Excellent ship and staff

Costa Luminosa Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Costa Luminosa

10 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 15, 2020

Ship: Costa Luminosa

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Cruising Costa is a delight. If you want an European experience, this is your cruise. Their “taste not waste” program is rewarding. There’s no 24 hour unlimited food, hairy chest contests or massive tropical drinks. But the food is exceptional and everything is very well presented. And customer service is the best I have experienced. I’m very disappointed that Costa will no longer embark from Florida. This was my 7th ( out of 34) cruises with Costa and I was looking forward to cruising the Caribbean with them again.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Varied menu

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Didn’t engage in many


4 out of 5
Great dance music. Unusual and varied shows.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Bar and dining staff were outstanding. Friendly and personable.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Regular suite provided ample room. Spotlessly clean with very efficient AC.

Ship tip

Be friendly to staff. A “hello, how are you today” goes a long way. These folks work so hard to give us a wonderful vacation. I was appalled to see so many guests being dismissive toward staff.

Ports of call

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

Many prior visits

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island Did not visit port

Many prior visits. Stayed on ship

Ocho Rios, Jamaica Did not visit port

Many prior visits. Stayed on ship

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Standard port area.

Cozumel, Mexico Did not visit port

Many prior visits. Stayed on ship

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

5 out of 5
Has not been overly developed like so many ports. Was a delight!

Nassau, Bahamas Did not visit port

Many prior visits. Stayed on ship


5 out of 5
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