The first guests to board Carnival Luminosa from a United States port were welcomed by Carnival Cruise Line Christine Duffy in Seattle yesterday.
The ship completed her 23-day transpacific cruise from Brisbane, Australia and arrived in Seattle to begin a series of Alaskan sailings. Carnival Luminosa will be the third ship sailing to Alaska for Carnival this season. The three ships are expected to see 100,000 guests visit destinations such as Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan.
Carnival Cruise Line has seen an overwhelming booking for its Alaskan itineraries and Duffy was on hand to welcome guests and kick off the season. She also held a special event at the Port of Seattle’s Pier 91 cruise terminal.
“Not only is Carnival Luminosa completing our Alaska deployment for this season, which was so successful last year after we expanded it to three ships that we decided to bring her all the way from Australia to do it again, but she’s also front and center in another important effort for us as well,” Duffy said. “Work starts today on getting Carnival Luminosa shore power ready so she can hook up to the port when she’s docked here in Seattle. Shore power is one of our overall sustainability initiatives and Carnival Luminosa is now part of that important investment in our future.”
Carnival Luminosa should be ready to plug into shore power at the port of Seattle by early June. She will join her sister ships—Carnival Spirit and Carnival Miracle—that are deployed to Alaska and already utilizing shore power.
Carnival Luminosa joined the Carnival fleet from a Carnival Corporation sister line in November of 2022. After undergoing a series of refurbishments, she began homeporting from Brisbane, Australia. The ship kept a lot of its European styling with many guests favorite venues. Some of those venues include Alchemy Bar, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse and RedFrog Rum Bar, Piano Bar 88 and The Punchliner Comedy Club. She also boasts of the exclusive Cloud 9 Spa spanning two decks.