Carnival Cruise Line has announced that Carnival Spirit will offer cruises from Brisbane, Australia making her the first in the fleet to do so. This is great news for those cruisers down under and provides more choice for the Australian market.
Carnival Spirit to Homeport from Brisbane
It’s all happening for Brisbane at the moment which is the capital of Queensland and located on Australia’s east coast north of Sydney. The announcement by Carnival comes after a new cruise ship terminal was recently approved.
Carnival; Spirit which is the first in her class will begin cruising from the city in 2020 and will be based there all year round. Ports of call will include Vanuatu and New Caledonia. The Carnival cruise ship will also be offering shorter voyages to destinations in the North of Queensland.
Jennifer Vandekreeke, Carnival Cruise Line Vice-President, Australia, says:
“Queenslanders have embraced Carnival’s free-spirited, family-friendly fun since our arrival in 2012. 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.”
At the moment Carnival Cruise Line has not yet detailed the exact itineraries from Brisbane but further details are set to be announced in mid-June 2018. Bookings will also open up in early July 2018.
The 88,500 gross ton Carnival Spirit is currently based out of Sydney, Australia but right now has just completed a major dry dock in Singapore where new features and upgrades have been added. You can read more about her dry dock right here. The ship will resume Sydney cruises on June 25, 2018, after a one-time cruise from Singapore departs today.