Costa officially hands over keys to Carnival Luminosa
Carnival Cruise Line and Costa Cruises crew

Costa officially hands over keys to Carnival Luminosa

MIAMI — Carnival Luminosa has officially joined the Carnival Cruise Line fleet as its newest Fun Ship.

After transitioning from sister line Costa, Carnival Luminosa will debut under the Carnival flag on Nov. 6, 2022 from Brisbane, Australia.

On Sept. 8 in Palermo, Italy, Costa Captain Nicolantonio Palombella handed over the ship to Carnival Captain Adriano Binacchi. Carnival Brand Ambassodor John Heald captured the moment in a video, which can be viewed here.

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

Costa officially hands over keys to Carnival Luminosa

Carnival Captain Adriano Binacchi and Costa Captain Nicolantonio Palombella

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

As sister ship to the four other Spirit-class ships in Carnival’s fleet, Carnival Luminosa will accommodate up to 2,826 guests and 1,050 Carnival crew members. Onboard highlights will include guest favourites like Playlist Productions, The Punchliner Comedy Club, Limelight Lounge, Piano Bar 88, Alchemy Bar, RedFrog Rum Bar, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, Chef’s Table, Bonsai Sushi Express, Seaday Brunch, Serenity Adult-Only Retreat, and Cloud 9 Spa, among others.


For more information on Carnival Luminosa’s offerings, click here.

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