Carnival Splendor, the newest and largest cruise ship home ported in Australia, has returned from her maiden cruise to the South Pacific.

The 113,573-tonne ship was carrying approximately 3,500 guests on its first Australian voyage, an eight-night cruise to New Caledonia.

Jennifer Vandekreeke, VP and GM Australia, Carnival Cruise Line, said, “Prior to arriving in Australia, Carnival Splendor underwent the ultimate ‘Aussie transformation’ where we added fresh new features and world firsts to ensure she delivered more fun to our Australian guests.

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“Our guests sailing on Carnival Splendor on her first South Pacific cruise were able to experience all she has to offer and created plenty of fun-filled memories along the way.”

Australia has become Carnival’s second largest market after the USA. Despite its American spelling, Carnival Splendor now showcases new and exclusive features for the Australian market, including all ages waterparks, a new grand illusion show, a spa and retreat centre and numerous dining options.

Ms Vandekreeke said, “We’re excited to welcome Aussie families, couples and friends onboard the newly transformed Carnival Splendor – she’s three footy fields long, 14 decks high and packed with things to see, do, taste and try”.

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