Luminosa Set For Carnival’s Longest Ever Sailing

The Carnival Luminosa is embarking on a remarkable 30-night transpacific cruise from Seattle to Brisbane, Australia, as part of the Carnival Journeys program.

Here are the key highlights of this extensive cruise:


This cruise is notable for being Carnival Cruise Line’s longest ever cruise. It covers a vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean and includes numerous ports of call in Alaska, the Far East, Southeast Asia, and Australia.

Alaskan Ports

The journey begins in Alaska, with stops at Ketchikan and Icy Strait Point, as well as scenic cruising at the Hubbard Glacier.

Transpacific Crossing

Following the Alaskan ports, the Carnival Luminosa embarks on a 12-day transpacific crossing to Japan, where it will visit various ports including Kushiro, Aomori, Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Naha.

Continuation South

The cruise then heads southward, making stops in Puerto Princesa, Philippines, and Bitung, Indonesia, before ultimately reaching Brisbane, Australia, on October 15.

Winter Season in Australia

After this transpacific journey, the ship offers a second local season in the region during the 2023-24 winter. It will operate a series of cruises from Brisbane, along with the Carnival Splendor, which sails year-round from Sydney, offering different itineraries in the South Pacific and along the Australian coast.

Future Plans

In April, the Carnival Luminosa is scheduled to return to North America for a second summer program in Alaska and Canada. Additionally, Carnival Cruise Line has confirmed the ship’s return to the region in 2025 as part of a two-ship summer program.


The Carnival Luminosa, originally built for Costa Cruises, joined Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet in late 2022. It underwent a major refurbishment before entering service, which included the addition of new dining venues like the Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse and the upscale Chef’s Table, as well as entertainment options such as The Punchliner Comedy Club and the Limelight Lounge.

To check out and explore this incredible Carnival Luminosa cruise itinerary, click the photo below!

Carnival Luminosa alongside the port of Brisbane, Australia
Credit: Carnival Luminosa alongside the port of Brisbane, Australia / Carnival Cruise Line

This extensive transpacific cruise offers passengers the opportunity to explore diverse destinations across the Pacific, including several first-time destinations for Carnival Cruise Line. It’s a testament to the company’s commitment to providing unique and immersive travel experiences.