This is the great Costa Serena cruise ship

Lifts in the reception hall of the Costa Serena cruise ship

I still haven't had a chance to enjoy a cruise trip.

Although because of the way I like to travel, organizing it on my own and taking full advantage of the enjoyment in the different destinations, a priori I recognize that so far I have not been attracted to this type of trip, which is increasingly popular.

But contrary to the above, I am sure that sometime, sooner rather than later, I will join the experience of taking a cruise trip.

However, as an advance, I have had the opportunity to meet a great cruise ship, on the occasion of TBMBCN held last April, during a stopover in the port of Barcelona.

Costa Serena cruise ship

This event was held precisely on board the Costa Serena, one of the largest ships of the Italian company Costa Cruises, the most important in Europe and currently has a fleet of 15 large cruise ships, after the recent premiere of its new ship Favolosa Coast.

He Costa Serena It was opened in the year 2007, with a tonnage of 114,500 tons and a capacity for 3,780 passengers.

I'll tell you next how is the Costa Serena, after the visit I could do for all its dependencies.

Cafe bar inside the Costa Serena cruise ship

1.- Reception

Your entry to Costa Serena Book you one of the most amazing images that you will have on this great cruise.

its large reception roomWith the four elevators, all surrounded by a very colorful decoration, which reminds me of the style of Las Vegas hotels, gives you a first idea of ​​the large interior dimensions of the Costa Serena, a true vacation town.

Samsara suite cabin on the Costa Serena cruise ship

2.- Cabins

Without a doubt, crossing the long corridors of the Costa Serena, where the different cabins are distributed on several floors, is one of the best ways to perceive the enormous dimensions of this cruise ship.

The Costa Serena has 1,500 cabins of very different levels of comfort. The simplest and cheapest are the interiors, but really for a not excessive price difference, it is worth staying during the trip in a cabin with window to the outside, which is like a small hotel room

Of the total cabins, there are 500 with private balcony, and the most luxurious are the 58 suites, all with balcony, and 12 of them with direct access to the spa. They are a luxury.

Grand Theater of the Costa Serena cruise ship

3.- Grand Theater

Other of the most impressive dependencies of the Costa Serena is its grand three level theater, with capacity for 1,500 people, where two show sessions take place every day.

Massage area inside the Costa Serena cruise ship

4.- Massage, Spa and fitness areas

Physical exercise and, on the contrary, relaxation, are part of the usual activities of the cruise, as I have seen when seeing the large rooms for gym, hot springs, thalassotherapy, treatment rooms, sauna, Turkish bath and UVA solarium.

Pools with folding roof on the Costa Serena cruise ship

5.- Swimming pools

The pools are, without a doubt, an essential element for the enjoyment of a cruise ship. At Costa Serena You will find swimming pools, both in the bow and stern areas, some outside and others that can be covered if necessary.

Total, four pools and five hot tubs, as well as a children's pool.

The fact that the pools can be covered expands the ability to enjoy the cruise to times when the weather is not as favorable as in summer.

Large menu dining room on the Costa Serena cruise ship

6. Restaurants

Along with the pools, restaurants are undoubtedly the main protagonists of the Coast Cruise. On the boat tour you find several restaurant areas with different environments, next to the pool areas.

Buffets are open throughout the day, so you can eat at any time you want (included in the price, excluding drinks), which certainly prevents a cruise trip from being adequate to maintain a diet.

The largest of the restaurants is a large interior, which is where dinners take place.

In total, on the Costa Crucero there are five restaurants, of which two are additional payment (Club Bacco and Samsara restaurant) and prior reservation.

Confectionery on the Costa Serena cruise ship

7. Bars and leisure areas

Likewise, next to the restaurants, you have 13 bars with the most diverse environments, as well as a disco and a large casino.

Surely they'll get your attention on Chocolate Bar and, on the other hand, the F1 simulator vehicle.

Without a doubt, this great cruise ship is in itself a destination to enjoy vacations. Thus, when I visited it, although most of the travelers were visiting Barcelona, ​​there were many others enjoying their different leisure areas.

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