar 2015
Just returned from a 7 day Middle East cruise. Having arrived on an overnight flight we hot the taxi to the cruise port to drop off our luggage. We were advised we could check-in from 3pm and that... Read More »
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COSTA CRUISES / Costa Serena / Dubai
By on 4th Mar 2015
We sailed on Costa serena February 2015 around UAE, arrived on ship at 3pm , but cabins not ready till 8.30pm. Not ideal going to dinner in your travel cloths when your tired from a long flight.... Read More »
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COSTA CRUISES / Costa Serena / Dubai
By on 27th Feb 2015
Costa serena from dubai on 6th feb 2015, inside cabin 2296. worst cruise i ever been on; reason very noisy cabin, and one night could hear what appeared to be someone working on the other side of... Read More »
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COSTA CRUISES / Costa Serena / Middle East
By on 25th Feb 2015
We have cruised on many occasions ..Thomson ,Cunard , P and O,Royal Caribbean ,and this has to take the award for being the worst . Rude staff ,rude Italian guests poor food and general disregard... Read More »
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COSTA CRUISES / Costa Serena / Middle East
By on 14th Feb 2015
My family consisting of OH and 3 kids under 4 cruised around the Arabian / Persian gulf in January on Costa Serena. I can honestly say it was the best cruise we have ever completed. Perfect on a... Read More »
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COSTA CRUISES / Costa Serena / Dubai
By on 28th Jan 2015
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... Read More »
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COSTA CRUISES / Costa Serena / Middle East
By on 18th Jan 2015
We were unsure what to expect because of very mixed reviews. The main negatives being the food, smoking and being an English speaker a hindrance. We were willing to risk that against seeing this... Read More »
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COSTA CRUISES / Costa Serena / Mediterranean
By on 29th Jul 2014
We had a lovely Cruise on Costa Serena on the Mediterranean I use a wheelchair, the cabin was comfortable the shower room was great a wheel in shower had lots of room, the ship was really good... Read More »
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COSTA CRUISES / Costa Serena / Western Europe
By on 29th Jul 2014
I recently booked a last minute cruise to help me come to terms with the death of my husband. I thought it would do me good to have a week away from everything before having to go back to work.... Read More »
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COSTA CRUISES / Costa Serena / Mediterranean
By on 26th Jul 2014
Our recent cruise on the Costa Serena to France, Spain and Italy was an enjoyable experience. Our inside cabin was given a wonderful upgrade to balcony which we really did appreciate. The food was... Read More »
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COSTA CRUISES / Costa Serena / Mediterranean
By on 22nd Jul 2014
Having sailed with Costa cruises before and enjoying it so much, I thought this would be the chance to do so again. But my holiday this time was not so good. The children on the ship were running... Read More »
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COSTA CRUISES / Costa Serena / Mediterranean
By on 23rd May 2014
I've had the good fortune to have been on a dozen or so cruises, and have gone back to where I started; with Costa (my first cruise was 10 years ago when them in the Caribbean). This cruise was in... Read More »
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COSTA CRUISES / Costa Serena / Mediterranean
By on 23rd May 2014
We have cruised with costa before on atlantica and had a wonderful time, we have been on 19 cruises and this one would have to rate as one of the bad one's, the good points ------------ good ship... Read More »
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COSTA CRUISES / Costa Serena / Mediterranean
By on 13th May 2014
First time with Costa and not disappointed. Will review in reverse order The Ugly: Possibly the worst atrium I have ever seen on a ship. It had the chance to be stunning but in my opinion it is... Read More »
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COSTA CRUISES / Costa Serena / Mediterranean
By on 12th May 2014
Just returned from cruising on costa serena been on this ship before and throughly enjoyed it.would i recommend it no.am a costa club member ( pearl ).whilst the ship is a beautiful ship in every... Read More »
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