It’s Official. Carnival Luminosa Joins The Carnival Fleet

Transitioning from sister line Costa, Carnival Luminosa has officially joined the Carnival Cruise Line fleet and will make its debut from Brisbane, Australia on Nov. 6, 2022.

Costa Captain Nicolantonio Palombella handed over the ship to Carnival Captain Adriano Binacchi, with additional leadership team members from both lines in attendance in Palermo, Italy this week.

Carnival Brand Ambassador John Heald captured the moment in a video 

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said: “Carnival Luminosa is such an added benefit to our Fun Ship family with her unique itineraries and onboard specialties. Combining favorites 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.”

Arriving to Australia in just two months, Carnival Luminosa will sail a variety of seasonal itineraries from Brisbane from Nov. 6, 2022 to April 13, 2023, offering something for everyone, before repositioning for seasonal service from Seattle to Alaska next May, including some exotic, first-time-for-Carnival destinations.

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