9 Nights
From 0 to 11 years

When the largest cruise line in the world brings you the highlights of the South Pacific at discounts of up to $600 per cabin, you respond with a resounding oui! Vanuatu and New Caledonia are made easy by a 9 Day South Pacific Cruise on Carnival Splendor, so snap up this hot deal while it lasts.

Snorkel yourselves silly in Noumea, Lifou Island, Mare and Isle of Pines, where you will also encounter warm welcomes from locals who share their French-Kanak-Melanesian fusion of custom, history and cuisine with you. And at the end of a day of exploring, home awaits on board the Splendor – if your home has several pools, a water slide, included meals and live music, that is!


  • Book before 27 June 2019 to save up to $600 per cabin
  • All meals and entertainment included on board Carnival Splendor
  • Enjoy shore excursions to Noumea, Lifou Island, Mare and Isle of Pines 


Sail 9 days on South Pacific Cruise on Carnival Splendor in cabin category selected  
Secure booking for deposit of only $49 per person
All meals on board included
Selected drinks included
Selected activities and facilities included, such as Kids Club, basketball court, Waterworks, Art exhibitions, games


  • Departs 11 Jul 2020


  • Day 1: Sat 11 Jul 2020 – Sydney, Australia 
  • Day 2: Sun 12 Jul – At Sea
  • Day 3: Mon 13 Jul – At Sea
  • Day 4: Tue 14 Jul – Noumea, New Caledonia
  • Day 5: Wed 15 Jul – Lifou Isle
  • Day 6: Thu 15 Jul – Mare, Vanuatu
  • Day 7: Fri 16 Jul – Isle of Pines
  • Day 8: Sat 17 Jul – At Sea
  • Day 9: Sun 18 Jul – At Sea
  • Day 10: Mon 19 Jul – Sydney, Australia

For full itinerary information  CLICK HERE 


At Family Travel, we have a passion for helping families all over Australia create meaningful and memorable experiences. Whether you’re a band of avid campers, adventure-seekers, or if you prefer a little luxury, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for your family. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 100 and one of our accredited family travel specialists can create an incredible family holiday package for you.

The Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back



  • Valid for travel: 11 Jul 2020
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Advertised Per Adult & Per Child prices are based on an 9-night package for 2 adults & 2 children staying in an Inside cabin
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer.
  • Fare based on specified departure dates.
  • Some balcony cabins have obstructed views.
  • Savings of $500 AUD is based on interior twin cabins on the 8-day New Caledonia sailing departing 20 May 2020 on Carnival Splendor. For 2019 sailings, savings are based on ‘First in fares’ launched into the market in May 2017; for 2020 sailings, savings are based on ‘First in fares’ launched into the market in May 2018.
  • Cabin upgrade offer available on interior and balcony cabins on selected cruises, and is an upgrade to the best available cabin within your booked category type (e.g. interior to interior, oceanview to oceanview and balcony to balcony).
  • Pay $49 per person deposit, which represents a reduction of $101 per person on 2-6 day sailing, a reduction of $201 per person on 7-16 day sailings and a reduction of $351 per person on 17+ day sailings, off the standard required deposit amount.
  • Pay the balance on final payment of the booking.
  • Offer not available on the following departures: 25 Nov 2019 on Carnival Splendor and 24 Mar 2020 departure on Carnival Spirit.
  • Whilst all information is correct at time of publication, offers are subject to change or withdrawal.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees   
  • Please note all our holidays are subject to availability at time of booking. Should your dates not be available please note the Family Travel  Booking Guarantee applies. The Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back, no questions asked.
  • Excludes: Travel Insurance, Flights, Visas, Prepaid Service Charges, Specialty Restaurant Cover Charge & Shore Excursions, alcoholic beverages.


Visas for Australians travelling overseas: 
A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country.
We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here



Why is this holiday great for kids?


No pesky transfers, no drawn-out check-ins, no packing and re-packing, no fuss about food. Cruising is the ideal way to holiday as a family, with everything you could possibly need right on board with you. On board activities such as pools, water slides, Kids Clubs, and more will keep you entertained at sea. Roomy cabins and family dining options have you covered.


Experience the best ports of call in the South Pacific. In Noumea, an exciting French-Kanak fusion awaits in the cuisine and architecture. Board the yellow Tchou Tchou Train to sightsee in the New Caledonian capital, visit the Aquarium des Lagons for fish-feeding and check out the Baie des Citrons beach. On the second largest of the Loyalty Islands, Mare, get your snorkelling fix, before immersion in local cultures on the Isle of Pines. Lifou’s Jinek Bay is perfect for a swim. 

Why is this cruise best for families?

Carnival Cruises have the family thing down pat. Time together is made easy with mini golf, stage shows, game shows, basketball and more. However you feel about Green Eggs and Ham, hop along to the Seuss-a-palooza parade and story time to meet your favourite characters. But that’s not the show-stopper. 

But you’ll also find it stress-free to spend some time apart. The included Kids Club caters for three age groups up to teens. With a free fall and speeds of about 65 kilometres per hour, the Green Thunder water slide will certainly get that heartbeat racing!

Camp Ocean: 2 – 11 years old 

Circle C:  12 – 14 years old

Club O2:  Teenager

Grown Up’s Corner

Everyone deserves a holiday, which is why Carnival Splendor is so good at catering for the kids so the grown-ups can switch off. Kids Clubs and after-hours supervision make room for romantic dinners, indulgence in the Cloud 9 Spa, a thrill at the Royal Flush Casino or The Cool jazz club, or a snooze in a hammock at adults-only Serenity Retreat. At El Morocco Lounge, grab a comedy show, musical performance or test those vocal cords at karaoke.


Sat 11 Jul 2020 - Sydney, Australia

Departs 16:00

Step aboard Carnival Splendor for a wonderful 8 Day cruise around the pacific islands. Before embarking, spend some time exploring Sydney, its stunning CBD, the Harbour Bridge, and the Opera house.


Sun 12 Jul - At Sea


Mon 13 Jul - At Sea


Tue 14 Jul - Noumea, New Caledonia

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 17:00

Nouméa is the capital of the South Pacific archipelago and overseas French territory New Caledonia. Situated on the main island, discover Grand Terre, with its beautiful beaches and its blend of French and native Kanak influences. Experience the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre to learn about Kanak heritage, and see exhibits from across the Pacific region. The Aquarium des Lagons introduces the rich local marine life.


Wed 15 Jul - Lifou Isle

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 17:00

Long stretches of white sand beach, small coves, limestone caves, grottos and imposing cliffs give the island one of the most dramatic landscapes in the pacific.


Thu 15 Jul - Mare, Vanuatu

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 17:00

The best kept secret of all of New Caledonia’s islands, Maré is about as close to paradise as any will ever come.
Be blown away at Mare’s pristine beauty, Noumea’s best kept secret. Take an unguided bus transfer to Yejele Beach, a secluded stretch of pure white sand and crystal clear waters. Please be aware life guards are not on duty, swimming and snorkelling is at your own risk.


Fri 16 Jul - Isle of Pines

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 17:00

The Isle of Pines is an island in the southeast of the main island. Enjoy the exceptional landscapes blend of white sand beaches and tall pine trees.


Sat 17 Jul - At Sea


Sun 18 Jul - At Sea


Mon 19 Jul - Sydney, Australia

Arrives 06:30

It’s time to say goodbye to Carnival Splendor. Extend a bit your escape, to enjoy the Sydney skyline, experience the best restaurant and cafe, or just take the ferry to breathe and relax on the northern beaches.



All meals are included on board Carnival Spirit – but you do have the option to take it up a notch and enjoy a special occasion at one of the specialty restaurants.
  • Included restaurants: RedFrog Pub, Breakfast Grill, Carnival Deli, Dining Room, Lido Restaurant, Off the Grill
  • Specialty restaurants: Bonsai Sushi, Chef’s Table, Coffee bar, Nouveau Restaurant


  • The Game Show
  • The Punchliner Comedy Club
  • Playlist Productions
  • Lip Sync Battle: Carnival
  • Stage shows, Live Music, Piano Bar, Karaoke, Nightclub


  • Art exhibitions, seminars, auctions
  • Atrium, Library
  • Games room, Bingo

Spa & Fitness:

  • Fitness centre, classes
  • Spa Carnival
  • Hair beauty salon

Games Deck:

  • Serenity Adult-Only Retreat
  • Pools
  • Mini golf, Basketball court
  • Waterworks
  • Green Thunder waterslide
Cabin categories  
Inside Cabin
  • 2 beds and shower (Sleeps up to 4 guests)
  • The most affordable way to cruise
  • Room features:
    • Room service
    • 24–hour room steward
    • Soft, cosy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
    • Personal safe for valuables
    • Nightly turndown service
    • Plenty of closet and drawer space
    • Private bathroom and shower
    • Television
    • Individual climate control
    • Telephone
Upgrade to an Oceanview Cabin
  • 2 beds, shower (Sleeps up to 4 guests)
  • Large oceanview window
  • Room features:
    • Room service
    • 24–hour room steward
    • Soft, cosy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
    • Personal safe for valuables
    • Nightly turndown service
    • Plenty of closet and drawer space
    • Private bathroom and shower
    • Television
    • Individual climate control
    • Telephone
Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin
  • 2 beds, shower, living area and balcony (Sleeps up to 4 guests)
  • Exceptional balcony
  • Room features:
    • Room service
    • 24–hour room steward
    • Soft, cosy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
    • Personal safe for valuables
    • Nightly turndown service
    • Plenty of closet and drawer space
    • Private bathroom and shower
    • Television
    • Individual climate control
    • Telephone


What is included in the deal? 
Please refer to the ‘HOLIDAYS INCLUDES’ section. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 100for more details.

Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that my family needs? 
We recommend you see your doctor at least eight weeks prior to travel for advice, and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.

Can Family Travel organise my travel insurance? / Do I need a travel insurance?
We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. Family Travel can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you. Call us on 1300 404 100 and quote Family10 for a 10% discount.

Can I arrange my flights with Family Travel? 
We at Family Travel are fully licensed travel agents and are able to arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 100 to get a personalised quote.

When will my booking be confirmed?
Once your Family Travel Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the Family Travel Reservations team. Family Travel will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking into your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements. The Family Travel team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.

The Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back


What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking?
If for any reason you need to cancel, contact the Family Travel reservation team on 1300 404 100, and make sure you have your travel voucher number and traveller names on hand. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, Family Travel will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. Once we have received a variable request for cancellation, we request it be submitted in writing. Once received we will begin to process your cancellation. 

I haven’t received my Family Travel voucher yet. What do I do?

If you have not received your voucher within 24 hours contact Family Travel on 1300 404 100 and we will resend your voucher by email.

Where can I find full terms and conditions for Family Travel? 
Terms and conditions for each product can be found in the fine print of each booking. Full details on the terms and conditions can be found on the link below.

How many people in a cabin?
At Family Travel we can book cabins that are the right size for you and your family. For Twins, Triple and Quad cabins call us on 1300 404 100.

How do I book shore excursions? 

Guests can book a Shore Excursion by visiting the Shore Excursion desk onboard during their cruise. Guests may also visit Royal Caribbean Cruise Planner to purchase excursions before they cruise.

Are there any age limits to join a shore excursions? 

This depends on the cruise line – the majority, however, are family friendly with no age limitations. Royal Caribbean Cruise line offers a range of shore excursions specifically for families however some activities have age requires such as diving which requires a  minimum age for diving is 12 years. 

What will I pay for on board? 

You will need to pay for the below on board:

  • Alcoholic and premium soft drinks
  • Children’s Fountain Soda Package
  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
  • Beauty treatments in the Spa
  • Items purchased from onboard shops
  • Cover charges for speciality dining and Johnny Rockets

How do I pay for onboard expenses?

An Onboard Expense Account, also known as your SeaPass® onboard account, is the cashless system used for all onboard purchases and services. Depending on your ship, SeaPass cards are handed out at the pier or will be in your stateroom waiting for you. The account may be set up with either a credit card or as a cash account. You may establish a master account and add guests from your stateroom or another stateroom as authorised purchasers on your account. For each purchase made onboard the ship you will receive a receipt at the point of sale. A final statement will be delivered to your stateroom on the final morning of your cruise holiday for your review. Please note all onboard prices are in USD.

Are there any programs for kids on board? 
Please check out Best For or facilities section to find information on what kids can enjoy on board. 

What is a guarantee cabin?

A guarantee cabin is one where there is no stateroom number assigned by the cruise line. A cabin may be assigned any time before travel and may have an obstructed view. 

What type of clothes should I bring?

 On any Royal Caribbean Casual clothing such as Jeans, polos, sundresses and blouses are all the right amount of laid back. Please keep swimwear to the Pool Deck. Shorts are welcomed for breakfast and lunch 

My kids are fussy eaters will there be other option for my kids? 

Royal Caribbean offers a large range of casual dining options and quick bites for meals on the run. With 9 dinning options onboard you are to find something for everyone. 

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