Costa Luminosa

Costa Luminosa
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Costa Luminosa cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9398905, owned by Carnival Corporation and operated by its subsidiary the Costa Crociere line company. Among the unfortunate events at sea are crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track MS Costa Luminosa position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 92,700-ton 2260-passenger Costa cruise ship Luminosa was built in 2009 by the Fincantieri shipbuilding company in Italy.

Costa Luminosa accidents & incidents

Costa Luminosa accidents and incidents - Cruise MinusAt the Costa Luminosa CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of Costa Cruises Luminosa ship’s major accidents and cruise incidents. Reports are made by our own staff using official data from major online news media sources, Wikipedia and Coast Guard reports.

Here we also post updates on Costa Luminosa cruise law news. They are related to recent crimes being investigated. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.

You can add more details or submit your own Costa Luminosa ship incidents (negative cruise experience reports) via the Cruise Minus “contact us” form.

This is link to the ship’s official site CostaCruise.com.

Technical incidents

  • June 5, 2009, the naming ceremony took place in Genoa Italy. The event was also special because it was a dual christening, including (for the first time ever) two Costa cruise ships – Luminosa and Costa Pacifica. Both were christened simultaneously, setting a Guinness World record for “Most ships inaugurated in one day by one company”. Fun fact is that both cruise vessels were also launched simultaneously on June 5, 2008 at their respective shipbuilding yards in Marghera (Luminosa) and in Sestri Ponente (Pacifica).
  • 2013, the Costa cruise vessel was criticized by a Swedish news media for continually dumping raw sewage (toilet wastewater) into the Baltic Sea. By the international maritime law, all marine vessels (including cruise ships) should use the ports’ harbor facilities, which wastewater discharging services are often free of charge. The Swedish media stated that on a single 7-days Baltic cruise itinerary, the quantity of dumped waste could reach over 5 million liters (1,32 million US gallons).
  • December 11, 2014, the vessel experienced an engine room fire, when of of its diesel engines (#4) caught on fire. The accident occurred at ~5 am, during the 18-days Transatlantic repositioning cruise from Europe to Caribbean (Savona to Miami Florida, December 2 to 20). No injuries were reported.

Crew & Passenger Death accidents

  • Fortunately, no such tragic incidents were officially reported so far.

Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)

  • December 10, 2013, in call port Grand Turk (Eastern Caribbean), a 70-year-old male passenger from the Holland America Line’s (HAL) ship MS Nieuw Amsterdam fell into the water between the pier and the docked there Luminosa. The elderly man remained afloat for ~10 min until a HAL crew jumped and helped him to safety.

Costa Luminosa current position


On the above map you can track the Costa Luminosa cruise ship’s position now. It shows the vessel’s current location at sea (or in port) by live tracking of its IMO number 9398905. If you lose the ship on the map, please reload this page.

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