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Costa Luminosa Review

3.5 / 5.0
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171 reviews

It´s all Italian

Review for Costa Luminosa to the Western Mediterranean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2016
Cabin: Balcony Classic
Traveled with children

This is an Italian ship and all of the passengers were European. The staff, many of which were Philipinos, all spoke fluent English, the passengers spoke either French or Italian.

This was our second trip in 2016 on the Costa Luminosa, a ship we really like but, the decor is very Italian. The design of the ship and the rooms is very comfortable and well planned. Moving about the ship is very easy; plenty of elevators and we particularly like the theaters on Costa which have space for accessing seating, cocktail tables for drinks, and moving within the rows is very easy. The cabins are spacious when compared to other cruise ships of this size.

The food, usually 4 or 5 courses, consists of pasta/risotto and assorted sea food items and occasionally steaks. Meat served on this ship is not dry aged as one finds on ships attracting mostly US clientèle but overall, the food is very good. Those from the US may find many of the plates unusual, things such as octopus, mussels or cuttlefish may not be items one typically eats but all were very well prepared.

Cabin Review

Balcony Classic

Cabin BC

Larger than the cabins we have had on Celebrity Disney, or Norwegian. Overall, very good.

Port Reviews


We did not take an excursion.

Rome (Civitavecchia)

Civitavecchia is a terrible port for passengers. Services such as shuttles are too costly and where one must go is not always evident.

Athens (Piraeus)

Our stop here was very short. We only went into Pireaus which has a few interesting restaurants and some shopping. The Acropolis is some distance from the port.


Naples is old, run-down, poorly maintained but somehow we love to visit. Teh port is within an easy walk of Naples center and there are many wonderful restaurants within a relatively short walk of the port.

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