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MV Carnival Luminosa – ex Costa Luminosa – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9398905

MV Carnival Luminosa

ex Costa Luminosa

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Steel hulled twin Azipod motor vessel built in 2009 at Fincantieri, Porto Marghera, Venice, Italy (Yard No. 6155) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Carnival Corporation & plc, Miami, United States of America, delivered to Costa Crociere SpA, Genoa, Italy

Technical Data

  • Cost:¬†‚ā¨450 million
  • Length: 294,00 m
  • Breadth: 34.00 m
  • Draught: 8.0 m
  • Tonnage: 92,720 gross/ 56,9640 net/ 7,500 deadweight
  • Engines: 4 x MaK 12V43C and 2 x MaK 8L43C diesels
  • Power: 64000 kW
  • Propulsion: 2 x ABB Azipod azimuthing¬†thrusters (17,600 kW each)
  • Speed: 21,6 knots
  • Passengers: 2,260
  • Passenger Decks: 12
  • Crew: 1,050
  • Call Sign: ICGU, CQRZ
  • IMO Number: 9398905
  • MMSI Number: 255804260
  • Registry: Genoa/Italy 🇮🇹, Madeira/Portugal 🇵🇹
  • Sister Ship:¬†Costa Deliziosa (6164)

Current AIS Location

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June 12th 2006: Ordered. The ship is a hybrid design based on the ‘Vista‘¬†and ‘Spirit¬†class’ cruise ships¬†of¬†Carnival Corporation & plc.

October 5th 2007: Keel struck.

June 30th 2008: Launched.

February 28th 2009: Sea trials.

May 28th 2009: Delivered to Costa Crociere SpA, Genoa, Italy.


© Willem Oldenburg (North Sea Canal, 26/06/2010)

May 5th 2009: Inaugural cruise from Venice.

June 5th 2009: Together with COSTA PACIFICA, christened in Genoa. It was the first time that two ships were simultaneously christened, not only for Costa but also in the world. With this, the dual christening ceremony set a Guinness World record in the category, “Most ships inaugurated in one day by one company”.


© Aleksi Lindström (Helsinki, 23/05/2010)

© Ray Goodfellow  © Ray Goodfellow



© Ray Goodfellow (Dover, 08/09/2014)

June 2022: Announcement made that COSTA LUMINOSA is to join Carnival Cruise Line as CARNIVAL LUMINOSA in November 2022.

September 7th 2022: Arrived Palermo.

June 8th 2022: Transferred to Carnival Cruise Line and renamed CARNIVAL LUMINOSA.

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All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Aleksi Lindström, Carnival Cruise Lines and Willem Oldenburg for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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