The world’s largest cruise line has announced Carnival Spirit will become the brand’s first ship to home port in Brisbane commencing in 2020 largely thanks to the approval of a new cruise ship terminal to be built at Luggage Point near Brisbane Airport.
Rated as one of Australia’s favourite cruise ships by members of Cruise Critic, Carnival Spirit will arrive into her new home in the second quarter of 2020, sailing year-round from Brisbane to the beautiful tropical archipelagos of Vanuatu and New Caledonia, as well as shorter cruises to much-loved destinations in North Queensland.
“Queenslanders have embraced Carnival’s free-spirited, family-friendly fun since our arrival in 2012,” said Jennifer Vandekreeke, Carnival Cruise Line Vice-President, Australia.
“Since then, we have welcomed nearly 75,000 Queenslanders on Carnival cruises from Sydney and Melbourne.
“We’re delighted to announce that with the new cruise terminal, we’ll be able to offer Queenslanders the opportunity to sail on Carnival right from their doorstep.”
Taking on the true Aussie spirit, the ship is laid-back, fun and friendly, which probably accounts for the high return rate of passengers.
And her bonafides are impressive too. She is nearly three football fields in length and at 12-decks tall, Spirit is packed with things to see, do, try, taste and experience.
For the kids, the largest waterpark at sea is a key attraction with The Green Thunder waterslide a long time family favourite.
As are the several free poolside food venues, including a self-serve ice-cream machine that’s also a hit with the adults!
Other sporty attractions include a mini-golf course, a two-deck fitness centre, an outdoor jogging track and sports court for all ages.
For adults only, the Serenity area, day spa and pools are a hit.
If you’re a foodie, Carnival Spirit serves up some old favourites with new twists.
Seafood Corner will bring you the finest Australian seafood and the kids will love a sit down breakfast with Dr. Seuss at the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast.
Don’t miss Guy’s Burger Joint for the best burgers at sea, and take a quick culinary trip around the world and indulge in Mexican, Japanese, Fat Jimmy’s C-Side BBQ and much more.
Carnival Spirit will be joined by sister ship Carnival Legend for yet another jam-packed season.
Joining the fleet in December 2019 will be Carnival Splendor for her debut season, becoming the newest and largest ship home ported year-round in Australia.
Bookings are now open for all three Carnival cruise ships in Australia for sailings now to 2020. Book now when you speak with our friendly Cruise and Travel Solutions Specialist at Cruise Megastore on 1300 657 948.
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