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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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96 Costa Luminosa Cruise Reviews

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jcerst
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
247 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
aeb619
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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

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silvercitygirl
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
nomenclature871
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
faivndh
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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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crosstie2013@gmail.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ship is beautiful I have to admit, cabin attendant was terrific, our room was always spotless and so was the ship. BUT it was a full cruise and there were not enough waiters and bar staff to handle the passengers. You felt rushed at ... Read more
Never
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
We had high expectations on the cruise. We wanted to experience the Caribbean and enjoy the easy life on the ship. Unfortunately the trip was not what we had hoped for. First of all, we hadn't realised, that all the places we ported would ... Read more
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MoMo22
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 9th cruise ,it was our 1st with Costa. But it will be our last. There are only a few positives about this line, the embarkation process ( the easiest and quickest I've ever experienced), the room attendant and our waiter in ... Read more
Renee632242
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I recently returned from a Cruise on the Costa Luminosa. The good news: -The ship is beautiful and well maintained -Cleanliness is a priority -Cabins are a good size ( we had a balcony) -All inclusive beverage package (liquor portion) ... Read more
flychick737
Member Since 2013
1 review
22 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my second Costa cruise and I loved it even more than the first! The ship is the perfect size, great mix of people, nationalities and the food was great European style/portions.I must say I enjoyed the food on the Luminosa much ... Read more
sugall
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I read the 1% review, and he had to be Italian. This was the worst trip ever. The staff (with the exception of our room aide and the staff of the Taurus Restaurant)) did not smile once until two days before we returned. Not one staff ... Read more
J White
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
We have been on 10 cruises so feel we have some experience in cruising. This cruise on the Costa Luminosa was by far the worst cruise we have been on and will be the last cruise for Costa Line. The two good things about the cruise was ... Read more

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