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.
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.
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.
The 2,680-guest, 85,700-ton Costa Mediterranea also recently completed a dry dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Italy, where it entered for planned maintenance. The multimillion-dollar refit took place from Nov. 21 through Dec. 4, 2103
Also in mid-November, the $739-million Costa Diadema was floated out during a technical launch ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard. The 132,500-ton, 3,724-passenger ship is scheduled for delivery Oct. 30, 2014.
For more information, visit www.costacruises.com.