Carnival Luminosa has lastly made her long-anticipated arrival in Australia, crusing into Brisbane over the weekend forward of her first cruise coming in early November.
The re-imagined cruise ship, previously Costa Luminosa, is poised to supply a wide range of sailings Down Below, and is the second Carnival ship to be positioned in Australia this season, with Carnival Splendor homeported in Sydney.
Carnival Luminosa Arrives
Carnival Luminosa arrived in Brisbane on Sunday, October 30, 2022, and is the primary Carnival ship to homeport on the jap Australian metropolis.
Because the newly-rebranded ship sailed into Moreton Bay, stateroom lights spelled out “WE (coronary heart) QLD” alongside the ship’s size to suggest “We Love Queensland” – the Australian state the place Brisbane is positioned.
“Brisbane is the primary market globally to expertise the massive, brilliant, enjoyable that Carnival Luminosa has to supply and we thank Queenslanders for his or her persistence, love and help,” mentioned Kara Glamore, vp of Carnival Cruise Line Australia.
“Having a Brisbane-based ship has been a objective of ours for fairly a while and it’s solely applicable that our ship within the Sunshine State is filled with pure mild, plus the hospitality and enjoyable that Carnival is legendary for.”
An Italy-Impressed Expertise
Previously Costa Luminosa, Carnival Luminosa has been renovated and reimagined with Carnival Cruise Line’s signature enjoyable ambiance, however with out dropping its particular person Italian aptitude.
For instance, the brilliant, open areas of the ship stay intact, in addition to distinctive Italian touches akin to 120 Murano glass lighting fixtures and chandeliers. A sculpture commissioned particularly for Costa Luminosa, “Reclining Girl 2004” by Colombian artist Fernando Botero, will nonetheless be a focus of the ship’s 10-deck-high atrium.
“Whereas Carnival Luminosa will really feel like a Carnival ship by means of and thru with our signature service and choices, the ship will provide her personal distinctive options that our visitors are going to like,” mentioned Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
The ship’s current renovation that reworked Costa Luminosa to Carnival Luminosa introduced onboard a number of venues acquainted to Carnival visitors, together with The Punchliner Comedy Membership, the Chef’s Desk VIP eating expertise, and one of many fleet’s largest spas with an expansive thermal space for further wellness and rest choices.
Carnival Luminosa has additionally been given a brand new look with the up to date red-white-and-blue hull livery being rolled out throughout the Enjoyable Ship fleet. A singular contact, nonetheless, is that the ship doesn’t have the long-lasting “whale story” funnel related to Carnival Cruise Line.
As a substitute, the ship’s straight funnel has been repainted purple, white, and blue with a basic sample harking back to Carnival Cruise Line’s older, unique ships from many years way back.
Crusing in Australia
Carnival Luminosa will welcome visitors for the primary time on November 6, 2022 for a 7-night roundtrip itinerary Airlie Seaside, Cairns, Port Douglas, and Willis Island.
By the Australian summer season season, the ship will provide a number of sailings exploring the Nice Barrier Reef and varied South Pacific locations, together with New Zealand, in addition to shorter cruises to nowhere for enjoyable getaways the give visitors loads of time to discover and benefit from the beautiful vessel.
In April 2023, the ship will reposition to Seattle by way of a one-way 21-night voyage, visiting New Caledonia, Fiji, French Polynesia, and Hawaii alongside the best way, earlier than providing 6-8 evening sailings in Alaska for the summer season.
Carnival Luminosa will return to Brisbane in September 2023 with an epic 31-night crusing by means of Alaska, Japan, the Philippines, and Indonesia with the intention to provide extra Australian getaways subsequent 12 months.