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11 June 2019

CHEERS! CARNIVAL’S PRIVATE LABEL BEERS ARRIVE IN AUSTRALIA

Responding to Australia’s growing passion for craft beers, Carnival Cruise Line now offers ParchedPig Toasted Amber Ale, West Coast IPA and ThirstyFrog Caribbean Wheat on its Australia-based ships. Read more

27 May 2019

Carnival hits one million guest milestone

Carnival Cruise Line today celebrated its one millionth guest since the brand’s arrival in Australia, six years ago. Read more

7 May 2019

Carnival Splendor to pamper Aussies with its spa and fitness amenities

Carnival Splendor, set to become the newest and largest ship homeported yearround in Australia, will bring the ultimate in relaxation, with the introduction of the Cloud 9 Spa and accommodation to local waters. Read more

2 May 2019

Carnival reveals the winning name of its new action-packed waterslide onboard Carnival Splendor

Carnival Cruise Line has selected the winning name for its thrilling new green waterslide that will be featured onboard Carnival Splendor upon her arrival into Australia in December 2019, following a state-wide competition. Read more

9 April 2019

Children of Westmead add a splash of colour to Carnival Splendor

Australia’s newest and largest cruise ship will feature a colourful mural inspired by drawings created by kids at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Read more

5 April 2019

Carnival Cruise Line launches ‘Pizza Anywhere’ onboard its Australian ships

Carnival Cruise Line has launched its ‘Pizza Anywhere’ feature on the Carnival Cruise Line Hub App in Australia, so guests can have their favourite pizza delivered whenever, wherever they are on the ship. Read more

1 April 2019

Carnival Spirit goes troppo with new Sunshine State remodel

Revealed: Carnival’s first cruise ship to be home ported in Brisbane will hero everything Queensland, from cane toads to state colours. Read more

14 March 2019

Carnival tempts Aussie tastebuds with new dining options set for Carnival Splendor

Today, Carnival Cruise Line has revealed the much-anticipated dining options onboard Carnival Splendor ahead of her arrival in Australia this December. Read more

11 February 2019

Carnival reveals design for ground-breaking green and gold waterpark on Carnival Splendor

Today, Carnival Cruise Line revealed the much-anticipated design for Carnival Splendor’s new WaterWorks, including two thrilling waterslides and a SplashZone. Read more

7 December 2018

Carnival Cruise Line Goes for Gold at 2018 Cruise Critic awards.

This week, leading cruise review site and online community, Cruise Critic recognised Carnival Cruise Line across two categories as part of its 11th Annual AU Editor’s Pick Awards: Best for Families and Best Value for Money. Read more

23 July 2018

AUSSIE PARENTS FESS UP TO A FLIRT FREEZE

New research from Carnival Cruise Line finds that almost half of all Aussie parents have forgotten how to flirt with their partner since having kids. Read more

25 May 2018

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE AND HEINEMANN PARTNERSHIP SEES STATE-OF-THE-ART DUTY FREE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE COME TO LIFE

Carnival Cruise Line today announced the launch of a new state-of-the-art duty free store available on Carnival Spirit, on Australian cruises, from 25 June, 2018, further enhancing the guest experience the cruise line is known for. Read more

7 February 2018

CARNIVAL SPLENDOR, AUSTRALIA’S NEWEST & LARGEST SHIP ARRIVING 2019

The world’s largest cruise line, Carnival Cruise Line, announced today that Carnival Splendor will join its Australian fleet in Sydney next year, catering for the unprecedented demand for fun, family-friendly cruise holidays. Read more

22 August 2016

CARNIVAL SPIRIT TO MAKE FIRST CALLS TO VIETNAM AND THAILAND ON SINGAPORE SAILING

Carnival Cruise Line has announced a special voyage to Singapore for Carnival Spirit, giving Australian holidaymakers a rare chance to enjoy an adventure through Asia combined with the fun of a Carnival cruise. Read more

8 August 2016

CARNIVAL BACKS A WINNER WITH CHAMPION JOCKEY JOINING CUP CRUISE

Carnival Cruise Line has shortened its odds ahead of this year’s Melbourne Cup cruise, adding Cup-winning jockey Wayne Harris to its already strong field of onboard talent. Read more

23 June 2016

HAMISH & ANDY RETURN FROM THE PEOPLE'S CRUISE WITH A SHIPLOAD OF MEMORIES

Hamish & Andy’s The People’s Cruise has returned to Sydney after 10 days cruising the South Pacific, with the radio duo rating their time onboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Spirit as a career highlight. Read more

30 May 2016

CARNIVAL HOSTS THE PEOPLE’S CRUISE AS HAMISH & ANDY HEAD TO SEA FOR THE BIGGEST BROADCAST FROM THE PACIFIC

In what is believed to be one of the world’s biggest and boldest broadcasts at sea, Carnival Cruise Line is hosting fun-loving radio presenters Hamish and Andy and a “ship load” of their listeners onboard Carnival Spirit for an unprecedented five-day live show which will be heard across Australia via satellite from the heart of the South Pacific. Read more

19 May 2016

CARNIVAL LEGEND TAKES THE FUN TO VICTORIA WITH RECORD MELBOURNE SEASON

Carnival Cruise Line is taking the good times south, announcing plans to base its superliner Carnival Legend in Melbourne for a record season of cruises in early 2018. Read more

13 May 2016

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE MAKES CRUISING MORE SOCIAL WITH NEW WIFI PLANS

Carnival Cruise Line’s guests will be well-connected following the launch of cheaper and faster internet and social media packages on the cruise line’s Australia-based ships this month. Read more

29 April 2016

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE TAKES DELIVERY OF NEW CARNIVAL VISTA

Carnival Cruise Line has taken delivery of its newest, largest and most innovative ship, the 133,500-tonne Carnival Vista, at a traditional maritime handover ceremony held earlier today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. Read more

18 April 2016

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE TO COMMEMORATE ANZAC DAY WITH ONBOARD SERVICE

Passengers onboard Carnival Legend will be in the company of a special guest this Anzac Day, with Vietnam War veteran and Returned and Services League representative Bob Metcalfe joining passengers for the ship’s commemorative Anzac events. Read more

14 April 2016

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE BETS BIG ON MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL CRUISE

Guests on Carnival Cruise Line’s 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival cruise can be confident they have backed a winner, with the cruise line announcing an itinerary packed full of fun and plenty of racing revelry to get punters ready for the big event. Read more

7 October 2015

NEW LOOK CARNIVAL SPIRIT SERVES UP A TASTE OF NATIVE AUSTRALIA

Carnival Cruise Line’s Aussie superliner Carnival Spirit is all set for a big summer of cruising with a ship load of exciting new features including a bespoke cocktail prescribed especially for Australian cruising. Read more

24 September 2015

STYLE AND BEAUTY EXPERTS GIVE CARNIVAL GUESTS THE INSIDE RUNNING FOR MELBOURNE CUP

Carnival Cruise Line has added two of Australia’s leading beauty and style experts to an already strong field of onboard talent during this year’s Melbourne Cup cruise on Carnival Spirit. Read more

20 August 2015

ENJOY A WHITE CHRISTMAS IN QUEENSLAND WITH CARNIVAL

Holidaymakers on Carnival Legend will be living the dream of a white Christmas this year, with Carnival Cruise Line set to make it snow in Queensland. Read more

13 August 2015

MASSIMO MELE ON THE MENU FOR CARNIVAL TASMANIA CRUISES

Carnival Cruise Line has made cruising to the gourmet destination of Tasmania even more appetising, with news that award-winning chef Massimo Mele will be cooking up a feast onboard three cruises to the Apple Isle next year. Read more

30 July 2015

CATCH A BOOMERANG BURGER ON CARNIVAL SPIRIT

Carnival Cruise Line has unwrapped details of its new Boomerang Burger which is set to add a true Australian flavour to Carnival Spirit‟s new burger bar – and keep guests coming back for more. Read more

13 July 2015

CARNIVAL OFFERS HAUNTING HALLOWEEN AT SEA

Carnival Cruise Line is offering a frightfully fun Halloween at sea, drawing on its American heritage to show Australians how to have a hauntingly good time on October 31. Read more

10 June 2015

IT'S BLUE VERSUS RED IN CARNIVAL'S FUN BAR BATTLE

Just as State of Origin pits the Blues against the Maroons, Carnival Cruise Line is injecting some colourful rivalry into Carnival Spirit’s pool deck. Read more

27 May 2015

CARNIVAL PUTS THE FUN INTO VIP REWARDS

Carnival Cruise Line has officially launched its rewards program down under, allowing Aussie cruisers to be rewarded simply for having fun on a cruise. A fun take on VIP rewards, Carnival’s program is known as VIFP, which stands for Very Important Fun Person. Read more

14 May 2015

CARNIVAL GUESTS THE WINNERS ON MELBOURNE CUP CRUISE

Carnival Cruise Line is betting big during this year’s Spring Racing Carnival with a winning trifecta combining Halloween, the Melbourne Cup and Oaks Day into an action-packed Carnival Spirit cruise. Read more

5 May 2015

CARNIVAL BRINGS THE FUN CLOSER TO HOME WITH NEW AUSTRALIAN CRUISES

Carnival Cruise Line has launched its largest range of cruises Down Under, offering Australians more fun closer to home with new four-night cruises to Queensland’s action-packed Moreton Island and the Sunshine Coast as well as five-night escapes to Tasmania. Read more

28 April 2015

SHANNAN PONTON HITS THE HIGH SEAS FOR BIGGEST BOOTCAMP AT SEA

Guests on Carnival Cruise Line’s two Australian ships will be put through their paces again this year when fitness and healthy living expert Shannan Ponton returns to the high seas. Read more

27 March 2015

NEW CARNIVAL BAR BRINGS MAGIC OF ALCHEMY TO SEA

A heady combination of handcrafted cocktails, top shelf spirits and fresh ingredients will see Carnival Cruise Line create alchemy on its Australian-based ship this year. Read more

19 February 2015

CARNIVAL LAUNCHES DIVE-IN MOVIES DOWN UNDER

Carnival Spirit is set to make a splash when it returns from a major dry dock in August with Dive-In Movies at its new Seaside Theatre. Read more

17 February 2015

CARNIVAL LEGEND GETS ITS FIRST TASTE OF TASMANIA

Carnival Legend had its first taste of Tasmania this week making its maiden calls to Port Arthur and Hobart as part of a seven-night itinerary taking in Australia’s southern states. Read more

16 February 2015

CARNIVAL LAUNCHES MYSTERY ISLAND TOURS

After five years of community consultation, Carnival Australia has launched the first shore excursions at one of the Pacific’s most popular destinations – Vanuatu’s Mystery Island. Read more

2 February 2015

CARNIVAL TAKES SELFIES TO SEA WITH NEW SNAP-HAPPY APP

With more and more holidaymakers putting themselves in the picture, Carnival Cruise Lines is taking the growing phenomenon of selfies to sea with a fun new app that allows guests to capture their cruise in a series of snap-happy selfies. Read more

23 January 2015

CARNIVAL'S NEW OCEAN-THEMED CAMPS SET TO MAKE WAVES DOWN UNDER IN 2015

Australia’s leading family cruise line Carnival Cruise Lines has announced it will bring the excitement and wonder of the ocean onboard its local ship Carnival Spirit with the launch of a new marine-themed kids club. Read more

12 January 2015

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES HATCHES TOP DEALS FOR AN EASTER HOLIDAY GETAWAY

Carnival Cruise Lines has released some ‘eggscellent’ fares for its April school holiday cruises, making it irresistible for families to hop onboard for an Easter escape. Read more

17 November 2014

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES EARNS FIVE AWARDS FROM INTERNATIONAL CRUISE MAGAZINE

Carnival Cruise Lines has scooped the pool with five Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards including top honours in the Best Value For Money category for the 16th consecutive year. Read more

13 November 2014

FLY TO THE FUN WITH CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES

Travel agents will now find it easier than ever to send their clients straight to the fun, with Carnival Cruise Lines introducing air-inclusive bookings for its local cruises. Read more

10 November 2014

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES LAUNCHES NEW QUEENSLAND AND NEW ZEALAND SUMMER CRUISES

From diving the Great Barrier Reef to exploring Middle Earth, Carnival Cruise Lines is ramping up the fun factor for guests next summer with new cruises to Queensland and New Zealand. Read more

1 October 2014

HOLY GUACAMOLE! EXOTIC FLAVOURS OF MEXICO & CARIBBEAN SPICE UP CARNIVAL SPIRIT

The fun factor on Carnival Spirit is set to go troppo with a Mexican cantina and Caribbean rum bar among the exciting new additions to the Australian ship during a massive $44 million dollar makeover. Read more

22 September 2014

CARNIVAL LEGEND KICKS OFF AUSTRALIAN CRUISE SEASON WITH THE WORLD'S BIGGEST CHORUS AT SEA

Australia’s biggest ever cruise season is officially underway, with Sydney staging a spectacular welcome this morning to mark the maiden arrival of the latest ship to call Australia home – Carnival Cruise Lines’ superliner Carnival Legend. Read more

18 August 2014

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES SERVES UP A TASTE OF TASMANIA

Carnival Cruise Lines will be giving guests a true taste of Tasmania next year with three great cruises to the southern state, renowned for its fantastic food and wine as well as its natural beauty. Read more

24 July 2014

GAME ON FOR FAMILIES ON CARNIVAL LEGEND

Family game night is about to become larger than life with the arrival of Hasbro, The Game Show on Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest Australian ship, Carnival Legend. Read more

7 July 2014

ENJOY A LEGENDARY HOLIDAY SEASON WITH CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES

Carnival Cruise Lines is making sure the summer holidays are fun for all the family with some great deals on Christmas and New Year cruises on its latest Australian ship, Carnival Legend. Read more

28 May 2014

RECORD CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES PROGRAM GIVES AUSTRALIANS MORE WAYS TO HAVE FUN

Carnival Cruise Lines has launched its largest program of Australian cruises yet, with highlights including more cruises to the South Pacific and Tasmania and a variety of weekend getaways. Read more

8 May 2014

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES GETS CRAFTY WITH BESPOKE BEER FOR AUSTRALIAN CRUISERS

Carnival Cruise Lines is tapping into Australians’ thirst for quality craft beer with the launch of its own bespoke ale, available exclusively on its Sydney-based ships. Read more

6 May 2014

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES TAKES THE FUN TO SINGAPORE AND HAWAII

Carnival Cruise Lines has announced its latest Australian ship Carnival Legend will sail the warm waters of the Pacific to Hawaii next year, while Carnival Spirit will make the cruise line’s first ever visit to Asia on an exotic voyage from Sydney to Singapore. Read more

5 March 2014

CARNIVAL LEGEND RECEIVES MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR UPGRADE FOR AUSTRALIA DEBUT

Carnival Cruise Lines today announced that Carnival Legend is ready for the Aussie market, with the ship now bearing a range of exciting Southern-hemisphere cruising firsts. A team of more than 2,000 workers completed extensive renovations to the ship in Freeport, Bahamas during February. Read more

12 December 2013

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES PARTNERS WITH DR. SEUSS ENTERPRISES TO BRING 'SEUSS AT SEA'

One ship, two ships, it's Dr. Seuss on cruise ships! Carnival Cruise Lines today unveiled an exclusive partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises to bring the beloved children's brand and favourite characters to the line's fleet of 24 ships. Read more

22 November 2013

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES TO LAUNCH NEW AUSTRALIAN DINING EXPERIENCES

Carnival Cruise Lines is set to raise the bar for quality cuisine at sea, today announcing major enhancements to its Australian dining offering in time for the 2013/2014 summer cruising season. Read more

January 2013

CRUISING DOWN UNDER - COFFEE LOVING, QUALITY-FOCUSED, HEALTH-CONSCIOUS SPORTS FANS

What’s the biggest difference between an American and an Aussie cruiser? Carnival Spirit, the newest and largest ship to call Sydney home, now has all the answers. Give us a succulent piece of salmon, a smooth latte and some quality time with the family and you’ve got the recipe for a happy holiday-maker. Read more