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Costa Luminosa Cruise Review to Caribbean

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 51

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 07, 2014
Ship: Costa Luminosa
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: GUAR
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 4 years ago

We just returned from our 27th and our fourth cruise on Costa cruise linesm trip on the Luminosa. Let me start by saying what we really liked about the cruise. The music and dancing were wonderful. Best on any line! The bands were superb and the dance floors were large and had easy access. The itinerary was good, western Caribbean is always a good trip. Of course, we heard every announcement in five languages, but we knew that was going to happen, so we dealt with it.


The things we did not like were the food. It was very underparr. The choices at the restaurants were very limited, and the food itself was only o.k.

And, who ever  heard of a ship with no dinner time buffet? What is that all about? There were a few nights that we would have liked to eat a quick buffet because of conflicting events and there was none at all. Every night we had to eat in the restaurants and that of course takes time.


The shows were good, very nice costumes but no nice backstage presentation and some of the shows were a one time only showing, so we had to miss our meal to go to see the show, and no food available after that, since our seating was early, and the late seating was full. It was a very strange set up. Also, it took us the first two nights to get a glass of wine, since none of the bars carried wine we had to go to the wine bar itself, which had very limited hours. Finally we got a bottle of wine we liked at our dinner table and the next night they didn't have any more of that type. Again, very disappointing.


The trip was good, beautiful ship, smooth sailing, but would not go back on that particular ship again.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Don't expect to eat anywhere but the sit down restaurants. There is no night time buffet and the breakfast and lunch buffets have the same thing every day. No variety in the foods.

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