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  • Costa-Serena-Samsara-restaurant - The Samsara restaurant, on deck 3 of Costa Serena.
  • Costa-Serena-Vesta-restaurant - The Vesta restaurant, one of Costa Serena's main dining rooms.
  • Costa-Serena-restaurant - Costa Serena's five restaurants offer cruisers plenty of dining options.
  • Costa-Serena-table-setting - Place settings for a romantic, candle-lit dinner on Costa Serena.
  • Costa-Serena-Lido-Urano - Lido Urano, one of the pool areas on deck 9 of Costa Serena, features two whirlpools and is covered by a retractable roof.
  • Costa-Serena-Urano-pool - Costa Serena has four swimming pools, two with retractable covers.
  • Costa-Serena-Victoria-Sports-Bar - The TV screens at Victoria Sports Bar, on deck 5 of Costa Serena, broadcasts various sporting events.
  • Costa-Serena-Grand-Bar-Apollo - The Grand Bar Apollo, a lounge with dance floor on deck 5 of Costa Serena.
  • Costa-Serena-Lido-Sole - The large outdoor LED screen above Lido Sole, one of the pool areas on deck 9 of Costa Serena, shows movies, sporting events and concerts.
  • Costa-Serena-Victoria-Sports-Bar - The TV screens at Victoria Sports Bar, on deck 5 of Costa Serena, broadcasts various sporting events.
  • Costa-Serena-Lido-Urano - Lido Urano, one of the pool areas on deck 9 of Costa Serena, features two whirlpools and is covered by a retractable roof.
  • Costa-Serena-Vesta-restaurant - The Vesta restaurant, one of Costa Serena's main dining rooms.
  • Costa-Serena-Urano-pool - Costa Serena has four swimming pools, two with retractable covers.

Costa Serena: Inspired by Greek & Roman legends

Have you sailed on Costa Serena? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

Costa Serena is a ship inspired by classical legends such as Jupiter, Apollo, Bacchus, Clio. Design featuring serene colors and inspired by Greek and Roman mythology create an unrivaled ambience on this Costa Cruises ship. Innovative offerings include one of the largest spas at sea, an expansive pool deck extending over two decks with a retractable magrodome (sliding glass roof) and a Grand Prix race car driving simulator — the most accurate representation of Formula One driving available.

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Dining & bars

  • Five restaurants, including the Ceres Restaurant, Vesta Restaurant and Prometeo Restaurant Buffet. The Club Restaurant and the Samsara Restaurant are also available at an additional charge and by reservation only.
  • 13 bars, including a Cognac & CigarBar and a Coffee & Chocolate Bar

Entertainment

  • Giove Theater on three levels
  • Casino
  • Disco
  • Grand Prix Simulator with single-seater racing car
  • Pool deck with retractable glass roof and giant screen
  • Waterslide
  • Internet Point
  • Library
  • Shopping Center
  • Virtual World, Squok Club (kids club) with children’s pool

Spa & fitness

  • Samsara Spa: a 65,000-square-foot spa on two levels, with a gym, baths, Thalassotherapy pool, treatment rooms, sauna, Turkish bath, UVA-raysolarium, and cabins and suites
  • Five whirlpools
  • Four pools, two with retractable covers
  • Multipurpose sports pitch
  • Outdoor jogging track
  • Venus Beauty
  • Fitness center/gym
  • Lido Sole
  • Lido Urano
  • Lido Squok (kids club) 
  • Lido Iris
  • Solarium

Bars & lounges

  • Salone Luna
  • Club Bacco
  • Caffetteria Juventas
  • Giano Casino
  • Cupido Dance Lounge
  • Pan Disco
  • Atrium Pantheon — Pantheon Bar
  • Apollo Grand Bar
  • Classico Ercole Bar (Cognac & Cigar Bar)
  • Minerva Piano Bar
  • Sport Victoria Bar
  • Scuderia Costa Bar
  • Lido Sole Bar - Lido Urano Bar

Staterooms

The ship has 1,500 staterooms in total, including 87 cabins with direct access to the spa, 505 with a private balcony, 58 suites with a private balcony and 12 suites with direct access to the spa. Samsara Suites provide direct access to the Samsara Spa and Samsara Restaurant. Samsara staterooms and suites also include thoughtful amenities and luxurious appointments, a special Welcome Ritual consisting of a selection of regenerating treatments and the option of adding the Nirvana or Moksha Ceremony package.

Your take

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Published March 2015

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Urano pool
  • Where: Costa Serena

  • What: Victoria Sports Bar
  • Where: Costa Serena

  • What: Lido Sole
  • Where: Deck 9

Top dining options on board

Samsara Restaurant

  • Style: Continental
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Vesta Restaurant

  • Style: Continental
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Fast facts

3,700 Passengers [?]
1,100 Crew
14 Decks
2006 Maiden voyage
114,500 Tonnage [?]
951 Length in feet
116 Width in feet (max beam)
1969 REFURBISHED

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