Justifying serenity and harmony as it name suggests, Costa Serena can truly live up to its chosen name with the existence of Samsara Spa alone that promises passengers for a mind and body rejuvenation courtesy of its various wellness and relaxing massage treatments. Like Costa Concordia, it prides itself as one of the longest and one of the largest as well in the fleet of Costa ships. Built in Italy in 2007, Costa Serena is one of the latest additions to the family of Costa ships. It can carry up to 3,780 passengers and employs 1,100 crew members that hail from different countries from different continents.
Most of the guests here are Europeans belonging from the upper-middle and upper classes, so this ship makes it certain that services and facilities are all of world-class standards. The Samsara Spa will definitely be a hit since physical well-being is of much concern for the passengers and it’s what most passengers got allured to try a cruise on this ship. Those who can’t help but bring their kids may do so well since there will be presence of other children and the cruise organizer has plenty of entertainment and activity options stored for them.
The specific features of Costa Serena include the following:
There are a total of 1,5010 cabins in this ship to which more than half (575 to be precise) are provided with their own private balconies. The Samsara Spa can be directly accessed from 67 cabins (12 of which are suites), and there are 29 cabins that are specially made for disabled passengers. The standard features of the cabins (in most cabins there are TV sets) are the following:
- a couple of twin beds (convertible to a queen-size bed)
- a bathroom with shower head and some toiletries
- a couch made of leather
- access to telephone
- a safe and hair dryer
Ristorante Roma and Ristorante Milano
Both 700-seater restaurants, typical meals serve are pasta, steaks and seafood. For those formal nights, expect candles burning at tables.
Buffet Parigi (Italian for “Paris”)With buffet tables placed near the swimming pools, expect to eat your breakfast, lunch and dinner with other amidst the noise from the people wading and frolicking ion the water. Grilled hamburgers and pizza are favorites here.
Ristorante Club SerenaMichelin three-star chef Gualtiero Marchesi is responsible for the menu at this posh restaurant (prior reservation is required)
Michelin-star chef Ettore Bocchia designed the nutritious meals here which is an exclusive restaurant (only for those who are staying at the Samsara Spa)
This one is haven for those with sweet tooth will delight with the chocolates and cakes that are served here including those delicious espresso drinks—all for free!
Other Amenities and Highlights
- the Theater Atene (chief venue for entertainment like variety shows and musical numbers)
- four swimming pools (two are equipped with retractable roofs, also a children’s pool)
- 13 bars
- fitness area (one of the largest in cruise ships at two-storey high)
- a casino
- the Samsara Spa and a fitness and aerobics center (with personal trainers to render assistance and fitness classes offered)
With all these excellent features found on this ship, people will certainly get enticed to travel in elegance aboard Costa Serena!