Did you know? Sydney’s oldest continually licensed hotel, located in the historic Rocks precinct and home of Australia’s oldest pub brewery, The Lord Nelson, is recognised around the world for its award-winning beers and it brews a custom made beer, ThirstyFrog Summer Ale, exclusive for Carnival Cruises. It is featured on the Carnival Spirit and Carnival Legend Australian cruises throughout the ship, notably in the much-loved and fun fill Red Frog Pub. Most recently Carnival Cruises and Lord Nelson celebrated its 200,000th schooner milestone in a partnership that has spanned three years with more to come!
Carnival Cruises From Australia
Carnival Cruises operate with year-round itineraries in Australia and the South Pacific aboard the popular Fun Ship Carnival Spirit departing Sydney. From October to March, Carnival Legend joins her sister to spend Australia’s warm summer months sailing the South Pacific with a range of departures from Sydney and from Melbourne.
Carnival’s ships spend the majority of their days, when in Australia, cruising the gorgeous South Pacific islands. When searching for South Pacific cruises, remember generally that 7-9 night Carnival cruises will take you to New Caledonia, 10-11 night Carnival cruises will likely combine New Caledonia with Vanuatu and you’ll need a minimum of 12 nights if you are looking to visit Fiji on your next Carnival cruise.
As well as the South Pacific, Carnival Legend and Carnival Spirit offer a handful of sailings visiting Australia and New Zealand. Cruises within Australia with Carnival give you the opportunity to visit lively ports up and down Australia’s eastern coastline, including the gorgeous beach towns of Airlie Beach and Port Douglas in the north, or the bustling metropolises of Melbourne and Hobart in the south. Sailings to New Zealand are much more infrequent, so get in quick! Carnival Spirit to New Zealand operates once a year in January from Sydney, while Carnival Legend to New Zealand cruises from Melbourne.
If you are looking for a value cruise deal, view Carnival cruises under $1000.
In April each year, Carnival Legend leaves Australian waters and makes her way from Sydney to Hawaii en route to spend her northern hemisphere summer season offering cruises exploring Alaska. In September of each year, she then returns via Hawaii to Sydney to spend our warmer months introducing Australians to the picturesque South Pacific. These cruises to and from Hawaii via exquisite tropical Pacific islands are extremely popular and sell out early, so our strong advice is to book as soon as possible! Last minute cheaper deals on these cruises simply do not exist, as the ship is full before they even get the chance!
Carnival Spirit is also offering cruises between Sydney and Singapore in 2018 as she heads north for her next dry dock refurbishment. Departing in May, she will cruise Sydney to Singapore via Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, returning in June from Singapore to Sydney stopping in Thailand and Indonesia. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to experience Asia aboard one of Carnival Cruise Line’s Fun ships before it books out.
Best Cruise Deals
View Cruise Guru’s selection of Carnival cruise deals and Escape with Carnival to save up to $800 per stateroom and up to $200 shipboard credit per stateroom on select Carnival Legend and Carnival Spirit cruises. Plus, book by 28 February and pay only $10pp deposits on select sailings with Cruise Guru’s $10 deposit sale. View $10 deposit cruises. Don’t forget, book online to enjoy exclusive reduced rates! Contact us for other great deals including great value fly/cruise packages on Carnival cruises to/from Hawaii.