Carnival Spirit has departed its homeport in Sydney Australia for her big dry dock upgrade in Singapore later in the month. The Carnival cruise ship is sailing the final voyage and will then be refreshed with the latest enhancements.
Carnival Spirit Heads for Dry Dock
The Carnival cruise ship which is the first in her class departed Sydney, Australia on May 3, the final cruise before going through a major makeover. The spirit class vessel is sailing a 19-night itinerary including calls in Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and then finally arriving in Singapore on May 22. Once guests have disembarked the Carnival ship will head for the dry dock where the real work will commence.
What’s Being Added?
The 2,100 passenger Carnival Spirit will have a range of family-friendly entertainment features which will include a focus on new venues for kids. There will be a new Arts and Crafts area called SoulPlay and a new Warehouse Arcade space for teenagers.
In addition to the new features and usual in a cruise ship refurbishment the Carnival Spirit will get lot’s of general improvements in the guest staterooms, decor and fittings all over the ship. Technical maintenance is also usually done and a new shiny coat of paint on the hull.
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After the Refurbishment
The 88,500 gross ton Carnival Spirit will set off from Singapore on June 6, 2018, and this will be the first time guests can experience the upgraded ship. The ship will sail a 19-day itinerary ending back in Sydney on June 25. Carnival Spirit will continue to sail Down Under through 2018 with visits to New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and Moreton Island.
Sister ship Carnival Legend has just started a 2-week dry dock renovation in Portland, Oregon. She’s receiving some major upgrades including all those popular FUN 2.0 venues like Guy’s Burger Joint and Alchemy Bar. The upgrade comes just before Carnival Legend begins a new season sailing Alaska starting on May 15 out of Seattle, Washington. Carnival Legend will return to Australia in October 2018.