Luminosa’s 30-day Australian repositioning cruise will be changed by Carnival Cruise Line.
Rather than heading overseas, it will head straight for Japan, sailing for ten days before arriving at Otaru.
Guests onboard were informed that the company is monitoring a low-pressure system in the greater Alaska region, which is forecast to create unusually high swells and strong winds in our first part of the itinerary, according to a statement issued by the company.
The low-pressure system will prevent us from visiting Alaska because we can’t sail around it safely.
A trip to Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, and Hubbard Glacier were included in the original itinerary of the repositioning cruise.
As a priority, everyone’s safety has to come first, and we have no choice but to change our itinerary. We understand your disappointment at not being able to visit Alaska as part of this unique adventure.
Our apology is that we will post a $200 onboard credit to your Sail & Sign account as a way to make it up to you.
As well, any pre-purchased shore excursions for locations no longer visited will be reimbursed.
The Carnival Luminosa, sailing directly to Asia, will stop at a new port in Japan earlier than expected, and Carnival has also cancelled a planned visit to Kushiro.
It is currently scheduled for the 2009-built ship to arrive in Otaru on Sep. 25 before heading to Hakodate on Sep. 26.
In addition to three ports in Japan, two additional ports in Indonesia, and one in the Philippines, the itinerary remained the same.
In October 2023, the Carnival Luminosa will arrive in Brisbane for the winter of 2023-2024.
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