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Carnival Cruise Line unveiled its 2024-2025 calendar, which includes 76 cruises sailing from Sydney from June 2024 to June 2025 and from Brisbane from September 2024 to March 2025.
According to a press statement, the cruise line’s two dedicated Australia ships, the Carnival Splendor (featured) and the new-to-Carnival Carnival Luminosa, will sail around Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific, visiting a total of 177 ports.
“We wanted to ensure that our 2024-25 was fully rounded, giving both Sydneysiders and Queenslanders a selection of places and experiences to choose from, both in our beautiful Australian backyard and beyond,” said Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Kara Glamore. This programme does just that, and we can’t wait to tell you about some of the other intriguing itineraries we have planned.”
Guests may select from a total of 47 voyages onboard the Carnival Splendor, which departs from Sydney and visits 114 ports in less than a year.
Highlights include 15 South Pacific sailings to ports such as the Isle of Pines, Lifou, and Mystery Island. Three New Zealand sailings, with stops in Auckland, Wellington, Fiordland National Park, and other locations on both the North and South Islands. Carnival’s customary Melbourne Cup cruise includes a six-night journey packed with racing, fashion, and entertainment.
Carnival’s newest ship, the Carnival Luminosa, will cruise to 63 ports in 29 sailings during the 2024-2025 season.
An 11-night voyage to Papua New Guinea is departing November 24, 2024, including stops in Kiriwina, Rabaul, and the Conflict Islands. Thirteen cruises to the South Pacific, taking Queenslanders to exotic places such as Lifou, Mystery Island, and Noumea, and a selection of four- and seven-night cruises to Port Douglas, Cairns, and Airlie Beach.
An 11-night cruise to Fiji, including ports such as Dravuni Island and Port Denarau, as well as a range of four- and seven-night voyages, allow tourists to explore the best of the Sunshine State, stopping in gorgeous locations such as Port Douglas, Cairns, and Airlie Beach.
The Carnival Splendor’s four-day Moreton Island cruise from Sydney on June 19, 2025, starts at $529* per person.
Carnival Splendor’s eight-day South Pacific cruise from Sydney on April 2, 2025, starts at $759* per person, while Carnival Luminosa’s three-day sampler departing Brisbane on March 6, 2025, starts at $469* per person.
The Carnival Luminosa’s seven-day South Pacific voyage, which departs Brisbane on February 16, 2025, starts at $833* per person.