Short Cruises

Time for a quick holiday?

Need a break for a few days to recharge? Carnival’s short cruises could be the perfect escape.

Relax with a romantic getaway and enjoy the food and wine of Tasmania, or take the kids on a long weekend they’ll remember forever.

With short cruises from Brisbane and Sydney in 2021 and 2022, Carnival has cruises to suit you, whether you’re a regular cruise-goer or want to just test the waters.

Celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or just enjoy the fun and adventure of a few days at sea. With Carnival’s short breaks, we guarantee you’ll be back for more.

Where can you go on a Short Cruise?

Where do our Short Cruises depart from?



Every meal will be the adventure of a lifetime for your tastebuds. Our talented chefs and bartenders will bring out your inner foodie.


There is nothing quite like a live show after a fun filled day. Kickback and let us entertain the socks off you.


When was the last time that you really relaxed? A visit to our Spa & Fitness centre will leave you in seventh heaven.


You will find live entertainment, dining and more. But you won't find any of that on your bill, they are all included.

Let Carnival transport you to an Ocean Adventure


Try a variety of delicious options at our international food plaza or a romantic dinner under the stars at Nouveau*.


Put your feet up in one of our spacious cabins as you sip champagne and relax in your own private sanctuary.


With 12 decks of fun, adventure and relaxation, your holiday begins before you have arrived at your destination.


Put your feet up, read a book while relaxing in a hammock at our child-free Serenity retreat.


Take the plunge on Green Thunder or zoom around tight turns on the Twister waterslide.

*Charges apply.

Commonly Asked Questions

'Short and sweet' takes on fresh meaning when you book a short cruise deal online at Carnival Cruise Line.

What are the best short cruises?

All our short cruises are great. Short cruises are a perfect way to get away from it all for a few days, have some fun and refresh. At Carnival, we have short cruises from Sydney, and Brisbane short cruises, that’ll give you exactly what you need. Choose:

Are short cruises worth it?

Of course they are! Short cruises give you everything a cruise ship has to offer, whether you want family fun, adventure, romance, or a place to get away from it all. Our Australian short cruises include:

What is the best four-day cruise?

Four-day short cruises give you time to get settled, enjoy the activities, and even get a stop in. Choose from four-day short cruises from Sydney, or four-day Brisbane short cruises to destinations that include:

What short cruises leave from Sydney?

Sail from Sydney and enjoy short cruises to Hobart, Port Arthur, and Tangalooma on Moreton Island, or make the most of what a Carnival cruise ship has to offer by spending a few peaceful days at sea.

How much does it cost to go on a three day cruise?

If you’re keen on a three-day getaway, then short cruises are almost the perfect choice. No need to jump in the car after work Friday, drive somewhere for ages, unpack in the dark and then rush back Sunday. Our three-day cruises are great value. Spend three days at sea, almost as far away from it all as you can get.

What to pack for a short cruise?

Depending on the time of the year, packing for short cruises is pretty simple: