Honeyboomers on Carnival Cruise Line

Relaxing AND fun – that’s the Carnival Spirit

She’s the original ‘fun ship’. But she’s not just a playground for families. The Carnival Spirit is also for that more energetic couple craving fun, adventure AND the chance to unwind and relax – without the kids.

The Spirit boasts the largest waterpark at sea on a home ported ship in Australia. She’s also home to the heart racing, adrenaline pumping Green Thunder, one of the steepest water slides at sea. But the ship also has a mini-golf course, a two-deck fitness centre as well as a multi-purpose sports court. And if you’re looking to relax, the calming Serenity Adult Only Retreat is a place to escape from it all.

You’ll find yourself with sea breezes, swaying hammocks, a nearby bar and live chilled music. Reconnect with your partner, finish that book or simply watch the sea roll by.

Serenity Adult Only Retreat on Carnival Spirit
Serenity Adult Only Retreat on Carnival Spirit

If you’re a foodie, the Spirit has plenty of dining options for a sumptuous dinner with your other half.

There is 24/7 pizza and ice cream. And at the BlueIguana Mexican Cantina, you’ll find freshly made tacos, homemade tortillas and salsa. There’s also Seafood Corner for seafood lovers. Imagine a New-England-style seaside spot where you’ll find delicious lobster rolls and freshly shucked oysters.

For cruisers with a sweet tooth, check out the Sweet Spot for marble chocolate cheesecake, cherry crumble squares and lemon cream pies – you may even be tempted to skip a meal altogether.

The Spirit has a seven-day sailing to Airlie Beach, Cairns and Willis Island (scenic cruising) departing from Brisbane on 22 August 2021^. It costs $106* per person per day with prices starting from $743* per person for an interior cabin. After a sail-away party in Brisbane, you will spend a fun day at sea, before you arrive at Airlie Beach, the heartland of Whitsunday Islands. The region comprises of 74 islands in total and the idyllic paradise is a wonderful place to visit with your fellow honeyboomers.

Snorkelling from Airlie Beach
Snorkelling from Airlie Beach

Here you can swim or snorkel in turquoise waters and soak up the sun on its white sandy beaches. Or spend a day on a glass-bottom-boat tour to see what’s beneath the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea.

The next day you will arrive at Cairns, gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, where you can explore the ancient rainforests with your significant other.

Your next port of call, albeit for scenic cruising only, is Willis Island in the pristine waters of the Coral Sea. Located 450 kms east of Cairns, Willis Island is one of a number of atolls in the Coral Seas that operates as one of Australia’s most remote weather stations.

You will then spend another fun day at sea before disembarking at Brisbane on 29 August 2021.

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