Here's a list of handy ideas to help prepare and make the most of your cruise!
Separate carry-on bag
Your suitcases will be delivered directly to your stateroom on your behalf. However, as these may not arrive until later in the day we suggest that you take a small carry-on bag with a change of clothes, swimming costume and any medication you may need.
Plenty of sunscreen
Make sure you have enough for your entire cruise!
Bring everyday casual clothes for day wear, include some smart casual options for the public lounges and restaurants. Don't forget something smart for Cruise Elegant dinners.
We suggest dress trousers, dress shirts, sports jacket, tuxedos even, for the men & cocktail dresses, pant suits, elegant skirts and blouses, ballgowns even, for the women.
The number of Cruise Elegant evenings will be determined by the length of your cruise:
- 1 Night cruise: none
- 2 Night to 5-night cruise: one Cruise Elegant evening
- 6 Night or longer cruise: two Cruise Elegant evenings
We also hold theme nights on each cruise where you have the chance to dress up and join in on the fun planned. Don't forget to pack your costume or props.
The number of Theme Nights is also determined by the length of your cruise:
- 3, 4 & 5 nights: 80s Rock 'n' Glow Deck Party
- 6 nights or longer: Mexican Fiesta Deck Party, 80s Rock 'n' Glow Deck Party, Caribbean/Island Theme Night in the dining room
October 2019 Theme Night Information
If you’re cruising in October 2019, we’ll be slightly changing our Theme Nights (based on the duration of your cruise) so you can celebrate Halloween!
- 6 nights or longer: 80s Rock 'n' Glow Deck Party, Caribbean/Island Theme Night and Frightfully Fun Theme Night and Patch’s Halloween Deck Party.
- 3 night cruises: 80s Rock n' Glow Deck Party and Theme Night plus a Frightfully Fun Theme Night and Patch's Halloween Deck Party.
Note: When you pack, please consider that our security team may prevent you bringing items that might be considered weapons on board (for example plastic or metal guns, knives, handcuffs). Also, we ask that at no time should full masks be worn. This is a security measure and must be followed. Half masks are permitted if the person can still be identified. So, please up the FUN in your costumes, not the fear!
With Carnival Cruise Lines you can enjoy cashless cruising by paying for shipboard expenses with your Sail & Sign Card, which can be settled by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or AMEX) or debit card (Visa or MasterCard). Additionally, ATM facilities are available onboard.
Note: Eftpos works only with the Australian ATM’s in port and cannot be used at ATM’s onboard.
Take some low-denomination Aussie notes, $5/$10 are ideal, for the market stalls on the islands.
- Take a small backpack - great to keep everything together as you explore your destination ports. Include:
- A small sample of hand sanitiser for cleaning hands on-shore,
- Remember to pack your snorkels and goggles if you'd like to snorkel (these can be rented or purchased onboard the ship for a fee),
- Beach/Reef shoes are handy as many island beaches are crushed coral and it can be sharp.
No need to bring:
- Beach towels - are provided and can be taken ashore,
- Bath robes - there's two in every stateroom,
- A hairdryer - there's one in every stateroom,
- Travel iron/laundry detergent - there's full laundry facilities on board,
- A travel adapter - all staterooms are fitted with a standard Australian 3-point plug. Multi-plug box outlets/Powerboards are not permitted onboard. However, should you require a multi-plug box/powerboard, please ask your Stateroom Steward who will be able to supply you one for the duration of your cruise.