Carnival Luminosa


Month-long cruise for $100: Hoax, error or bargain of the decade?

Cruise passengers found the bargain of the decade – a one-way, 31-day cruise from Brisbane to Seattle in a Balcony room aboard Carnival Luminosa for just $100.

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Dec 15 2023

Why local businesses are calling for a Sydney cruise summit

It’s not rocket science. Just ask any international or domestic cruise lover and they will tell you what they really want from a cruise holiday in our part of the world. 

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Dec 14 2023

Arrival of Disney Wonder a magic moment for Brisbane port

The arrival of Disney Wonder at the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal (BICT) was a great show of confidence in the Queensland capital.

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Dec 13 2023

Summer bargains mean savings of 75 per cent or thousands of dollars

Cruise lines are offering rock-bottom prices for last-minute local departures as Australians jump on board bargain-basement voyages. 

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Oct 25 2023
Ship Guide

Ultimate guide: All you need to know about Carnival Luminosa

While Carnival Luminosa is quite new to the Carnival fleet, previously serving as Costa Luminosa for Costa Cruises. it has proved a big hit afrer its first Australian season with its homeport in Brisbane.

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Oct 17 2023

Australian ports gear up for a bumper ‘wave season’

Australia gears up for bumper ‘wave season’

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Aug 30 2023

Carnival Luminosa kicks off first ever Aussie sailing

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 […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Nov 8 2022

The battle for the best cruise ships hots up between Sydney and Brisbane

The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal (BITC) is fast becoming a powerhouse in the cruise market, taking on Sydney with the world’s biggest and newest ships heading to the Sunshine State. Ships like Royal Caribbean’s Quantum […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 4 2022

Carnival Luminosa lights up the Sunshine State with a special message

Carnival Luminosa arrived in the Sunshine State over the weekend, with the ship lighting up 61 windows to read ‘We <3 Queensland.’ Formerly Costa Luminosa, Carnival Luminosa has been renovated and redesigned with Carnival Cruise […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 1 2022

Dr Seuss versus Mickey Mouse – who will you choose to cruise with?

It’s a case of Dr Seuss versus Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Who will win in this battle for the hearts, minds and wallets of Aussie families with kids looking for a cruise holiday at sea? […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Sep 30 2022

Carnival announces Costa Luminosa will join fleet and sail out of Brisbane this November

Carnival Cruise Line has today confirmed their plans for this Australian wave season, with newly acquired ship Costa Luminosa to join their fleet as Carnival Luminosa and sail out of Brisbane from this November.  Carnival […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jun 15 2022