CRUISE THE PLANET
Costa Cruises’ Costa Luminosa is on a 98-day Round-the-World Cruise that will visit five continents, sail across three oceans and include 34 ports of call. The special cruise is designed for cruise lovers who want to experience the unique thrill of a world cruise lasting just over three months. Along the way, those cruise travelers will embrace a variety of cultures and magnificent natural scenery.
More than 1,400 guests began the sailing in Savona, with another 200 boarding in Marseille, France and still more in Malaga, Spain. The guests are from more than 30 different countries, mainly Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy and Spain. The sailing is a repeat of the Costa 98-day world cruise we first reported in 2015. So popular was that sailing, Costa is doing it again this year.
On board Costa Luminosa, guests will find Costa’s trademark Italian hospitality, cuisine and style as they circumnavigate the globe. Like that idea? You can follow Costa Luminosas incredible voyage on Costa Cruises’ website, thanks to two webcams installed onboard.
This fall’s World Cruise itinerary includes destinations such as the Antilles, Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, and Hawaii and California. After crossing the Pacific Ocean, the itinerary includes stops in New Zealand and Australia, before heading north to Malaysia, Thailand, India and the United Arab Emirates.
Costa Luminosa will spend the night in some of the world’s most sought-after ports of call, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, California; Phuket, Thailand; and Cochin and Mumbai, India. Guests will also enjoy two nights at Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and three nights at Sydney, Australia; and Singapore, a unique opportunity to acquire a real taste for these places and go on a number of the many wonderful tours organized by Costa. The ship returns to Savona Dec. 9, 2016.
Costa’s Round-the-World cruises have become increasingly popular in the last few years. The next world cruise is scheduled to depart Savona on Jan. 6, 2017 – also on Costa Luminosa with a 106-day itinerary.