See the stunning ports we cruise to within Australia!

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We're all living a "new normal" and that means, for most of us, the world is closed for business.

Here at Carnival, we believe that presents the perfect opportunity to explore all of the beauty, uniqueness and grandeur of our own backyard. And what better way to see it all than by sea?

We can't think of a more hassle-free, budget-friendly experience than a cruise. Unlike a road trip, there are:

With a Carnival cruise, everything you ever want on a holiday is at your fingertips - a huge variety of food options (mostly all-included), fabulous entertainment, activities for the whole family. All you need do is step on board - we'll look after the rest.

Now's the time to plan ahead to #SeaYourBackyard


Our Beautiful destinations


This pristine sand island is the sparkling centrepiece of Brisbane's Moreton Bay. The water here is impossibly clear, the sand impossibly white and the marine life impossibly fascinating, including wild dolphins that you can hand-feed.

Snorkel the Tangalooma wrecks, glide down the dunes or just soak in the stunning surrounds on the beach.

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Like your beaches palm-fringed? Your restaurants alfresco? Your watersports with a side-serve of thrills? Then welcome to the Queensland resort town of Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsundays.

Airlie has something for everyone, from jet-boat rides to Tall Ship adventures, sea-kayak tours to scenic flights over the reef.

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It's hard not to love Cairns, unofficial capital of Tropical North Queensland. Apart from the weather, the relaxed lifestyle (everybody wants a chat) and the natural beauty, there's a little something called the Great Barrier Reef on your doorstep.

And nowhere in Australia offers better access to the reef than this cosmopolitan city.

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Port Douglas has it all: a picture-perfect position on the Coral Sea, fabulous food and bar culture, excellent shopping, and proximity to both the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

In fact, this gorgeous area is the only place on earth where these two World Heritage sites meet.

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Craving a break from daily life (read cooking, cleaning, washing)? Then one of our short-break Getaway Cruises might be just what you need.

Find your freedom on the Pacific Ocean for three glorious days, enjoying life on board a Carnival ship - fabulous food, Broadway-style entertainment, endless activities. And someone else to make the bed.

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Tassie has an awful lot to offer. Huge tracts of untouched wilderness, fresher-than-fresh produce, world-class wines, a heavy dose of history.

Whether you amble the streets of Hobart or take a deep dive into the past at Port Arthur, the Apple Isle will stay in your memory long after you've gone.

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Wild Dolphin Discover Tour


Underwater Sea Scooter Safari Tour


Whitewater Rafting the Barron River


Wild River Tube Ride


Kuranda Scenic Railway


Green Island Eco Adventure


sail to the Beautiful Low Isles


fast catamaran to the outer Great Barrier Reef


Port Arthur Historic Sites


Mt Field National Park excursion


Tempting Taste Trail tour

Not only do we take you to some of the world's most beautiful and exotic locations, we also make sure you get to see the best of everything that's on offer once you're there, through our incredible program of Shore Excursions*.

And it couldn't be simpler to organise a Shore Excursion. You can book online up to 11.30pm on the night before you sail, or simply chat to one of our friendly staff members at the on-board Shore Excursion Desk.

Our shore excursions work whether you love being active or prefer taking it easy.

*Charges apply to shore excursions.


Great value, great fun

We understand that a family holiday can make a big dent in your budget. That's why we ensure our cruises offer incredible value - in fact, most people can't quite believe the bang they get for their buck on a Carnival cruise.

To begin with, our all-inclusive packages make budgeting simple - because you can know exactly how much you're going to spend before you even step foot on board.


What's left to pay for?

Your soft drinks and alcohol, any meals you might have at our specialty restaurants, treatments at our fabulous Spa Carnival™, and Shore Excursions.

Of course, all of these are optional - and we're very upfront about those costs, so you know from the outset how much extra you might need to spend. (There's plenty of shopping opportunities, too, so you'll need to factor that in if you like to shop until you flop.)

If you love a tipple or your family is crazy for soft drink, maybe consider one of our special beverage packages. For the 18-plus crowd, our CHEERS! package costs $119 a day and includes sparkling wine, domestic and imported wine and beer and most hand-crafted cocktails^.

Then there's our Bottomless Bubbles package, which features unlimited soft drinks for both kids ($6.50 a day) and adults ($8.25 a day).

To make your holiday even more hassle-free, our Sign & Sail Card operates like an on-board spending card - just settle your fee daily, or at the end of the cruise, by debit or credit card, or cash.

~ On Carnival Splendor only
+On Carnival Spirit only
^only available on seven-plus-day cruises