Transitioning from Costa Cruises, the 2009-built ship Carnival Luminosa officially joined the CCL-Carnival Cruise Line fleet on September 8th. The newest Fun Ship is currently scheduled to debut from Brisbane (Queensland Australia) on November 6th.
In Palermo (Sicily Italy) Thursday morning, Costa's Captain Nicolantonio Palombella handed over the vessel to Carnival's Captain Adriano Binacchi, with additional leadership team members from both sister companies in attendance.
Christine Duffy (CCL's President) said Carnival Luminosa was "such an added benefit" to their Fun Ship family "with her unique itineraries and onboard specialties."
“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 2 months, Luminosa will sail seasonal itineraries from Brisbane from November 6 to April 13, 2023, before repositioning for seasonal service from Seattle WA to Alaska next May, including first-time-for-Carnival destinations.
Carnival Luminosa is a sistership to 4 other SPIRIT-class passenger liners and will accommodate up to 2826 passengers and 1050 crew. The vessel will be home to the activities and experiences from other Carnival ships that passengers have come to know and love along with some new spaces.