From disco stars to star-gazing, Carnival Cruise Line is offering guests on its transpacific cruises a range of new onboard experiences, following the Australasian debut of its Carnival Journeys program.
Designed for longer voyages, Carnival Journeys aims to deepen passengers’ connection with their cruise destinations and provide new learning opportunities, while making the days at sea even more fun.
As they cruise between exotic ports, passengers can find out more about the music and dance of their different destinations through new local entertainment classes.
Also on offer are special Academy of Fun sessions, blending informative classes with Carnival’s trademark sense of fun to help guests build their knowledge across a wide range of areas from photography, astronomy and art to food and social media.
Cruise fans love the program’s Throwback Sea Days, which turn back time to a 1987 Carnival cruise. With crew members wearing the uniform of the era, guests are served up a day of retro pool and deck games, while at night time they can boogie in the disco, enjoy an eighties dinner menu complete with Baked Alaska, and indulge in a midnight buffet.
More time at sea also means there is more opportunity to get to know the crew, with Carnival Journeys delivering Cruise Connection events including Q&A sessions with key officers, galley tours, a crew talent show and a crew meet and greet event.
The Australian Carnival Journeys program premiered on Carnival Legend on Monday (April 18) as she sailed from Sydney on her redeployment to the US for the northern hemisphere summer. Carnival Legend will return to Sydney for another extended season Down Under on September 23.
Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Australia Jennifer Vandekreeke said the local debut of Carnival Journeys followed its successful launch in the US last year.
“Cruise fans love longer cruises so we know that they’ll be excited by the extra opportunities that Carnival Journeys provides to really immerse themselves in their holiday,” Ms Vandekreeke said.
“Whether they are connecting with the crew, learning a new skill or playing retro deck games, the program is designed to provide passengers with a richer, deeper cruise experience.”
The Carnival Journeys program is available on Carnival Cruise Line’s transpacific cruises and select international voyages. Fares for Carnival Legend’s 18-night cruise from Sydney to Honolulu departing April 1, 2017 start from $2149* per person twin share. Fares for a 15-night roundtrip cruise from Los Angeles to Hawaii on Carnival Miracle departing January 14, 2017 are priced from $2099* per person twin share.
For more information and bookings call 13 31 94, see a travel agent or visit www.carnival.com.au
*Subject to availability, conditions apply