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Set sail for the South Pacific this summer with Carnival

Escape the crowds with an island-hopping getaway.

With 2024 now in full swing, why not give yourself something to look forward to this year with the ultimate relaxing vacation – a South Pacific cruise with Carnival? Instead of the usual holiday traffic and crowded airports, you could be sailing away to sun-soaked shores and endless blue skies. Allow us to present the many reasons why a cruising holiday is the best way to rest and reset.

You’ll experience island life first hand

Your South Pacific cruise could take you to a number of tropical island ports, beginning with Fiji, where the city of Suva welcomes you with a lively blend of the modern and the traditional. Wander through its bustling streets and you’ll find a mix of contemporary stores and colourful sari boutiques, all framed by the charm of historic colonial architecture. It’s a fusion of the old and new, giving you a taste of the unique Fijian culture.

Fiji offers some wonderful gift shopping opportunities.
Fiji offers some wonderful gift shopping opportunities.

Next, voyage to the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia. Here, the beaches are more than just sandy stretches – they’re gateways to adventure. Dive into the sparkling waters of Kuto Bay or snorkel amongst the rainbow-hued coral reefs.

You can tick scuba diving off your bucket list

The South Pacific’s clear, radiant waters are a diver’s paradise. Whether you’re a first-timer or a diving pro, the underwater spectacle here cannot be missed. You’ll have the chance to see diverse marine life, including colourful coral reefs, tropical fish and maybe even sea turtles! It’s an experience you’ll always remember.

Experience the wonders of the reefs below.
Experience the wonders of the reefs below.

The night life is next level

As the sun sets, your Carnival cruise liner will transform into a world of entertainment. Get your groove on at the 80’s Rock-N-Glow Party, where neon lights and retro tunes take you back to your youth. Or enjoy some good belly laughs at the Punchliner Comedy Club, where humour takes centre stage.

There’s also an exciting program of stage shows featuring breathtaking performances and dazzling light displays. And if you prefer something more laidback, the Dive-In Movies experience by the pool offers the perfect way to unwind, watching your favourite films under a blanket of stars.

Did we mention the food?

You will not go hungry on a Carnival cruise! The best part? Your Carnival cruise experience includes a variety of delectable dining options that won’t cost you extra. Wake up to a scrumptious start with the Dining Room Breakfast, where you’ll find everything from fluffy pancakes to crispy bacon, all prepared to your liking. For a casual bite, make your way to Guy’s Burger Joint, where you can savour the juiciest burgers and freshest hand-cut fries. And for those with specific dietary needs, the chefs aboard are expertly trained to whip up delicious dishes that cater to a variety of dietary preferences.

For those special occasions where you want to indulge in a more premium dining experience, Carnival Cruise has exceptional options available at an additional cost.

At Fahrenheit 555, the fine dining menu serves up an array of gourmet dishes and premium steaks, or for something a little more exclusive, step into The Chef’s Table, where you’ll enjoy a delicious multi-course meal and maybe a sneak peek into the magic happening behind the scenes in the kitchen. And for those afternoons when you crave something lighter, High Tea at Sea offers a delightful selection of fine teas, snacks and sweet treats.

Head to one of numerous bars for happy hour!
Head to one of numerous bars for happy hour!

Cruising is great for couples

For adults seeking some quiet time, the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat is the perfect spot for relaxing, reading, sunbaking or sampling a different cocktail each day. Be sure to book in for some pampering at Cloud 9 Spa, your go-to for luxurious spa treatments, fitness classes and the sublime thermal suites.

As the evening sets in, check out the live music at the Piano Bar or sample some of the unique concoctions at the Alchemy Bar. Bliss!

Cheers to some uninterrupted couples time!
Cheers to some uninterrupted couples time!

It’s also the ultimate family holiday

Kids of all ages are also catered for. You might like to kick off your mornings with the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, where Dr Seuss characters bring fun to your morning. The Seuss at Sea program keeps spirits high and imaginations soaring with activities including the Seuss-a-Palooza Parade and Seuss-a-Palooza Story Time.

At the Build-a-Bear Workshop at Sea, kids can create their own furry friends, while the Turtles program is specially designed for the littlest cruisers, making sure even babies and toddlers have a blast.

For older children, Space Cruisers invites them on an interstellar journey, and at Camp Ocean, an array of engaging activities awaits. Then there are the pools, gaming arcades and many other activities that’ll ensure the word ‘bored’ has no chance of entering their vocabulary.

Give your kids a holiday experience they'll never forget.
Give your kids a holiday experience they’ll never forget.

Brought to you by Carnival, Australia’s best cruise line. With a Carnival South Pacific cruise, your annual leave will be anything but ordinary. Visit the Carnival website now to secure your spot and embark on an extraordinary journey!

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