CCL-Carnival repositions 3 ships for Alaska, Europe seasons

   April 14, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

CCL-Carnival Cruise Line has announced its plans to reposition three of its ships this spring (

Carnival Luminosa will depart from Brisbane, Australia on a 23-day transpacific voyage to Seattle WA, where she will arrive on May 4 to begin its Alaska season. Carnival Pride will also depart from Tampa Florida on a Transatlantic crossing to Europe, and Carnival Spirit will sail from PortMiami FL to Seattle in preparation for its Alaska season.

During her journey, Carnival Luminosa will make stops in New Caledonia and Fiji before crossing the International Dateline and visiting Tahiti and Hawaii on her way to the Pacific Northwest. This will be the first time that Carnival Luminosa sails in USA waters since joining the fleet in November 2022.

On the other hand, Carnival Spirit will depart from Miami on a 16-day Panama Canal relocation to Seattle, arriving on May 2. The itinerary will include destinations such as Santa Marta Colombia and Cartagena Colombia, Puntarenas Costa Rica, Cabo San Lucas Mexico.

Homeported in Seattle, both Luminosa and Spirit ships will operate 4-month Alaskan schedules, along with sistership Carnival Miracle (departing from San Francisco CA).

In total, the three ships will offer 49 Alaskan cruises ranging from 6 to 14 days, featuring popular destinations such as Juneau, Sitka, and Skagway, as well as Tracy Arm Fjord or Endicott Arm Fjord.

After completing their Alaska seasons, Carnival Luminosa and Carnival Spirit will also operate additional Carnival Journeys sailings. Carnival Luminosa will return to Brisbane, while Carnival Spirit will pass through the Panama Canal once again to reach its new homeport of Mobile, Alabama on October 6, 2023.

Carnival Pride cruise ship

In a statement, CCL's president Christine Duffy said guests onboard Luminosa had "thoroughly enjoyed all the extraordinary experiences of sailing from Australia, visiting pristine beaches and taking in the local culture."

"Now, our fantastic shipboard crew members have a great opportunity to share this beautiful ship with even more guests for a new series of unforgettable cruises across Alaska."