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Costa Luminosa Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Costa Luminosa

5 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 26, 2014

Ship: Costa Luminosa

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8290

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

The cruise was wonderful.  Not too long (7days) and not too short (4days).  The 5 day cruise introduced us to Marseilles, Savrona, & Rome.  Plus a day at sea.  We love cruises with a day at sea to sleep in, go to the gym, participate in a couple of dance lessons (fox trot, salsa) and just enjoying the day.

The food was very good.  Dinners in the dining room was wonderful; the buffet was also very good.  Didn't enjoy breakfast in the dining room; only the buffet. 

The entertainment was not as good as we thought it would be for us.  We don't gamble and the 4D theatre showed only 3-4 movies that did not appeal to us.  But some of the night time entertainment at the main bar was very funny. 

Overall, a wonderful way to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Breakfast at the main dining room not good.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We liked some of the dance lessons. But didn't like the movie options. Nightly theatre was very good. But the disco club was not


3 out of 5
Nighttime entertainment was good but limited.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service & staff were very friendly and helpful.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Beautiful cabin with a very roomy balcony! Loved it.

Ship tip

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!

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
wonderful walk up Las Ramblas with plenty of places to eat & shop!!

Marseille (Provence), France

3 out of 5
Took the train tour, stopped at Notre Dame (great!); had lunch at Simon Simon where the service was deplorable! Don't go there!

Savona (Genoa), Italy

3 out of 5
Small and quiet. Very nice to walk around and stop for lunch and a prosecco!

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Don't need the hop on-hop off bus! Just walk up the main street from Venice Square and you can find most of the attractions.

Traveler Photos

Spacious cabin Nice sitting area Getting settled
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