Thread: Costa, Serena?
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:08 AM
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Welcome to Cruise-Chat. We've sailed on Costa 4 times and have been very pleased with them. It is different than our major cruise lines here. That does not make them bad. The smoking is only allowed in designated areas. There are definitely more children on board, but that doesn't bother me. The announcements are made in 5 languages, every time. There is a heavy Italian influence, but I enjoy that. The food is good, the ships are clean, the staff tries very hard to please. I find a smile and a please or thank you goes a long way. The cabins are very large and comfortable. We've had inside, ocean view and balcony. Of course, I like the balcony the best, but the inside and ocean view were very comfortable and roomy. We haven't been on the Serena, but have been on the Magica and the Mediterranea. Previously sailed on the Carla and the Daphne. I wouldn't hesitate to book again. If you decide to book them, be open to a different experience and you'll have a wonderful time.