Carnival Cruise Line has added Carnival Luminosa to its fleet.
The ship has transitioned from sister line Costa Cruises and will begin sailing for its new line from 6 November, departing Brisbane, Australia.
From April 2023, it will reposition for cruises from Seattle to Alaska.
Costa captain Nicolantonio Palombella handed over the ship to Carnival counterpart Adriano Binacchi, with additional leadership team members from both lines in attendance at the event.
Carnival Luminosa is a sister ship to four other Spirit-class ships and can accommodate up to 2,826 guests.
A new concept for Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy said: “Carnival Luminosa is such an added benefit to our fun ship family with her unique itineraries and on-board specialties.
“Combining favourites 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.”
In June, Carnival Cruise Line revealed it was working with Costa Cruises to develop a new cruise concept.
Two ships, Costa Venezia and Costa Firenze, will transfer to the Carnival fleet in 2023 and 2024, respectively.
The transfer of Costa Venezia – which will sail from New York – will see the launch of the Costa by Carnival concept.
The ships will continue to operate their regular Costa itineraries until they are assigned to Carnival for dry dock work and deployment.