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Carnival Luminosa bids goodbye to Brissie after second successful summer

After 169 days homeported in Brisbane, Carnival Luminosa departed the Sunshine State on 1 April 2024 on a 31-night repositioning cruise to Seattle to commence her US summer season sailing to Alaska before returning to Brisbane in October.

After 169 days homeported in Brisbane, Carnival Luminosa departed the Sunshine State on 1 April 2024 on a 31-night repositioning cruise to Seattle to commence her US summer season sailing to Alaska before returning to Brisbane in October.

Carnival Luminosa welcomed more than 70,000 guests aboard in her second summer season based in Brisbane, contributing around $30 million to the Queensland economy.

The ship also achieved some other impressive stats during the 2023-2024 season including sailing more than 42,000 nautical miles across the Queensland coast, South Pacific and Papua New Guinea.

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Luminosa carried 70,000-plus guests during the 2023-24 summer season Down Under.

Guests consumed more than 260,000 ice-creams, 85,000 pizzas, 80,000 burgers and almost 1.5 million drinks while the crew created 155,000-plus towel animals, helped kids build 2,800 toys at the onboard Build-A-Bear workshop and hosted 30 Dr Seuss-themed Green Eggs & Ham breakfasts.

The ship also raised more than $20,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation through its ‘Conga for Kids’ initiative.

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Ready to set sail!

Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Kara Glamore said: “We’re so grateful for the way Queenslanders have welcomed Carnival Luminosa back to Brisbane. Having 70,000 guests on board in the last six months has been a privilege and we can’t wait for Luminosa to return for a third season in October.”

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Docked at Brisbane International Cruise Terminal.

Of the economic impact, Port of Brisbane CEO Neil Stephens said: “During the summer cruise season, Carnival Luminosa called almost 30 times into Brisbane, which is a fantastic show of confidence in the local cruise market. It’s estimated every time a cruise ship calls in Brisbane, it contributes around $1 million to the state economy.”

“We’ve just had our biggest summer cruise season in Brisbane and partners like Carnival Cruise Line are central to that.”

For more info, head to carnival.com.au