Out & About with Kids readers voted CCL the number one cruise line for families. So, of course, it makes sense, given the value-packed entertainment options aboard a Carnival cruise. From discovering deserted tropical islands to interacting with Dr. Seuss characters over breakfast!
Here are all the reasons you need to discover CCL for yourself:
Fun times are guaranteed on the Carnival Cruise line
When you see your waiter jump onto a podium and start singing into a microphone after dinner, you know you are in the right place for a fun family holiday! Carnival ships have a reputation for being the most fun at sea, and the ethos permeates throughout your voyage. After the excitement of the Sailaway Party, families can join in with a procession of Dr Seuss characters in the Seuss-a-palooza Parade, perform Baby Shark together at karaoke, and laugh out loud at Dad as he dons a mullet for ’80s night.
The fun starts the moment you walk, skip or conga aboard a Carnival cruise. Whether you’re looking for three nights off over a short weekend getaway or 8+ night escapes to destinations within Australia, the South Pacific, New Zealand and more, your holiday will be packed full of funbelievable memories.
With more than 45 daily activities, live Broadway-style entertainment, themed nights and the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss with Seuss at Sea™, there will be something for the whole family.
Carnival offers fun-loving families and couples memorable holidays at great value.
Water slides aplenty on Carnival Cruise line
The kids won’t get bored with Australia’s largest (and brightest!) waterpark while at sea. The Carnival Splendor departs from Sydney and offers rides on the Green Lightning for kids 120 cm or shorter and (courageous) adults. For those who aren’t quite as daring, there is also the milder Twister waterslide, and little ones will love the Carnival Waterworks SplashZone, which features a sizable tipping bucket, squirters, and a tot-sized waterslide.
Too much fun for the kids
There are plenty of activities to keep kids occupied on Carnival cruises. At the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends, tuck into a wondrous spread that includes “Moose Juice” and “Goose Juice,” stacked pancakes that defy gravity, wacky French toast, and much more. Additionally, you can fill your days with dance classes, mini golf, basketball, pool activities, dive-in movies, and stage performances.
Camp Ocean Kids' Clubs
Camp Ocean at Carnival features a variety of ocean-themed games and activities for children aged two to eleven. In addition to receiving a fun marine-life label, campers are separated into supervised, age-based groups. Children between the ages of two and five join the Penguin® colony and participate in games like Ocean Bingo and Musical Icebergs. The coolest Stingrays® are the little-biggers, ages six to eight. They can play pirate games, create sea salt crafts, or even create their aquarium. The Sharks®, who range in age from nine to eleven, are the big fish. They get into games of Marine Life Trivia, painting vast murals of the ocean, and playing sports like volleyball or soccer with nautical themes.
A holiday on a Carnival Cruise is value for money
A cruise offers excellent value for money, particularly for families. It is easy to see which option is more cost-effective when you contrast the price of a cruise, which ranges from $80 to $90 per person per day (for anywhere between three and nine nights) and includes lodging, transportation, major meals, entertainment, a kids club, and 45+ daily activities. The family-friendly dining options aboard Carnival’s Australian ships include Guy’s Burger Joint™, Empire Restaurant, and the Lido 24-hour food hall, which even serves pizza and ice cream at all hours!
Too Easy, Unpack and Enjoy
Avoid rushing to the airport in the early morning, sitting around, and packing into a plane… The moment you board the ship, your cruise vacation begins. You can visit several locations, there are no lengthy road journeys, and you just need to unpack once! A cruise also assures you that you’ll always be able to find something delicious to eat if you’re not too adventurous on land in the place you’re visiting, which is comforting if you’re travelling with children or fussy adults.
Enjoy Breathtaking sights
Carnival Splendor departs from Sydney for some of the most stunning places you can imagine. You will discover Moreton Island, where you can snorkel among shipwrecks, the Great Barrier Reef, and exquisite South Pacific islands like the Isle of Pines, Mare, Lifou, and Mystery Island. Longer cruises to New Zealand and shorter ones to Tasmania provide breathtaking stops in places like Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, and the Fjordlands.
Which Cruise to choose?
With a brand new set of family cruises to choose from, you’ll be overwhelmed trying to pick the perfect holiday for your family.
Carnival Luminosa™ has arrived
The Carnival fleet just added the Carnival Luminosa™. This world-travelling ship will begin with a season of sailings from Australia, offering a variety of itineraries. Then, it will make its way to Seattle in 2023 for a summer of Alaska cruises, returning to Australia for more fun. With new transpacific itineraries with the ship sailing from one region to another, making stops in Fiji, Tahiti, Hawaii, Japan, and more.
In partnership with Carnival Cruise Line Australia