Costa Luminosa has the fleet's highest percentage of balcony cabins; 772 of the 1,130 staterooms have verandahs.
Most cabins have a peach and off-white color scheme. All feature contemporary amenities, such as flat-screen TVs, beds that convert from twins to queens, couches, vanity/desks, private bathrooms, hair dryers and safes. Where the cabin categories differ is in size, amenities and, obviously, pricing.
At 156 square feet, insides are the smallest option. The next categories, price-wise, are obstructed views and outside cabins, which have windows. These are 180 square feet, nearly identical in size to the ship's many balcony staterooms.
The most popular are Luminosa's classic and premium category verandah staterooms. The classic cabin is slightly smaller, measuring 223 square feet, which includes larger-than-average balconies. The premium version measures 258 (also including the verandah).
In all cases, these standard categories feature roomy, shower-only bathrooms, plenty of storage space and limited toiletries: a shampoo/body wash combination in the shower and a bar of soap on the sink are provided.
Slightly larger are the mini-suites, which measure 273 square feet; another enhancement is that mini-suite bathrooms have whirlpool tubs. The largest suites onboard Costa Luminosa range from 414 to 562 to 672 square feet. This buys additional living space and larger balconies.
Costa pioneered the concept of dedicated spa cabins, and on Luminosa there are 52 Samsara Spa accommodations, measuring about 226 square feet, all located in a spa-convenient location. Meant for travelers who want to focus on health and wellness while cruising, they feature perks like private access to the spa via a glass elevator, scented diffusers, tea kettles and scales. These also feature a full line of Steiner toiletries, including shampoo, lotion, conditioner and lip balm.
Beyond the spa cabins, there are four Samsara suites. These measure 358 square feet apiece.
In all spa-related accommodations, passengers are entitled to extra spa services. These include unlimited access to the facilities, a personalized wellness consultation, two complimentary treatments, two free fitness or meditation lessons, two admissions to the Solarium and an invitation to the Tea Ceremony in the Japanese Tea House.
They also have a designated table for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Samsara restaurant.
There are 23 cabins for travelers with disabilities.
Upon entering our interior cabin, an entirely run-of-the-mill choice on Deck 7 Aft, it was clear that it was well laid out. There was a well-lit desk with pencil drawer and stack of 4 drawers and a stool that could be hidden under the desk, and then there was another...continue
A great cabin for a family as it was larger than we expected and laid out in such a way as to allow 2 adults and a teenage daughter to use the cabin in comfort. We particularly liked the fact that Costa ships have hinged doors on to the balcony. This meant the door...continue
We were assigned a cabin above the disco bar ,which plays music from midnight till 3 in the morning .After four nights of complaints and having to sleep until noon time every day we were moved to other cabin. This prevented from being able to take advantage of trips to...continue