In Cruising on Monday 1st Apr, 2019

Carnival Spirit cruise ship set to undergo a very Aussie makeover

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Carnival Spirit has been cruising with Carnival Cruise Line for the past 18 years, and was last refurbished in 2015. Source: Carnival Cruise Line

One of Australia’s favourite ships, the Carnival Spirit, is set to receive a very Aussie makeover before repositioning to her new home port in Brisbane in late 2020. This will be the brand’s first-ever ship to have its home port in Brisbane.

Carnival Spirit has been cruising with Carnival Cruise Line for the past 18 years, and was last refurbished in 2015. Now the 2,680-passenger cruise ship is set to be given a brand new look.

In a nod to the sunshine state, Carnival’s signature red funnel will switch over to Queensland’s favourite hue, maroon. Additionally, Carnival Spirit’s iconic yellow Twister Waterslide will receive a makeover to resemble another Queensland icon, the brown snake.

Carnival's signatures red funnel with switch over to maroon. Source: Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival’s signatures red funnel with switch over to maroon. Source: Carnival Cruise Line

Meanwhile, the famed RedFrog Pub will also be revamped and renamed the Cane Toad Pub, offering an eclectic mix of beers on tap such as XXXX ‘Milton Mangos’, Great Northern and Carnival’s very own Cane Toad lager.

Additionally, sand will also be transported onto Carnival Spirit to create a stunning artificial lagoon, aptly named New Southbank, which will be an adults-only retreat.

The revamped Cane Toad Pub. Source: Carnival Cruise Line
The revamped Cane Toad Pub. Source: Carnival Cruise Line

“In honour of Carnival Spirit’s new home north of the Tweed, it’s important our Queensland guests feel at home with these new and exciting features,” Jennifer Vandekreeke, vice president of Carnival Cruise Line Australia, said. 

“Carnival Spirit is more than ten times bigger than Brissy’s famous CityCats — we hope all Queenslanders have the opportunity to see and experience her in person soon.”

Have you cruised on Carnival Spirit before? What are your thoughts on the revamp?

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