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We all look forward to a getaway – the beaches, the sunshine, the relaxation. One thing we don’t look forward to is travelling. There’s nothing relaxing about being packed onto an economy-class flight next to a crying baby and a chatty stranger. For your consideration – cruises – the option that promises to take your stressful commute and transform it into the highlight of your holiday. Sound too good to be true? We’ve dived deeper into why you should consider swapping that aisle seat for an ocean view.


Brisbanites are an uncomplicated bunch – we prefer things that involve a little less stress. This might be one of the reasons why the Queensland Government gave their blessing for the construction of Brisbane’s first mega cruise-ship terminal, which is due to open in October 2020. Our friends at Carnival get that travel should be easy, that delayed departures and lost luggage aren’t the best way to start a holiday – that’s why their cruises are a great alternative to flying. Less than a 30 minute commute from Brisbane City, travellers can board a Carnival ship at the new terminal with their luggage (no weigh-in necessary) and step aboard an instant holiday.

The in-flight viewing provided on some airlines can feel about as entertaining as a game of I spy on a road trip. Aboard a cruise ship, you’ll face a different problem – like how do you choose from more than 45 on-board activities spread across 12 decks? Aboard the Carnival Spirit, Carnival’s first-ever ship to be home-ported in Brisbane, you’ll be able to enjoy the likes of dive-in movies, a waterpark, mini golf, Broadway-style shows, restaurants, a spa, a fitness centre and more while you set sail to destinations including Vanuatu, New Caledonia and the Great Barrier Reef. You can even drop the kids (if you have any) at one of the kid’s clubs while you hit the Serenity Adults Only Retreat. The options are almost endless and, unlike the Pringles you bought for $15 on your last flight, a huge variety of dining options are included in the cost of your ticket. To discover Carnival’s range of cruises from Brisbane, head to their website.

This article was created in conjunction with our friends at Carnival Cruise Line.



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