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Costa Luminosa Review

3.5 / 5.0
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I didnt belive past posts on poor food ...I was wrong,,,It was worse

Review for Costa Luminosa to the Western Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2015
Cabin: Suite with Balcony

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 us went , 2 suites 1 balcony cabins... 1st thing we found was no water was supplied at sitdown meals including the specialty dining room Club Costa.. We were charged $7.00 per bottle... We figured Costa cut the food budget to $5.00 per person per day... Prime rib was cut 3/16 of an inch thick... We figured the meat at each meal was between 2 and 4 oz.. Meals were almost the same every day... Small varances ... Pizza was a joke.. Pizza crust with sauce only... No cheese or meat ... No daily movies.. The big screen only showed advertisements... hardly anyone spoke American.. Ship was kept spotless... Shows were ok but mostly ships singers and dancers every night.. The downfall I think is ships automatic tips... Service has gone to crap... In the specialty dining room we usally had 2 waiters per table.. on this ship we had 1 server for 6 tables..We paid $34 for meal that took 3 hrs to get served and it wasn't a $8.00 meal... I would have expected it in the regular dining room... 1 steak on menu a poor grade ribeye .. I could go on but I think you get the way this is going... I WOULD NEVER PAY TO GO ON COSTA AGAIN...

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Suite with Balcony

Cabin S

ROOM was kept very clean... I rarely ever saw my butler... He never helped me with anything.. I think he had way too many rooms.. He was supposed to deliver luggage and help unpack and pack sutcase.. I had to go search for my own sutcase ... He was never around to book anything.. I was supposed to get daily canapies.. I got them 2 days... I did get a nice fruit basket every day. That was my main food ... Breakfest in the suite was my best meal on ship.. Small tenderloin , eggs, fruit,, excellent hot cooco, and a 4 oz cup of coffie.. There was no daily icecream.. Machine was always tore down..

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