The former Costa Cruises’ Costa Luminosa has replaced Carnival Spirit, which was permanently home-ported in Australia in October 2012, and was redeployed to Jacksonville, Florida, in March.
As previously reported, Carnival Splendor, which was home-ported in Australia in December 2019, returned to Sydney on September 30 after an absence of almost a thousand days.
First Carnival sailings from Brisbane
The 2,826-passenger Carnival Luminosa, with Carnival Cruise Line crew, will be the first Carnival ship to sail from Brisbane when she commences a programme of 28 sailings from November 6 until April 2023.
She will visit 60 ports around Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific and is expected to inject around A$165m into the Queensland economy this year.
Carnival Cruise Line Australia VP Kara Glamore said Brisbane is the first global market to experience Carnival Luminosa.
‘Having a Brisbane-based ship has been a goal of ours for quite some time,’ Glamore said.
Carnival Luminosa will reposition to Seattle from May 2023, before returning to Queensland later in the year.
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