Costa Luminosa Cruise Review by garryp
- Sail Date: September 2017
- Destination: Mediterranean
- Cabin Type: Inside Classic
The ship itself was very clean and high standard certainly having the Italian sparkle. I knew about the compromises on the multi language being mainly European clientele my wife and I were okay with that. The menu is European focused and we really liked the menu in the formal dining room (I like pasta and Italian and sea food) however the buffet was very limited choice compared to other ships and much more restrictive hours presumably to keep costs down... it was even additional charge for pizza!.
Entertainment by the formal ships company was good but several of the nights were just Karaoke by the ships entertainment crew in Butlins red coat style not really cruising standard by any stretch.
Easy walk and okay for 4 hours not fantastic but ok.
2.5 Km into town not really enough time allowed here... we arrived late and due to weather only 3 hrs so did not see much beyond the immediate town.
good trip to Olympia for 15 euros with Costa...and enough time to see.
landing by tender but nice place and decent time allowed.
Dubrovnik...this was missed out and went to Kotor in Montenegro instead which was lovely.
In summary great potential but I do not think we will be cruising Costa again.... an inclusive drinks package would remove some of the grumbles on penny pinching.
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