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This summer, Carnival Cruises will have three ships calling Australia home! Carnival Splendor will join Carnival Spirit in year round cruises from Australia, while Carnival Legend will spend her last season in Australian waters before re-positioning back to Alaska and finally settling into her new home of Tampa, Florida from October 2019.

We are pleased to confirm that the Port of Brisbane and Carnival Australia have made a deal to build a new $158 million cruise terminal, likely operational by mid-2020, which will allow Brisbane and Queensland to have greater access to cruising.  Once completed, Carnival Spirit will migrate to cruise year round from this new Brisbane cruise terminal – check out Carnival Spirit‘s new Brisbane itineraries and Carnival Splendor‘s cruises in Australia.

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This year Cruise Critic readers voted Carnival the best cruise line in the South Pacific!  To celebrate, Carnival are giving away shipboard credit!  Receive up to AU$700 shipboard credit per stateroom when you book on select Carnival Australia cruises by 17 December. View #1 to the Fun cruises.

$10pp deposits* on Carnival Australia cruises departing after 14 July 2019 or Carnival International sailings departing after 15 April 2019.  Book by 2 Jan 19.  View $10 deposit cruises on Carnival Domestic or view $10 deposit cruises on Carnival International.
Enjoy exclusive discounts* when you book online with Cruise Guru.
Take advantage of up to AU$100 bonus shipboard credit* on select local sailings.

View our handpicked Carnival cruise deals including exclusive discounts and $10pp deposits on select sailings.   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.  *Terms and conditions apply.

Carnival Cruises in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific

Docked in Sydney Harbour

Carnival Cruises operate with year-round itineraries in Australia and the South Pacific aboard three popular Fun Ships, with a wide range of departures from Sydneyfrom Melbourne and new to Carnival’s repertoire, from Brisbane.

HANDY TIP: 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.

Cruises within Australia 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. Cruises to New Zealand are much more infrequent, so get in quick!

If you are looking for a value cruise deal, view Carnival cruises under $1000 or last last minute cruises.


In Asia, experience the magic of Carnival Splendor‘s inaugural voyage into Australia with a cruise from Singapore to Sydney departing 25 Nov 2019.

North America and the Caribbean

For Hawaii, each April a Carnival ship leaves Australian waters and makes her way from Sydney to Honolulu en route to spending the northern hemisphere summer season offering cruises exploring Alaska. In September of each year, the ships then return via Hawaii to Sydney or Brisbane 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!

Carnival cruises also provide an extensive range of cruises elsewhere throughout America, from the east coast to the west coast, Panama Canal and in between. On the west coast, Carnival cruises depart from Los Angeles, Seattle, Honolulu and Vancouver.  Cruises from Los Angeles offer an extensive program of Mexican itineraries.  Choose from 2, 3 and 4 night Baja Mexico cruises or longer 6 and 7 night Mexico Riviera cruises.   Also available are a selection of cruises through Hawaii of 10 nights or more departing from Los Angeles, Honolulu or Vancouver.

Visiting Grand Turk Island, Turks and Caicos

Carnival knows how to cruise the Caribbean, with hundreds of itineraries operating yearly from all over the west coast of USA, the most popular departure ports being Miami and Fort Lauderdale and almost exclusive departures from certain ports including cruises from Galveston, Texas and cruises from Tampa, Florida.  They have the largest range of Bahamas cruises from three night weekend getaways to longer cruises up to one week, and and a very comprehensive range of Caribbean cruises ranging from 4 to 6 night cruises heading to the eastern and western Caribbean, and 7 and 8 night itineraries which will also get you down into the Southern Caribbean. Carnival International have also introduced a small number of cruises to Cuba in their Caribbean repertoire, so be sure to check those out.  You can also tack a cruise onto your New York holiday with Carnival cruises from New York to Bermuda and the eastern Caribbean.

Central America

Sailing between coasts Carnival Cruises offers a number of both partial and full Panama Canal crossings from California, Texas and Florida.


Set your sights on the winning post with this unforgettable round trip to the Emirates Melbourne Cup. With exclusive special events from Sydney to Melbourne, you'll arrive in time for all the festivities of the Race that Stops the Nation. Your ticket includes general admission entry into Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day (plus transport to and from the racecourse) and general admission entry into Crown Oaks Day (transfers extra). Don't forget your frock, fascinator and form guide!
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