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Costa Serena

Costa Serena came into service in 2007 and was built at the Fincantieri shipyards, she is currently the largest ship in the Costa fleet following the demise of her sister ship the Costa Concordia, however this title will be short lived due to the construction of the new Costa flagship Costa Diadema which is expected to come into service in 2014, making this new ship the largest in the fleet.

The elegance on board Serena as inspired by mythology and ancient Rome, she has a total of 1,500 cabins 27 of which are for the use of disabled passengers, there a five main restaurants three of which are on two levels, the giove theatre which is on three levels, the vessel has four swimming pools 2 of these pools have retractable roofs, there are also five whirlpools.

Other main features on the Costa Serena include fitness centre and jogging track, a giant movie screen and grand prix simulator. 

 


 

Onboard Entertainment and Facilities

 

Pools tick-icon whirlpools tick-icon
Flowrider  Cross-icon  Rock wall  Cross-icon 
Restaurants & Bars  tick-icon  Shops  tick-icon 
Fast Food  tick-icon  Room Service  tick-icon 
Nightclub or Disco  tick-icon  Lounge  tick-icon 
Theater  tick-icon Cafe's  tick-icon
Casino  tick-icon  Piano Bar  tick-icon 
Pursers desk  tick-icon  Excursion desk  tick-icon 
Library  tick-icon  Photo shop  tick-icon 
Card room  tick-icon  Medical room  tick-icon 
Laundry room  tick-icon Sauna/steam room  tick-icon
Gym  tick-icon Childrens activity clubs  tick-icon
Babysitting service  tick-icon Video games room  tick-icon
Sports facilities  tick-icon Outdoor movie theater  tick-icon

   


   

Ship Specifications

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  • Size: Large
  • Length: 950 feet
  • Beam: 116 feet
  • Speed: 20 Knots
  • Tonnage: 114,147
  • Decks: 14
  • Crew: 1,100
  • Passengers: 3,700
  • Maiden Voyage: 26 May 2007
  • Christened: 19 May 2007
  • Godmothers: Marion Cotillard 

   

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Nautical Terms.

Port - This is the Left Hand Side of the Ship if Someone is Facing Forward Towards the Bow

Press gang - body of personnel from a ship sent ashore to recruit sailors to join the crew, the new recruits were usually offered the chance to volunteer but taken by force if they were unwilling

Rigging - The system of masts and lines on sailing ships

Scuttling - Making a hole in the hull of a ship in order to sink it deliberately

Starboard - The right side of the boat. Towards the right-hand side of a vessel when facing forward

Stern - The rear part of a ship

Strike the colours - To surrender the vessel to an enemy

Wake - Turbulence behind a vessel.