Cheap Queensland & Barrier Reef Cruises

Carnival Spirit cruises from Brisbane

Kiwis have a long love affair with Queensland and with the Trans Tasman bubble now in full swing it feels like the best time to book a break in the Sunshine State.

So often we grab a quick package to the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast then hit the shops, the beach and the Theme Parks, thinking that is all there is to do. BUT did you know, you can add on a cheap Carnival Queensland cruise to make your next GC trip even better!

Brisbane has a brand new cruise terminal with Carnival Spirit in permanent residence year round. The Brisbane cruise terminal is close to Brisbane airport and links to the main arterial links, south to the Gold Coast or north to the Sunshine Coast. This makes it super handy for Kiwis flying in and out of Brisbane.

Queensland is the perfect destination for Mini cruises of 3 and 4 nights which make the perfect flop and drop at the end of a busy Gold Coast holiday. Or tag on a longer cruise from Brisbane that will take you all the way up to the Tropical North and the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

Carnival Spirit is a laid-back, family friendly fun ship that makes no excuses for being Fun, Fun, Fun. Onboard there are water slides, fantastic kids clubs, lively entertainment, live music, family friendly food choices such as Guy’s Burger Joint and Adult only zones for those travelling without children. The late night comedy club is legendary for its off beat Aussie humour and makes the perfect end to a night of fun and activities on board. Or just wind down with a legendary Carnival Cocktail in the uber funky Alchemy bar. If you are bold enough you can embrace your inner Pop-Star and sing with a live band at Carnival’s Live Karaoke!

Pack some party gear as the Carnival theme nights on board are also a ton of lively fun for the whole family. Themes include 80’s, Mexican or Caribbean outfits. One Halloween cruise we experienced was legendary, with the “Empire Dining Room” transformed in to the “Vampire Dining Room” and all guests & staff wearing the most amazing Halloween costumes!

When cruising re-starts in Australia Carnival Spirit will be offering Aussie domestic cruises staying within Australian territorial waters. This is great news, as they make the perfect addition to a longer Queensland holiday. As the world opens up the itineraries will then extend out to include round trip cruises from Brisbane to the South Pacific islands which are such close neighbours of the Sunshine State.

HOOT Tip! HOOT Cruises offer some exclusive Carnival Cruise rates that you wont even find on their own web site! Look out for our Early Bird prepay rates. These offer fantastic savings when you book and pay in full at time of reservation

3 Night Fun Cruises from Brisbane start from a tiny $356 per person twin share and offer a fun getaway at sea, with plenty of opportunity to try out all the great things on board Carnival Spirit

4 Night Fun Cruises from Brisbane start from just $475 per person twin share and will also include a port of call, usually Airlie Beach, which is the perfect gateway to the Barrier Reef. Optional shore excursions are available out to the Reef for the day for those that want to explore more

7 Night Great Barrier Reef Cruises from just $735 per person twin share, will take you all the way up to Cairns and the Tropical North. Optional shore excursions will give you the chance to explore Cairns, Kuranda, the Ancient wonders of the Daintree Rainforest or the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Make sure you are up on deck for the anchor drop at Willis Island where you will usually witness the launch of the daily weather balloon

Looking for a Family Christmas getaway? Check out this fantastic Great Barrier Reef Christmas holiday
Christmas Barrier Reef Cruise Departing Brisbane 19 Dec 2021, 7 Nights from $995 per person, twin share


If you have a Carnival Future Cruise Credit? Please talk to our HOOT Cruises team and we can advise if you can allocate your Future Cruise credit direct to your new booking.

HOOT Tip! You can hold a “No Payment Option” on any of the above cruises on our web site. This is perfect to give you a no pressure timeline to finalise your trip plans with the rest of the family, knowing you have your fare and cabin choice locked in. Flash Sale fares will only usually hold an option for one dayCarnival Cruise Lines Super Cheap Early Payment rates must be paid in full on day of booking

Book your cruise online and if you have any questions, feel free to talk to our friendly Hoot Cruise Champions, we are happy to help! FreePhone: 0800 99 44 88

Just quote your AA SmartFuel or AA Membership Card Number at the time of cruise payment for 20c per lite savings at the pump! This discount will be applied to your AA SmartFuel account within 48 hours of final payment. T&C apply

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