Carnival Cruise Ship in Australia
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Carnival Cruise Line has launched its 2018-19 Australian program which features more cruises than ever before.

If you’re looking at cruising down under then 2018 and 2019 might be the best time to find what you want. Carnival Cruise Line is offering more cruises than ever before in Australia which means more options for cruisers. The cruise line will feature more than 70 sailings from Sydney and Melbourne, including a record 19 short cruises with weekend samplers and short local itineraries proving to be a popular, easy getaway option.

Carnival Vice President Australia Jennifer Vandekreeke said:

“From Hobart to Ho Chi Minh City, Carnival will be dialing up the fun in 2018-19. We’ve got a record number of options on offer and with cruises from Asia to New Zealand, the Pacific and more short breaks than ever before – there will be something for every fun seeker in this program.”

On June 15 booking will open on the new Australian program with Carnival Spirit and Carnival Legend based in the region. Highlights include the Carnival Spirit sailing from Sydney on November 21, 2019, start from $699 per person twin share. The ship will also sail a 19-night voyage from Sydney to Singapore starting from $2549 per person twin share. The Sailing will also include maiden calls in Thailand and Vietnam.

Carnival Legend which is an identical ship to Carnival Spirit will sail from Sydney on an 8-day cruise to the South Pacific on November 24, 2019, with calls to Mare, Isle of Pines, Lifou and Noumea. Fares on the cruise start from $1149. The ship will be sailing from Melbourne to Tasmania departing on February 29, 2019, with prices starting from $699 per person.

These are just a few highlights, it would be best to take a look at the Carnival site for all the itineraries available from June 15. Cruise Hive readers can also get the best Carnival cruise deals at our dedicated section. It’s also worth noting that both Spirit class ships will undergo major dry docks in May 2018 so cruisers in Australia can experience the latest features in the fleet.