Sailing Date


14 Feb 2020  - 24 Feb 2020

General

Glatt Kosher Caribbean Cruise!

The 92,720-ton, 3,570-passenger cruise ship Costa Luminosa is a twin vessel to Costa Cruises Deliziosa ship. This huge and warm liner with simple design is easy to navigate. Luminosa debuted in 2009, introducing the evolution of retro-style for Costa cruise lines. The line which is based in Italy and is much European-influenced has produced mega-sized cruise vessels as the 114,500-ton Costa Pacifica and Costa Serena (the biggest-ever in the fleet).

Besides the ship’s staff and crew, Costa cruise passengers are also served by Peper robots – the latest cyborg technology implemented fleetwide in 2016. These humanoid robots greet and guide passengers upon embarkation. They also assist them throughout the cruise by providing information and tips on onboard dining, entertainment, enrichment program (workshops, pre-scheduled events), casino and shopping promotions, shore excursions and tours. Pepper robots are mobile and communicate in 3 languages (English, German, Italian). They can also interpret human emotions by analyzing voice tones and facial expressions.

Cabins

Costa Luminosa has a total of 1130 cabins (of which 110 Suites, 662 Balcony, 180 Inside rooms) in 13 grades. Most Costa Luminosa staterooms are 185-sq. foot Balcony rooms – 68% of all staterooms have a private balcony. 23 are the wheelchair accessible cabins. The largest aboard Costa Luminosa is the Grand Suites (455 ft2). There are also 52 Spa Staterooms (with 4 Spa Suites). The most magnificent among Luminosa apartments is the Panorama. It is situated aft and measures 320 sq.feet, with the best feature the wraparound balcony, but there what to like inside, too. Panorama’s width is as much as two standard rooms and feels quite spacious, including a desk, seating place, queen bed (converting to twins), and beautiful bath with two sinks and Jacuzzi tub. Those who dwell Luminosa suites have access to priority embarkation, concierge service, and lots of other perks.

Shipboard entertainment options – Fun and Sport

Costa Cruises Deliziosa and Luminosa ships are built on new smaller for Costa lines design. The balance of slightly smaller size and exotic routes plays a good part in the wish of Costa to orient these two cruise ships to higher-spending guests. Luminosa cruise ship appeals to new passengers who want to travel to thrilling destinations on a vessel still offering all mega-sized conveniences of Costa Crociere. And these are from vast spa amenities and kids club to Grand Prix simulator and other amusement options. Costa Luminosa ship provides two dining rooms, casino, theater, two show lounges, library, steam room, modern fitness center, 4 swimming pools, and 5 jacuzzis plus SPA.

Among amenities, onboard Luminosa is the three-level wellness facility with gym, called “Samsara Spa”. It offers the guest a Turkish bath, a thalassotherapy pool, UVA-ray solarium, sauna, many treatment rooms. Entertainment options on board include a 4D cinema, a huge three-level theater, an 18-hole championship golf simulator, PlayStation World area, Grand Prix race car simulator. The ship also has 290 original artworks and 4730 prints onboard.

Follows the complete list of Costa Luminosa lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Teatro Phoenix (800-seat, 3-tiered theatre, and main show lounge; hosts grand scale show productions, musicals, classical concerts, ballet performances, circus, and laser light shows)
  • Cinema Mizar (4D cinema room, featuring 3D films with moving seats)
  • Grand Bar Elettra (with own dance floor and stage for live performances; hosts quiz games and fashion reviews)
  • Rigel Cigar Lounge and Bar (selling cigars and fine liquor)
  • Sala Carte (cards room)
  • Casino Vega (served by bar Vega)
  • Luminosa Atrium (9-deck high “Atrio Supernova” – open-floor area with live music and entertainment, served by Atrium Lobby Bar Supernova)
  • Discoteca Altair (Disco Nightclub, DJ program nightly)
  • Antares Piano Bar (live music, dance floor, cabaret-style performances)
  • Caffetteria Sirius (specialty coffee and chocolates bar/patisserie)
  • Biblioteca Bellatrix and Internet Point (Library/computers room)
  • Galleria Shops (duty and tax-free shops for brand watches, jewelry, perfumes, fashion clothes, Costa-logo merchandise, sportswear, gifts, tobacco, and liquor)
  • Photo Gallery and Shop; Galleria d’Arte (Luminosa’s Art Gallery)
  • Libra Lounge and Bar; Virgo Lounge and Bar
  • Bar Scuderia Costa (themed bar Formula 1 with Grand Prix simulator)
  • Mondo Virtuale (Video Games Arcade)
  • Cappella (Wedding Chapel, also used for religious services)
  • Squok Club (kids lounge with Mini Club (3-6 yo) and Maxi Club (7-11 yo) playing rooms; with complimentary kids programme and supervised activities; complimentary babysitting)
  • Teen Zone (teenagers’ lounge with Teen Junior (12-14 yo) and Teen Club (15-17 yo) rooms; complimentary supervised activities, themed parties, sports contests)
  • Centro Banessere Samsara (2-level Spa and Wellness complex, with Fitness and separate Spinning/Aerobics Room; Venus Beauty Salon, Massages and Treatments Rooms, Japanese TeaRoom, Relaxation Room, Thermal Suites, Solarium, Tepidarium (heated loungers), Laconium (low humidity sauna), Aroma Steam Baths, Thalassotherapy pool, Turkish Bath, Solarium, Saunas, Kinesis Room. All Luminosa’s guests in Samsara Spa staterooms have free access to most of the Spa complex)
  • Lido Dorado pool area (lido pool with two Whirlpools, huge LED screen, PlayStation nights; served by Lido Dorado Bar)
  • Delphinus pool area (with two Whirlpools, served by Lido Delphinus Bar)
  • Lido Squok (kids’ mini Aqua park)
  • Balconata Dorado (outdoor movie screen)
  • Area Yoga (outdoor area)
  • Campo da Gioco (combined court for tennis and basketball); Pista da Jogging (Power Walking/Jogging Track), doubled with a Roller Skating Track; Putting Green Area; Virtual Golf Game.

Available Room Types

We are sorry, there are no cabins available at this cruise at the moment

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Itinerary

 

Date / Time Port

Friday 14 Feb 23:00     Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida hotels
Shabbat 15 Feb 12:00 - 18:00     Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
Sunday 16 Feb 08:00 - 18:00     Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Monday 17 Feb 09:00 - 18:00     George Town, Grand Cayman Island

Tuesday 18 Feb 08:00 - 18:00

    Belize City
Wednesday 19 Feb 08:00 - 16:00     Roatan Island, Mahogany Bay-Coxen Hole, Honduras
Thursday 20 Feb 08:00 - 19:00     Cozumel, Mexico

Friday 21 Feb 06:00

    

Shabbat 22 Feb

 

Sunday 23 Feb

 
Monday 24 Feb Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida

 

Pricing

Cabins Price Per Person:

Interior Cabin

$1,990

Ocean View Cabin $2,290
Unobstructed Balcony Premium Cabin   $2,590 
 Mini Suite Cabin  $2,690
 Samsara Suite Cabin  $3,390

Rates are subject to change without notice. Other Upgraded Suite Cabins available upon request.

Cabin measurements are approximated, and some rooms in the same category may vary in size and/or have different furniture placement, windows or fixtures from those pictured.

  • • All rates are per person based on double occupancy
    • $1000 per person deposit due at time of booking.
  • Payment in full is due 90 days before sailing.
  •  Single rate supplement 60% on all cabins.
    • 3rd/4th person Adult sharing in cabin $1,490
  • Child up to Age 17 sharing in parents cabin $990 
  •  Travel insurance is strongly recommended. 
    • This rate does not include prepaid gratuities: 
       $12 per guest per day for any cabin stateroom
  • Regular cabins: Bookings are refundable less $100 administration fee until 90 days before sailing when full payment is due. Less than 90 days: 100% of total – no refund.

From 124 days to 90 days: Bookings are refundable less 25% of total invoice amount. Less than 90 days: 100% of total – no refund.

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Kashrut

Kosher Travelers

Let us pamper you with our freshly prepared cuisine by renowned chefs, cooked from start to finish on board and entirely from fresh ingredients.

From casual hot & cold buffets to elegant glatt kosher dining in our ocean view restaurant with choices sure to please those with even the most discerning tastes.

Expect fine china, crisp linens, fine glassware and cutlery, and sheer elegance through which you will enjoy a glatt kosher dining experience at sea.

To compliment the three delightful meals, there are also afternoon and late night snacks to tempt your palate.

You will enjoy the Glatt kosher cuisine of uncompromising quality and strict kashrut standards. All meat is Glatt kosher and milk products are Chalav Yisrael. Our on-board Kosher kitchen is under the full time supervision of a team of mashgichim, headed by our cruise Rav HaMachshir. 

nrRabbi Nehemiah Rotenberg was raised in Jerusalem and educated at the Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak. After his marriage, he studied at the Beit Midrash of Horaah at the “Kol Ya'akov” Yeshiva, as well as with the Rishon LeZion, Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, z"l He was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.

Rabbi Nehemiah Rotenberg came to Vienna to serve as Rabbi in the community in 2002. During his tenure as Rabbi, he was the head of the "Zehut" Beit Midrash, and during his work in the community he dealt extensively in matters of Kashrus as a representative of many Batai Din (בד"ץ) around the world. Before 2002, while living in Israel he has dealt with kashrus issues and ran a weekly radio program on kashrus.

During the past decade Rabbi Rotenberg’s main specialty is turning hotels throughout Europe to be able to provide food of the highest Kashrus level for Pesach and the summer months. Kashrus of a hotel is a distinct job and requires much expertise in the field, familiarity with the industrial kitchens, the form of Kashering an industrial kitchen, and of course extensive knowledge of kosher food products in Europe. His Kashrut team are all hand picked and well versed with many years of experience.

Rabbi Rothenberg has spent many years developing the community Kosher list in Vienna for hundreds of food products sold in large retail chains throughout the Europe. This knowledge is very important and gives hotel operators in Europe the ability to bring local products and not need to import from Israel or the USA. His Kashrut experience has further expanded into the Kosher Cruises and he the Rav Hamachshir for Eddie’s Kosher Travel/Destinations Cruise packages.

Rabbi Rotenberg works throughout the year to obtain Kosher meat and poultry throughout Europe at the highest kosher level, at the best price. For every shechita Rabbi Rotenberg sends a special overseer on his behalf in order to ensure that the shipment of meat from the start will arrive at the hotel with the utmost supervision.

Rabbi Rottenberg currently serves as part time Rabbi of Savion community in Israel Further enquiries pls contact Rabbi Nechemia Rottenberg +972 584038543 +436889171489 or nr@zehut.org