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3.5 Editor's Rating
Costa Luminosa, a twin to Costa Deliziosa, is a warm, whimsical ship with a simple layout that's easy to navigate. The ship, which debuted in May 2009, represents a "retro-style evolution" for Costa. What do ...
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97 Costa Luminosa Cruise Reviews

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MR52!
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I was part of a larger group, booked via Globetrotter so I really did travel with Costa by my own choise. (Aktiespararna, where I´m a member, had a 50 year anniversary cruise.) • The cabin was really excellent, spacious and ... Read more
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DionneJ
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
My best friend and I jumped on this cruise in March 2016, we embarked on Sydney and disembarked in Dubai. The ship is beautiful, and isn't to big, It's as clean a a whistle, and easy to find everything. For the first couple of days we ... Read more
gpetro1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Greetings, fellow cruise lovers, I write a review like this one once in a blue moon, but this time, in view of the "terrible press" this ship has been having here, I felt that I had to. I understand that other cruisers have ... Read more
Bindi1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
A last minute booking, but having been on Costa ships previously I had a good idea of what to expect. I liked the fact that there were only 13 English passengers on board and lots of interesting people to meet from around the world. The ... Read more
mauricefirman
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Costa cruises are only worth considering if you can buy one really cheaply and forget any notion that you'll get good service and be treated like a guest. On the positive side the dinner service and food was quite reasonable, unfortunately ... Read more

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Morton66
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Worst cruise from the start. 90% of the staff were rude. The food on the ship was awful. Couldn't get tea or coffee after 5:30 without paying for it. Second week of cruise had no tea or coffee at all unless paid for it. Our ... Read more
barahona44
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My wife and I went on our first cruise with a friend who had arranged it.I had some trepidation after booking (we agreed to the trip and booked it just 3 weeks before sailing), after reading the reviews on CC. With nothing to compare it ... Read more
sactoserb
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
I have been on several cruise ships (Royal, Carnival, Norwegian) and this last one on Costa. I will not even try to compare them because they have very little in common. I will start off with embarkment in Miami. We were scheduled to ... Read more
plumley
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
Costa Luminosa: 24.02.2015 Miami, Cozumel, Roatan, Jamaica, Caymans, Grand Turk, Nassau, Miami. The cruise was value for money and to be honest the ship was in really good shape and on a par with any other "mid range" ships we have been ... Read more
divingrose
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
We do a lot of cruising. We cruised 7 times this past year and usually love it. We are not picky. We usually eat in the buffets on board, so you know that we can't be that picky. We have cruised many times on Royal Caribbean (not as good ... Read more

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garyed2626
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
The thing to remember is that this is an Italian ship. Although it departed from Miami, it is an Italian ship. Most the passengers were Italian followed by French and Spanish with the number of Americans far behind. Everything was in five ... Read more
mel c
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed February 2015
Our recent cruise on Costa Cruise line’s 11 day Caribbean Cruise was not a positive experience. While we found the efforts of the wait staff and cabin stewards to be very positive, our interactions with those above that level was ... Read more
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50cruiser
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
874 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Ive been on 46 cruises ,, 3 on Costa... I read the reviews on Costa Luminosa before going but I had booked the cruise already at a good price ... I was really disappointed in this cruise... We thought we were on a Timeshare cruise... 5 of ... Read more
bigsarge115
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First, let me say that it has been a month since we returned from this cruise. Having sailed with three other cruise lines I found Costa to embarkation staff to be somewhat disorganized as it comes to a person with disabilities. It took ... Read more
robinsandiego
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I had read the bad reviews here before going, but we still took this ship ONLY because of the combination of ports it was visiting. I found the bad reviews were completely true. We took the Costa Luminosa as the second of three cruises we ... Read more

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Frekim
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Consider ourselves seasoned cruisers (25years) for some time. Costa Cruise Lines was by far the worst ever experience we have ever had. The food was horrible, if you missed your scheduled dinning room seating...you had to pay 8.00 for the ... Read more
montra
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
Before our cruise I had read a lot of negative feedback about Costa Luminosa. Well, I don't know why did they get that all because I think they really didn't deserve it. On the contrary: all the staff was nice and polite, smiling, helpful. ... Read more
LucianATL
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Multinational passenger makeup: This is 100% accurate. For those of us that enjoy meeting other cultures and interact with, who speak or want to practice: French, Indian (farcy?), Phillipeans, German, Italian, Portugease, Spanish-this is ... Read more
Stormyeyes
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
I have been on several cruises on many other cruise lines so I thought I knew what to expect. This trip was very different. Boarding began at 3 pm and the ship was to depart at 11 pm. (The ship didn't leave until 3 am as they held it for ... Read more
jscambs
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Travel Arrangements The check-in process was not intuitive, the Air France flight check-in was not easy as the link was to the Italian version of the Air France website not easy to navigate, but achieved with the help of Google ... Read more

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Vetsurgeon
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have cruised seven times, mostly Carnival lines. Although the food was better than most, as many other travelers have said, the service was not very friendly. We were most aggravated by the $11 a day per person we were charged ... Read more
FRANKANDPING
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our bad cruise experience on the Costa Luminosa. Dec 2-20th 2014, from Sovana Italy to Miami, 18 day transatlantic cruise. Here are a list of negative things we experienced from our cruise recently on the Luminosa by Costa: We had a ... Read more
Caribbian Pirate
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
We just returned from our first Cruise. We have chosen Costa Cruise based on program and price. As we didn’t know what to expect we were very excited, and the Costa Luminosa, didn’t disappointed us. It was a fantastic ... Read more
Farfalla and Bad Orsi
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Staff is A+,house keeper Christopher Cabbo and waiter Jonathan González are 5 stars on my book and in general all the where always helpful.On the flip side of the coin...They charge for everything.The charge for water at the ... Read more
jrchurc
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Costa Luminosa trans-Atlantic Dec 2 - 20, 2014. A very disappointing cruise. Before the cruise we understood the drink packages were confusing and that was true. Water was not available in the dining room unless you bought a water package ... Read more

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