It’s a great week for the Carnival Luminosa, which has joined the four other Spirit-class ships that make your clients so happy. The newest Fun Ship—formerly with sister line, Costa—will debut from Brisbane, Australia, Nov. 6, 2022.
The Carnival Luminosa was the latest Carnival ship to be decked out with the cruise line’s newest livery that has already been added to half the Carnival fleet, with the red, white and blue hues long associated with Carnival Cruise Line. The ship also boasts a vintage funnel design reminiscent of the funnels on Carnival’s original ships like Mardi Gras, Carnivale and Festivale.
Costa Captain Nicolantonio Palombella handed over the “keys” to the ship to Carnival Captain Adriano Binacchi in Palermo, Italy.
“Carnival Luminosa is such an added benefit to our Fun Ship family with her unique itineraries and onboard specialties,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Combining favorites from our fleet and our wonderful crew with some of Luminosa’s own fun features, this ship will surely feel like home to our guests in no time.”
Arriving in Australia in just two months, Carnival Luminosa will sail a variety of seasonal itineraries from Brisbane from Nov. 6, 2022, to April 13, 2023, offering something for everyone on your client list before heading out to offer seasonal service from Seattle to Alaska next May, including some exotic, first-time-for-Carnival destinations.
Carnival Luminosa will accommodate up to 2,826 of your clients and 1,050 Carnival crew members. They can expect many of the activities and experiences from other Carnival ships that they have come to know and love as well as some new spaces (stay tuned to this space for all the news!)
Seasonal itineraries from Brisbane from Nov. 6, 2022, to April 13, 2023, include 3- and 4-day cruises to popular Australian ports; 6- and 7-day Great Barrier Reef and South Pacific sailings; longer 8- to 11-day voyages to top destinations like Noumea and Lifou Isle in New Caledonia, Port Vila and Mystery Island in Vanuatu, and Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and New Zealand; plus a Carnival Journeys transpacific voyage as Luminosa repositions to Seattle, stopping in Tahiti, Polynesia, among other sites.
From Seattle, the ship will sail a four-month Alaska schedule with 17 seven-day sailings as well as six- and eight-day sailings to port favorites such as Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Skagway, Icy Strait Point and the scenic cruising of Tracy Arm Fjord. Completing its season in Alaska, Carnival Luminosa will operate another transpacific voyage back to Brisbane, stopping in exotic, first-time-for-Carnival destinations, including Kushiro, Aomori, Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, as well as Puerto Princesa, Philippines and Bitung, Indonesia.
For more information, visit carnival.com.