The kids have flown the coop.  The house is empty. Now is the time to take a holiday to relax and rekindle the connection with your other half.

If you want to kick up your heels and have fun begin, we’ve got just the place for you to do it. Carnival Splendor is the ship with a big personality. And it really is all about fun.

She’s for couples looking for a mega fun time – whether it is by the pool, sing-a-longs at the piano bar or hitting the dance floor in the lively Red Frog Pub.

There are also comedy shows and musical performances in the Main Show Lounge.

If you want some downtime, try a massage for two at the Cloud 9 Spa. Couples can spend the day lazing around Splendor’s four swimming pools. The midship “Splendido” pool on the Lido Deck even has a retractable roof, which allows you to swim in any weather.

And for dinner onboard, there are a number of dining venues including the sumptuous Farenheit 555, perfect for a special meal for two.

But wait, there’s more, with dining venues like Pizzeria del Capitano, Guy’s Burger Joint and the Indian restaurant, Masala Tiger.

One of the most popular itineraries Carnival has to offer from Sydney is a cruise to Tangalooma Resort on Moreton Island, one of the country’s best kept secrets and which is nestled off the coast of northeast Brisbane in Queensland. With crystal-clear waters overflowing with colourful fish best seen by sea scooter safari, and endless, white sandy beaches, Tangalooma offers a wondrous aquatic playground.

You can take a four-day cruise departing Sydney on 27 May next year with prices starting from just $342* per person/twin share for an interior cabin, including taxes and port fees.

After a day at sea you will arrive at Tangalooma Resort on Moreton Island, where you have a whole day to explore and swim on the world’s third largest sand island. Just make sure you slap on the sun block and drink lots of water.

The fun never stops when you return to the ship for an evening of continuous activities.

There’s karaoke, endless laughter at the Punchliner Comedy Club, known as the home of hilarity, or for a decadent treat, head to Alchemy Bar, the home of craft cocktails, whipped up expertly by Carnival’s mixologists.

After dinner, if you’re looking for a calmer evening, settle in for a movie under the stars with popcorn.

There’s never been a better way to explore the beauty of your backyard right here in Australia.

Learn more about Moreton Island cruises here.

*Prices are subject to change. Visit your Travel Agent, call Carnival on 13 31 94 or for the most up-to-date prices.