Costa Luminosa

2.9 out of 5

Overview

Costa Luminosa is a large ship, carrying 2260 passengers and 1050 crew, and sails from Venice, Italy and Barcelona, Spain.

Sails from: Trieste, Italy, Venice, Italy, Barcelona, Spain

Cruises to: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean, Worldwide, Asia & Indian Ocean

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3 out of 5

We will not cruise with Costa again! by sshiggs

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The cruise was a good experience, but mainly because of the beautiful ports we visited. Our favorite port was Olympia, Greece. We will cruise again, but unfortunately not with Costa cruise line.

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4 out of 5

Great itinerary but that's it. by orionch1

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I will not be using Costa again, I don't feel like it is the right cruise line for our family. We loved the ports and some of the staff was very friendly but unfortunately, the ones that were not outnumber them.

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3 out of 5

Disappointing Medditerran Cruise by tgladen26

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I have been in several cruises: Royal Carribean, NCL, Celebrity, Carnival. This was our 1st European cruise. Overall, we were quite disappointed as the visits to most of the port of calls were short, the excursions catered to people who didn't have mobility problems. It would have been nice to have excursions with little physical activities to accomodate all guests. As an African American couple, we felt disrespected quite often. For example, we walked in one of the shops and the clerks continued to follow me around. I am quite blessed to have the resources to pay for this cruise and I was well able to buy anything in any of the shops. Costa could benefit from cultural diversity training. I do not plan on cruising with Costa in the future and would not recommend this cruise line.

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4 out of 5

Great ports of call, but sub par cruise experience by bartlesl1

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Very disappointed over all. I had high hopes for delicious Italian meals on board, but unfortunately, the food was mediocre at best. That's about a positive a statement I can give. With exception for room stewards, ship Staff treats guests like they're a nuisance. Very discourteous and slow to react to customer basic needs. I sincerely hope that not all Costa ships are like this one, because if they are then it will be my last and will let everyone I know about it. I doubt Costa management cares at all what I or any of their passengers think.

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4 out of 5

Great Costa Cruise by umhanna3

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I loved the evening dining and the activities. The cruises would have been better if we could have spent more time in the port cities. The hospitality desk did their best to help us know how to get around at the destinations, but they had never been there themselves and knew only what they could pull off the internet. It would be great if the staff had first hand knowledge of the destinations. None of the staff did except the cruise director.

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  • Price: $

  • Size: L

  • Total Passengers: 2260

  • Total Crew: 1050

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.15

  • Built: Apr 2009

  • Number of Decks: 11

  • Total Cabins: 1130

  • Cabin Categories: 13

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cnewton157 says ...
Jun 18, 2016

If you're an English speaker, just go in with an expectation that there might be a slight language barrier and a different type of service in some situations. It'll help if you've sailed a US flagged boat before.

alizabethramos says ...
Nov 14, 2014

if internet access is important be careful!! The wifi charges were extremely expensive but the internet service was VERY slow! Not worth the price at all! And the support when I had problems was non-existent! Try an internet cafe at port!

sshiggs says ...
Dec 05, 2017

Do not book shore excursions directly with the Luminosa. We found that in each port, we were able to book the exact same tour for a third of the price charged on board the ship. If you are visiting Bari, Italy, Costa will charge you 7 euro 95/ person for a transfer from the ship to the city. Avoid this unnecessary cost. The walk from the ship to the city takes about 10 minutes at a leisurely pace. We learned this after we had been gypped. Don't make a similar mistake. In general, Costa charged for simple amenities which were included free of charge on every other line we sailed with. The tendency to nickle and dime guests gets old very quickly. The cruise line's aim is obviously to make money, and while I'm no economist, I would say it is going about it in the wrong way. Savvy consumers simply make the choice to cruise with another line in future, or, like my husband and I did, refuse to patronize any of the services on board the ship and wait until the port stop to spend their money. Either way, ultimately, the cruise line loses.

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