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Carnival Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

Sailing out of Sydney Harbour enjoying the view from deck 3.
Our interior spa cabin with a lovely message left by our Cabin Stewards re our 30th Anniversary
Deck 3 outside seating loungers.  One of our favourite places to sit and watch the ocean and scenery.
Scenic view sailing through Milford Sound
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Review for Carnival Luminosa to Australia & New Zealand

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DutchMom
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We are past Carnival cruisers and Celebrity and Holland America. We picked this cruise for value and convenience. That said I have to say: not what we expected. If we knew these tips we would have been prepared. Con: We got two flat hard pillows. Felt like a stack of towels. Only 2! Ask for better pillows right away. We couldn’t get into our cabin until 45 minutes or so after the ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


There was good and bad.

Review for Carnival Splendor to Australia & New Zealand

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jonnomelb
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Our third cruise on Carnival after a long wait post-Covid. We were very impressed with the quick embarkation (given that there had been issues for the previous two cruises). The ship's decor throughout is basically awful with a pink colour scheme that ranges between 'interesting' in some parts and tacky in others. The food was quite okay for the price but I noticed that portions had diminished ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


So good to be back cruising!!!

Review for Carnival Splendor to Australia & New Zealand

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michelethebookdragon
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We could not wait to get back on a cruise after waiting 3 years (the Australian Govt made us wait and wait for cruises to restart) and booked as soon as we could. Embarkation - The Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal is a great facility and the process was reasonably quick and well executed. Stateroom - Balcony cabin on deck 9. Standard cabin - good storage, very comfortable bed, small ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Huge question mark

Review for Carnival Splendor to Australia & New Zealand

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ckone
10+ Cruises

Just off Splendor. Several observations. All money transactions are in AUD. The most desired shore excursions sold out before we got on. Very few available excursions by non carnival operators. The only docked port is Cairns. As a result the tender ops were time consuming. Carnival did not contract with local fast ferries for getting to shore, just leaving. We should have placed more ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Staff Onboard Great, Communication and Management Lacking

Review for Carnival Splendor to Australia & New Zealand

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CruisingForaBruisingAU
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

This was our first cruise and from the initial line to get onboard which took 4 hours to clear and delayed departure by 3 hours, long lines were a common occurrence on the ship. Coupled with a number of different communications from staff members on the guest services desk compared to what was being said by our cruise director made for some confusing and unpleasant situations. As this was our ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Avoid this ship like the plague

Review for Carnival Splendor to Australia & New Zealand

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Brayanr386
6-10 Cruises • Age 20s

I’ll make this quick and simple. We just got back from a Alaska cruise and you couldn’t even pay me to step back on this ship or deal with this company. - Beyond outdated ship. You are literally stepping into a time capsule. - Defective sail and sign cards. We had to visit the guest services desk up to 3-4x daily to get new ones. They were aware of these issues and their response was “ The ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower

Traveled with disabled person


Nice ALASKAN one week cruise.

Review for Carnival Splendor to Australia & New Zealand

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96aggie
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Just an FYI before I start. Family of 4 in our cabin and two of us came home with COVID from the cruise. I chose this cruise since we had one canceled because of Covid. Embarkation was slow. We were told to arrive between 1:30-2. It took about 90 minutes to get on. Very crowded inside and masks are required during that process. I am a Gold member with Carnival and have used them more than ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


Not what we expected

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best day ever
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I choose this cruise as the Splendor was in dry dock in Singapore before relocating to Australia and thought that the itinerary would suit my wife and myself . How wrong was I . Embarkation was a disaster . The check in people didn't open the desks for nearly 2 hrs after they were supposed to and then there was a stampede of people all trying to get on board at the same time . They should have ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


A lot of added costs!

Review for Carnival Spirit to Australia & New Zealand

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Mzfol
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

Be prepared to cough up a lot of extra money! Everything’s got an extra price on it. Photos are an unbelievable price! Average $20-30 each printed picture of about 5x7 or 8x10. And there are ALOT of pictures being taken- photographers are everywhere trying to pump this money making machine... whilst also talking you that you can’t take photos with your own phone of your family/child with the ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


Better than expected

Review for Carnival Spirit to Australia & New Zealand

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MichelleBails
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

We booked this cruise because it seemed an amazing deal, after booking I was really tentative about whether we'd enjoy it or not (our first time cruising) but I didnt need to worry too much! Everything was just so easy, we knew not to expect 5 stars but it was a pretty solid 3. Having a balcony made all the difference and we loved sitting out watching the waves (and dolphins!). The kids ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


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