Until April 13, 2023, Carnival Luminosa will operate a total of 28 cruises, visiting 60 ports in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, including Airlie Beach and the Great Barrier Reef. These Carnival Australia trips will contribute US$165 million to Queensland’s economy this year.
Together with Carnival Luminosa, Carnival will add five beautiful new ships to its fleet during the development phase over the next two years. Next up is the delivery of two Excel-class ships, Carnival Celebration in Miami in late November and Carnival Jubilee in Galveston, Texas next year.
As part of this growth plan, Carnival will also introduce a new “Carnival Fun Italian Style” concept, with two additional ships from sister brand Costa Cruises starting with Carnival Venezia, added next spring and new year-round cruises. York City and Carnival Fires, leaving Long Beach in 2024, contribute to Carnival’s strong presence on the West Coast.
“Carnival Luminosa is a testament to our continued commitment to Australia and the start of a growth unparalleled in Carnival’s 50-year history.”
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Luminosa joined the fleet on September 8 and has been updated over the past two months, with Carnival’s signature red, white and blue hull livery and recognized guest favorites from other Carnival ships.
Following her time in Brisbane, Carnival Luminosa will relocate from Seattle to Alaska for the season next May before returning to Queensland later this year.
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