Brisbane to the South Pacific Carnival Luminosa Cruise Reviews

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I love our  fining host Faith.  she's cool !
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Cruise director Tyler is awesome & entertaining.
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Fantastic cabin. Great location.
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Vanuatu waterfalls
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"In a nutshell; Great service and a really entertaining onboard show but the ship is in need of repair and update.Multiple areas of the staterooms and ship were in need of an update or repair...."Read More
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Disgusted cruiser
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This Australian vacation was planned as a break from the gloomy winter in Olympia WA in the USA. We began our cruise in Brisbane Australia headed for a couple small islands in the South Pacific. First two days at sea; This ship is showing its age. It feels very closed in compared with newer ships. The food selection and quality is below par. The servers are friendly and welcoming. I have ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

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Traveled with disabled person


Awful ship. Awful experience

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RMB70
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We have cruised other Carnival ships, but nothing as bad as this. Toilet stopped working for several days. Public areas smelled of sewerage. My GoPro was stolen, and when I reported it security stripped our room (mind you this was around midnight as well). My wife broke her finger on a shore excursion, and we caught both COVID and Influenza A. Our last meal in cabin isolation was a single piece ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Carnival The Fun Ship

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SpunkMuffin
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Cruise was on 11/2 out to South Pacific the morning of the cruise, the itinerary changed due to the low. So from 3 ports we went to 2 ports which was Santo and Port Vila (no tenders required) I was very happy with the change as i had not been to those ports since 5 years ago. Plus $200 onboard credit was given for each cabin. My personal experience: Ship - small and quirky, which Ioved. ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Spa Balcony


Privacy breach

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Anonymous2335
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

Will never travel on Carnival Luminosa again. Breach of privacy when we found evidence on our GoPro of a staff member going through our personal items taking a video of themselves. MAJOR BREACH OF PRIVACY!! The staff at the sunset bar were extremely rude and weren’t happy when having to remake a drink that made wrong initially. The boat is old in the inside. Pools are small. In the dining ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Cheap & cheerful

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flossyfizzdog
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We chose the Luminosa for its convenient departure point of Brisbane, short duration, and excellent deal. We couldn't have stayed in an equivalent hotel and eaten as well as we did for the price we paid! We opted for a Spa suite, which, once you factored in the spa access fee, was pretty good value. The ship was almost full and we appreciated the peace and quiet of the spa almost every ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Spa Suite


Wonderful Family Xmas Cruise

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VLF1959
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Chosen as something different for family Xmas get together it was priced well for our whole family of 13 including 2 elderly parents. Having read the bad reviews pre booking, it was felt anything above that is a bonus and so pleased we ignored them.. right from ease of boarding, a wheel chair offered for a parent with some walking disability to get them through quickly. The rooms were clean, room ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

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Traveled with disabled person


You Get What You Pay For

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UKvisitor
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The Christmas cruise on Carnival Luminosa was expected to be very busy and full of families. As a family ourselves, we had a good time but felt some areas could be improved that are within the control of the crew. But I start with the positives: Good: 1) The cabins were very good, with lots and lots of storage space, clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. 2) The onboarding ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Not the best from Carnival

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Troy Delacy
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I have cruised 10 or more times now on various different ships and cruise lines. I am usually a fan of the Carnival brand, however not on this ship. It lacked in so many areas compared to other ships. Lack of bar staff around common areas and dinning room. Dinning room lacked in service. Getting drinks at desert time and inconsistent food servings. Lack of general cleaning around ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Cabin Type: Balcony


Never again luminousa or carnival

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Jpbl
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Food was over cooked same thing every time and just got spicier as it went on. Over crowded by 1500. Most of the crew had covid and walked around without masks by the most guest had it and the way you get treated by them after telling them so dont tell them you caught covid! Don't have enough staff in upstairs restaurants and way too many in the lower deck in the upper you were a lucky one if you ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

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Traveled with disabled person


Quite a good cruise with a few let downs.

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1Johno58
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Choose this cruise for a short break and it served its purpose. Had a nice balcony cabin (Deck 8) although some noise from deck nine, buffet dining, was a bit annoying. Food and service was OK, not the best, but far from being the worst. One big disappointment was the shore excursions. 1. Luecila Beach and Scenic, Overpriced and definitely not what its advertised as. Paid A$114 ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Cabin Type: Balcony


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