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Costa Luminosa Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

1.0 out of 5
16 Night Western Europe Northbound (Savona To Stockholm)
Sail Date: April 30, 2015
Ship: Costa Luminosa
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 1315
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Same pasta suace day after day and not very good. IT'S AN ITALIAN SHIP!!!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

N/A

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Evening meal waiter was excellent.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Second cabin (1278) smelled of raw sewage when we moved for 3rd week on board.

Ship Tip

Wait for free on-shore Wi-Fi. On board cost is 27 euros per hour AFTER a 3 euro "registration" fee. Common areas are kept VERY clean. Staff constantly polishing.

3 out of 5
Arrived 2 days early & stayed at a Savona hotel.
1 out of 5
I thought I was in Algiers.
5 out of 5
Excellent guide and itinerary.
5 out of 5
Stepped off the boat & hired a cab for an hour. Went to off the beaten track places
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
1 out of 5
Horrid traffic to & from London cut down on time available in town
5 out of 5
Garden excursion was an explosion of color & sites
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Stayed in port. Not enough time to round trip to Berlin & see sites.
3 out of 5
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