22nd September was an exciting day in the Sydney Cruise community, as Carnival Legend, Australia’s newest Cruise ship, started the cruise ship season off with a bang. With a flamboyant and exciting welcome into Sydney Harbour, Carnival Legend is exactly what it says it is, a Legend. Weighing in at just over 88,500 tonnes it’s certainly a heavy hitter in the cruising world, and is set to be a big hit this year among cruise enthusiasts.
3,000 guests and crew joined in the celebrations as the Carnival Cruise lines ship entered Sydney Harbour for the first time, and with the vessel set to bring a major boost to the local and national economy, Carnival Cruise had plenty of reasons to celebrate.
As the first international ship arrived in Australia for the 2015 season, there was a great sense of excitement among onlookers, and indeed within the general Cruising community itself. It seems Australians are ready to hop on any one of the many ships coming into port this year, as the demand for Cruise holidays continues to increase. A total of 35 different ships will come floating into local waters during the 2015 cruise season, bringing hundreds of millions of dollars into the local economy.
Sydney will be seeing a lot of Carnival Legend throughout the next season. The ship will depart the harbour 22 times on different cruises, serving approximately 55,000 Australian families.
About Carnival Cruise Lines
With over four and a half million guest hopping on board its cruise ships each year, Carnival is the largest and most popular cruise liner in the world, and their latest ship Carnival Legend will bring the total number of their fleet based in Australia to 24.
Carnival Cruise Liners are offering family-cruises from just $100 per day at a very convenient all-inclusive rate which doesn’t only cover accommodation but also dining and entertainment in a large range of wonderful restaurants and exciting shows and performances. Carnival Legend will play host to a huge selection of culinary delights, including Australia’s first ever at-sea Sushi Restaurant, and there’s plenty for the kids to do too.
If it’s not the awe-inspiring Green Thunder water-slide keeping the family happy, it’ll probably be the Game Shows, the two-deck fitness centre, the jogging track or the sports court.
Images sourced via Carnival Cruises Media Center. Credit: Carnival Cruises.