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Great Cruise! Thanks COSTA! by LelaMay

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Costa Luminosa / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Great Value for the money. Not many children as much as I love kids I was glad they were not under foot! Food and Drink were great! Changed our dinner seating as we met many nice people and dined with new friends!

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Relaxing by melsusie

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Costa Luminosa / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Wish they had English movies to watch in cabin and at the theater was nice the televised the superbowl

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4.8

Excellent ship and staff by prata

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Costa Luminosa / Destination: Caribbean - Western

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.

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Excellent Cruise - Great Value by rpertus

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Costa Luminosa / Destination: Caribbean - Western

This cruise was amazing. We enjoyed the Italianate design of the ship and the diversity of the passengers. The food was excellent and the crew was professional and friendly. We would definitely sail on Costa in the future.

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Very good cruise by AFernandez

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Costa Luminosa / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Please mention to Costa Cruises the personal that I mention for their excellent service. Thanks . AF

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Don't do it!!! by knoxes2020

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Costa Luminosa / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

There is only one staff member who was exceptional and worthy of mentioning and that was Juan Zapata (bar tender) He always provided service with a smile and had a pep in his step. All other staff were rude and unhappy. They need to have food open at all times or atleast until midnight! They need to work on some new mixed drinks and better beer for their packages.

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New Years Italian Cruise by mrentz91

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Costa Luminosa / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

Thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and the food. We have cruised Costa before so understood that there would be differences. Many of the things they do is frustrating (no bar service, for example, taking orders from around the pool, bars at the pool not offering full service bars, etc) but we didn't let it ruin our experience. One of the best cruises we've ever taken.

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3.6

Get what you pay for by carciee

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Costa Luminosa / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

Great price for balcony, blessed with great weather but food, entertainment etc poor. You get what you pay for

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4.3

Hm... by Sailbright

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Costa Luminosa

The cruise overall was a nice cruise. Once I stepped inside, I had a feeling that the ship was old. They tried their best to keep guests entertained. The crew is respectful and maybe a four on friendliness. The main complaint I heard amongst guests was the lack of service when lounging or in the buffet. They were quick to clean up your plates but never offered to grab you something to drink or refill your cup.

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Don't do it!!! by heavenlyescape

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Costa Luminosa / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

There is only one staff member who was exceptional and worthy of mentioning and that was Juan Zapata (bar tender) He always provided service with a smile and had a pep in his step. All other staff were rude and unhappy. They need to have food open at all times or atleast until midnight! They need to work on some new mixed drinks and better beer for their packages.

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4.9

A welcomed surprise by StephBG

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Costa Luminosa

We were unfamiliar with Costa but the price was affordable so we gave it a try. We will certainly go with them again. Don’t let other reviews discourage you. Be prepare for a strong Italian influence, some may not like but we enjoyed completely

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4.5

Christmas Cruise by Catsam215

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Costa Luminosa

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

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The food was good but the service was not as I expected! by brshp

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Costa Luminosa / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

The price basically matches the value. If you like the Italian food, this is the ship to go.

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Festive cruise ship makes you forget poor itinerary by herelle

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Costa Luminosa / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

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

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Truly Italian Cruise Ship by pamjim29662

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Costa Luminosa / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

I had expected that the ship might be "worn" but it was beautiful and clean. Mostly Asian service staff with most speaking English. I like the size of the ship, not too large or too small.

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Nice ship, food lousy. by brett2510

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Costa Luminosa / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

Ship was very nice and cabins ample. If you are a foodie you wont be happy. Lots of different languages especially at shows. Friendly staff.

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Interesting and fun cruise surrounded by Europeans and Italians by skinnysilver01

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Costa Luminosa / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

Costa is European and makes it a different experience with accents and the “European way” sometimes meaning that annoying the guests is par for the course. We laughed it off and it was fun. We danced a lot. Not a lot of free games and activities. Pool and hot tubs close at 8 pm.

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A HUGE Disappointment... by NateDee

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Costa Luminosa / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

I find it a big disappointment since this is part of the Carnival umbrella. Shame on Carnival for allowing this cruise line to exist. I would have been OK with it if it had some entertainment, happy workers but there was nothing positive about this cruise. The ports were the saving grace of this experience.

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4.8

It Was Ok, An "Ok" Cruise by NuggetsCruising

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Costa Luminosa

The Cruise Was Great, But There Was A Itinerary Change With Freeport And Nassau. The Food Was Great, Highly Recommended My Time Dining. Formal Nights Are Better And We All Were Wearing Tuxedos And Dresses. We Were The VIP's Of The Main Dining Room.

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4.3

Relaxing Cruise by wvfamtravel

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Costa Luminosa

We really enjoyed the cruise and Costa. We spent less onboard than ever before as well. Staff and service was excellent. Food was very good. Cabin was quiet and comfortable. Entertainment was the only area that was a little lacking. Just not a whole lot that peaked my interest.

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