First Class Cruise
Costa Serena Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
7 Night Ancient Treasures (Venice Roundtrip)
Sail date: September 09, 2007
Ship: Costa Serena
Cabin type: Balcony
Traveled as: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago
Review summaryWe were the 16th cruise on the new Costa Serena. The ship is superb, and the crew gives real meaning to the words "customer service." They were terrific. This is a big ship, holdiing over 3500 passengers, but the design makes it seem more intimate. The decor is something you either like or dislke depending on your personal taste, so I won't comment on that. With that many people on board you would think that it would seem crowded, but once again the design allows everyone the space they need without feeling cramped. We found the food excellent both in quality, quantity and availability. You won't be hungry on the Serena. If it is available we suggest you purchase the X-1 beverage package which was well worth it for us. Ask about it when you're making your reservations. Make sure you're outside on the highest deck for the sail-away from Venice. It's something you'll never forget. And its fun to watch the captain dock the ship in Bari. There are people who can't park their cars that well. Enjoy this great experience.
Ports of call
Pros: The Ship, The Crew, The Service.
Cons: Embarkation methodology was well thought out, but not well executed. Port of Bari was probably good for the cruise line as they added a lot of people to the cruise there, but the short stay and no interesting things to see made it a waste of time for us.
Recommends Costa Serena? Yes!
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