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Ships based in Australia: Carnival Spirit | Carnival Legend (across our summers)

Carnival Cruises, the world’s largest brand with 24 ships, delivers a well-packaged cruise vacation. The Line was awarded the Best Value for Money in 2014 by Cruise Critic US Editors’ Pick and Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers’ Choice. Three Carnival ships sail from Los Angeles to the Mexican Riviera, and 19 ships cruise the Caribbean from mainland USA states. All of the US-based cruises are 3- to 8-nights, offering short breaks where water sports and the ship’s “Fun Ship” activities are the attractions. Outside of the US are Carnival Spirit and Carnival Legend: “Australianised” (no tipping, and local tastes in entertainment), sail from Sydney, and offer longer itineraries to the Pacific Islands, with occasional cruises to Hawaii and Singapore. Many staterooms are inter-connecting for family groups. Outside Australia a USD12 daily tip is charged automatically, or can be pre-paid.

Carnival ships with their “whale’s tail” funnels are all-American – exciting, noisy, and organised fun. Children 2-5 (“Penguins”), 6-8 (“Sting Rays”) and 9-11 (“Sharks”) in the Kids Club program will enjoy over 200 different games and activities. Circle C and Club 02 cater for teenagers. Adults have their own sunbathing area. Parents can have a night off once per voyage, where for a small fee children will be supervised way past midnight. Main dining is a social occasion. A Carnival cruise is, seriously, a week of FUN. Reserved dining at alternative restaurants offers refined cuisine. Large show lounges deliver Las Vegas-style entertainment. North American cruises operate occasionally visit Alaska, Canada and New England. No Carnival ships are based in Europe. Smoking is permitted on all Carnival ships in specified venues and on balconies.

Carnival Cruises 2016-2017 Ships

• Carnival Breeze
• Carnival Conquest
• Carnival Sushine
• Carnival Dream
• Carnival Ecstasy
• Carnival Elation
• Carnival Fantasy
• Carnival Fascination
• Carnival Freedom
• Carnival Glory
• Carnival Imagination
• Carnival Inspiration
• Carnival Legend
• Carnival Liberty
• Carnival Magic
• Carnival Miracle
• Carnival Paradise
• Carnival Pride
• Carnival Sensation
• Carnival Spirit
• Carnival Splendor
• Carnival Triumph
• Carnival Valor
• Carnival Victory

Carnival Breeze 2016-2017 Carnival Breeze
Passengers:3690 | Cabin sizes:32-15m²
Carnival Breeze sails year round out of her home port Miami to Cozumel (Mexico) and islands across the Caribbean, some including the Bahamas, for 6- and 8-night cruises. The shorter cruise includes two sea days... More »
Carnival Conquest 2016-2017 Carnival Conquest
Passengers:2984 | Cabin sizes:17-45m²
Carnival Conquest sails year round from her home port Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean and Central America. Itineraries are of 5, 6 and 8 nights. In the Western Caribbean call at Key West, Cozumel (Mexico) and ... More »
Carnival Sushine 2016-2017 Carnival Sushine
Passengers:3006 | Cabin sizes:17-45m²
Carnival Sunshine’s homeport is Port Canaveral Florida. Cruises are 5, 7 and 8 nights. The short cruise has one sea day and visits the Bahamas. The 7-night cruise with two sea days calls at the Dominica Republi... More »
Carnival Dream 2016-2017 Carnival Dream
Passengers:3646 | Cabin sizes:15-40m²
Carnival Dream offers year-round Saturday-departure 7-night cruises out of New Orleans. (Before or after your cruise you will, of course, spend at least two days wandering around this amazing city!) To the West... More »
Carnival Ecstasy 2016-2017 Carnival Ecstasy
Passengers:2052 | Cabin sizes:16-38m²
Carnival Ecstasy sails out of Charleston. From there the ship offers 4 to 7 night cruises mostly to the Bahamas, with a few trips to Bermuda mooring for three days of the 7-night cruise. As for the Bahamas, cru... More »
Carnival Elation 2016-2017 Carnival Elation
Passengers:2056 | Cabin sizes:16-38m²
Carnival Elation is based in New Orleans and year round offers alternate 4- and 5-night cruises to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. The 4-night cruise stops at Cozumel and has two sea days. The 5-night cruise a... More »
Carnival Fantasy 2016-2017 Carnival Fantasy
Passengers:2056 | Cabin sizes:16-38m²
Carnival Fantasy offers year round alternate 5- and 7-night cruises out of Charleston, South Carolina, to the Bahamas. The shorter cruise visits Nassau and Freeport and has two sea days. The longer 7-night crui... More »
Carnival Fascination 2016-2017 Carnival Fascination
Passengers:2056 | Cabin sizes:16-38m²
Carnival Fascination offers year-round 4- and 5-night cruises out of Jacksonville, Florida, to the Bahamas. Four-night cruises call at Nassau and Freeport in the Bahamas, along with one sea day. Five-night crui... More »
Carnival Freedom 2016-2017 Carnival Freedom
Passengers:2974 | Cabin sizes:17-45m²
Carnival Freedom cruises year round out of Galveston, offering 4, 5 and 7 night Caribbean itineraries. The shorter cruises call at Cozumel and Progreso on the Yucatan Peninsula. The longer cruises visits Roatan... More »
Carnival Glory 2016-2017 Carnival Glory
Passengers:2984 | Cabin sizes:17-45m²
Carnival Glory offers 7-night cruises year-round out of Miami, Florida. The Eastern Caribbean cruise visits the Bahamas, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Western Caribbean cr... More »
Carnival Imagination 2016-2017 Carnival Imagination
Passengers:2056 | Cabin sizes:16-38m²
Carnival Imagination offers year-round 3- and 4-night cruises out of Los Angeles to the Baja Mexico coast. The shorter cruise break has one sea day and calls at the port of Ensenada for a Mexican experience. Th... More »
Carnival Inspiration 2016-2017 Carnival Inspiration
Passengers:2056 | Cabin sizes:16-38m²
Carnival Inspiration offers year-round 3- and 4-night cruises out of Los Angeles to the Baja Mexico coast. The shorter cruise break has one sea day and call at the port of Ensenada for a Mexican experience. The... More »
Carnival Legend 2016-2017 Carnival Legend
Passengers:2124 | Cabin sizes:17-46m²
Carnival Legend is based in Sydney from October through to April each year, and most of her cruises visit Pacific islands over 8 to 12 nights (including 4 to 6 sea days). Island groups visited are New Caledonia... More »
Carnival Liberty 2016-2017 Carnival Liberty
Passengers:2978 | Cabin sizes:17-45m²
Carnival Liberty is based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and runs 7-night cruises to the Eastern Caribbean - US Virgin Islands, Barbados, St.Lucia, Guadeloupe, and St.Martin. One-day on-shore stopovers allow for dut... More »
Carnival Magic 2016-2017 Carnival Magic
Passengers:3690 | Cabin sizes:-m²
Carnival Magic is based in Galveston, and offers year-round 7-night cruises to the Western Caribbean. One itinerary visits three ports on the Yucatan peninsula - Cozumel (Mexico), Belize City, and Roatan (Hondu... More »
Carnival Miracle 2016-2017 Carnival Miracle
Passengers:2124 | Cabin sizes:17-46m²
Carnival Miracle is based in Los Angeles, and sails mostly 7-night cruises south to the Mexican Riviera, calling at three resort ports: Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas. Some of these cruises stay o... More »
Carnival Paradise 2016-2017 Carnival Paradise
Passengers:2052 | Cabin sizes:16-38m²
Carnival Paradise offers year-round 4- and 5-night cruises out of Tampa, Florida, to the Western Caribbean. The shorter cruise visits Cozumel (Mexico), and the longer cruise adds the port of George Town in the ... More »
Carnival Pride 2016-2017 Carnival Pride
Passengers:2124 | Cabin sizes:17-46m²
Carnival Pride sails out of Baltimore, Maryland, on 5- to 14-night cruises to Bermuda and the Caribbean. On the average 7-night cruise count on three sea days and three ports. Some day activities can be pre-boo... More »
Carnival Sensation 2016-2017 Carnival Sensation
Passengers:2056 | Cabin sizes:16-38m²
Carnival Sensation offers 3- and 4-night cruises year-round out of Port Canaveral, Florida, to the Bahamas. Both cruises visit Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, while the longer cruise calls in addition at Fr... More »
Carnival Spirit 2016-2017 Carnival Spirit
Passengers:2124 | Cabin sizes:17-46m²
Carnival Spirit is Carnival’s first ship to be based outside the US, and is based in Sydney, Australia. Cruises of 8 to 12 nights visit the South Pacific islands of Fiji, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia. Three-night... More »
Carnival Splendor 2016-2017 Carnival Splendor
Passengers:3006 | Cabin sizes:17-45m²
Carnival Splendor sails from Miami to the Caribbean. Seven-night cruises to the Western Caribbean visit Cozumel and Costa Maya in Mexico, Roatan, and the Cayman Islands. To the Eastern Caribbean they call at St... More »
Carnival Triumph 2016-2017 Carnival Triumph
Passengers:2758 | Cabin sizes:17-45m²
Carnival Triumph is based year-round at Galveston, in the Gulf of Mexico. Take a 4- or 5-night trip to Mexico with a stop at Cozumel, and add Progreso for the longer cruise. There are two sea days during these ... More »
Carnival Valor 2016-2017 Carnival Valor
Passengers:2984 | Cabin sizes:17-45m²
Carnival Valor sails out of Port Canaveral, and runs 7-night cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean, all with two sea days. So take your pick of itineraries. One-day on-shore stopovers allow for duty-free... More »
Carnival Victory 2016-2017 Carnival Victory
Passengers:2758 | Cabin sizes:17-45m²
Carnival Victory operates 4- and 5-night cruises out of Miami. The shorter cruise has one sea day, heading SW to stop at Key West off Florida, and Cozumel in Mexico. The longer cruise heads SE to the Turks & Ca... More »
Carnival Cruises — Cruiseline Review Rating: 4.2 out of 5 based on 116 ratings.
Carnival Cruises Specials

Top 10 Daily Deals for Carnival Cruises

Listed below (in descending order) are the 10 lowest daily rates found from our exclusive searches of EVERY cabin on EVERY ship on EVERY future cruise by this cruiseline. Results are updated here whenever changes are found, but this varies considerably with different cruiselines. If you want the cheapest cruise on this ship, this is where you will find it every time so check back often!

Sold out Available OBC = On Board Credit
Date Route Cruise Ports From $/Day

14

MAR 16

Carnival Cruises 2016-2017

10

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$699

$70

15

MAR 16

Carnival Cruises 2016-2017

11

NIGHTS

Up to $100 OBC

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$799

$73

26

MAR 16

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10

NIGHTS

Up to $100 OBC

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$749

$75

2

MAR 16

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12

NIGHTS

Up to $100 OBC

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$999

$83

26

FEB 16

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10

NIGHTS

Up to $100 OBC

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$849

$85

10

APR 16

Carnival Cruises 2016-2017

8

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$699

$87

7

APR 16

Carnival Cruises 2016-2017

8

NIGHTS

Up to $50 OBC

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$749

$94

23

FEB 16

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8

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$749

$94

2

JUN 16

Carnival Cruises 2016-2017

11

NIGHTS

Up to $100 OBC

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$1,049

$95

13

JUN 16

Carnival Cruises 2016-2017

10

NIGHTS

Dep: Sydney


Ret: Sydney

$999

$100

Carnival Cruises 2016-2017

Carnival Cruises facts

Avg star rating: 3.3 stars
Avg ship capacity: 2599
Avg passenger/space ratio: 36
Avg crew/passenger ratio: 0.42

What's included? ▼

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Australia: Tipping is optional and not required
  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea & milk 24 hrs
  • Open/anytime seating & multi-venue dining
  • Alternative specialty dining (Suites)
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Bridge director on select cruises
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (2-17 yrs)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues (unless specified)
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Gratuities for spa & salon
  • Outside Australia: Gratuity charge USD 11.50 pp/night (can be pre-paid) added to onboard account. Adjust at discretion onboard. Extra tips to Room Service staff optional.
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Outside Australia Service charge: bar and wine 15%
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Childcare night services (up to 11 yrs, 10pm-3am)
  • Babysitting, individual or in groups (from 1 yr)

Recent testimonials

"The trip was just fantastic! We loved it and highly recommend the Pacific Sun to anyone who wants a fun time. Thanks for your help booking the cruise and we will be be back soon for our next cruise."
Ron H from NSW


"Terri remembered every member of our party from last year's Diamond Princess. She goes out of her way to say hello & is always ready with helpful advice."
Margaret from NSW


"We weren't really sure about which cabin was right for us, your advice turned out to be great. And thanks for organising all our flights and transport - so much easier than doing it ourselves!"
Bryan & Lara G from Brisbane