The Carnival cruise ship makes its maiden voyage from a US port today as the ship departs from Seattle to Alaska.
Carnival Luminosa arrived in Seattle after a 23-day voyage from Australia. The ship was transferred from Costa Cruises last fall and received Carnival’s rebrand as the Funship.
Carnival Luminosa is Carnival’s third ship heading to Alaska this season and part of a fleet that will see 100,000 guests visit destinations that include Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, as well as Victoria, BC, and the Tracy Arm Fjord cruise.
Carnival Cruise Line has seen an incredible response to its upcoming Alaska cruises, so to welcome guests and help kick off the season, Duffy hosted a special event at Seattle’s Pier 91.
“Not only has Carnival Luminosa completed our mission to Alaska this season, it was so successful last year when we expanded to three ships that we decided to bring her from Australia to do it again, but she is front and center. Another important mission for us as well,” said Duffy.
“Work begins today to prepare Carnival Luminosa’s shore power so that it can reach port when it arrives in Seattle. Shore power is one of the most sustainable assets and Carnival Luminosa is now part of an important investment in the future.”
Retaining its elegant European style after being renovated, the ship has a unique aesthetic and other special features, such as the Cloud 9 Spa which spans two decks and is one of the hottest areas on the ship.
Like her sister ships, Carnival Luminosa also has many favorite spots for Carnival guests, including Alchemy Bar, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse and RedFrog Rum Bar, Piano Bar 88 and The Punchliner Comedy Club.
Next year, between two transpacific voyages that visit Japan and Hawaii, Carnival Luminosa will rejoin Carnival Spirit to homeport in Seattle, sailing for seven, eight and 14 days, and Carnival Miracle will return to San Francisco, where 10 – and 11-day cruises are available.