Carnival Spirit to Sail From Brisbane Year-Round

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Originally posted by Tigerlily75
I hope they do some PNG & Solomon Islands cruises, and mix up the itineraries a bit
That would be good also, but how many of the ports there are suitable for the Spirit sized ship would be my only concern.

I would be more than happy to go to Brisbane to embark if I could cruise the places you mention. I love New Caledonia and Vanuatu, but it would be great to see these other places, as our only time there has been a single port day in Alotau on Sun Princess.
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Originally posted by Kiwi_cruiser
I think Carnival Splendor will be spending year around in Sydney.
Let’s hope they rename it the Splendour as part of gushing it up for the Australian market.
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Originally posted by mr walker
Operating out of Brisbane makes the return Sth Pacific Islands trip that much shorter.

Maybe we will see regular 7 days island cruises weekly, like the Caribbean ones out of Florida, on a Sat-Sat or Sun-Sun schedule. They could change up the ports a little alternating Noumea, Vila, Lifou, Mystery Is, Mare etc That way, you can have a 7N cruise taking only 5 weekdays off every week.

Or maybe cruises that go a little farther afield than the 'usual' New Caledonia & Vanuatu ones eg to Fiji & Tonga.

Maybe would entice me to venture to Brisbane for a cruise again.
give noumea a miss would be better
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I meant someone homeport here in NZ year round. Not too likely huh?
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Originally posted by Haoie
I meant someone homeport here in NZ year round. Not too likely huh?
I doubt it would happen unless a third ship comes down as well.
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Originally posted by MicCanberra
Yeah, the guy at La Barca gives me a high five now.
i can relate to that Mic
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Year-round in NZ unlikely -- not a big enough cruising population to support it.

Carnival Legend is based in Melbourne in 2019:

Then Melbourne gets Carnival Spirit in the 2019/2020 summer. You'll also have Cunard's Queen Elizabeth there too:

Pretty sure CCL will make a big deal about changing the name to Splendour. I, for one, could not stand writing about anything with American spelling! My job is all about getting Americanisms OUT of Cruise Critic
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Carnival has announced that Santo will be a regular stop once Spirit is in Brisbane
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