Christmas Cruises

Festive fun is here!


At Carnival, we’ll make your Christmas this year the most relaxing, stress-free and fun it has ever been. We’ll take care of all your festive needs while you’re onboard our Christmas cruise, as you set sail from either Sydney or Brisbane.

All you need to do on our Christmas cruise is unwind, enjoy the adventure, and make the most of your deserved time away from it all. We know you’ll love celebrating in style, as you island hop across the sunny South Pacific savouring more than 45 onboard activities for all ages, including water slides, amazing restaurants and stunning entertainment.



Christmas is the most fun time of the year, so why not hop aboard the fun ships at Carnival this Christmas!

There's something for everyone to enjoy on a Carnival Christmas Cruise including:

Find out more information on our Christmas Cruises in 2023!

Commonly Asked Questions

What is the best Christmas cruise?

A Christmas cruise from Sydney or a Christmas cruise from Brisbane is a relaxing way to spend the holiday season. A Christmas cruise with Carnival means celebrating the festive season in the South Pacific. Over a week or so, you’ll visit:

Are Christmas cruises worth it?

Of course they are! No need to stress about the organising, the cooking, the running around or the family issues. Set sail and soon you’ll be celebrating Christmas the way you want – surrounded by your loved ones in a tropical paradise.

Nothing beats a holiday season where you can chill out, relax on a picture-postcard beach and enjoy the fun and adventure of more than 45 activities onboard. Choose all this with a Carnival Christmas cruise, or choose to set sail in December before or after Christmas to:

How much is a Christmas cruise?

A Christmas cruise is always great value, especially when you consider the memories you and your family will make. When you search our Christmas cruises, click on the Extra Value button with the red star and discover the best price cruises that suit your budget.

How to surprise someone with a cruise for Christmas?

Going on an end-of-year cruise is always a treat, and will be a great surprise for your loved ones. Whether you’re after a last minute Christmas cruise or you love to plan further ahead, booking is easy. All you need to think about is your preferred:

What to expect on a Christmas cruise?

A Christmas cruise offers all the activities cruise ships are famous for, but we make Christmas extra special, with festivities such as: