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We have cruised in the past on both Celebrity as well as Princess, but our time on the Costa Luminosa was our first experience with Costa. We decided on a western Mediterranean itinerary this time out, simply because we thought that the ports of call looked extremely interesting and exciting.

Once we were onboard the ship though, we were treated to more than we ever imagined. The suite we booked on the Rubino desk was splendid, with a great layout, double sinks in the bathroom, and fantastic service!

This extended to the dining room as well as the Maitre’d Salvatore made us feel special every night, our waitress Natalia was also one of the best we have ever had on a cruise before.

We did spring for the all-inclusive drinks package on this voyage and included any drink that went up to 6.99 euros. Wine was a bit limited, but overall we feel as though this package did save us some good money.

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The main dining room made for great meals, and the entertainment throughout the ship the entire week was more than enough to keep us happy and relaxed. Costa definitely made a mark on us with this voyage and we can honestly say it was more impressive than the Celebrity or Princess cruises we have been on in the past.

negative of cruise Negatives of Cruise
We left from Barcelona, Spain which was a treat in and of itself, this is a beautiful place and a great port to check out! Embarkation was not the easiest experience, Costa set us up with the transfer but there was just a huge wait for the busses and it made for an unpleasant experience.

I would reccomend this cruise to others.

I think this cruise is suitable for Young Families.

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Date of Birth: 01/Jan/2012
Sail Date: 01/Sep/2011

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Dining:starstarstarstarhalf star
Children's Facilities:starstarstarstarhalf star
Entertainment:starstarstarhalf starhalf star
On-board Activitiesstarstarstarhalf starhalf star
Shore Excursions:starstarstarstarstar
Ports of Call:starstarstarstarhalf star
Cabinsstarstarstarstarhalf star

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