Costa Cruises’ Costa Luminosa has departed Savona, Italy today for a 98-day Round-the-World cruise. The voyage will visit five continents, sail three oceans, and stop in 34 ports.
Over 1,400 guests are aboard the small vessel, which is only 90,000 gross tons. For world voyages like these, smaller ships with fewer passengers tend to work best. 200 more guests will board in France tomorrow and Spain on Monday.
The cruise guests this go-around are from over 30 different countries; mainly Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain. Aboard the ship, they’ll experience classic Italian hospitality, and some of the best in dining and atmosphere.
This fall’s world cruise itinerary includes destinations like the Antilles, Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia, Hawaii, and California. After crossing the Pacific Ocean, the ship will visit New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, and the United Arab Emirates. Some special extended stays for the ship and her guests are on the schedule as well, like two nights in Dubai, and three nights in Sydney.
Costa Luminosa will return to Savona on December 9, 2016. The next world cruise aboard the ship will depart right after the New Year, on January 6 with a 106-day itinerary.