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Updated drydock on Carnival Cruise Line’s additional Spirit-class ship

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest addition, Luminous Carnival, entered drydock, and progress is good. The ship was handed over to Carnival by Costa Cruises last week. Since the liner entered drydock, the hull has been stripped, ready for its new livery, and its new name is already visible.

Carnival will be making several other updates to its new Spirit-class cruise ship, including bringing some of the most popular features and selling points loved by Carnival Cruise Line fans.

Luminous Carnival Drydock work in progress

Carnival Cruise Line is working quickly on the updates it plans to make to its new cruise ship, Luminous Carnival. Costa Cruises handed over the ship to Carnival Cruise Line during a official award ceremony in Palermo, Italy.

The Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo is the same one Carnival Cruise Line has used for several other ships over the past year to bring the new livery to the fleet, which can be seen in the progress made over the past two days.

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Luminous CarnivalThe paint has already been removed from the forward part of the ship, and the workers have been busy applying the new name to the hull. In the following days, the workers will be busy putting a coat of primer on the now bare hull, followed by a beautiful new livery.

The new paint scheme consists of a navy blue hull that dips from the bow to the waterline, bordered by thin white and red lines. Carnival first introduced this livery on the fleet’s new flagship, Mardi Gras, and it has since been introduced to other Carnival ships.

Luminous Carnival spent more than a decade sailing for Costa Cruises; Carnival Corporation also owns the Italian cruise line. Fincantieri built the vessel at the Marghera shipyard in Venice, Italy in 2009.

Carnival Luminosa Drydock
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At 92,720 gross tons and with space for 2,826 guests, she is officially one of Carnival’s popular Spirit Class ships with guests, but also includes some of the features of Vista Class ships. Many popular selling points of these ships will be installed on board Luminous Carnival in the next weeks.

Luminous Carnival Will be a celebration of recognition

She may have sailed for another cruise line since 2009but in just a few weeks, the first guests to board her in Brisbane, Australia will be able to enjoy everything that has made Spirit-class ships so popular over the years.

Deck two will be the center of attention for indoor activities, which includes the Luminosa Theater, which covers deck one, deck two and deck three forward. Here, Carnival will showcase their signature performances from Playlist Productions.

Other outlets on Deck 2 include Ocean Plaza and Plaza Bar, Bonsai Sushi Express, Luminosa Casino and Bar, The Warehouse Arcade Games, Supernova Atrium, Guest Services and Shore Excursion Desk, as well as nightlife options such as Piano Bar 88 and Altair Nightclub. , and the main dining room.

Luminous Carnival
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On deck three, guests will find the Limelight Lounge, JaveBlue Café, Carnival Store and Alchemy Bar. Decks four through eight are reserved for guest accommodation. We find the Cloud 9 Spa, the Lido Pool Area, the RedFrog Rum Bar, the Lido Marketplace, Pizzeria del Capitanoand Ol’ Fashioned Barbeque on the new bridge.

Deck ten is reserved for Camp Ocean and Night Owls, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, Club O2 and Sunset Bar. Decks 11 and 12 will be where the kids can release their energy at the outdoor playground and will also be where the jogging track and basketball court are located.

Luminous Carnival will sail her inaugural season in Australia, starting November 6. From May next year, Luminous Carnival will reposition itself in Alaska. Homeporting of Seattle, Washington, Luminous Carnival will offer its customers 7-night cruises in Alaska.

Carnival Luminosa Drydock