April 2015 - Costa Luminosa to Europe - Western Europe
If you want water at dinner, be prepared to be charged 3.95 euros PLUS 15% "service charge". Likewise, you have to buy ping pong balls to play. There is no evening buffet so if you don't like what's on the menu or don't want to dress on "formal" nights, there's little alternative. Three shore excursions were cancelled due to lack of people requesting english speaking guides. Food was mediocre at best and couldn't compare to food offered on recent cruises taken on Holland-America or Royal Caribbean. Line staff was superb. Wait staff was extremely competent. No passenger accessible laundry was horrid. Outrageous prices for washing laundry by ship personnel.