Carnival Luminosa Arrives in Brisbane
Carnival Cruise Line’s latest ship, Carnival Luminosa, has arrived to her winter home in Queensland, Australia.
The vessel docked at the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal on Sunday, showing off a “We Love Queensland” message to locals.
The ship will set sail on November 6th, operating 28 sailings through April 13th. It’s scheduled to visit 60 ports across Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific during the coming season.
Next spring, Luminosa will reposition to Seattle to offering voyages to Alaska. She’ll return to Queensland in fall 2023.
Celebrity Reflection Gets The Blue Hull Treatment
Celebrity Reflection has just emerged from a dry dock in France boasting the line’s new blue-colored hull that was first introduced in 2018. 12 Celebrity ships now feature the revamped livery.
During the renovation, Reflection also underwent regulatory maintenance.
The ship is set to spend the winter in the Caribbean, operating weeklong voyages from Port Everglades. Next summer, Reflection will return to Europe to offer seven to 10-night Mediterranean sailings.
MSC World Europa En Route to Qatar
MSC Cruises’ largest ship ever, MSC World Europa, is now en route to Qatar to prepare for her naming ceremony this month. The vessel will spend her inaugural season in the Middle East before heading to the Mediterranean next summer.
In October, the line started construction on its second World-class ship MSC World America. It will be similar in many ways to World Europa, but have some differences that make it more tailored to the North American market.
Both ships will be the first in MSC’s fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas, which is the cleanest burning fossil fuel available to cruise ships today.