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Middle East Costa Luminosa Middle East Cruise Reviews

3.5 / 5.0
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171 reviews
It was fun meeting people from all over the globe.  Here I'm laughing
Fresh fruit that looked good and tasted great.
Beautiful main dinning room.
I want the recipe for the delicious mozzarella cheese.
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Costa Luminosa, Dubai March 2010

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candycane37
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

I fancied going away for my birthday to Dubai and was looking at going on the Brilliance of the seas but saw a brilliant deal 80% off on a cruise only direct with Costa cruises website a week before departure. Booked a B5 balcony cabin on deck 6 mid ship. Had to phone up the call centre as there were technical problems with the website but the lady booked the cruise quickly and efficiently and let ...
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Sail Date: March 2010


Made me long for the school cafeteria

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epjenk
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

We had great ports on this cruise and really enjoyed seeing a different part of the world. The ship was beautiful and the rooms very comfy. The huge drawback is that the food was truly AWFUL. We have cruised with Disney and Carnival and we know that there are limitations to what you can prepare for large groups. That said, we never once had a meal in the main dining room that we liked. The best we ...
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Sail Date: February 2010


Great ship. But with some poor management choices.

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Bramblehoney
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

LUMINOSA is a fine new ship. Public areas flash and spacious. A pleasure to walk around. No queueing for tables/seats etc at breakfst or lunch and with sea views. Cabin well designed and and with truly large and comfortable beds..We enjoyed the cruise [desite the gripes below] which was probably due as much to the great February weather than to anything else. THe lifts were ample and quick. Seldom ...
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Sail Date: February 2010


Christmas 2009 in Dubai on Board the Costa Luminosa

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Fly320
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

First of all Costa does not recognize Cruise Critic Roll Calls and Meets, so my attempts along with others on later Dubai cruises to establish a Roll Call met with a dismal response. So I was not able to arrange any private tours as I did on my last NCL Cruise. This is mainly due to the fact that there were not many passengers from the USA on board due to the long flights involved. Costa did ...
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Sail Date: December 2009

Traveled with children


deeply unsatisfactory in all respcts

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unhappy customer
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This cruise was very disappointing. The ship is lovely - new, attractive, spotlessly clean. The cabin staff were excellent. Sadly, the food wa extremely poor. Lufthansa did better on the flight home, as did Costa Coffee at the airport. I did not have a single hot dish actually served hot - the best they could muster was lukewarm. Not only the food but the food service was poor - knives and ...
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Sail Date: December 2009


Luscious Luminosa

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mcgorr
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Embarkation We are in our 50's and have cruised about 28 times. We were attracted to the itinerary (Savona to Naples, Port Said, Suez transit, Sharm el Sheikh, Safaga, Aqaba, Aden, Salalah, Muscat, Fuijuirah and Dubai with 2 nights on the ship) and the fact that this is a new ship. Neither disappointed. We flew to Nice and took a Costa transfer to Savona which was very handy and reasonably ...
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Sail Date: November 2009


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