Carnival Acquires Costa Luminosa
Carnival has acquired the 2010-built Costa Luminosa from sister brand Costa Cruises. The vessel is scheduled to begin sailings as Carnival Luminosa this November from Brisbane, Australia.
Carnival’s acquisition of Luminosa replaces previous plans to take and refurbish Costa Magica, which will now stay with Costa.
Luminosa will sail October to April from Brisbane, and spend May through September operating Alaska voyages from Seattle. It’s a Spirit-class ship, alongside Carnival’s existing Spirit-class ships Spirit, Pride, Legend, and Miracle.
Activist Groups Delayed Two Cruise Ships Docking in Marseille on Tuesday
Groups of residents that call themselves Stop Croisières (Stop Cruises) and Extinction Rebellion Marseille attempted to block Wonder of the Seas and MSC Orchestra from docking in Marseille, France Tuesday morning.
In a tweet, Stop Croisières said “We refuse to allow this sea monster to pollute our air, our sea and our lives! This morning we physically oppose it.”
In photos, it appears that the residents blocked the ships by floating in their way in kayaks. They kept the vessels from docking for two and a half hours, despite a police presence.
Princess Cruises Announces Porsche Sweepstakes
Princess Cruises has announced a new sweepstakes where fans can win a custom, all-electric Porsche Taycan.
The unique vehicle has Princess’ signature sea witch on the side, similar to the design on the bow of its cruise ships.
The winner will be chosen at random on December 15, 2022. To learn how to enter, click the link below.