Festive cruise ship makes you forget poor itinerary

Costa Luminosa Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 107

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
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Costa Luminosa

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 22, 2019

Ship: Costa Luminosa

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8320

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

International crowd, not too rowdy, enjoying to dress up. Festive ambiance including in the restaurant, particularly on the last night.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main dining room restaurants were fair but the Samsara "specialty"restaurant was a big disappointment.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The animation team was was particularly joyous and festive.


4 out of 5
No big band on board but soloists or duos who were quite good. The shows displayed a quartet of fine singers but nothing especially memorable .

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Very good service from most staff members often with a smile and trying to help.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Very comfortable cabin but the ship, only 10 years old, shows its age.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very spacious, functional (one full dressing per passenger). Spacious balcony as well. TV programs very poor

Ship tip

Don 't expect the variety and opulence of American cruise ships but there is such a festive atmosphere that it does not really matter.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Did not visit port

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

1 out of 5
Poor port of call. Anchoring right in front of gas tanks and portray area. Not much to do there.

Grand Turk Island

1 out of 5
Don 't be fooled by the name of this island. There is not much to do or visit. Not to be mistaken with other islands from Turks and Caicos

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Once you get off the ship, a whole complex is awaiting for you. Great pool with bar, skyline and a sky bar where you can enjoy the view. The shops cater to higher end clientele. Nothing to do with your usual souvenirs store.

Nassau, Bahamas Did not visit port

Been there several times.


5 out of 5
Smooth and fast
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