Carnival Luminosa has formally set sail along with her new livery, matching the brand new, refreshed look of the Enjoyable Ship fleet. This brings the Vista/Spirit-class ship one step nearer to becoming a member of the ranks of different Carnival ships and welcoming passengers with the signature enjoyable of Carnival Cruise Line.
Carnival Luminosa Receives New Livery
Carnival Luminosa‘s new livery has now been revealed, with two very dramatic fashion modifications to the previous Costa Cruises ship.
Now, the ship’s hull has the sleek crimson, white, and blue colours attribute of Carnival Cruise Line. These new hull colours have been first revealed with the fleet’s flagship Mardi Gras in 2021, and have step by step been added to different Carnival vessels as they undergo schedule dry dock updates.
Carnival Luminosa additionally has one other function, nonetheless, that’s distinctive to the ship. The ship’s straight-line funnel has been repainted with Carnival Cruise Line’s colours, harking back to the basic funnel from the road’s very first vessels – the unique Mardi Gras, Carnivale, and Festivale.
“We’ve been anticipating the day the place we may see Carnival Luminosa sail the open seas with our new hull design and up to date funnel, and it’s much more particular than we imagined,” mentioned Carnival Luminosa’s grasp, Captain Adriano Binacchi.
The long-lasting “whale story” funnel was first launched in 1982 aboard Tropicale, the primary cruise ship particularly constructed for Carnival Cruise Line. As a result of Carnival Luminosa is retaining a few of her Costa Cruises options by means of the “Costa by Carnival” initiative, it was determined she wouldn’t obtain a very new funnel.
Now that the ship has her new colours, she is lastly setting sail from Palermo, Italy, on the northern coast of Sicily, the place the conversion work has been achieved to replace Costa Luminosa to Carnival Luminosa – updates which embody new eating and leisure venues, in addition to different Carnival favorites.
This additionally marks the primary time the ship has formally set sail beneath her new registry with the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA). That registration was accomplished on September 21, 2022.
Deck Cadet Mark Casson, a Bahamian citizen from Freeport, raised the brand new Bahamian flag on the vessel to mark the event because the ship joins Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Dawn, Carnival Spirit, Carnival Legend, and Mardi Gras crusing beneath Bahamas registration.
The vessel is now heading for Dubai, the place she is going to tackle crew members and additional provides to organize for visitor operations as soon as once more.
“Now, she’s on her option to what actually makes a Carnival cruise trip particular – getting our crew on board!” mentioned Binacchi. “With Luminosa’s uniqueness and our staff members who make everybody really feel at house, this ship is actually going to ship a brand new degree of enjoyable that our friends haven’t skilled earlier than.”
After taking up crew members in Dubai, Carnival Luminosa will head for her new homeport, Brisbane, Australia.
The ship’s first passenger crusing with Carnival Cruise Line will depart Brisbane on November 6, 2022 – a 7-night roundtrip Nice Barrier Reef itinerary visiting Airlie Seashore, Cairns, Port Douglas, and Willis Island. Company may even get pleasure from two full days at sea to expertise all the brand new ship has to supply.
The 92,600-gross-ton Carnival Luminosa will supply 3-11 night time itineraries from Brisbane by means of mid-April, and might welcome as many as 2,260 friends at double occupancy or as much as 2,826 passengers when absolutely booked.
On April 13, 2023, the ship will depart Australian waters on an epic 21-night repositioning crusing to Seattle, the place she is going to supply Alaskan itineraries by means of the summer time months earlier than returning to Australia subsequent fall.