Fun ship Carnival Spirit to homeport in Singapore


Asians will get to cruise on a new ship – Carnival Cruise Lines, one of the biggest family ships in Australia will be sending the Carnival Spirit on its first sailing to the region.

The Carnival Spirit will be sailing to Singapore on a 19-night cruise from Sydney on May 3, 2018 and will include calls at Airlie Beach and Darwin in Australia, Bali in Indonesia as well as the ship’s maiden calls to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam for an overnight stay as well as Ko Samui in Thailand.

She will then reach Singapore on May 22 where she will be homeported.

Onboard, guests can try Carnival’s new Academy of Fun knowledge-building sessions and you can learn about each destination you’re visiting with local entertainment classes featuring music and dancing.

There will also be a 1980s themed Throwback Sea Days where guests can boogie to Madonna on the dance floor, feast at a midnight buffet and also be part of a special Q&A session where you can learn more about your crew, ship tours and even a crew talent show.

Also onboard the Carnival Spirit is the Green Thunder which is one of the fastest waterslides at sea.

Last year, the Carnival Spirit underwent a AU$44 million refurbishment to include two new exciting restaurants, two new bars, a massive cinema screen, new pool features, bigger and better entertainment and, for the little ones, a new kids club.

Two of the biggest dining attractions, which already seem to be a hit among the Australian guests, are the new Mexican-themed BlueIguana Cantina and Burger Joint from American celebrity chef, Guy Fieri.

Carnival has also introduced a new entertainment program, which includes a show featuring the best of the 80s.

From hits like Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Jitterbug and much more, the colourful show is bursting with explosive routines and neon sets.

Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Jennifer Vandekreeke said the upcoming cruise would be great for Asians to explore their own region.

“We’re excited to be taking our guests on such a special cruise, with Carnival Cruise Line’s first-ever visits to Ho Chi Minh City and Ko Samui and a fun-filled itinerary packed with new experiences both on and off the ship,” Ms Vandekreeke said.

Carnival Spirit will then enter dry dock when she reaches Singapore and then set sail on a series of voyages around Asia from Shanghai during the local summer season before returning to Australia in late 2018.

Fares start at AU$2,449 per person twin share.