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Carnival Cruise Line Adds a New Carnival Journeys Cruise

Carnival Cruise Line has announced a new transpacific Carnival Journeys cruise aboard Carnival Luminosa from Seattle to Sydney. The 22-day voyage is a repositioning cruise from the ship’s Alaska season to begin its Australian summer season.

Departing on September 18, 2025 from Seattle, Washington, the voyage begins with 5 fun days at sea before arriving in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. Guests can experience a traditional luau, learn about Hawaiian life at the Polynesian Cultural Center, visit historic buildings or explore the island. 

After exploring Honolulu, guests will enjoy another 5 fun days at sea and arrive at the capital of French Polynesia, Papeete, Tahiti, on day thirteen. Guests can relax in South Pacific style while taking in the local culture, enjoying the stunning churches or swimming in the crystal-clear waters.  The next port of call is just north of Tahiti, Moorea. Moorea is surrounded by a barrier reef and is home to some of the best snorkeling in the world. 

In the middle of the next five fun sea days, guests will “go back in time” when they cross the International Date Line. Guests will arrive in Noumea, the “Paris of the Pacific,” on day twenty-one where they can enjoy the mash up of the French and Melanesian cultures through music and dance or arts and crafts during a shore excursion. 

Two more fun days at sea will bring guests to their final destination, Sydney, Australia on October 11, 2025. After disembarkation, guests can continue making memories by visiting the Sydney Opera House or exploring the city.

Carnival Luminosa joined Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet in 2022. She features many fan favorites like the Alchemy Bar, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse and The Punchliner Comedy Club. She currently homeports in Brisbane and will reposition to Seattle in April where she will begin her 2024 Alaska season. 

Additionally, this is not the only transpacific cruise that Carnival is offering through its Carnival Journeys program. There are currently five other transpacific cruises open for booking as well as nine transatlantic cruises.