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Extended Aussie season announced

Aussies will be able to enjoy more cruise action with Carnival with the line announcing 10 more sailings in its 2025-2026 season.

The program offers a new Sydney to Fiji sailing on Carnival Splendor, plus additional domestic and New Zealand cruises from Sydney.

Homeported in Sydney, Splendor will offer a range of itineraries to destinations across Australia, including the Great Barrier Reef, Moreton Island, Tasmania and a Melbourne Cup cruise, as well as international destinations such as Fiji, South Pacific islands, Singapore and New Zealand. 

For those looking for options from Queensland, Carnival Luminosa will offer additional Great Barrier Reef cruises and three-night getaway sailings from Brisbane.

Carnival ships offer activities such as Seuss at Sea and Build-A-Bear Workshops to the Cloud 9 Spa and Punchliner Comedy Club. Dining options include Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, Pizzeria del Capitano, Guy’s Burger Joint and Bonsai Sushi Express.

“We know Australians are looking for value-for-money holidays and we’re thrilled to expand our cruise offerings in 2025-2026 to give them more options to set sail,” said Kara Glamore, Carnival Cruise Line VP.

“There is so much fun offered onboard a Carnival cruise, both for our loyal cruisers and those who’ve been thinking about trying a cruise for the first time.”

Sailings in 2025-2026 are opening for bookings from today with fares including:

# Carnival Splendor’s four-day Moreton Island sailing departing Sydney on January 28, 2026, starts from $580 per person?

# Carnival Splendor’s eight-day South Pacific sailing departing Sydney on May 30, 2026, starts from $829 per person?


# Carnival Luminosa’s four-day Airlie Beach sailing departing Brisbane March 15, 2026, starts from $612 per person?

# Carnival Luminosa’s seven-day Great Barrier Reef sailing departing Brisbane on March 8, 2026, starts from $927 per person.






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Published: 15 November 2023

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