Founded in the United States in 1972, Carnival Cruise Line is the largest cruise line in the world with almost five million guests travelling every year and 23 ships operating worldwide, soon to be 24 with the all-new Mardi Gras ship to join the international fleet.
In 2014, Carnival Spirit, currently home ported year-round in Sydney, was joined by sister ship Carnival Legend which has been sailing on an extended summer season Down Under every year, until recently departing for Carnival Splendor.
Carnival Spirit will reposition to Brisbane, its new home port, and sail year-round from October 2020. Carnival Splendor has joined the Australian fleet as of December 2019 and the ship now calls her new home port Sydney. Carnival Splendor is the newest and largest ship home ported year-round in Australia.