The two dedicated ships sailing year-round from Australia, Carnival Spirit and Carnival Splendor, boast a variety of unique itineraries from backyard experiences in Australia and New Zealand to cruises through the beautiful South Pacific.

With Splendor, cruises depart from spellbinding Sydney Harbour at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay, with the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge in full view. Amazing cruise deals are also available to take guests to breathtaking Australian and international destinations.

Spirit’s new Brisbane home will allow Queenslanders to experience the fun and adventure that only a Carnival cruise can offer. Sit back, relax and embark from Queensland’s new cruise terminal and the Brisbane River behind you. Carnival’s cruises from Brisbane open up the beautiful Great Barrier Reef and South Pacific islands, including Noumea and Lifou Isle in New Caledonia and the capital of Vanuatu, Port Vila.

"...a variety of unique itineraries from backyard experiences in Australia and New Zealand to cruises through the beautiful South Pacific."

Carnival Cruise Line

2021 Cruises

Featured Destinations

Great Barrier Reef


Splendor and Spirit

The largest coral reef system on the planet and one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef is the pride of Australia. Featuring several amazing ports, guests will have the opportunity to discover the beautiful beaches of the Whitsundays, wander through the vibrant rainforests of Tropical North Queensland and browse the numerous galleries and restaurants in the coastal city of Cairns.

New Zealand



New Zealand boasts a diverse environment of mountain ranges, lakes, rivers and a long coastline of sandy beaches – perfect for both adventure seekers and nature lovers. Splendor guests will have the opportunity to experience the North and South Islands by sea and discover the spectacular views of Fiordland National Park, the rich cultural history of Dunedin, the metropolitan hub of Christchurch and the jewel in New Zealand’s crown, the Bay of Islands.

Moreton Island


Splendor and Spirit

Moreton Island is the world’s third largest sand island. With its crystal clear lakes, abundance of rare wildlife and endless white sandy beaches, it’s an aquatic playground and marine sanctuary that can only be described as heavenly. Try quad biking on the sand dunes, snorkel through the Tangalooma wrecks and hand-feed wild dolphins.

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South Pacific Cruises, Splendor and Spirit

Cruising to the South Pacific is a tropical breeze with Carnival thanks to departures from both Brisbane and Sydney. Visit breathtaking destinations, such as beautiful Isle of Pines, Port Vila, Suva and more, with cruises that are fun for the whole family. Seeing is believing when it comes to the majestic marine life in the South Pacific and a cruise with Carnival allows you to live the high life on the high seas.

Isle of Pines


The Isle of Pines

The Isle of Pines is nicknamed ‘the closest island to paradise’ and once you disembark onto its shores, you’ll understand why. It is located within the crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, and is a gem in the south of New Caledonia. The French-Pacific territory is renowned for its tropical climate, pristine beaches, untouched coral reefs, along with a relaxed, island culture.




Known as the Paris of the Pacific, Noumea invites you to explore its vast, white sandy beaches, savour its unique fusion of French and Melanesian flavours and be immersed in the rich, artistic culture.

Mystery Island


Mystery Island

It’s no mystery that Mystery Island, Vanuatu, became steeped in allure after it made headlines during a 1974 royal visit. Traditionally known as Inyeug (meaning small island), this unspoilt and uninhabited 1.5-hectare paradise is all yours to explore.

Dravuni Island


Known as the Paradise in the Pacific, Fiji has two main ports that Carnival visits: Port Denarau and Dravuni Island. In Port Denarau you can enjoy a snorkeling adventure to discover local marine life and stunning coral reefs. At only 2km long and 0.5km wide, Dravuni Island is the definition of an island getaway. A pristine paradise, this dream land will greet you with a warm and friendly hello or as locals say, bula.