2 Australian ships

Best for Cruises to the Pacific Islands, Queensland, New Zealand and Cruises to Asia and Bali.

Casual, Fun & Family Friendly

Carnival Cruises is the largest Cruise Line in the world with a fleet of 24 ships. Carrying over 4 million guests each year Carnival Australia is expanding their reach in Australian waters with it's newest ship "Spendor" set to arrive in Australia in 2019. Until then we have Carnival Spirit and Legend offering an abundance of Cruises from Sydney and around Australia to wet your appetite.

With so many cruise itineraries available, choosing the best deal can sometimes be clouded by price. We suggest taking all factors into account to ensure you're not just basing your decision on price alone. Think about your ultimate goal, the schedule, the places you wish to visit, and the type of ship you'd like to travel upon. You don't want to be doing a cruise to New Zealand just based on the price when you really want a cruise from Sydney to Fiji and Vanuatu. In the end the choices are endless, but you want to balance value for money with your ultimate cruising holiday. Search our Cruise Sale finder to find the best deal.

Popular itineraries include the Melbourne Cup Cruise, Weekend Samplers, Queensland Cruises to Moreton Island and the northern coast, and of course the Pacific Islands and Hawaii.

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Entertainment & Dining

Live music is provided from 16 onboard bars and lounges every night. Take your pick from a number of options including piano singers, comedy shows, karaoke and big band ensembles. With live musical theatre and stage shows, a fun for all ages live board game, and a nightclub, there is something for everyone.

With 12 decks of fun, there is so much fun onboard Carnival ships you'll never be bored. Take your pick from options including the "Green Thunder" and "Twister Slide" waterslides, a workout at the gym, or a relaxing drink in the sports bar. Kids options are also taken into account with hours of entertainment in the spash park and youth clubs.

A large number of dining options await with Carnival catering for casual meals on the Lido deck to formal a la carte options in the Empire Restaurant. "Nouveau" a speciality restaurant onboard offers a five star dining experience, "Fat Jimmy's" offers barbeque options, while "Freshies" serves seaside snacks. Freebies offered include complimenary Pizza and Ice Cream 24 hours a day.

Highlights

Reviews

Jo Bailey travelled on Carnival Spirit in July, 2019 and left the following Carnival Cruises review:

8 days to Noumea, Mare and Isle of Pines; such a wonderful time. First time cruising and Wong be the last. Amazing value for a family of five. Easy to book, service was top-notch. Thank you!
5
Ilaise Katoa travelled on Carnival Spirit in December, 2018 and left the following Carnival Cruises review:

This Cruise was organised for my mother in law who turned 80 years of age. It was absolutely amazing, we loved every minute being on this Cruise. So many enjoyable things to do, the nonstop food service was exceptionally 100% the best service, the early dining was also enjoyable with entertainment each night. The Cruise Staff was all excellent caring helpful and very committed to the service...
5
Julie travelled on Carnival Legend in November, 2018 and left the following Carnival Cruises review:

Great cruise and a smooth ride. Great food. The only thing i would suggest is more free coffee and and tea stations on all decks so we're not treking up to deck 9. Otherwise can't fault anything. Staff are polite and helpful.
5
Nathan Pepper travelled on Carnival Spirit in August, 2018 and left the following Carnival Cruises review:

Extremely friendly staff. Great value for money. Clean. Great variety of onboard entertainment
5
Charles Smiley travelled on Carnival Spirit in June, 2018 and left the following Carnival Cruises review:

Our cruise was wonderful , service and food the best , very relaxing and is the best way to enjoy a relaxing fun holiday . one draw back was we not given a cabin number , i rang before we left was told we would know on the dock , we went to deck one , was so loud and noisy so i complained , service , on behalf of Carnival moved us to deck 7 , That made our Cruise . Thanks Carnival .
5

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Awards

  • Best New Ship (Carnival Breeze)
    2012
    Cruise Critic Editors Picks
  • Best Cruise Line Value
    2012
    Cruise Critic Editors Picks

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