Costa Luminosa

Costa Luminosa Review and Specifications

Specifications of Costa Luminosa

Year built2009  /  Age : 9
Flag state Italy
BuilderFincantieri (Marghera, Italy)
ClassLuminosa
Building costEUR 450 million (USD 550 million)
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCosta Cruises
Speed23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA)294 m / 965 ft
Beam (width)35 m / 115 ft
Gross Tonnage92720 gt
Passengers2260 - 2712
Crew1050
Passengers-to-space ratio34
Decks12
Cabins1130
Decks with cabins6
Last Refurbishment2017
Christened byNoa Vezzali, Valentina Vezzali

Current itinerary of Costa Luminosa

Costa Luminosa current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice. Prices start from USD 639 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 17 Nov, 2018 and ends on 24 Nov, 2018.

Date / TimePort
17 Nov 17:00      Departing from Venice, Italy   
18 Nov 14:00 - 20:00     Bari, Italy   
20 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Piraeus, Athens, Greece   
21 Nov 08:00 - 14:00     Katakolon, Olympia, Greece   
22 Nov 14:00 - 20:00     Kotor, Montenegro   
23 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Split, Croatia   
24 Nov 09:00      Arriving in Venice, Italy   

Review of Costa Luminosa

Launched in 2009, Costa Luminosa is the first of Costa Cruises Luminosa-class ships, together with Costa Deliziosa.

History - construction and ownership

Costa Cruises is a Genoa-headquartered subsidiary company owned by Carnival Corporation. Costa is Europe's second largest cruise line (after MSC) with year-round operations in the Mediterranean. Costa was founded in 1854 as cargo shipping company. It started passenger shipping services in 1947, with regular Transatlantic crossings between Europe (Italy) and South America. In 2000, Costa Cruises was acquired by Carnival Corporation (shipowner).

Costa Luminosa cruise ship

The 92,720-ton, 3,570-passenger cruise ship Costa Luminosa is a twin vessel to Costa Cruises Deliziosa ship. This huge and warm liner with simple design is easy to navigate. Luminosa debuted in 2009, introducing the evolution of retro-style for Costa cruise lines. The line which is based in Italy and is much European-influenced, has produced mega-sized cruise vessels as the 114,500-ton Costa Pacifica and Costa Serena (the biggest-ever in fleet).

Besides the ship's staff and crew, Costa cruise passengers are also served by Peper robots - latest cyborg technology implemented fleetwide in 2016. These humanoid robots greet and guide passengers upon embarkation. They also assist them throughout the cruise by providing information and tips on onboard dining, entertainment, enrichment program (workshops, pre-scheduled events), casino and shopping promotions, shore excursions and tours. Pepper robots are mobile and communicate in 3 languages (English, German, Italian). They can also interpret human emotions by analyzing voice tones and face expressions.

Cruise itinerary program

Costa Luminosa itinerary program is based on 10-day Caribbean round-trip cruises with departures from Miami FL. In the summer, Luminosa sails in Europe on Baltic Sea itineraries to Scandinavia and Russia ports leaving from Stockholm and St. Petersburg, with Transatlantic crossings on repositioning.

In january 2018, Luminosa started a 106-night / 107-day world cruise (itinerary January 6 - April 22) roundtrip from Venice Italy, The around the world voyage visited a total of 41 ports and popular travel destinations, like Caribbean, Panama Canal (transit), Pacific Mexico, USA (California, Hawaii), South Pacific Islands, Australia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia (Singapore / 2 overnights), Suez Canal (transit), For the full list of ports of call see in the ship's wiki section.

Cabins

Costa Luminosa has a total of 1130 cabins (of which 110 Suites, 662 Balcony, 180 Inside rooms) in 13 grades. Most Costa Luminosa staterooms are 185-sq.foot Balcony rooms - 68% of all staterooms have a private balcony. 23 are the wheelchair accessible cabins. The largest aboard Costa Luminosa are the Grand Suites (455 ft2). There are also 52 Spa Staterooms (with 4 Spa Suites). The most magnificent among Luminosa apartments is the Panorama. It is situated aft and measures 320 sq.feet, with best feature the wraparound balcony, but there what to like inside, too. Panorama’s width is as much as two standard rooms, and feels quite spacious, including a desk, seating place, queen bed (converting to twins), and beautiful bath with two sinks and Jacuzzi tub. Those who dwell Luminosa suites have access to priority embarkation, concierge service, and lots of other perks.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Costa Luminosa features four restaurants. Its MDR, Taurus, is a beautiful 2-deck venue in the aft of the ship with gorgeous views. One of its best features is the way it is designed into smaller areas, each with a different ambience. The buffet restaurant, called Ristorante Buffet Andromeda, is open for breakfast, lunch and tea (late-afternoon snack). Andromeda operates in a lunch counter fashion, where passengers line up to plod through the variety of offerings, which is quite uncomfortable. The quality of the food is the usual steam-table fare, though some exceptions include the omelet station at breakfast, the pasta station at lunch, and the hot and crispy pizza slices available from lunchtime through the evening. Costa Luminosa also offers complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service.

Costa Luminosa cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Costa Luminosa restaurants and food bars.

  • Ristorante Samsara (serves healthy and low calorie food; with complimentary dining room for guests in Samsara Spa cabins, and a specialty restaurant for other passengers, at surcharge/reservations required)
  • Ristorante Taurus (aft Dining Room, complimentary; serves open seating breakfast and lunch, 2 fixed dinner seatings - at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.)
  • Ristorante Buffet Andromeda (self-service buffet restaurant, complimentary; offers breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea at 4-5:00 p.m., and dinner; in the evening is transformed into Pizzeria, complimentary, with waiter service)
  • Club Luminosa (specialty dinner restaurant; reservations-only)
  • Lido Dorado Bar and Buffet (offers snacks and sandwiches, lunch buffet station).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Costa Cruises Deliziosa and Luminosa ships are built on new smaller for Costa lines design. The balance of slightly smaller size and exotic routes plays a good part into the wish of Costa to orient these two cruise ships to higher-spending guests. Luminosa cruise ship appeals to new passengers who want to travel to thrilling destinations on a vessel still offering all mega-sized conveniences of Costa Crociere. And these are from vast spa amenities and kids club to Grand Prix simulator and other amusement options. Costa Luminosa ship provides two dining rooms, casino, theater, two show lounges, library, steam room, modern fitness center, 4 swimming pools and 5 jacuzzis plus SPA.

Among the amenities onboard Luminosa is the three-level wellness facility with gym, called "Samsara Spa". It offers the guest Turkish bath, a thalassotherapy pool, UVA ray solarium, sauna, many treatment rooms. Entertainment options on board include a 4D cinema, a huge three-level theater, an 18-hole championship golf simulator, PlayStation World area, Grand Prix race car simulator. The ship also has 290 original artworks and 4730 prints onboard.

Costa Luminosa cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Costa Luminosa lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Teatro Phoenix (800-seat, 3-tiered theatre and main show lounge; hosts grand scale show productions, musicals, classical concerts, ballet performances, circus and laser light shows)
  • Cinema Mizar (4D cinema room, featuring 3D films with moving seats)
  • Grand Bar Elettra (with own dance floor and stage for live performances; hosts quiz games and fashion reviews)
  • Rigel Cigar Lounge and Bar (selling cigars and fine liquor)
  • Sala Carte (cards room)
  • Casino Vega (served by bar Vega)
  • Luminosa Atrium (9-deck high “Atrio Supernova” - open-floor area with live music and entertainment, served by Atrium Lobby Bar Supernova)
  • Discoteca Altair (Disco Nightclub, DJ program nightly)
  • Antares Piano Bar (live music, dance floor, cabaret-style performances)
  • Caffetteria Sirius (specialty coffee and chocolates bar / patisserie)
  • Biblioteca Bellatrix and Internet Point (Library / computers room)
  • Galleria Shops (duty and tax free shops for brand watches, jewelry, perfumes, fashion clothes, Costa-logo merchandise, sportswear, gifts, tobacco and liquor)
  • Photo Gallery and Shop; Galleria d’Arte (Luminosa’s Art Gallery)
  • Libra Lounge and Bar; Virgo Lounge and Bar
  • Bar Scuderia Costa (themed bar Formula 1 with Grand Prix simulator)
  • Mondo Virtuale (Video Games Arcade)
  • Cappella (Wedding Chapel, also used for religious services)
  • Squok Club (kids lounge with Mini Club (3-6 yo) and Maxi Club (7-11 yo) playing rooms; with complimentary kids programme and supervised activities; complimentary babysitting)
  • Teen Zone (teenagers' lounge with Teen Junior (12-14 yo) and Teen Club (15-17 yo) rooms; complimentary supervised activities, themed parties, sport contests)
  • Centro Banessere Samsara (2-level Spa and Wellness complex, with Fitness and separate Spinning/Aerobics Room; Venus Beauty Salon, Massages and Treatments Rooms, Japanese TeaRoom, Relaxation Room, Thermal Suites, Solarium, Tepidarium (heated loungers), Laconium (low humidity sauna), Aroma Steam Baths, Thalassotherapy pool, Turkish Bath, Solarium, Saunas, Kinesis Room. All Luminosa’s guests in Samsara Spa staterooms have free access to most of the Spa complex)
  • Lido Dorado pool area (lido pool with two Whirlpools, huge LED screen, PlayStation nights; served by Lido Dorado Bar)
  • Delphinus pool area (with two Whirlpools, served by Lido Delphinus Bar)
  • Lido Squok (kids’ mini Aqua park)
  • Balconata Dorado (outdoor movie screen)
  • Area Yoga (outdoor area)
  • Campo da Gioco (combined court for tennis and basketball); Pista da Jogging (Power Walking/Jogging Track), doubled with a Roller Skating Track; Putting Green Area; Virtual Golf Game.

Costa Luminosa wiki

  • Costa Luminosa cruise ship is the 1st of the Costa's two Luminosa-class vessels (first cruise June 3, 2009), a Panamax ship. Her sister in the fleet is Costa Deliziosa, (both with a hybrid Vista-Spirit class design).
  • Luminosa was christened together with Costa Pacifica on the 5th June 2009 in Genoa. This was the first dual christening ceremony in the history and also a Guinness World Record. Another fun fact is that both ships were also launched in their shipyards at the same day - Luminosa in Venice (Marghera yards) and Pacifica in Genoa (Sestri Ponente yards).
  • For the summer 2016 season, Costa Cruises started new shore tours to Moscow (Russia). The unique shore excursion offering was part of the Costa Luminosa's 2016 Baltic cruise itinerary program in Northern Europe. The new tour to Moscow is during the ship's overnight port stay in St Petersburg. The new Russian tour deals are price inclusive of a total of 8 hours high-speed train travel on the Sapsan railway.

World Cruise 2018

Next are listed all ports of call included in Costa Luminosa's World Cruise 2018 itinerary. The 106-days long Venice roundtrip (Jan 6 - April 22) cruise prices started from USD 17,390 pp (Inside Cabin fare) and up to USD 34,890 (Suite Cabin).

  • Day 1 Venice (Italy) embarkation
  • Day 2 Bari (Italy)
  • Day 3 At Sea
  • Day 4 Civitavecchia / Rome (Italy)
  • Day 5 At Sea
  • Day 6 Marseille (France)
  • Day 7 Barcelona (Spain)
  • Day 8 At Sea
  • Day 9 Casablanca (Morocco)
  • Day 10 At Sea
  • Day 11 Tenerife (Canary Islands)
  • Days 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 At Sea
  • Day 17 St. Lucia
  • Day 18 Barbados
  • Day 19 Grenada
  • Days 20, 21 At Sea
  • Day 22 Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Days 23, 24 At Sea
  • Day 25 Puerto Caldera (Costa Rica)
  • Day 26 At Sea
  • Day 27 Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala)
  • Days 28, 29 At Sea
  • Day 30 Puero Vallarta (Mexico)
  • Days 31, 32 At Sea
  • Day 33 San Diego (USA)
  • Days 34, 35 Los Angeles (USA) overnight
  • Day 36 At Sea
  • Days 37, 38 San Francisco (USA) overnight
  • Days 39, 40, 41, 42 At Sea
  • Day 43 Hilo (Hawaii)
  • Days 44, 45, 46, 47 At Sea
  • Day 48 Pago Pago (Samoa)
  • Days 49, 50, 51 At Sea
  • Day 52 Suva (Fiji)
  • Day 53 At Sea
  • Day 54 NOUMEA
  • Days 55, 56 At Sea
  • Days 57, 58 Sydney (Australia) overnight
  • Day 59 At Sea
  • Day 60 Brisbane (Australia)
  • Days 61, 62 At Sea
  • Day 63 Cairns (Australia)
  • Days 64, 65, 66, 67 At Sea
  • Day 68 Komodo Island (Indonesia)
  • Day 69 Lombok (Indonesia)
  • Day 70 Benoa (Bali Indonesia)
  • Day 71 At Sea
  • Day 72 Jakarta (Indonesia)
  • Day 73 At Sea
  • Days 74, 75, 76 Singapore (overnights)
  • Day 77 Port Klang/Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
  • Day 78 Langkawi (Malaysia)
  • Days 79, 80 Phuket (Thailand) overnight
  • Days 81, 82 At Sea
  • Day 83 Colombo (Sri Lanka)
  • Days 84, 85 Cochin (India) overnight
  • Day 86 Mormugao (India)
  • Days 87, 88 Bombay (India) overnight
  • Days 89, 90 At Sea
  • Days 91, 92 Dubai (UAE) overnight
  • Days 93, 94 Muscat (Oman) overnight
  • Day 95 At Sea
  • Day 96 Salalah (Oman)
  • Days 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103 At Sea
  • Day 104 Heraklion (Greece)
  • Day 105 Katakolon (Greece)
  • Day 106 At Sea
  • Day 107 Venice (Italy) disembarkation

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Costa Luminosa Itineraries

The below listed Costa Luminosa cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Costa Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Nov 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice
2018 Nov 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$639
2018 Nov 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$709
2018 Dec 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$829
2018 Dec 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$749
2018 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$659
2018 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$1199
2018 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice
2018 Dec 30 6 days, one-way from Bari to Venice Bari$1319
2019 Jan 05 112 days, round-trip World Tour From Venice Venice$14779
2019 Jan 05 80 days, one-way from Venice to Singapore Venice$10619
2019 Jan 05 38 days, one-way from Venice to San Antonio Venice$4729
2019 Jan 08 109 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia$14779
2019 Jan 08 77 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Singapore Civitavecchia$10519
2019 Jan 08 35 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to San Antonio Civitavecchia$4729
2019 Jan 11 106 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona$14779
2019 Jan 11 74 days, one-way from Barcelona to Singapore Barcelona$10519
2019 Jan 11 32 days, one-way from Barcelona to San Antonio Barcelona$4729
2019 Feb 12 74 days, one-way from San Antonio to Venice San Antonio$8869
2019 Feb 12 42 days, one-way from San Antonio to Singapore San Antonio$5789
2019 Mar 26 32 days, one-way from Singapore to Venice Singapore$3069
2019 Apr 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$839
2019 May 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$839
2019 May 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$989
2019 May 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$959
2019 May 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$849
2019 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$849
2019 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$849
2019 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$939
2019 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$1089
2019 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$1089
2019 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$1239
2019 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$1149
2019 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$1339
2019 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$1299
2019 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$1399
2019 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$1499
2019 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$1399
2019 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$1299
2019 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$1099
2019 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$1049
2019 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$999
2019 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$949
2019 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$949
2019 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$949
2019 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$799
2019 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$779
2019 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Trieste Trieste$869
2019 Oct 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$749
2019 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Trieste Trieste$839
2019 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean From Venice Venice$649
2019 Nov 03 6 days, one-way from Trieste to Venice Trieste$549
2019 Nov 08 34 days, one-way from Bari to Fort Lauderdale Bari$2029
2019 Nov 08 24 days, one-way from Bari to Fort Lauderdale Bari$1449
2019 Nov 09 33 days, one-way from Venice to Fort Lauderdale Venice$2549
2019 Nov 09 23 days, one-way from Venice to Fort Lauderdale Venice$1399
2019 Nov 09 5 days, one-way from Venice to Savona Venice$369
2019 Nov 13 19 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Fort Lauderdale Civitavecchia$1179
2019 Nov 14 28 days, one-way from Savona to Fort Lauderdale Savona$1639
2019 Nov 14 18 days, one-way from Savona to Fort Lauderdale Savona$1129
2019 Nov 15 27 days, one-way from Marseille to Fort Lauderdale Marseille$1589
2019 Nov 15 17 days, one-way from Marseille to Fort Lauderdale Marseille$1079
2019 Nov 17 15 days, one-way from Malaga to Fort Lauderdale Malaga$1309
2019 Dec 02 10 days, round-trip Caribbean From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale$729
2019 Dec 12 10 days, round-trip Caribbean From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale$729
2019 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Caribbean From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale$699
2019 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Caribbean From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale$779
2020 Jan 05 10 days, round-trip Caribbean From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale$779
2020 Jan 15 10 days, round-trip Caribbean From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale$829
2020 Jan 25 10 days, round-trip Caribbean From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale$879
2020 Feb 04 10 days, round-trip Caribbean From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale$779
2020 Feb 14 10 days, round-trip Caribbean From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale$879
2020 Feb 24 30 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Venice Fort Lauderdale$2299
2020 Feb 24 26 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Savona Fort Lauderdale$2029
2020 Feb 24 25 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Marseille Fort Lauderdale$1959
2020 Feb 24 10 days, round-trip Caribbean From Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale$829
2020 Mar 05 20 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Venice Fort Lauderdale$1599
2020 Mar 05 17 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Naples Fort Lauderdale$1399
2020 Mar 05 16 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Savona Fort Lauderdale$1329
2020 Mar 05 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Marseille Fort Lauderdale$1269
2020 Mar 05 13 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Malaga Fort Lauderdale$1389