7-Night Christmastime Caribbean Cruise
This 7-night cruise sets out from Miami aboard the posh Costa Luminosa. Among its many onboard amenities: several pools, a cigar lounge, four gourmet restaurants, and a 4-D interactive cinema. At each port of call, you’ll have the chance to relax on deck or disembark and explore the local attractions. You can also participate in optional tours for an additional fee. Click here to see the cruise itinerary and a full list of optional tours. The cruise includes:
- 7 nights of inside, outside, or veranda cabin accommodations on the Costa Luminosa
- All on-board meals
Key West, Florida
- Time in port: noon to 6 p.m.
- Grab a drink at the oldest bar on the key: The Green Parrot has been around since the late 19th century; today, the popular dive bar serves up ice-cold beer and live music.
- Stroll down Duval Street to browse art studios, boutiques, and charmingly tacky bars.
- Time in port: noon to 6 p.m.
- Stop in at the Port Lucaya Marketplace to find open-air boutiques, restaurants, and bars with outdoor stages that host live music.
- Garden of the Groves: Part botanical garden and part wildlife refuge, it’s a quiet oasis in northern Freeport.
Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
- Time in port: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Historic Cockburn Town charms with its tiny whitewashed buildings and lighthouses; you can snorkel among more than 1,000 sunken ships just offshore.
- Swim with stingrays on Gibbs Cay, a short boat ride from Grand Turk.
- Time in port: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Nassau Straw Market sells handwoven hats and baskets, along with intricate wood carvings.
- Ahoy, matey!: Hear sea shanties and explore a replicated ship at Pirates of Nassau, an interactive museum that chronicles Nassau’s pirate history.
- Time in port: The boat docks here, your final port of call, at 6 a.m.
- Optional tour: The Miami Seaquarium, whose 30-plus bayfront acres are home to killer whales, sea lions, and other marine animals ($84/person)
Frequently Asked Questions
1: What travel documents are required?
Caribbean Cruise Travel: The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requires U.S. and Canadian travelers to present a passport or other document that denotes identity and citizenship when entering the U.S. The WHTI proposed rules require U.S. citizens entering the United States at sea or land ports of entry to have a passport, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the Department of Homeland Security. Costa Cruise Lines requires the approved travel document to be valid until 14 days after the scheduled return date of travel. For a list of approved documents please visit: http://travel.state.gov CHILDREN: Children 17 years of age and under must also present a valid passport, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the Department of Homeland Security.
2: What are the gratuities onboard?
Caribbean cruises departing from the U.S.: $11.00 USD per guest 15 years of age and older, per day for all cruise lengths. Guests between the ages of 4 and 14 will be charged 50% of the above rate. There is no service charge for guests under the age of 4. The service charge is used by the company as an incentive for staff who perform hotel duties and to continually improve the quality of service offered on board Costa ships. The service charge is an integral part of the total price of the cruise and therefore the amount cannot be altered.
3. Is internet service available onboard?
WIFI: Guests on board who have their own device - laptop or PDA - can purchase credits, or pay per use packages, directly from the onboard portal. The cost will be included in the on board bill, payable at the end of cruise.
4. Does my child need a Groupon?
Passengers traveling together as two guests in the same cabin will each require a Groupon regardless of age. If the child is a 3rd or 4th passenger sharing a stateroom, please call Costa Reservations at 1-800-462-6782 to request special pricing.
5. When will I receive my Cruise documents?
Guests will receive their Cruise documents (E-Docs) 30 days prior to sailing via email. The booking must be paid in full and Costa’s Web Check-In must be completed in order for guests to receive their E-Docs. Please visit Costa’s website, costacruise.com, to review required Web Check-in data and the Passage Ticket Contract, which governs the passengers legal rights.