Carnival Cruise Line is now taking reservations for cruises in Australia and Alaska aboard Carnival Luminosa, which joins the fleet this November.
“We couldn’t be prouder to welcome Carnival Luminosa to our fleet and to start our highly anticipated sailings from Brisbane followed by unique bucket-list itineraries in Alaska,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
Duffy also said that the line decided to keep the ship’s “throwback funnel design that once adorned some of our most iconic earlier vessels.”
“We’ll be adding some Carnival features in the upcoming dry dock and adapting some existing features to align with Carnival’s casual style,” she added.
Among the Carnival staples being added are Playlist Productions, The Punchliner Comedy Club, Limelight Lounge, Piano Bar 88, Alchemy Bar, RedFrog Rum Bar, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, Bonsai Sushi Express, the Cloud 9 Spa, and Serenity Adult-Only Retreat, among others.
Carnival Luminosa, which joins Carnival from Costa Cruises (also part of the Carnival Corp. family) will sail from Australia starting November 6, before repositioning to Seattle in May for a four-month season of Alaska cruises. Options will include six-, seven- and eight-day cruises featuring ports such as Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Skagway, and Ice Strait Point, along with scenic cruising.
When the ship returns to Australia in fall 2023, it will visit several first-for-Carnival destinations including Kushiro, Aomori, Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, as well as Puerto Princesa (Philippines) and Bitung (Indonesia).