Sailing Date


14 Feb 2020  - 24 Feb 2020

General

Western Caribbean – The most affordable kosher cruise as low as $199 per day all inclusive.

Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida you will experience an exceptional Caribbean sailing experience aboard a luxurious ship, which also doubles as your hotel.  This is the perfectly timed Cruise sailing at 11pm on Thursday night.  While on board, there are many ways to enjoy your stay at sea relaxing on the deck, pampering at the spa, exercise at the gym, golf, 4D Cinema (simulated), performances at the theater on 3 levels, luxurious casino, 11 different bars and a lot more choices of entertainment and shopping.When we are docked, you will get to experience the most exciting of the many Caribbean islands, located to the east coast of Florida and the coast of Central America. Tropical weather of the islands allows many months of sailing routes in this region. Enjoy your Caribbean experience: turquoise sea, enchanting beaches, beautiful cities and a lot of culture and history. Columbus discovered the islands for Spain and Europe in 1492 with the discovery of America.In the 20th century many of the islands gained independence, however some are still under the control of these countries. Cruising the Caribbean islands can be a magical experience, a pleasant climate, a lot of nature, history and beautiful landscapes.

Finally! An affordable Kosher cruise brought to you by Eddie’s Kosher Travel & Destinations.

Your Ship: Costa Luminosa

aunched in 2009, Costa Luminosa is the first of Costa Cruises Luminosa-class ships, together with Costa Deliziosa.

History – construction and ownership

Costa Cruises is a Genoa-headquartered subsidiary company owned by Carnival Corporation. Costa is Europe’s second largest cruise line (after MSC) with year-round operations in the Mediterranean. Costa was founded in 1854 as a cargo shipping company. It started passenger shipping services in 1947, with regular Transatlantic crossings between Europe (Italy) and South America. In 2000, Costa Cruises was acquired by Carnival Corporation (shipowner).

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.

Cruise itinerary program

Costa Luminosa itinerary program is based on 10-day Caribbean round-trip cruises with departures from Miami FL. In the summer, Luminosa sails in Europe on Baltic Sea itineraries to Scandinavia and Russia ports leaving from Stockholm and St. Petersburg, with Transatlantic crossings on repositioning.

In January 2018, Luminosa started a 106-night / 107-day world cruise (itinerary January 6 – April 22) roundtrip from Venice Italy, The around the world voyage visited a total of 41 ports and popular travel destinations, like Caribbean, Panama Canal (transit), Pacific Mexico, USA (California, Hawaii), South Pacific Islands, Australia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia (Singapore / 2 overnights), Suez Canal (transit), For the full list of ports of call see in the ship’s wiki section.

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 dining options – Food and Drinks

Costa Luminosa features four restaurants. Its MDR, Taurus, is a beautiful 2-deck venue in the aft of the ship with gorgeous views. One of its best features is the way it is designed into smaller areas, each with a different ambiance. The buffet restaurant, called Ristorante Buffet Andromeda, is open for breakfast, lunch, and tea (late-afternoon snack). Andromeda operates in a lunch counter fashion, where passengers line up to plod through the variety of offerings, which is quite uncomfortable. The quality of the food is the usual steam-table fare, though some exceptions include the omelet station at breakfast, the pasta station at lunch, and the hot and crispy pizza slices available from lunchtime through the evening. Costa Luminosa also offers complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service.

Costa Luminosa cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Costa Luminosa restaurants and food bars.

  • Ristorante Samsara (serves healthy and low-calorie food; with complimentary dining room for guests in Samsara Spa cabins, and a specialty restaurant for other passengers at a surcharge/reservations are required)
  • Ristorante Taurus (aft Dining Room, complimentary; serves open seating breakfast and lunch, 2 fixed dinner seatings – at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.)
  • Ristorante Buffet Andromeda (self-service buffet restaurant, complimentary; offers breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea at 4-5:00 p.m., and dinner; in the evening is transformed into Pizzeria, complimentary, with waiter service)
  • Club Luminosa (specialty dinner restaurant; reservations-only)
  • Lido Dorado Bar and Buffet (offers snacks and sandwiches, lunch buffet station).

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.

Costa Luminosa cruise ship

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

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Facilities

  • Air Condition
  • Basketball
  • Catering service
  • Convention floor
  • Fitness
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Heating
  • Indoor pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry
  • Lounge
  • Mini Golf
  • Minibar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pay-per-view Channels
  • Ping Pong
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Shops
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

Itinerary

 

DAY PORT ARRIVE DEPART

FRIDAY

14 February 2020

Port Everglades   11:00 pm

SHABBAT 15,  February 

Nassau

12:00 am

 6:00 pm

SUNDAY

16, February

Cruising at Sea

   

MONDAY

17, February

Ocho Rios

8:00 am

6:00 pm

TUESDAY

18, February 

Cayman/George Town

 9:00 am  6:00 pm

WEDNESDAY

19, February

Cruising at Sea

 

 

THURSDAY

20, February

Belize City

 8:00 am

6:00 pm 

FRIDAY

21, February

Roatan

8:00 am

  4:00 pm

SHABBAT

22, February

Cozumel

8:00 am 7:00 pm

SUNDAY

23, February

Cruising at Sea

   

MONDAY

24, February

Port Everglades

6:00 am

 

Pricing

Modern style and elegance for an unforgettable cruise.

Inside Stateroom 

INSIDE STATEROOM

inside-stateroom-cabin

Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. Ideal for anyone looking for Cabins that are stylish and comfortable at a good price.
CABIN PRICE PER PERSON
Interior Stateroom  $1,990 + $100 Taxes & Port Charges 

 

OCEANVIEW WINDOW STATEROOMOcean-view-with-Veranda Oceanview Staterooms are cabins with large windows to admire the view or simply to enjoy the first rays of morning sunlight. 


CABIN PRICE PER PERSON
OceanView Window Staterooms $2,250 + $100 Taxes & Port Charges 

 

BALCONY STATEROOMVeranda-Staterooms Balcony staterooms are comfortable cabins with an host of amenities including a private balcony looking out over the sea to make your cruise simply unforgettable. 
CABIN  PRICE PER PERSON
Balcony Stateroom
$2,495 + $100 Taxes & Port Charges 

 

BALCONY PREMIUM STATEROOMSuite Balcony Premium come with a sitting area, luxury bath with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed. Not to mention you'll have a private balcony to enjoy the incredible view. 

CABIN PRICE PER PERSON
Balcony Premium Stateroom $2,695 + $100 Taxes & Port Charges 

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.

  • Rates are subject to change without notice. 
    • 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.

 

Scholars & Entertainers

 

 

Kashrut

About our Kosher Cruises: Eddie's Kosher Travel together with Destinations

Combined we are the world's leading Kosher Tour operator with over 30 years experience, having satisfied thousands of Clients from USA, Israel, France, Belgium, Switzerland, UK , Mexico, Australia, South Africa on dozens of Cruises.

We provide four gourmet meals a day in our own separate area of the dining room. All our meals are freshly prepared under the Management of  our Executive Chefs aboard each ship.

nrThe Kashrut is under the strict supervision of Rabbi Rothenberg of Vienna . He 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 on +972 584038543 / +436889171489 or nr@zehut.org

During the voyage, we have exclusive use of our own synagogue for three daily prayers, a Sefer Torah and intellectually stimulating Torah classes are also provided at regular intervals. We often have a Guest Scholar on board. On Shabbat, we have a permanent arrangement with the Cruise Line to run an automated Shabbat elevator, a solution for locking the door of the rooms, no island music playing in the dining room, candle lighting area and more. We have thought of every detail for your maximum comfort and enjoyment.