A Legend Comes to Australia

Posted on Sunday, May 26, 2013 | 0 comments
The Carnival Spirit has been a hit in the South Pacific, running itineraries to the beautiful tropical islands out of Sydney. As demand for cruises grows in Australia it is fast becoming a major market for cruise lines, and the Carnival Spirit is becoming lonely and overworked! Carnival is sending its sister ship, the Carnival Legend, to help out the Spirit and make the most of the growing number of cruise lovers in Australia and New Zealand.

Debuting in Australia on the 24th of September next year, the Legend will remain for the season and Carnival have planned for it to return in subsequent seasons, with a view to being homeported in Queensland. Jennifer Vandekreeke, Carnival Director for Australia and New Zealand, compared Queensland with Florida when speaking to the Gold Coast Bulletin yesterday- Florida being the home of cruising in North America. She and other cruise lines would also like to see a cruise terminal being built on the Gold Coast.

The Carnival Legend is a Spirit-Class ship, a Class which introduced some great innovations for Carnival including wedding chapels, museum-quality artwork and an impressive 80% of total onboard cabins having windows, balconies or portholes letting in natural light. The ship has 3 restaurants of which one is a specialty steakhouse, and plenty of things to keep passengers busy during the day and in the evenings. There are four swimming pools, a jogging track, a mini golf course, sports and activites, shopping and a number of bars and lounges for nighttime entertainment, as well as a casino, comedy club and theatre.

Carnival Legend