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June 22, 2018 Headline News No Comments Email Email

Travel agents were jumping for joy on Wednesday night at Holey Moley in Sydney’s Newtown – and for good reason.

Carnival Cruise Line’s 2020 program launch involved a whole lot of putt-putting FUN at Holey Moley venues across the three cities – and agents in Sydney got a special surprise, when Lance Dye, Carnival’s business development manager, invited all agents present at Holey Moley on a special one-night cruise on Carnival Spirit.

The news was greeted with great delight!

Travel agents from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne have had a ball this week celebrating Carnival’s 2020 program launch.

The 2020 program will see Carnival offer a record number of cruises from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne on Carnival Spirit and Carnival Splendor, with 77 sailings to the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia.

Highlights of the 2020 program include:

  • The first full year of sailings for Carnival Splendor, Australia’s newest and largest ship home ported year-round in Australia, sailing from Sydney.
  • Following the news that Carnival Spirit will become the brand’s first-ever ship to home port in Brisbane in 2020, Queenslanders will benefit from unique itineraries including seven-day cruises to the tropical wonderlands of Espiritu Santo, Mystery Island and Noumea.
  • Carnival Cruise Line vice president Australia, Jennifer Vandekreeke, said Brisbane was showing record interest in cruising, more than anywhere else in Australia.
  • In yet another first for the brand, the new program also boasts a record number of 28 short cruises, giving Aussies and Kiwis the chance to sample all of the fun that Carnival has to offer, in five days or less.

TRAVEL AGENTS ROCK! Carnival Cruise Line vice president Australia, Jennifer Vandekreeke, gets the message across.

 

Fares on the eight-night cruise to the South Pacific on Carnival Splendor, sailing from Sydney on 11 March 2020 start from AUD 1049 per person, interior twin share.

Fares on the seven-night cruise to New Caledonia and Vanuatu on Carnival Spirit, sailing from Brisbane on 29 November 2020 start from AUD 1099 per person, interior twin share.

Fares on the three-night weekend sampler cruise on Carnival Splendor, sailing from Sydney on 28 August 2020 start from AUD 499 per person, interior twin share.

Lance Dye, Carnival Cruise Lines business development manager, at Holey Moley in Sydney

 

Aussie holidaymakers also have the opportunity to sail on the popular repositioning cruise across the transpacific to Honolulu, with Carnival Spirit in 2020.

Rated as Australia’s favourite year-round cruise ship by members of Cruise Critic, Carnival Spirit has recently undergone a dry dock to receive a range of upgrades including new family-friendly entertainment features and world-class duty-free shopping experiences.

 

 

Vandekreeke said 2020 marked a significant milestone as Carnival offered Australians the first full year of sailings aboard Carnival Splendor.

“We’re equally thrilled to announce our very first sailings from Brisbane. We know Queenslanders will love the range of unique itineraries we’ve developed especially for them, including calls to tropical havens such as Santo, Vanuatu.”

 

Written by Peter Needham

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