Multi-million-dollar sculpture serving as the centerpiece of Carnival Luminosa's 10-deck-high atrium

   October 25, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Only found on Carnival Luminosa ship and serving as the centerpiece of the 10-deck-high atrium is a monumental bronze sculpture titled “Reclining Woman 2004”, specially commissioned for the liner from Fernando Botero Angulo (1932-born Colombian sculptor and figurative artist).

The unique multi-million-dollar sculpture, 11+ feet in length and weighing ~1 ton, depicts "a female figure, daydreaming in a reclining position with a subtle and ironic facial expression." The sculpture serves as a good luck charm to Luminosa, her crew members, and guests.

Other features include a collection of 120 Murano glass light fixtures & chandeliers; a 2-deck-high sliding sky dome over the large pool deck, allowing the spot to be used in all types of weather; and a sunset deck bar ideal for enjoying a drink in the enchanting atmosphere. Carnival Luminosa will also boast one of the fleet’s biggest spas spanning across 2 decks with one of the most expansive thermal areas, and a large casino with sea views, ~200 new slot machines, a variety of table games, and an arcade with games for passengers of all ages to enjoy.

Christine Duffy, president of CCL-Carnival Cruise Line said that while Carnival Luminosa would feel like a Carnival ship through and through with their signature service and offerings, the ship would offer her own unique features that their guests were going to love.

Carnival Luminosa cruise ship

Carnival Luminosa will be the first CCL ship to be homeported in Brisbane (Queensland Australia) with various itineraries beginning on November 6, 2022, and running through April 13, 2023. The vessel will then reposition for seasonal service from Seattle (Washington) to Alaska next May, including first-time-for-Carnival destinations.

Carnival Luminosa is a sistership to the 4 other Spirit-class Carnival ships and will be home to many of the experiences from other fleetmates that guests love as well as new spaces.