Costa Luminosa accidents and incidents

Costa Luminosa cruise ship


Length (LOA)
294 m / 965 ft

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CruiseMapper's Costa Luminosa cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 2712-passenger vessel owned by Costa Cruises. Our Costa Luminosa accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • 2009 – dual christening in Genoa Italy (together with Costa Pacifica)
  • fire – 2014
  • pollution in Baltic Sea – 2013
  • drugs – 2015
  11 December 2014Fire Accident

On December 11, 2014, the vessel experienced an engine room fire, when one of its diesel engines (#4) caught on fire. The accident occurred at ~5 am, during 18-day Transatlantic repositioning cruise (itinerary December 2 to 20) from Europe to Caribbean (Savona to Miami Florida). No injuries were reported.

  10 December 2013Other Incidents

On December 10, 2013, in call port Grand Turk (Eastern Caribbean), a 70-year-old male passenger from the Holland America Line’s (HAL) ship MS Nieuw Amsterdam fell into the water between the pier and the docked there Luminosa. The elderly man remained afloat for ~10 min until a HAL crew jumped and helped him to safety.

  2013Sea Pollution

In 2013, the cruise vessel was criticized by a Swedish news media for continually dumping raw sewage (toilet wastewater) into Baltic Sea. By the international maritime law, all marine vessels (including cruise ships) should use the ports’ harbor facilities, which wastewater discharging services are often free of charge.

The Swedish media stated that on a single 7-day Baltic Sea cruise itinerary, the quantity of dumped waste could reach over 5 million liters (1,32 million US gallons).

  05 June 2009Other Incidents

On June 5, 2009, the naming ceremony took place in Genoa Italy. The event was also special because it was a dual christening, including (for the first time ever) two Costa cruise ships – Luminosa and Costa Pacifica. Both were christened simultaneously, setting a Guinness World record for “Most ships inaugurated in one day by one company”.

Fun fact is that both vessels were also launched simultaneously (on June 5, 2008) at their respective shipbuilding yards in Marghera (Luminosa) and in Sestri Ponente (Pacifica).

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