Cruising the Seven Seas
Carnival Cruise Lines was established in 1972 and is the largest cruise line in the world containing 25 ships, the parent company’s subsidiaries include P&O Australia, Holland America, Cunard and Princess cruises.
The Carnival Australia subsidiary consists of only two ships and as the name suggests is a family fun brand targeting a young, active demographic with plenty of kid-friendly activities including waterslides and (mostly) all-inclusive dining options.
The cruise ships sail to Australia, Asia, The Pacific, New Zealand and Hawaii.
Are Carnival Australia Cruises for Me?
The casual atmosphere on board lends itself to a younger range of passengers with 70% aged under 55. Carnival is great for first-time cruises and is proud of the fact that it is one of the best lines for singles. Regardless of age passengers tend to be fun loving and enjoy taking advantage of the bars and nightclubs on board.
Dress code is very casual and you won’t see people in tuxedos even on the formal nights. If you are looking for a fun laid back and affordable cruise then Carnival is definitely for you!
The fleet consists of two ships the Carnival Spirit and the Carnival Legend, the ships entered service in the early 2000’s but have a modern interior as they were refurbished in 2015 and 2014 respectively. They have amongst the largest cabin sizes on the market and around 80% of those are sea-facing.
The Carnival Spirit can carry up to 2,142 people and is the slightly larger of the two ships. The ship has an onboard golf program, video arcade and a nine-storey high atrium. Carnival Spirit also runs occasional three nights ‘taster’ cruises to nowhere for quick getaways.
Activities and Attractions
The Carnival Cruises brand themselves as ‘fun ships’ and the activities and attractions on board fit with this branding.
- Four pools and whirlpools
- Basketball courts
- Mini golf
- Karaoke and cinemas
- Steepest waterslide on any cruise ships
Get Insured Before you Cruise
It’s important to get travel insurance, as soon as you put down deposits or pay for your cruise, up to 12 months in advance. Travel insurance doesn’t cost any more if you purchase it earlier, but it does cover you for any cancellations or if you injure yourself prior to your holiday and it inhibits you from going (e.g. breaking your leg prior to your big family cruise).
Book your cruise insurance cover with Cover My Trip.