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Costa Luminosa Cruise Reviews

3.5 / 5.0
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169 reviews
It was fun meeting people from all over the globe.  Here I'm laughing
Fresh fruit that looked good and tasted great.
Beautiful main dinning room.
I want the recipe for the delicious mozzarella cheese.
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"I read alot of reviews and I have cruised every major line except Celebrity. This was my first time on a Costa ship which is geared towards Europeans however I am American. This review is based on an American..."Read More
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parroyas

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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Our mystery cruise was an adventure.

Review for Costa Luminosa to Transatlantic

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QAPQAP

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We liked the itinerary and it was a good value. The ship is beautiful with lots of really wood. It was well maintained and spotless. The itinerary changes due to the Covid-19 virus were NOT THE FAULT OF COSTA, and we believe that the cruise line, the ship's officers and the amazing crew did all that could be done to keep us safe and informed. The in room food service while we were quarantined ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Classic


It was alright.

Review for Costa Luminosa to Caribbean - All

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Ladyinflight

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

It is different from American cruising but, I got use to the environment being a bit on the cold side, I don't mean temperature wise but the coldness of the staff. Only the room attendants would automatically speak to you. Officer's would walk right past and not look at or acknowledge you. It seemed that they were scared you might ask them something and they really didn't want to be bothered. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Premium


Not for Americans

Review for Costa Luminosa to Caribbean - All

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mrjthatsme

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We thought it would be more for adults. Wanted diversity with other nationalities. Wait staff and bartenders were very nice. Costa excursions are a far cry from being organized.Recommend going on your own as Costa tends to forget about you once you are off the ship. This company wants to nickel and dime you for everything. Very pushy about buying extras. Stated many times not interested but they ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Premium


Exceeded expectations, I want to go back !!!!

Review for Costa Luminosa to Caribbean - All

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ddandreo

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

My wife and I (both active 60-year old’s) have been on a couple of Carnival Cruises, first time on Costa. We sailed mid-January on the 10-day cruise out of Fr. Lauderdale. We chose this cruise due to the length of time and price. It was dirt cheap and we had very low expectations. I had read all the reviews and was worried about coffee, water, drinks, and food. On top of all that, I am very ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Classic


Better than I expected from others

Review for Costa Luminosa to Caribbean - All

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bbeachgal

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Really very lovely ship, excellent services food was very delicious service was excellent crew was extremely friendly and couldn't do enough to make us happy English was widely spoken almost all the crew spoke English. I would take another crock Costa Cruise without a problem especially in the Caribbean America or Hawaiian cruises English speaking countries. There are a lot of Europeans on the ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Classic


Sanitary Concerns

Review for Costa Luminosa to Caribbean - All

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courier111

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this trip because of the Itinerary/ We knew it was targeted for the european passengers and were aware there standards were lower then the reg American cruises ... Not sure why .. The first thing I noticed is the lack of hand sanitisation stations and one's that were operating properly.. The cabins were not cleaned properly after last trip, noticed staff not following through on good ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Classic


Worst cruise ever

Review for Costa Luminosa to Caribbean - All

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bevmurphy55

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

we have been on 22 cruises,costa was the worst.the food was garbage,same food every day,entertainment if you want to call it that was terrible, staff was not fiendly some did not even speak english,tv in are cabin had 2 stations that were in english, also we recieved a letter in our cabin on the second day saying we were being charged $25.00 a day for service charges,we went down to the service ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Classic


Don’t book Costa unless you’re planning to be drunk 24/7

Review for Costa Luminosa to Caribbean - All

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Miupcruisers

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Selected this cruise based on itinerary and low price point. Absolutely disgusting food. Crew is pathetic and service was rude or non existent from nearly all staff. Many, many, many unhappy passengers. Lacked fresh produce, food was tasteless and extremely limited choices. We actually lost weight on this cruise it was soooooo bad. Do not book this ship unless it is your first cruise and it’s all ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Premium


Lowest rating of all cruises we have been on!

Review for Costa Luminosa to Caribbean - All

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Deric knox

6-10 Cruises

Age 20s

It was by far the worst cruise we have ever been on! The service was terrible! Nobody was friendly. Bartenders are not nice or helpful. The food is absolute trash and the chefs and servers are very very rude. We talked to over 50 people and all of them agreed to never go on a costa again. After 8pm you can’t get anything to eat except for the pizza that they charge you for. Can’t get bottles of ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Classic

Traveled with children


Stay far away-- cheapest cruise line ever

Review for Costa Luminosa to Caribbean - All

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autumnweninger

10+ Cruises

Age 20s

Well, we chose this cruise because it was listed as $590, which sounds like a good deal, especially over new years. This was a huge mistake. Speaking exclusively to the price, yes it was $590 initially, but then you can expect a service charge of 12.50 per day, per person charged to your cruise card. So really, not $590. Not to mention, everything on this ship is paid. Pizza, ice cream, deserts ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Premium


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