Why you should choose a cruise for a milestone celebration

It’s right and proper that we celebrate life’s big occasions … from significant birthdays to anniversaries to engagements, family get-togethers, vow renewals and reunions. But finding an original interesting way to celebrate isn’t always easy. We think a cruise is the perfect solution to all your party-planning woes. Everything you need for a great celebration is contained in one, giant, organised fun ship. Venue? Tick. Food? Tick. Entertainment? Tick. Drinks? Tick. And the best news of all? Carnival’s highly experienced crew are very used to on-board celebrations … so you can sit back and relax and let them do all the work. Here are three ideas for milestone celebrations.

 It’s your parents’ 40th wedding anniversary
There’s no question about it: cruises are ideal for families. And what better way to get the family together than for your parents’ ruby wedding anniversary? Carnival offers short cruise options from three to five days, departing Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne: all ideal for a family celebration. A special anniversary dinner should be the highlight of the cruise: and on-board dinners don’t get better than fine dining at Nouveau – think lobster tail and steak cooked to perfection (bookings essential; $45 a head). Celebrate your parents’ enduring love with a sumptuous multi-course meal prepared by one of Carnival’s master chefs. It’s a memory they will always treasure.


You’re turning 50
Yes, you could celebrate with all your friends and family … or you could actually do something for yourself for a change and escape with a couple of your besties on a three-day Weekend Sampler cruise, or ramp it up to a four- or five-day cruise – maybe to Tasmania or Queensland. A girls-only getaway is the perfect way to celebrate the big five-zero and to recharge your batteries at the same time. Indulge in spa treatments – from hot-stone massages and aromatherapy to facials – take fitness classes (early morning yoga, girls?), or just laze around the pool with those books you’ve been wanting to read for ages. Get together for a pre-dinner drink, eat somewhere different every night and spend the rest of the evening dancing, singing karaoke or watching the fabulous on-board Broadway-style entertainment. A happy birthday, indeed.

It’s time for a Honeyboom™
So, the kids have finally fled the nest – or they’re old enough to be left to their own devices for a long weekend. And now it’s time for you and your other half to have that holiday you deserve: a celebratory honeyboom. With research showing that almost two-thirds of Australian couples haven’t had a child-free holiday for at least a year, a three-to-four-day cruise is the perfect way to ensure you spend some quality time together and reconnect, away from day-to-day life and your children. Lounge around together in the adults-only Serenity™ Retreat, indulge in a his-and hers-massage, sample a custom-created cocktail in Alchemy Bar and celebrate with champagne and a superb meal at Nouveau Restaurant. You’ll return home loved up and ready to embrace family life with a renewed passion – and with plans already in the pipeline for your next honeyboom experience.