Plan Something A Little Different This Weekend, Weekend Getaway Cruises With Carnival

/ 21 February 2022

Set sail from Sydney harbour, cocktail in hand and watch the sunset over the Sydney skyline as you prepare to arrive in paradise.

Forget arduous airport check-ins and gruelling 12 hour drives to get where you want to go. On a Carnival cruise, vacay begins the second you step aboard. 

Carnival Cruise Line’s short trips and weekend cruises cram in some of the best sights Australia has to offer, from an entirely new vantage point. If you’re a newbie to ‘cruise life’, a weekend getaway is the perfect chance to strap on your sea legs and discover what the fuss is all about. 

Discover Australia’s best-kept secrets. 

Carnival’s vast and varied itineraries will see you discovering pockets of Australia you never knew existed.  If we’re travelling ‘full steam ahead’ anywhere this Spring, we’re hoping it’s in the direction of Moreton Island. Located just 35km off the coast of Brisbane, Moreton Island is the world’s third-largest sand island known for its white sandy beaches, steep dunes and phenomenal snorkelling. 

Entangled amongst the colourful marine life, you’ll find a total of 15 shipwrecks right off the coast providing a haven for over 100 species of fish, dolphins, wobbegongs and dugongs. If swimming off the idyllic white sandy beaches isn’t your vibe, try zooming across the towering dunes on a quad bike. Prefer your feet firmly on the ground? We hear traversing the awesome dunes by foot is just as fun. 

Stay to watch the spectacular sunset as it falls behind the Glass House Mountains before heading back aboard to catch the starry light show from the deck.

Discover Moreton Island Cruises (at Tangalooma Resort)

Experience Great Barrier Reef magic on Airlie Beach with cruises departing Sydney and Brisbane.

Exploring Australia’s natural wonders has never been easier. Hop on in Sydney harbour, and dive off into The Great Barrier Reef! 

Travel to the heart of the 74 islands that comprise the picture-perfect Whitsunday Islands on an Airlie Beach cruise. The white sands of world-famous Whitehaven Beach, glass-bottom-boat day tours on the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea, high-speed catamaran joy rides and Whitsundays region magic await in Airlie Beach.

After a full day of adventure-seeking, return aboard to wash off the salt and sand of the day and don your Sunday best to enjoy a freshly prepared meal at one of the ship’s world-class restaurants.  

Discover Airlie Beach Cruises 

Get a taste for cruising with a weekend or short trip. 

If you’ve often wondered about the cruise experience but are struggling to commit, a weekend cruise is a great chance to spend a few days at sea and make the most of everything the Carnival cruise ships have to offer. Spend a guilt-free weekend indulging by the pool and soaking in the Cloud 9 Spa, all in time to get back to work for Monday morning. 

Let the kids exhaust themselves with some serious splashing on the best water slides before settling in to enjoy an evening of entertainment designed for all ages. Our personal favourite, Playlist Productions – an all-singing, all-dancing stage production featuring the hottest musical hits – is just one of many entertainment options on offer to close your day at sea.

Weekend & short Cruises

Discover the foodie in you.

The mammoth selection of food and beverage options on board will see you living out your foodie dreams. Enjoy a different cuisine at every meal, from 24/7 Pizza and ice cream to Tacos to Naan to Sushi. Experience the flavours of the world, all within a stones-throw of your cabin door.   

Carnival Dining 

Cruise into the evening with a custom elixir.

We all know getaway magic starts with the first cocktail. Alchemy Bar is Carnival’s unique vintage-themed cocktail “pharmacy” — where all you need is a willingness to be surprised. Choose a remedy from the menu, or let the bartenders prescribe a custom elixir just for you.

Alchemy Bar

There’s never been a better time to take advantage of the great cruise deals on offer. Float on over to Carnival Cruise Line to start making memories that will last a lifetime.

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