Carnival Luminosa Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
67 reviews
I love our  fining host Faith.  she's cool !
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Cruise director Tyler is awesome & entertaining.
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Fantastic cabin. Great location.
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"Free movie selection in the cabins was a plus for watching in bed, but the ship lacked a dedicated sports bar for watching sports on a large screen...A highlight for me was free drinks including cocktails at the Captains parties x 2, was a great night...."Read More
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Not so good

Review for a Alaska Cruise on Carnival Luminosa

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Eight cruisers
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

There are 8 of us in the group and 3 of us became sick eating the very bad food in the dining room. Chicken was so tough I had to ask for a steak knife. Cornish game hen was overcooked to almost burnt. Early comedy night was as raw as could be and I had to leave. We were given wrong directions by staff who could hardly speak or understand English. These were staff in higher positions that are ...
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Sail Date: May 2024


Carnival Luminosa 4/1-5/1/24 Japan Guam Alaska

Review for a Transpacific Cruise on Carnival Luminosa

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Hanabeth
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I have been on over 200 cruises Carnival is my favorite cruise line. I have been a diamond member for many years. I love them all! However, CarnivalLuminosa it's not one of them. I have sailed a 30 day cruise, Japan-Guam--Alaska from 4/1 to May 1. Sadly to say I did not enjoy it. Instead of gaining weight, I have lost weight. The food is tasteless. It's the same menu every day ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


Not bad, could be much better.

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Carnival Luminosa

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Derwent-01
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

The ship fitout is very nice, with polished stone everywhere and lovely light fittings etc. The theatre especially, is very nice with plenty of room and small tables for drinks. The entertainment, however, was appalling. The performers were mediocre at best, and the lighting was atrocious, with extremely bright lights aimed right into the eyes of the audience giving blinding flashes ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Not suited to 'oldies'.

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Carnival Luminosa

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raynander
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

Fun Ship. Good for under 40's. Not so much or older cruisers other than those who love countless varieties of trivia. Deck 7 cabin was adequate and very quiet. Larger balcony than normal. Bed was hard which may suit some but not those side-sleepers with dodgy lower backs. Most staff were friendly as expected. Tyler the cruise director was one of the best and involved we have ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Some improvements, some not

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Carnival Luminosa

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Fredette
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We went on this cruise to see if Carnival had lifted their game since our trans-Pacific cruise last year. Some things were an improvement, but some sadly not. To start with (and I know it's probably beyond Carnival's control, but it's part of the experience) the boarding process was heavenly compared with last year's three hour queue. We dropped off our large bag, then walked into the ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

Cabin Type: Balcony


Honest experience shared

Review for a South Pacific Cruise on Carnival Luminosa

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Disgusted cruiser
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This Australian vacation was planned as a break from the gloomy winter in Olympia WA in the USA. We began our cruise in Brisbane Australia headed for a couple small islands in the South Pacific. First two days at sea; This ship is showing its age. It feels very closed in compared with newer ships. The food selection and quality is below par. The servers are friendly and welcoming. I have ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

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Awful ship. Awful experience

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Carnival Luminosa

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RMB70
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We have cruised other Carnival ships, but nothing as bad as this. Toilet stopped working for several days. Public areas smelled of sewerage. My GoPro was stolen, and when I reported it security stripped our room (mind you this was around midnight as well). My wife broke her finger on a shore excursion, and we caught both COVID and Influenza A. Our last meal in cabin isolation was a single piece ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Carnival The Fun Ship

Review for a South Pacific Cruise on Carnival Luminosa

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SpunkMuffin
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Cruise was on 11/2 out to South Pacific the morning of the cruise, the itinerary changed due to the low. So from 3 ports we went to 2 ports which was Santo and Port Vila (no tenders required) I was very happy with the change as i had not been to those ports since 5 years ago. Plus $200 onboard credit was given for each cabin. My personal experience: Ship - small and quirky, which Ioved. ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Spa Balcony


Privacy breach

Review for a South Pacific Cruise on Carnival Luminosa

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Anonymous2335
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

Will never travel on Carnival Luminosa again. Breach of privacy when we found evidence on our GoPro of a staff member going through our personal items taking a video of themselves. MAJOR BREACH OF PRIVACY!! The staff at the sunset bar were extremely rude and weren’t happy when having to remake a drink that made wrong initially. The boat is old in the inside. Pools are small. In the dining ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Cheap & cheerful

Review for a South Pacific Cruise on Carnival Luminosa

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flossyfizzdog
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We chose the Luminosa for its convenient departure point of Brisbane, short duration, and excellent deal. We couldn't have stayed in an equivalent hotel and eaten as well as we did for the price we paid! We opted for a Spa suite, which, once you factored in the spa access fee, was pretty good value. The ship was almost full and we appreciated the peace and quiet of the spa almost every ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Spa Suite


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