Splendor, Fiji & The South Pacific ex Sydney Return
12 Night Cruise sailing from Sydney roundtrip aboard Carnival Splendor.
We're excited to announce that Carnival's free-spirited, family-friendly and fun cruises, will be welcoming a new ship to the Australian family in 2019 with Carnival Splendor repositioning Down Under. She will be the newest and largest ship home-ported year-round in Australia. With a capacity of 3,900 guests, Carnival Splendor will sail through the heads for the first time in December 2019, and sail year-round from then on.
Before her arrival, Carnival Splendor will receive a significant top to tail upgrade before she sails into her new home, including a range of new dining experiences tailored to local Australian tastes and a brand-new waterpark. The upgrade will see her receive some of the features Australian passengers have come to love the most on our Carnival ships.
Highlights of this cruise:
Sydney is located on the south-east coast of Australia. It is the largest and most populated city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. The city is built on hills surrounding Sydney Harbour where the Sydney Harbour bridge and the Sydney Opera House are located. The region features many bays, rivers, inlets and beaches including the famous Bondi Beach. Within the city are many picturesque parks including Hyde Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens.
The most well-known attractions include the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Other attractions include Royal Botanical Gardens, Luna Park, some 40 beaches and Sydney Tower. The Rocks precinct includes the first colonial village of Sydney and some great shops, cafes and galleries are located here. Sydney also has several popular museums, such as the Australian Museum (natural history and anthropology), the Powerhouse Museum (science, technology and design), the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Australian National Maritime Museum.
Noumea, New Caledonia
Nouméa is the capital city of the French territory of New Caledonia. It is situated on a peninsula in the south of New Caledonia's main island, Grande Terre. It is one of the most westernized cities in the Pacific islands, and while the city itself is not attractive, there are some beautiful beaches on its outskirts.
Attractions in Nouméa include a stroll along the Place des Cocotiers, the local produce market and the Tjibaou Cultural Centre, located 20mins from the city. The focal point of the city is Coconut Park with its attractive colonial houses and beautiful hibiscus and bougainvilleas. The marina is worth a visit and there are attractive beaches at Anse Vata, Baie des Citrons and at Pointe Magnin.
Mystery Island, Vanuatu
Look at that white powdery sand. Kinda makes you want to make a sand angel, doesn’t it? Go ahead, there’s plenty of room. The whole island is yours for the day. That’s right, it’s uninhabited and the only people who visit are cruise passengers. So it’s all yours. And it’s the perfect size to explore the whole thing.
Because the island is just 200m wide and barely a kilometre long, you can take your time wandering around. Start with the stalls of trinkets set up by locals from neighbouring islands – hello souvenirs. Then who’s up for some hair braiding? Talk about the perfect island hairdo. Oh, and there’s the airstrip built by US soldiers during WWII. Bet you didn’t know it had one of those.
Yep, Mystery Island is full of surprises and unexpected twists. Guess that’s why they call it Mystery Island.
Port Denarau, Fiji
Gee it’s hard to feel blue when you’re surrounded by this much, well… blue. ‘Cause with picture postcard views like this we’re betting you’ll feel nothing but happy, peaceful, relaxed, totally zenned, and it only gets better when you travel to the outer islands.
But Port Denarau is more than just a pretty place. It’s also a shopper’s dream with a new upmarket retail centre selling all sorts of Fijian arts and crafts. Plus there’s plenty of culture to fill up on with fire walking shows, beachside barbies and bula! shouted from every corner.
Oh yeah. Port Denarau has got the looks, it’s got the culture, and it’s got the personality. You could say that Port Denarau is the whole package.
So what does this capital city have to offer? A little bit of everything. There’s a little bit of the past with colonial buildings still lining the streets, and a little bit of the present with a few high rises thrown into the mix. There are political landmarks to see (sounds boring but we swear it isn’t), and some traditional tribes to visit – who’s up for a cup of Kava?
You’ll find the usual island suspects like waving palm trees and beautiful gardens, and a few not so usual suspects like sari shops and bric-a-brac traders. And just when you think you’ve seen everything that Suva has to offer, you’ll discover something else hiding round the corner. Aah Suva. It’s a little bit of this, meets a little bit of that, to make a mighty big wow. Why not come see for yourself.
Mare, New Caledonia
Mare is the Pacific Islands at their best; think water so crystal clear blue it looks fake, so full of fish and turtles you'll want to snorkel forever, think untouched beauty, think a tropical paradise, think aaaahh, now I'm truly on holiday!
Divided into eight districts, Maré offers something for everyone. Jagged basalt rocks are evidence of the island’s first volcanic activity, dark forests stretch to the cliffs’ edges and its central plane is scattered with grottos and natural pools where fish and turtles abound. Though shopping and dining options are scarce, Maré encapsulates what it truly means to get away from the every day and relax while experiencing something new and inspiring. Its beaches are postcard worthy; its waters are always warm; and its views are unforgettable.
|22/03/20||Sydney, NSW, Australia||05.30 PM|
|25/03/20||Noumea, New Caledonia||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|26/03/20||Mystery Island, Vanuatu||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|28/03/20||Port Denarau (Nadi), Fiji||07:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|29/03/20||Suva Fiji||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|31/03/20||Mare Island, New Caledonia||07:00 AM||03:00 PM|
|03/04/20||Sydney, NSW, Australia||06:30 AM|