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Costa Luminosa

Capacity
2260
Crew
1050
Tonnage
92 700
Length
292 m (958 ft)
First voyage
2009
Decks
17

MS Costa Luminosa is a cruise ship, owned and operated by Costa Crociere. Costa Luminosa entered service on May 5, 2009. The ship's design is a hybrid, taking the best elements of Spirit-class and Vista-class cruise ships. A sister ship, Costa Deliziosa, was launched in February 2010 and is based on the same design. Costa Luminosa departed Civitavecchia, Italy on June 3, 2009, on her 13-night maiden voyage, with ports of call in Savona, St. Tropez, Barcelona, Lisbon, Le Havre and Amsterdam.

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Costa Luminosa

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
2260
Crew: 
1050
Tonnage: 
92 700
Length: 
292 m (958 ft)
Beam: 
32.3 m (106 ft)
First voyage: 
2009
Decks: 
17

MS Costa Luminosa is a cruise ship, owned and operated by Costa Crociere. Costa Luminosa entered service on May 5, 2009. The ship's design is a hybrid, taking the best elements of Spirit-class and Vista-class cruise ships. A sister ship, Costa Deliziosa, was launched in February 2010 and is based on the same design. Costa Luminosa departed Civitavecchia, Italy on June 3, 2009, on her 13-night maiden voyage, with ports of call in Savona, St. Tropez, Barcelona, Lisbon, Le Havre and Amsterdam.

Concept and construction

Costa Luminosa is the thirteenth ship of Costa Crociere, part of their five-ship expansion program, which include Costa Pacifica, Costa Deliziosa, Costa Favolosa and Costa Fascinosa. Costa Luminosa and her sister ship, Costa Deliziosa, was ordered in the Fincantieri Marghera shipyard on 12 June 2006. The two ships have a gross tonnage of 92,700 and are 292 metres (958.01 ft) long. The keel of Costa Luminosa was laid on 10 October 2007 in the Fincantieri Marghera shipyard in Venice. She floated out of drydock on 30 June 2008 and completed her sea trials on 30 March 2009. At a period of 18 months, the ship was handed over to Costa Cruises on 1 May 2009.

Costa Luminosa and Costa Deliziosa pioneered in the introduction of a new vessel design, which is a Hybrid; taking the best design elements of Spirit-class and Vista-class cruise ships.

Christening

The christenings of Costa Luminosa, and the Concordia-class Costa Pacifica were held in Genoa on June 5, 2009. It was the first time that two cruise ships were simultaneously christened in Italy. The dual christening ceremony set a then Guinness World record in the category, "Most ships inaugurated in one day by one company". The two ships also launched simultaneously in their shipyard on 5 June 2008; Costa Luminosa in Marghera and Costa Pacifica in Sestri Ponente.

Amenities

The ship has 1,130 cabins, four dining areas, a theatre, a cinema and other passenger facilities.

Itineraries

Costa Luminosa made her first vernissage cruise on 5 May 2009, a 10-day cruise in the Eastern Mediterranean, departing Venice, with ports of call at Istanbul, Bari, Olympia, Rhodes, Smyrna, Mykonos and Athens. It was followed by mini cruises in Eastern Mediterranean, again departing Venice on 15 May 2009. Her second vernissage cruise was on 19 May 2009. In the summer of 2009, the ship offered 11 and 14-day cruises at the Baltic capitals, Norwegian Fjords and the North Cape.

During the 2009-2010 winter season, the ship operated in Dubai, offering 7-day cruises in the Persian Gulf with calls at Dubai, Muscat, Fujairah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Muscat, Fujairah, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. After the political problems in Bahrein, the company changed the itinerary removing the Bahrain. From 2017 every summer she sails on 7-night-cruises to the Greek Islands. During the winter period Costa Luminosa goes on 7-night-cruises in the Caribbean.

Controversial practices

Despite claims of sustainable practices by both Costa Cruises and its parent company Carnival, Costa Luminosa has continually been dumping the toilet waste of its 3200 passengers + crew in the sea, instead of taking use of harbor facilities, often provided free of charge e.g. by Baltic ports. Swedish television calculated that over 5 million liters of waste is dumped during a single cruise in the vulnerable Baltic Sea, already severely pestered by poisonous blue algae.

Similar ships

  • Spirit class - a similar class of Panamax ships operated by Carnival Cruise Lines.
  • Radiance class - a similar class of Panamax ships operated by Royal Caribbean International
  • Arcadia - a similar Panamax ship operated by P&O Cruises.
  • Queen Victoria - a similar Panamax sized ship operated by Cunard Line.
  • Vista class cruise ship - a similar class of Panamax ships operated by Holland America Line
  • Coral Princess and Island Princess - A similar set of Panamax ships operated by Princess Cruises
  • Costa Deliziosa - A Panamax ships operated by Costa Cruises derived from the Spirit Class and Vista Class designs. Sister ship to Costa Luminosa
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Attractions on Costa Luminosa


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Teatro Phenix

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Grand performances, Broadway musicals, a whole lot of surprises and unforgettable moments - all this awaits you in our three-level theatre.
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Ristorante Taurus

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Chic restaurant, situated over two floors, which is ready to pleasure you with its delightful atmosphere, delicious dishes and service at the highest level.
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Lido Delphinus

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Swimming area with a whole lot of facilities and entertainment for your unique rest in the warm sun. And don't forget to freshen up in the nearby bar!
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Cinema Mizar

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Unique emotions and feelings will remain with you after watching the movie in the 4D Cinema.
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Piano Bar Antares

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What can be better than a cozy evening spent with friends with a glass of fine drink and live music?
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Teen's Zone

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It is a club for the Teens, where they can take part in different sports competitions, parties, karaoke-evenings, and more.
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Grand Bar Elettra

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Huge lounge area with its own bar, dance floor and stage for amazing performances.

Caffetteria Sirius

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Here coffee and chocolate will make your life fragrant, sweet and unforgettable.
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Squok Club

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Children Playground for the youngest travellers - kids from 3 to 11 years.
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Sala Carte

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Show your heat and luck in the room for cards and other table games.