Carnival Australia


Carnival Australia boss says industry needs to come together to find third Sydney cruise terminal

In a warning about competitor cruise lines trying to get their vessels better mooring positions in sought-after Sydney Harbour, Carnival Australia President, Marguerite Fitzgerald said: “The cruise capacity problem will only be resolved if all […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Jun 9 2023

Carnival Cruise Line launches five ‘Grinchmas in July’ cruises

Carnival Cruise Line has announced five ‘Grinchmas in July’ themed sailings on Carnival Splendor to sprinkle some Christmas spirit into the middle of the year. The sailings are part of Carnival’s ongoing partnership with Dr. Seuss, […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Mar 29 2023

Carnival Cruise Line introduces US$500 fine for rowdy passengers

The “Fun Ship” line Carnival Cruises is threatening unruly cruise passengers with $785 fines for rowdy behaviour following several reports of fights breaking out on international sailings. Carnival has amended its ticket contract to include […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 4 2022

Ludicrous: How NSW Governement rules meant a family lost their cruise because Lucy, 18 months, wasn’t vaccinated

The government has eased its vaccination requirements after a family had to scrap their holiday because a quota meant their 18-month-old baby needed to be vaccinated. The Timoteo family were booked on a cruise on […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Oct 13 2022

Our new wave season is about to begin – with 46 cruise ships sailing Australia

This summer Australia will be home to 46 international cruise ships, including some of the best and biggest in the business.  More luxury ships from lines like Regent Seven Seas, Ponant, Viking, Oceania, Cunard and […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Oct 5 2022

Bienvenue! P&O Cruises makes history as first ship to return to New Caledonia

P&O Cruises Australia’s Pacific Explorer has today made history after becoming the first cruise ship to return to New Caledonia post-COVID. In what marked the long-anticipated reopening of New Caledonia’s maritime borders to cruise tourism, […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 4 2022

Dr Seuss versus Mickey Mouse – who will you choose to cruise with?

It’s a case of Dr Seuss versus Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Who will win in this battle for the hearts, minds and wallets of Aussie families with kids looking for a cruise holiday at sea? […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Sep 30 2022

Carnival announces Costa Luminosa will join fleet and sail out of Brisbane this November

Carnival Cruise Line has today confirmed their plans for this Australian wave season, with newly acquired ship Costa Luminosa to join their fleet as Carnival Luminosa and sail out of Brisbane from this November.  Carnival […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jun 15 2022

We’ll be back better than ever – new Carnival boss vows a party to celebrate the return of ships

Marguerite Fitzgerald, the newly appointed President of Carnival Australia and P&O Cruises Australia, has spoken of her confidence the return of cruise is imminent – and even announced a celebration on Sydney harbour. Ms Fitzgerald […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Mar 4 2022

Government extends ban on cruise ships for another two months

The Federal Government has announced the almost two-year ban on foreign flagged cruise ships will be extended until February 17 – in another blow to the local cruise industry and thousands of family holidays. Health […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Dec 10 2021

Anger as Canada reopens but Australia becomes only nation doing nothing to return cruising

Australia’s cruise industry yesterday reacted angrily to news that Canada is reopening to sailings – leaving Australia as the only leading cruise nation where the government is doing nothing about a resumption. To rub salt […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Jul 15 2021