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jscambs
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
Vetsurgeon
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
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
3 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
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jrchurc
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
wcrumps
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
I was thrilled to be going on a cruise for Christmas. Arriving in Miami and seeing the ship , I was very excited because the ship was beautiful. Once we reached our cabin there was a full bed. WMy son had booked the cruise and requested ... Read more
jcerst
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
260 forum posts
Very mixed feelings about Costa. The best service from the staff and some of the best food that we have ever had on a cruise ship! We did all our research and knew that our shore excursions may get cancelled for lack of English speaking ... Read more
papacanes
Member Since 2014
1 review
I have always loved Costa, going back to the Fredrico C, Carla C, and Flavian. Service was very European and luxurious-we had this 3 years ago on the Costa Serena, so when we decided to go westbound transatlantic we chose the Costa ... Read more
comino89
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
Sailed October 2014
We booked this cruise at the very last minute after deciding to grab a few days away in half-term. A 5 night trip fitted perfectly and the price was simply unbeatable. Was it worth it? Definitely, we had a great time on a nice ship with ... Read more
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aeb619
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed August 2014
Overall the cruise was good…but nothing special to write about. It has been a while since my last cruise (I have cruised on both Carnival and Royal Caribbean in the past) so I knew what to expect but was aware things may be a little ... Read more
ACSWILM
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
3 forum posts
Experienced cruisers all, our family of five embarked upon a 2 week cruise with Costa, enamored of the itinerary offered, to see the Norwegian fjords and the Baltic capitols, including St. Petersburg, with a reasonable cruise fare to boot. ... Read more
silvercitygirl
Member Since 2014
1 review
We recently enjoyed 7 sunny days on the Costa Luminosa visiting some lovely ports in the Baltic. The itinerary was excellent. The ship is clean and well maintained, the décor is modern. However, there is a significant area dedicated ... Read more
ramnieh
Member Since 2012
1 review
We had a 14 days cruise on Luminose last month(actually in Baltic Sea and Norway) and I would like to share with you some my experience.. There were some new changes started on our trip: no buffet for dinner only restaurant, no free water ... Read more
Hjartdal
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
I (25 years) have just been on a cruise in the Baltic Sea with my mom (62) for 8 days. We are from Denmark and travelled in July. Overall we were very pleased with the cruise, and would recommend it to friends and family. Before we went ... Read more
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nomenclature871
Member Since 2014
1 review
We are veteran cruisers but this was our first time to sail on Costa. Costa took the fun out of shipboard life. On our cruise of the Norwegian fiords we were charged three Euros for every one liter of water in the dining room. Free iced ... Read more
BobOH
Member Since 2014
1 review
Our Baltic/Norway cruise was July 5-19. Luminosa is a beautiful newer ship and our room was very nice. Costa still has a way to go to get me back. - Charging for water at dinner was unbelievable. - Same for yoga and spinning sessions ... Read more
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NJArmywife70
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed April 2014
There have been mixed reviews for this cruise line so I was cautiously optimistic when we boarded. Staff: Let me first say that the staff was friendly and helpful. They would stop what they were doing and gave us their full attention. ... Read more
trans man
Member Since 2007
1 review
34 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have done 11 transatlantic crossings. I am reluctant to ever answer the question as to which was the best or worst. I have never posted a review prior to this, but felt compelled this time for two reasons. Very few, on this board ... Read more
Kezandross
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed March 2014
After reading all the negative reviews we were very apprehensive about stepping aboard Costa Luminosa for our 28 day trans Atlantic cruise. All I can say is you don't believe all that you read. The first issue was language as Australians ... Read more
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faivndh
Member Since 2014
1 review
If you are English speaking from the United States, do not consider this cruise line unless you enjoy being treated as a second class citizen. The passengers were predominately from Italy, France, Germany and Spain with few English ... Read more
Erica Vasi
Member Since 2014
1 review
If you are an American that has been to Europe, and are familiar with the Italian way of life, then this is a pleasant experience! Costa does not cater to Americans, so don't expect it! Instead, enjoy the great value, the beautiful ship, ... Read more
imsobeachy
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was an amazing cruise!! I was really nervous after reading the recent negative reviews. I must say this was my favorite cruise to date. Perfect ports, great mixture of port days and sea days, good food, extremely clean ship, and great ... Read more
Standardnut
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
Sailed March 2014
Don't knock it till you try it. This is our second Costa cruise in two years. Our first one was the most fun we had and this one is not far behind. The ship is well maintained. The staff are friendly. Both the cabin steward and the dining ... Read more
nms
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed March 2014
This was my first cruise with Costa and last as many others on that ship expressed. I cruised with Royal, Carnival and MSC before and never had a bad experience. My family is not picky but the service is awful except the cabinet steward ... Read more
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