Full of spirit and new to Australian waters!
Australian cruisers may have experienced Carnival Cruise Lines before, boarding the Legend to travel around Hawaii and Singapore, but never before has the Spirit graced Australian waters! The Spirit commands the ocean, stretching almost the length of 3 football fields and standing 12 decks tall. Bookings are filling fast for its May 2018 journey from Sydney to Singapore, so here’s what you need to know in preparation for next year!
Carnival Cruise Line has a solid reputation for its family-friendly approach to cruising. The Spirit is no different and takes family cruises to a whole new level! On the Spirit, everything has been considered—the fact that toddlers are entertained differently to teens, and that, no matter how much we love our families, sometimes it’s good to spend some time apart!
Fun and games are at the heart of the Spirit’s core. There are over 20 kid and family-friendly activities on board and the majority of them are included in your overall cruise price! Challenge each other to mini golf, take a splash at the WaterWorks water park, ride the Green Thunder Waterslide, or see beloved characters come to life in Suess at Sea.
There are activities for crafty kids, like towel animal workshops, and show-stopping kids can let their soul shine in when they join forces with Dr Suess favourites at story time, or compete against adults at Hasbro, The Game Show! Teens have a range of places to escape to as well, with Club O2, Circle “C”, the arcade, and plenty of active sports and fitness decks.
If you’re travelling solo, or as a couple, family-friendly considerations might be far from your mind. In fact, there’s a high chance you will be wanting a ship that can provide peace and quiet so that you can completely relax…
The Spirit is your ship for this too!
On top of having a range of health, fitness, and beauty services and treatment rooms on board, the Spirit also has a special retreat just for adults! Serenity Adults Only Retreat is a large open-air area complete with luxurious sun lounges, day beds, hammocks, and, most importantly, a bar near by. Sway in the sea breezes, enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean, and soak up the sun without all the bustle of the rest of the ship. This is your space to do as you want!
Food, Glorious Food!
Food is the key to lifting everyone’s spirit and Carnival have well and truly acted on this! There are over 25 areas to dine on board and all ages and palates have been catered for! From snacks, sweets, and coffee bars, to celebrity chef-inspired burger joints, salad bars, and fine-dining restaurants, you’ll never go hungry on the Spirit!
Take advantage of the 24-hour pizza and ice-cream service when you get peckish, or leave the kids in the expert care of one of the many babysitting and kid’s club services while you treat yourself to something extra special. There are 8 bars to check out while you’re at sea, each specialising in either a different spirit or interest group!
The Carnival Spirit cruise from Sydney to Singapore lasts 19 days but, with so much to do, see, and eat, it won’t even seem enough! Treat your spirit a little—whether it’s young and free, or in some need of reviving, it deserves to experience all that’s been mentioned here and more!
Let yourself be Spirit-ed away with Carnival Cruise Line—contact us now to find out how!
By Kelsey Bricknell
Kelsey is a sun chaser and, when not writing about great cruise escapes for My Cruises, she can be found seeking eternal summer around the world. Her favourite cruise destination is the South Pacific. From vibrant coral reefs and beachside dining, to lush tropical vegetation and joyous cultural ceremonies, every South Pacific port meets Kelsey’s “ideal holiday” standards! The Mediterranean and Norwegian Fjords are on her cruise to-do list—the pull of stunning Greek coastlines, good food and wine and historic art and architecture almost win hands-down, but every sun lover can make an exception for the breathtaking icy mountain passes of Europe’s Far North!