Costa Luminosa begins sailing 10-day Caribbean cruises from Miami

Costa Luminosa made its maiden call at Miami, Fla., Saturday, Dec. 7, as it repositioned to the Caribbean for the winter on 10-day roundtrip voyages. At 92,000 gross tons and carrying 2,260 guests, Costa Luminosa is the newest and largest Costa Cruises ship ever deployed from Miami.

Guests can enjoy la dolce vita while visiting six Caribbean ports on the 10-day itineraries. Costa Luminosa will call at Nassau or Freeport, Bahamas; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos or Princess Cays; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Roatan, Honduras, and Cozumel, Mexico. Costa Luminosa’s last roundtrip cruise from Miami for the season will depart March 17, 2014, and call at Belize City, Belize, instead of Roatan.

“Costa Luminosa is the newest and largest ship we’ve ever had sailing from Miami during the winter season,” said Scott Knutson, vice president of sales and marketing for Costa Cruises North America. “We are excited to be able to expose more North American guests to our international product and let them see firsthand what makes Costa the number-one cruise line in Europe.”

Costa Luminosa was the first in a new class of ship for Costa Cruises when it debuted in 2009. A full 68 percent of the ship’s 1,130 cabins feature a private balcony — the highest percentage of private balconies in the Costa fleet. The ship features four restaurants and 11 bars.

Guests looking for excitement can take advantage of Costa Luminosa’s three pools; a multipurpose sports court for tennis, volleyball and soccer; a jogging track, 4D cinema, casino, dance club, piano bar, library and shopping center. Those who prefer to relax can visit the two-level Samsara Spa that boasts a gym, thalassotherapy pool, treatment rooms, sauna and Turkish bath.

Fares for the 10-day cruises start at just $599 per person, double occupancy. Guests who want to ring in the New Year onboard can depart Dec. 27 for as low as $699 per person, double occupancy.

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