Seven reasons you need to take 3 Days Off at sea

Everything you need to know about short-break cruises with Carnival.

Feeling the need to escape the daily routine for a few days?

Here are seven reasons why 3 days at sea is tailor-made for you.

It’s a fun size

Not all of us have a huge amount of holiday in the bank: here’s the perfect opportunity to really feel like you’ve gotten away from it all – in just three days. Our getaway cruises, which depart from both Brisbane and Sydney, leave either on a Thursday or Friday afternoon, and have you back in port early on Sunday or Monday morning.

It’s idyllic

Imagine yourself way out in the Pacific Ocean, with only a glimpse of the east coast of Australia visible in the far distance and a whole lot of water in between. The sky is yours as you dance away up on deck under the stars to your favourite 80s tracks on the 80s theme night!

Relaxing at Serenity Adult's Only Retreat

It’s affordable

What three-day holiday anywhere has all your accommodation, meals including a la carte dining and 24/7 pizza and ice cream and  45+ daily activities included in the price? It’s that kind of value that makes cruising with Carnival such an affordable option, whether you’re travelling in an extended family group, or having a cosy break with your partner. Speaking of which…

Accommodation onboard Carnival Splendor

It’s perfect for couples…

Want to reconnect as a couple (sans kids) for the weekend, and come back home rejuvenated and ready to face the world again? With on-board amenities such as fine steakhouse dining, vibrant bars with daily karaoke, our adults-only Serenity Retreat and Spa Carnival, you’ll make the very most of your 3 days off with all your entertainment and amenities at your fingertips. There’s even a later dining sitting and evening entertainment to follow. Spend time at the sing-a-long piano bar, nightclub or an adult comedy show.

Feeling comfortable at Cloud 9 Spa.

… but also for families

Can’t bear to leave your brood behind? Luckily, there are endless ways to occupy the kids on board. They can spend three days enjoying everything from a free Kids Club, Dive-in Movies and plummeting down waterslides to mini-golf, basketball and the Warehouse Arcade. There’s even a lolly shop on board! There’s also an early dining and Broadway-style show that immediately follows, for those young families who need to dose off by 8pm.

It’s great for big celebrations

Whether it’s a milestone birthday or special anniversary, there are few places better suited to a big family get-together than a short-break cruise. With all the hard work done for you by our dedicated staff, you can sit back and enjoy the celebrations. You can even arrange special cabin decorations to surprise the birthday boy/girl or your other half!

Celebrate onboard Carnival

It’s sooooo relaxing

Imagine a long weekend where you don’t have to cook a meal, make a bed, drive the kids to sport or do four loads of washing. Instead, you get to laze on a sunbed and read a book, get a super-relaxing massage, eat delicious food, sip cocktails, watch a fabulous musical, sleep-in and see a free movie or two. All that, and the beautiful Pacific Ocean to gaze at as you voyage the Australian coastline.

Sunset at Serenity

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