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Onboard Fun

You’re on a ship that’s nearly the length of three footy fields and every square metre of it is packed with things to do/see/taste/try.

Welcome to your new home away from home. How about a tour? You’ll notice the sports court, a choice of swimming pools and an outdoor jogging track. Over there you’ll find our Spa Carnival and two-deck fitness centre, the primo destinations for aromatherapy massages and workouts with amazing ocean views.


7 Things you'd never do at home:

  • Zoom down the Twister Waterslide. You'll cool off and be drenched in fun.
  • Island Hop. Today, Mystery Island. Tomorrow, Isle of Pines!
  • Snooze away the afternoon on a white sand beach in Emerald Bay. Sweet dreams guaranteed.
  • Cruise the late night buffet.
  • Pretend you're James Bond at the poker table. Tux, martini and Bond girl optional.
  • Watch the sun rise over the ocean from your own private balcony. You're the king (or queen) of the world!
  • Eat ice cream 24/7. Cool!

A Smorgas-On-Board of Options

"I'll have the ... one of everything please!" Whatever you're in the mood for - be it exotic delicacies or homegrown favourites - our restaurants ensure the happiest campers onboard are always going to be your tastebuds.

Main dining room

It's Empire on Spirit, and Truffles on Legend - step into our main dining room for a broad selection of 'A la carte' international and Australian cuisine.

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Main dining room

Two-level restaurant which is always open for breakfast (open seating) and dinner, open for lunch on sea days.

  • Early Dining 5:30 pm
    Late Dining 7:45 pm
    Your Time Dining 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Bonsai Sushi (Legend)

Dine amongst bonsai trees in our sushi restaurant at sea,* serving Sushi rolls, Sashimi, Sake and more.

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Bonsai Sushi (Legend)

Bonsai Sushi is the next generation of onboard sushi. Come see us for Sushi, Sashimi, Sake and smiles!

  • A sushi bar at sea, where guests can enjoy a unique experience, dining amongst bonsai trees whilst enjoying a sit down service and menu of delectable catches.
  • For opening hours please refer to your Fun Times 


*Additional charges apply

Fat Jimmy's BBQ (Spirit)

We all love a good BBQ. Enjoy lip smackin' Angus beef sausages, melt-in-the-mouth pulled pork, juicy sweet n smoky chicken and more.

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Fat Jimmy's BBQ (Spirit)

It's where Aussie BBQ meets Southern American cook-out. And best of all it's on the open deck!


In the mood for a big night out? Make a reservation and join us for mouthwatering gourmet cuisine.

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Dine under the stars at this spectacular two-level restaurant located within the glass-covered funnel.

  • Offering a sumptuous menu of prime dry-aged Australian beef – along with lobster tail, lamb, Australian seafood, Maine Lobster ravioli and more. The delicious choices, combined with attentive service and an extensive wine list, make a meal at Nouveau truly unforgettable. Reservations are recommended; simply call or come and see us when you board to book. Please note there is a $40 charge to dine at Nouveau.
  • Opening hours 5:30pm to 9:30pm
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Your Choice Dining

Your Choice Dining - great food and full table service in the main restaurants. Whether you want breakfast, lunch or dinner, join us for an awesome atmosphere, delicious food, great service and good times! We also offer Healthy Options selections, which are big in taste but low in fat, sodium and cholesterol. To dine with us, simply request one of the following seating times when you reserve - Early Dining (5:30pm) or Late Dining (7:45pm).

With Your Time dining, you can dine in the main restaurant anytime between 5:30pm - 9:00pm. Guests are seated first-come, first-serve, depending on party size. In most cases, we can set you within 20 minutes, however if we can't, we'll give you a pager so you can relax elsewhere on the ship until your table is ready. Due to the limited number of large tables, parties greater than 10 may need to be sat at different tables and in different areas of the dining room.

If you prefer your meals outside of the dining room and more low-key, you’re in luck, because there’s awesome options for casual dining:

  • - At our buffet style food courts you can grab a variety of delicious items and sit anywhere you like.
  • - The Pizzeria on Spirit - it’s open 24 hours a day so it’s perfect for those 2 a.m. cravings!
  • - Fat Jimmy's C-side BBQ on Spirit
  • - Bonsai Sushi on Legend*
  • - The Fountain Cafe* on Spirit or Legend Cafe* on....you guessed it!

*Additional cost

Tasty alternatives - want just a nibble? Looking for a short black afternoon pick-me-up? Try our Cafes*, stop by the Taste bar* or order room service* to mix it up. There are plenty of ways to make your tastebuds sing day and night onboard a Carnival ship:

  • - Our Cafes* serve a selection of treats, have Aussie trained Baristas and yes, they know the difference between a long black and a flat white!
  • - Room Service*
  • - Free, 24 hour pizza and ice cream in the Lido on Spirit
  • - Afternoon tea on select days
  • - The chocolate extravaganza buffet
  • - For those with a sweet tooth. check out Cherry on Top* (Legend) for pick n mix on your way to the Pacifcs!

*Additional cost

Action Packed!

We might be gently easing our way through the big blue, but that doesn't mean you can't rev your engines every day you're onboard!

These are just a taste of the 40 (yes, four zero) different activities to choose from every day; being active has never been so much fun!

Fitness Centre

Get your blood pumping in our two-deck fitness centre; with classes for everything you need to burn, firm and sculpt, as well as an outdoor jogging track with incredible 360° views.

Water park/Swimming pools

There's always room in your holiday for an adrenalin-pumping waterslide; that's why we've got two. Strap in for the curves and swerves of Carnival's Twister Waterslide™. or take the ultimate challenge with a 10-metre almost vertical drop on Green Thunder - they'll hear you scream all the way to Fiji!

SplashZone lets the kids dive into a world of adventure, with a wet and wonderful array of fun including mini racing slides, spray and splash playground and even a giant tipping bucket for wipe out sized drenching!

If a relaxed float or a few serious laps are more your thing we also have three swimming pools to cool off in.

Sports court and jogging track

Dodgeball, volleyball, touch footy and cricket - you can't help but have a ball! Missing your running shoes? Give them a treat with an everchanging 360 view!


The game might be mini, but the views sure aren't!

Let us entertain you

If there's one thing we know how to do on Carnival Spirit™, it's how to have a great time. So when you're ready to let your hair down, there's no end to the entertainment options you can choose. With 16 bars and lounges, there's always something going on.

Kick Back & Relax

Check out of your daily routine, spread out on a day bed, and simply let the sunshine (and perhaps a cocktail or two) work their magic on you.


Welcome to the Serenity retreat. The largest open-air space on the ship, and a child-free area. Soak up the sun, dip your toes in the pool, or just zone out with the 270° views of the water. Lie back on one of our super comfy day beds or hammocks, get yourself a glass of something lovely, and relax. Don't forget our babysitting service can help you out here!

Pools & Spas

We've three pools to choose from, four heated spas, a sauna and a steam room, so if you're a water baby or love to relax you'll be in heaven!

Spa Carnival

Destress, decompress and let the massage therapists iron out the kinks. Facials, massages, pedicures and more* - it's the perfect way to treat yourself. If your tresses are causing stresses check into our hair salon.

Room service & babysitting*

Let's face it, sometimes you want to kick back and relax in your PJs rather than face the world. If you're in need of a little me time just call room service* and we'll bring the Spirit to you!

Whther you want to relax in your room, have an intimate meal for two or shake your booty on the dance floor, our babysitting service can help you have a little one on one time, safe in the knowledge your children are being taken care of by qualified staff.

*Charges apply

    For Big Kids And Their Kids

    Where fun comes in SUPER size! Waterslides and SplashZone, build your own bear activity, mini-golf, family comedy hour and so much more - if you're bringing the kids along, then you're setting off for the adventure of a lifetime.

    • Camp Carnival

      Once your kids discover Camp Carnival, they’ll never want to leave (seriously!). We’ve heaps of activities designed for children in three different age groups: 2 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years, and 9 to 11 years. Our youth program staff all have education or childcare experience, and are there to make sure that everyone is having fun. When it’s mealtime, kids get their own menus, with faves like pizza, chicken nuggets, and more. When the sun goes down we offer Camp Carnival Night Owls (fees apply) so kids get to stay up late having fun, while their parents do the same!.

      Example Activities 2 -5 Years

      • • T-shirt Decorating
      • • Circle Games
      • • Candy Bingo
      • • Prince & Princesses
      • • Parachute Games
      • • Outback Fun
      • • Movies
      • • Caribbean Party
      • • Under the Sea
      • • Jungle Fun
      • • Pirate Adventures
      • • Mexican Fiesta
      • • Story Time
      • • Arts & Crafts
      • • Musical Adventures
      • • Silly Action Games
      • • Prizes/ Giveaways

      Example Activities 6-8 Years

      • • Paper Airplanes
      • • Knights Fun
      • • Outdoor Games
      • • Video Games
      • • Boy vs Girls Competitions
      • • Outback Campout
      • • Action Sports
      • • Pirate Adventures
      • • Arts & Crafts
      • • Board Games
      • • Movies
      • • Alien Invasion
      • • Mexican Fiesta
      • • Trivia
      • • T-shirt Decorating
      • • Space Quests
      • • Prizes/Giveaways

      Example Activities 9-11 Years

      • • Scavenger Hunts
      • • Video Games
      • • Outdoor Sports
      • • Knights Night
      • • Movies
      • • Trivia
      • • Arts & Crafts
      • • T-shirt Decorating
      • • Board Games
      • • Dance Parties
      • • Competitions
      • • Capture the Flag
      • • Musical Games
      • • Prizes/Giveaways
    • Circle C

      Welcome to the ultimate hot spot for guests ages 12 to 14. It’s where young teens go to hang out, meet new friends, and enjoy awesome activities like dance parties, games, outdoor movies and more, in the special Circle “C” lounge or around the ship. It’s all supervised by friendly and fun-loving staff who want your young teens to have the best holiday ever.

      Example Activities

      • • Icebreakers
      • • Video Games
      • • Scavenger Hunts
      • • Dance Parties
      • • Dodge ball
      • • Karaoke
      • • Board Games
      • • Scavenger Hunts
      • • Movies
      • • Competitions
      • • Dance Competitions
      • • Waterslide Races
      • • Swimming
      • • Mini Golf
      • • Prizes/Giveaways
    • Club O2

      Club O2 is the just-for-teens hangout on board where teens aged 15 to 17 can watch movies, listen to music, play sports, video games, join karaoke jam sessions, maybe even have a pool party or two.

      Example Activities

      • • Video Games
      • • Themed Dance Parties - each night
      • • Foosball
      • • Card Games
      • • Swimming
      • • Karaoke
      • • Scavenger Hunts
      • • Trivia Competitions
      • • Mini Golf
      • • Basketball
      • • Ping Pong
      • • Pizza Making
      • • Deck Parties
      • • Lounge Hangout Time
      • • Prizes/Giveaways
    • Night Owls

      Made for kids, great for adults! We watch them until the wee hours of the morning — you have worry-free fun! As a kid, was there anything better than the times you were allowed to stay up late? For a nominal fee, kids aged 11 and under can fun it up with others their age until as late as 1 a.m. They’ll enjoy music, activities, games and giveaways at supervised parties, while you enjoy everything a cruise with us has to offer for adults. There are pillows and blankets for the kids who get sleepy and have fun snacks to enjoy as well.

    You Have Something to Celebrate

    We want everyone to enjoy what we are famous for — FUN!


    You have big reasons. Birthdays. Anniversaries. Graduations. Job promotions. Things that make you feel like, well, celebrating. Only you know what makes you want to have a party, pop open the champagne or bring out the cake. But at Carnival, we know how to turn whatever reason you have into an even greater event. So talk to us once you board, or email at us australiasupport@carnival.com and we'll see what we can do to make your celebration a special one.

    And if it's a family holiday, keep in mind that Carnival has three supervised programs for your kids: Camp Carnival for youngsters 2-11, Circle "C" for kids 12-14 and Club O2 for teens 15-17. There are also connecting staterooms that are ideal for families. So, plan on a cruise where there's no such thing as a one-day celebration.


    It's easy to see why so many couples choose a Carnival cruise; so many of our spacious staterooms have private balconies, then there's the wonderfully romantic Nouveau restaurant where everyone feels like a celebrity for a night. Reservations are recommended as this popular restaurant as it's the perfect setting for a special occasion. Then there's our fun theme nights, Lido parties, cocktails in Serenity, late-night shows, comedians galore and night skies filled with billions of stars. 

    So, join us for a major event like a golden anniversary, or a sudden excuse to take a cruise, like buying new sunglasses. But find a reason, any reason, to celebrate. Then book a Carnival cruise holiday.

    Family Reunions

    Being with all the people you like is a celebration in itself. Which is why Carnival is the perfect choice for a reunion for any family, college and university. It's a great setting for a retreat for your business, church or organisation. It makes a wedding even more romantic. And for a girlfriends' getaway, it's inspired.

    With so many pools, dining choices, indoor/outdoor activities and exciting destinations, there's something for every guest of every age.