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Costa Luminosa Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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Costa Luminosa Cruise Review by Don Rudolfo

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2019
  • Destination: Around the World
  • Cabin Type: Samsara Outside with Balcony

you think about a relaxed vacasion, fine entertainment, nice cabin, ship in good shape, interesting excursions, see new countries, meet nice people, have a good time?

Nothing of all we found at a world-cruis with Costa Luminosa, starting 5. of Januar 19 till now (30.03.19).

Explanation: the averig of the guest ist probably 75, that means we travelled with a lot of guests older than 90. Nothing against old people, but that is a special thing, severel in Wheel-chairs, probably 60% of them are sick, and we and almost all the other guests get also sick, for weeks, we called it finally the "Costa sickness", worst cough, fever, inflamed eyes, even people who never get sick otherwise, got sick, mostly for weeks

The ship is old and in bad shape, old dirty carpeting, lamps, floors, dishes, we had a "Samsara cabin with balcony", Samsara means you get free entrance to the spa, be aware, maybe you get there some virus there (ist ugly dirty)

You want to drink a free coffee at 06.15: bad luck, wait till 07:00 or make one yourself in the cabin (capsules),

You want water to drink, you have to buy it, 12 bottle for US 36,-- (packet)

You want Internet: you have to buy it, but you will be surpriced, often it is not working and the Connection is so terrible, that I could´dt never open my Banking account, I had to wait for land, Looking there vor a Restaurant and asked for Internet.

Looking for a movie at night; you get one (1) per day, there is nothing more

The tour plan itself: we got around 60 see-days (from together 112), that means we sit at the ship waiting for the next Landing, sometimes we had 5 see-days on a row, often we had to be at 05.00 p.m. back

Ankering: we think Costa wants save Money, so the ship is ankering instead of pear, that causes you wait for the tender boat and the last tender boat is 04:00,

There are other 10 Things to write, but ist not worth the time.

Now why is my Rating one Point and not sero?

The Food is good and the Service People try their best

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Samsara Outside with Balcony
Cabin SB 8255

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We did all of the excursions by ourselfe

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