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mel c
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed February 2015
Our recent cruise on Costa Cruise line’s 11 day Caribbean Cruise was not a positive experience. While we found the efforts of the wait staff and cabin stewards to be very positive, our interactions with those above that level was ... Read more
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50cruiser
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
892 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Ive been on 46 cruises ,, 3 on Costa... I read the reviews on Costa Luminosa before going but I had booked the cruise already at a good price ... I was really disappointed in this cruise... We thought we were on a Timeshare cruise... 5 of ... Read more
bigsarge115
Member Since 2015
1 review
First, let me say that it has been a month since we returned from this cruise. Having sailed with three other cruise lines I found Costa to embarkation staff to be somewhat disorganized as it comes to a person with disabilities. It took ... Read more
robinsandiego
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
I had read the bad reviews here before going, but we still took this ship ONLY because of the combination of ports it was visiting. I found the bad reviews were completely true. We took the Costa Luminosa as the second of three cruises we ... Read more
Frekim
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed January 2015
Consider ourselves seasoned cruisers (25years) for some time. Costa Cruise Lines was by far the worst ever experience we have ever had. The food was horrible, if you missed your scheduled dinning room seating...you had to pay 8.00 for the ... Read more
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montra
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
Before our cruise I had read a lot of negative feedback about Costa Luminosa. Well, I don't know why did they get that all because I think they really didn't deserve it. On the contrary: all the staff was nice and polite, smiling, helpful. ... Read more
LucianATL
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
Multinational passenger makeup: This is 100% accurate. For those of us that enjoy meeting other cultures and interact with, who speak or want to practice: French, Indian (farcy?), Phillipeans, German, Italian, Portugease, Spanish-this is ... Read more
Stormyeyes
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
I have been on several cruises on many other cruise lines so I thought I knew what to expect. This trip was very different. Boarding began at 3 pm and the ship was to depart at 11 pm. (The ship didn't leave until 3 am as they held it for ... Read more
jscambs
Member Since 2015
1 review
Travel Arrangements The check-in process was not intuitive, the Air France flight check-in was not easy as the link was to the Italian version of the Air France website not easy to navigate, but achieved with the help of Google ... Read more
Vetsurgeon
Member Since 2015
1 review
We have cruised seven times, mostly Carnival lines. Although the food was better than most, as many other travelers have said, the service was not very friendly. We were most aggravated by the $11 a day per person we were charged ... Read more
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FRANKANDPING
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Our bad cruise experience on the Costa Luminosa. Dec 2-20th 2014, from Sovana Italy to Miami, 18 day transatlantic cruise. Here are a list of negative things we experienced from our cruise recently on the Luminosa by Costa: We had a ... Read more
Caribbian Pirate
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
We just returned from our first Cruise. We have chosen Costa Cruise based on program and price. As we didn’t know what to expect we were very excited, and the Costa Luminosa, didn’t disappointed us. It was a fantastic ... Read more
Farfalla and Bad Orsi
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Staff is A+,house keeper Christopher Cabbo and waiter Jonathan González are 5 stars on my book and in general all the where always helpful.On the flip side of the coin...They charge for everything.The charge for water at the ... Read more
jrchurc
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Costa Luminosa trans-Atlantic Dec 2 - 20, 2014. A very disappointing cruise. Before the cruise we understood the drink packages were confusing and that was true. Water was not available in the dining room unless you bought a water package ... Read more
wcrumps
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
I was thrilled to be going on a cruise for Christmas. Arriving in Miami and seeing the ship , I was very excited because the ship was beautiful. Once we reached our cabin there was a full bed. WMy son had booked the cruise and requested ... Read more
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jcerst
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
340 forum posts
Very mixed feelings about Costa. The best service from the staff and some of the best food that we have ever had on a cruise ship! We did all our research and knew that our shore excursions may get cancelled for lack of English speaking ... Read more
papacanes
Member Since 2014
1 review
I have always loved Costa, going back to the Fredrico C, Carla C, and Flavian. Service was very European and luxurious-we had this 3 years ago on the Costa Serena, so when we decided to go westbound transatlantic we chose the Costa ... Read more
comino89
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
We booked this cruise at the very last minute after deciding to grab a few days away in half-term. A 5 night trip fitted perfectly and the price was simply unbeatable. Was it worth it? Definitely, we had a great time on a nice ship with ... Read more
aeb619
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2014
Overall the cruise was good…but nothing special to write about. It has been a while since my last cruise (I have cruised on both Carnival and Royal Caribbean in the past) so I knew what to expect but was aware things may be a little ... Read more
ACSWILM
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
3 forum posts
Experienced cruisers all, our family of five embarked upon a 2 week cruise with Costa, enamored of the itinerary offered, to see the Norwegian fjords and the Baltic capitols, including St. Petersburg, with a reasonable cruise fare to boot. ... Read more
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silvercitygirl
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
We recently enjoyed 7 sunny days on the Costa Luminosa visiting some lovely ports in the Baltic. The itinerary was excellent. The ship is clean and well maintained, the décor is modern. However, there is a significant area dedicated ... Read more
ramnieh
Member Since 2012
1 review
We had a 14 days cruise on Luminose last month(actually in Baltic Sea and Norway) and I would like to share with you some my experience.. There were some new changes started on our trip: no buffet for dinner only restaurant, no free water ... Read more
Hjartdal
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
I (25 years) have just been on a cruise in the Baltic Sea with my mom (62) for 8 days. We are from Denmark and travelled in July. Overall we were very pleased with the cruise, and would recommend it to friends and family. Before we went ... Read more
nomenclature871
Member Since 2014
1 review
We are veteran cruisers but this was our first time to sail on Costa. Costa took the fun out of shipboard life. On our cruise of the Norwegian fiords we were charged three Euros for every one liter of water in the dining room. Free iced ... Read more
BobOH
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our Baltic/Norway cruise was July 5-19. Luminosa is a beautiful newer ship and our room was very nice. Costa still has a way to go to get me back. - Charging for water at dinner was unbelievable. - Same for yoga and spinning sessions ... Read more
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