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 & English as our only language ,we had no difficulty in communicating with the staff and crew ,all shows included English and shore excursion are offered in English .
Next was food. We found the food in the Taurus restaurant excellent and staff went out of their way to cater for my dietary requirement , they even had a gluten free only section.
Smoking is now restricted to very few areas of the ship.
Another plus was that we were seated with other English speaking passengers who had the same itinerary as we did.
The staff on board are so professional , friendly and helpful.
Finally I want to say that was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable cruises we have been on and were sad when it was time to disembark.
We have no hesitation in sailing with Costa again