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Costa Luminosa Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Costa Luminosa

7 Night Greece & Adriatic (Venice Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 10, 2018

Ship: Costa Luminosa

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 7411

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall and EXCELLENT Cruise! Excursions were very interesting & historic!! Would we take it again? .... Absolutely YES!!!


5 out of 5
Nicely coordinated & flowed smoothly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Although we purchased the EBRINDA beverage package, many of the amenities were additional costs (i.e. bottled water, room coffee, ice cream, etc). Note: Bottled coffee, water, beer & wine was included during breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Gym opens at 7:00am. We are early risers and have to wait the first morning.


5 out of 5
Good nightly stage shows. Good musicians & piano bar entertainers. Disco though started too late at night.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Entire staff was FANTASTIC! Very friendly and accomodating. Special mention kudos to our Cabin Steward DANILO BENITO & JESSICA ROBINSON our primary English Coordinator. Both were simply AWESOME!!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very impressive including the cleaning of the elevator shafts.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
For the first 2 days, there was a musty and smokey odor. Previous users were heavy smokers. Our Cabin Steward DANILO BENITO went above & beyond in vacuuming, disinfecting & getting his supervisor involved in cleaning the room to our satisfaction. Again BIG KUDOS to Danilo for the ENTIRE cruise.

Ship tip

Purchase a drink package (for both alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages) beforehand. It will save you lots of money.

Ports of call

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5
Toured Venice, 2 days prior to taking cruise & took a Murano & Burano tour. All very interesting.

Bari, Italy

5 out of 5

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
Very interesting but LOTS of walking!

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

5 out of 5
Made the mistake of taking an unguided tour. No maps or directions were provided, Missed seeing a lot of the excavation site and the entire big museum! A lot of "wasted time" was spent in the small museum before we realized there was a lot more to see. Entire excursion could easily be 5 hours.

Kotor, Montenegro

5 out of 5
Budva is awesome! Tour guide was great.

Split, Croatia

5 out of 5
English speaking tour guide was GREAT!


5 out of 5
Well organized & coordinated.
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