Short Cruises

Time for a quick holiday?

Short cruises are a great chance to pack a bag, get away from it all and spend a few days in a beautiful place.

And we all know how important that is.

Enjoy a romantic break in a Tasmanian foodie haven, or relax on a tropical beach with your loved one.

Treat your family to an action-packed short itinerary, full of waterslides, pools, dive-in movies, and kids activities day and night.

Or take a Brisbane or Sydney cruise holiday and make the most of the quiet of the sea.

With short cruises from Sydney and short cruises from Brisbane, you’ll find a destination that is perfect for you.

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 is a short cruise?

After the past couple of years, a short relaxing trip every now and again is something that is priceless. And what better place for a weekend getaway or a few days relaxing than a picturesque Australian destination. Or you can take one of our short cruises out to sea and back and really feel like you’re away from it all. Check out our:

How long is a short cruise?

Short cruises give you the luxury to do a lot, or not very much at all. You can jam some big fun into a short itinerary, or use a quick getaway to relax and enjoy some personal time. Carnival has short cruises from Sydney and short cruises from Brisbane for:

Are short cruises worth it?

A short itinerary doesn’t mean you miss out on anything. In fact, it’s the opposite. Short cruises still mean you can make the most of stunning destinations, as well as more than 45 activities onboard, including:

How much does a short cruise cost?

With plenty of short cruises to choose from, the price of the best short cruise options for you comes down to a few decisions such as:

Once you have an idea of these things, search our short cruises below.

What are the best short cruises?

There are a heap of short cruises on offer, including to destinations such as:

And if you’re looking for something a bit longer, consider a cruise holiday to:

And don’t forget to keep an eye on all the latest Carnival Cruise travel advice here.