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Costa Luminosa Cruise Review by brunolug

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Costa Luminosa
Costa Luminosa
Member Name: brunolug
Cruise Date: September 2011
Embarkation: Savona
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Cabin Category: E1
Cabin Number: 4272
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5+
Embarkation 5+
Service 2.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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Cruising with LUMINOSA along Iberic Peninsula and Morocco
In September/October 2011, Costa LUMINOSA is sailing on a pretty new route: 10 days/9 nights from Savona to Malaga, Casablanca, Cadiz, Lisboa, Valencia, Barcellona, and back to Savona. Everywhere there was sufficient time for the land-excursions (which we did individually); only in Barcellona a few hours more would have been appreciated.

Fantastic weather (26° up to 33°), very calm sea and ocean. We already knew Costa DELIZIOSA, and this one is just the twin-sister. Beautiful ship. Plenty of space on the various decks for sunbathing. Food was good but not extraordinary. It seems that COSTA has started a cost-saving programme (at least on this ship). An insufficient number of waiters was attending the seated lunch and dinner guests (75' for lunch and 120' for dinner is too long). The majority of the waiters were inexperienced and spoke hardly any English or Italian. S

ince I have already booked 2 cruises with COSTA in 2012, I hope very much that the outlined quality deficiency is just an exception, and is not about to become the rule with COSTA. Otherwise we can recommend this ship and this cruise to everybody. Since we paid in EURO (and not in Swiss Francs) the cruise cost turned out to be reasonable. A last word on the buffet (for lunch): very poor, bad quality, a real "factory canteen".
Publication Date: 10/07/11
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