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Discover Queensland from the comfort of a Carnival Cruise

Uncover Australia and experience its incredible cruise destinations across Queensland with the family-friendly and vibrant, Carnival.

Planning the perfect holiday can take time and effort. There’s a lot to think about with details such as accommodation, transportation, sight-seeing, and excursions. But as winter approaches, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your next tropical getaway to a Queensland destination.  


From Brisbane or Sydney, Carnival offers a unique mix of Queensland cruises. With their complete packages, they take the headache out of planning, so that your pre-holiday anticipation is full of only the fun parts, like thinking about how many swimsuits to pack.


So before you start booking airfares, planning your excursions and trying to secure accommodation, consider these incredible Queensland destinations that Carnival visits.


Tangalooma Resort on Moreton Island

Moreton Island, located in south-eastern Queensland, is the third-largest sand island in the world and where Carnival drops anchor at the incredible Tangalooma Resort. Known for its white sandy beaches and steep dunes, it’s also home to the dive site called the Tangalooma Wrecks that features coral, tropical fish and a group of sunken boats, which are best seen via the Sea Scooter Safari excursion on offer. Other popular activities include wild dolphin feeding, whale spotting, quad bike adventures and sand tobogganing.



Carnival’s 4-day cruise to Tangalooma on Moreton Island from Sydney, gives you the best access to Australia’s best-kept secret. Whether it’s swimming in the crystal clear waters, whale watching or quad biking on the dunes, you’ll have easy access to all of the incredible sights onshore and be able to step back into complete serenity aboard. 


Airlie Beach

Travel to the gateway of the picture-perfect Whitsundays on a cruise that stops in Airlie Beach. Departing from either Sydney on 10 day GBR itineraries or Brisbane on 4 day cruises or 8 days to the GBR, Carnival allows you to sit back and relax as you cruise along with the Great Barrier Reef’s magic right in front of you. 



Some of the many excursions you can experience on the Airlie Beach cruise include high-speed catamaran joy rides, glass-bottom-boat day tours on the waters of the Coral Sea and the white sands of the world-famous Whitehaven Beach.


While onboard, you’ll be able to enjoy some of the largest waterparks at sea, a free kids club, the Serenity Retreat for adults only and a multitude of tastes, sights, activities and themed events that suit the whole family. By choosing to cruise, you can leave the worry and planning behind and settle in as soon as you step on board Carnival.


Port Douglas

Nestled in tropical far north Queensland along the Coral Sea, is the relaxed sea-side town of Port Douglas. Known as a base for visits to the Great Barrier Reef and home to the biodiverse rainforest, Daintree National Park, it has something for the whole family. Its remote location makes getting there typically challenging, and with so much to see, it requires a lot of planning.



Thankfully a cruise is the answer to visiting with ease and simplicity. Departing from Brisbane and Sydney, you can enjoy everything that the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. Take a day tour to Cape Tribulation, enjoy a stunning sunset river cruise, visit downtown Port Douglas for dining and shopping or hike the world heritage listed Daintree National Park.


Once you’re finished exploring this beautiful part of Queensland, you’ll be able to step back onboard into the ‘fun-derland’ of Carnival and all of its amenities, including Dive-In Movies, Cloud 9 Spa, and its diverse dining options from a la carte to 24/7 pizza, pool-side burgers and more.



Queensland is home to some of the most beautiful destinations in the world. The best way to experience Queensland destinations and avoid the pain of having to plan accommodation, excursions, and travel is a Carnival cruise. By the time you’re home, you won’t feel like you need a holiday from your holiday. You’ll rather be keen to plan your next one! Make sure to check out for more information on rates and packages.


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Written by: SPONSORED
Published: 12 April 2021

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