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Time for a quick holiday?

SHORT CRUISES

If you've been thinking about a cruise, a 3, 4 or 5 night getaway is the perfect, budget friendly opportunity to test the waters.

Cast off for a few days to enjoy all the food, entertainment and fun you can handle. We guarantee you'll be back for more.

Whether you're celebrating a birthday or an anniversary, a weekend cruise if a celebration of life!

Where can you go on a Short Cruise?

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Where do our Short Cruises depart from?


DO AS MUCH OR AS LITTLE AS YOU LIKE

DINING & BARS

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

ENTERTAINMENT

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

RELAXATION

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

ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICE

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

TANTALISE YOUR TASTEBUDS

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

REST EASY

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

JOURNEY IN STYLE

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

RELAX AND UNWIND

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

GET SOAKING WET

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 is a short cruise?

A short cruise is just that. It's no longer than five nights in duration, but can be as short as three nights. Carnival has mastered the art of short cruises with its Weekend Sampler packages and all other short cruise offerings.

What are the best short cruises?

Carnival's three-night Weekend Sampler packages present some exciting activities onboard. You can also choose to travel to Moreton Island on a four-night adventure or Tasmania for five fun-filled nights.


What is included in a short cruise?

The inclusions in a short cruises are no different to those for longer voyages. All accommodation, food and onboard activities are included on every Carnival cruise deal.

Where can you go on a short cruise?

You could choose to arrive at Moreton Island and splash about with the local dolphins, on board a short cruise with Carnival. There are also short cruises departing Sydney , Melbourne and Brisbane that visit places such as Adelaide, Hobart and historic Port Arthur.


What to take on a short cruise?

You should definitely take a spirit of adventure and also pack your camera for capturing the magic at sea and during your port visits.

If you're bound for an international destination, your passport, which must be valid for six months after your cruise date, will also be required for day trips to your designated port.

How long is a short cruise?

A short cruise encompasses a three-to-five-night adventure on board a Carnival ship.