Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Carnival Cruise Line heading Down Under
I read this morning in USA Today, that Carnival Cruise Line will send a ship to Australia-a first for the cruise line. The world's largest cruise operator says the 2,124-passenger Carnival Spirit will reposition to Sydney, Australia in October, 2012 and begin offering 8 to 12 night voyages to the Pacific Islands as well as 13-night sailings to New Zealand. Spirit will be the largest ship ever to be based year-round in the country and the first ship based in Sydney that is so big it can't fit under the city's Harbour Bridge. Carnival says that due to its height the Spirit will be based at the only cruise facility east of Sydney's Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay's Overseas Passenger Terminal.
I believe this is a great decision by Carnival. As a cruise specialist more and more travelers are looking for alternatives to just the Caribbean or the Bahamas. Cruising is such an amazing way to see such exotic places as Australia or New Zealand. Australia has become more and more popular for cruisers over the past few years. Many cruise lines already operate year round Down Under. Cruising to Australia and New Zealand is also more affordable than you may think. Cruise fare for an eight night sailing starts around $1200 per person. Please contact me at 321-945-4949 or 800-249-7151 if you would like more information or would like to book an Australia or New Zealand cruise.