Carnival Luminosa has set off on her first-ever Australian passenger voyage, leaving Brisbane on a seven-night journey towards the Great Barrier Reef.

The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal was in festive spirits with a “Here Comes the Fun” event bringing live music, entertainers, ice cream and even a special drop-in from some Dr Seuss characters to ring in the new vessel.

Carnival Cruise Line Executive Vice President and CCO, Ken Tate said: “Luminosa is, without a doubt, a multicultural ship with Italian roots and a history of sailing around the globe. But with her abundance of natural light and unique fun offerings, she feels right at home in the Sunshine State.

“Bringing a Carnival ship to Queensland has been a long-term goal of ours, so this cruise is a very special occasion”

Carnival Cruise Line Australia VP Kara Glamore said: “To have Luminosa sailing out of Brisbane is not only a win for us but a big win for Queensland tourism.

“With 28 sailings from November 2022 to April 2023, Luminosa will support Carnival Australia’s anticipated $165 million contribution to the Queensland economy this year and make it easier than ever for Queenslanders to experience the fun of a Carnival cruise.

“Our dedication to Queensland is stronger than ever and we can’t thank our guests enough all of their love and support whilst for waiting for our arrival.”

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