Carnival is the largest, most popular cruise line in the world. Known for a Vegas-like festive-yet-casual atmosphere, it offers a variety of dining, entertainment and activities to suit any taste. Its 24 "Fun Ships", which constitute the newest, most modern fleet at sea. Starting in October 2012 Carnival Spirit will be based permanently in Australia and offer 8 to 13 day cruises to the South Pacific and New Zealand from Sydney and Melbourne.From elegant meals to casual buffets, to dazzling Las Vegas-style entertainment, to a full schedule of non-stop activities, a "Fun Ship" cruise offers something for guests of all ages. Carnival Spirit features 3 swimming pools, waterslides, mini golf, 16 bars and lounges, a full casino, duty-free shops, a "Spa Carnival" and "Camp Carnival" for kids. The ship also offers some of the most spacious accommodations at sea including family-friendly interconnecting staterooms and quad berth balcony staterooms. For your convenience there is no tipping required, because that's included too!