12 Nights
From 0 to 11 years

Save big and soak up the spirit of the South Pacific – literally!

Jump on this 12-day Carnival Spirit South Pacific cruise departing Melbourne for a family-friendly taster of the most postcard-worthy ports in New Caledonia and Vanuatu. And all at a discount of up to $600 per cabin if you book by June 27, completely covering meals, entertainment, Kids Club and more. Of course you can’t put a price on tropical paradise, but with a limited-time deal as hot as this one, the prospect of a snorkel in crystal clear waters is tricky to resist!


  • Book before 27 June 2019 to save up to $600 per cabin
  • Explore the best ports in Pacific Islands – Noumea, Mare, Isle of Pines, Mystery Island
  • All meals and entertainment included on Carnival Spirit
  • Awesome activities on board such as Green Thunder Water Slide


Sail 12 nights on Carnival Spirit South Pacific Cruise in cabin category selected  
All meals and entertainment on board for kids and adults are included
Kids Club access included for kids and teens
Access included to fitness centre, jogging track, basketball court
Book by 27 June 2019 to save up to $600 per cabin, access free cabin upgrade and secure your booking for deposit of only $49 per person


  • Departs 10 Feb 2020


  • Day 1: Mon 10 Feb 2020 – Melbourne, Australia
  • Day 2: Tue 11 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 3: Wed 12 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 4: Thu 13 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 5: Fri 14 Feb – Isle of Pines
  • Day 6: Sat 15 Feb – Mare
  • Day 7: Sun 16 Feb – Mystery Island
  • Day 8: Mon 17 Feb – Lifou Isle
  • Day 9: Tue 18 Feb – Noumea
  • Day 10: Wed 19 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 11: Thu 20 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 12: Fri 21 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 13: Sat 22 Feb – Melbourne, 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: 10 Feb 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 11-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.


A visa gives a non-citizen permission to enter and stay in a certain country.

Family Travel cannot issue visas for your trip. You will need to research Visa requirements and contact the nearest embassy or consulate. Australian Government’s travel advice service smartraveller.gov.au is a good place to start.

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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.


Pretty soon, Carnival Spirit will start to feel like home – a home with a giant water slide, that is! But it is also worth jumping ship to see what’s happening in some of the most astonishing ports of call in the region. Vanuatu’s Mystery Island is totally uninhabited, for example, so prepare for a tailor-made immersion into local culture. On Mare, a bus transfer is all it takes for you to front up at Yejele Beach. Isle of Pines is New Caledonia’s best kept secret. Noumea bustles with the delightful French-Kanak fusion you never knew you were missing.

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

Kids Clubs and the special Night Owl program (for kids aged 11 and under, up to 12am) mean grown ups can squeeze in some special time alone. Recline in the ocean air on a hammock in the adults-only Serenity Retreat, catch a stage play or live gig, enjoy a nice meal at a specialty restaurant or bar. 


Mon 10 Feb 2020 - Melbourne, Australia

Departs 17:00

Step aboard Carnival Splendor for a wonderful 8 Day cruise around the pacific islands. Before embarking, spend some time exploring Melbourne, and discover this wonderful city.


Tue 11 Feb - At Sea


Wed 12 Feb - At Sea


Thu 13 Feb - At Sea


Fri 14 Feb - 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 15 Feb - Mare

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 17:00

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.


Sun 16 Feb - Mystery Island

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 17:00

Uninhabited Mystery Island is a tiny islet at the southernmost end of the Vanuatu archipelago. Grab your snorkel gear and dive into the turquoise waters to explore the coral reef, or simply relax enjoying white sands fringed and palm trees for an idyllic beach getaway.


Mon 17 Feb - 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.


Tue 18 Feb - Noumea

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 19 Feb - At Sea


Thu 20 Feb - At Sea


Fri 21 Feb - At Sea


Sat 22 Feb - Melbourne, Australia

Arrives 07:00

It’s time to say goodbye to Carnival Splendor. Extend a bit your escape, to enjoy the Melbourne skyline, experience the best restaurant and cafe, or just take a walk in this incredible city.

A mysterious land where meals are all catered for, cleaning is taken care of, the kids are having a blast and the grown-ups can relax? You’d think it was a fairy tale! We think there is in fact a little sprinkle of magic on board the Carnival Spirit. 
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: Guy’s Burger Joint, Pizza Pirate, Carnival Deli, Breakfast Grill, Fat Jimmy’s C-Side BBQ and more
  • Specialty restaurants: Green Eggs and Ham breakfast, Seafood Corner, Bonsai Sushi, Chef’s Table, Nouveau Restaurant and


    • 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: Fun for all ages
    • Mini golf, Basketball court: Fun for all ages
    • Waterworks: Fun for all ages
    • Green Thunder waterslide: Fun for all ages


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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