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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 , Canaries

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49 Reviews

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3.5 out of 5

Beautiful destinations, Costa Luminosa, eh.. by Dreifuerst7

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/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

The ship itself was nice, clean, couple pools and 4 hot tubs accommodated everyone. Very large ship, a lot of bars. Few complaints: the food is below average and buffet style, very repetitive, no change, for breakfast( my favorite and most important meal), if you want typical eggs pancakes sausage bacon, have to pay addionally for that and even that was below average. Same as lunch and dinner, buffet wasn’t good at all. WiFi cost money, no Internet cafe for free. I went with 2 friends, the cleaning service did a good job cleaning, we were not aware we were charge $10 each day, all 3 of us. $70/per to clean our room? For that price we would of cleaned it ourselves if we knew.. We also felt very uninformed on this cruise, I personally feel Costa suck with marketing and making their customers aware of all the options they have to offer. Probably would never cruise with Costa again.

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3.7 out of 5

Costa Europe on the Luminosa by joep3351006

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/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The Costa boarding process in Venice was terrible. There was a massive amount of people standing in a warehouse waiting for their group number to be called. There were simply not enough Costa employees. We waited in line for 1 1/2 hours. On our first night we were told by our waiter that he could not serve us an alcoholic drink. We had to retrieve our own drinks from a bar on the ship. I found it less than funny that the bar next to the dining room was closed during dinner. We were also unclear why you could only get black coffee after dinner since this same dining room serves breakfast with coffee, cream and sugar. We have been on 7 cruises (this was our first Costa) and we have never seen so many people fighting over so few seats on the 9th deck. One day we actually had to take our lunch plates back to our cabin after circling the deck for 20 minutes. Forget going to the Hospitality Desk to get an a straight answer to any questions. After being told 3 different times to return to the desk for assistance I asked to speak to a Supervisor and was told they wouldn't come out to speak with me. The desk staff would not even give me their name. We had a great vacation. Our room steward Mark was great, our waiter Saber was also very good. Our excursions were all fun and I felt a good value. We learned valuable lessons for selecting future cruises in Europe.

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3.2 out of 5

We will not cruise with Costa again! by sshiggs

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/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

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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3.5 out of 5

Great itinerary but that's it. by orionch1

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/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

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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2.7 out of 5

Disappointing Medditerran Cruise by tgladen26

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/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

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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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.

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!

Jul 02, 2018

Beautiful ship and very international. Met people from all over, but many spoke English.

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