Christmas Cruise

Costa Luminosa Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Costa Luminosa

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 22, 2019

Ship: Costa Luminosa

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 5385

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

It was a great cruise. Nice activities for Christmas. A few cons: Buffet only has orange juice in the morning. Other cruise lines offer applies juice, cranberry juice. And lunch buffet only water. Many water stations were always out of ice. And many coffee stations closed. Pool towels are old and worn out. No turn down service at night. Only changed towels 1 a day. Ring promotion-2 for 40.00. They said you have to purchase 2, not 1 at a higher price. Crazy in my opinion..Also Cruise club accessories other cruise lines are $10.00 on. Costa 12.08??? Pros: Very Italian food. A plus for us. Loved specialty coffee’s


5 out of 5
Very quick. Terminal is old but effecient.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Th food in the buffet was great. Authentic Italian food. 100 percent in my opinion. The main dining food was also great.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Animation was great. Got everyone involved. Loved all the activities . They are such hard workers and try hard to please everyone.


5 out of 5
Great shows. Very Italian vibe.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Overall pleasant. But main dining room waiters seem over worked and understaffed. Too very long for dinner.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Clean and well maintained, but showing signs of age. Needs to be refurbished. 1 electrical outlet in state rooms???? Today both guests have cell phones and maybe iPad.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Comfort was good. A ton of closet space for an interior. 2 big closets. 5 shelves , 4 drawers and other various storage. But needs to add more electrical outlets and USB ports.

Ports of call

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
No tour, just walked in port.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
Did a city tour . Not much too see. Very poor.

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
Very disappointed. Not sure if it was damaged from the hurricane or a storm. It looked terrible. This used to be my favorite port. No umbrellas on the beach. Broken chairs & twisted metal scattered on the beach.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

4 out of 5
Not much to do , unless you took a cab somewhere.

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Very fast . Did take your own luggage off.
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