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If they removed the statue, they could use the 2,000+ lbs that it weighs to add more of those lovely, tiled and heated loungers in the spa.  With this choice, the ship's weight wouldn't change but the beauty and utility would be improved.

 

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2 minutes ago, Out of Iowa said:

If they removed the statue, they could use the 2,000+ lbs that it weighs to add more of those lovely, tiled and heated loungers in the spa.  With this choice, the ship's weight wouldn't change but the beauty and utility would be improved.

 

 

This is the new Carnival, if they removed the statue they could easily put at least one or two staterooms there.

 

I get the sense that Carnival isn't going for a Sunshine-level transformation here. So I expect they don't want to go through the ordeal of cutting a hole in the side of the ship to remove this figure.

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There's already a bar in Luminosa's atrium, so the key revenue producer is there. The older ships originally didn't have the bar, so their statues had to go.

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5 hours ago, Out of Iowa said:

If they removed the statue, they could use the 2,000+ lbs that it weighs to add more of those lovely, tiled and heated loungers in the spa.  With this choice, the ship's weight wouldn't change but the beauty and utility would be improved.

 

The sculpture might be worth more than the ship.

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I read today two more Costa ships are being transferred to Carnival. Firenze and Venezia. Wonder what's up with Costa? Business not good?

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29 minutes ago, Sailor75 said:

I read today two more Costa ships are being transferred to Carnival. Firenze and Venezia. Wonder what's up with Costa? Business not good?

It's actually China that is the issue. Firenze and Venezia were intended to serve the Chinese market for Costa, but have temporarily been deployed in Europe.

 

The European side of Costa picked up two XL class ships since 2019 (Smeralda and Toscana), which represents around 10,500 more lower berths. The ships that exited (Victoria, neoRomantica, Atlantica, Mediterranea, and Luminosa) combined actually have similar capacity to the two XLs.

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38 minutes ago, CarnivalShips480 said:

Rendering of Carnival Luminosa and news sign up:

https://www.carnival.com/cruise-ships/carnival-luminosa.aspx?icid=icp_explr_shp_luminosa_07062022

 

Interesting they just repainted the funnel and will not have blue hull livery yet. I guess that is what not getting all the fun ship stuff means.

Seems more of just a wet dock verse a dry dock, which would explain the missing blue hull, and keeping the lifeboats yellow. Anyone know when she has a scheduled dry dock or when her last was?

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