Carnival Cruise Line 'kicks off' growth plan

Carnival Luminosa sails with new livery for first time

Carnival Luminosa has set sail for the first time with its new livery and funnel.

The new Carnival Cruise Line ship –  transferred from the line’s sister brand Costa Cruisesdeparted from dry dock in Palermo, Italy, for Dubai, where the ship’s crew will join. 

The vessel will then move to Australia ahead of entering service from Brisbane on 6 November, for itineraries through to 13 April 2023.

According to Carnival, the ship now features a “vintage funnel design reminiscent of the funnels on Carnival’s original ships like Mardi Gras, Carnivale and Festivale”.

Luminosa captain Adriano Binacchi said: “We’ve been anticipating the day where we could see Carnival Luminosa sail the open seas with our new hull design and updated funnel, and it’s even more special than we imagined.

“Now, she’s on her way to what truly makes a Carnival cruise vacation special – getting our crew on board.

“With Luminosa’s uniqueness and our team members who make everyone feel at home, this ship is truly going to deliver a new level of fun that our guests have not experienced before.”

Carnival also recently held a set of sea trials for new ship Carnival Celebration.

The ship is scheduled to launch in November. Following an inaugural six-day Caribbean voyage, Carnival Celebration will operate seven-day cruises to the eastern and western Caribbean from PortMiami, beginning 21 November.

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