We’ve been cruising for 90 years

The leading voice of
cruising in Australia,
New Zealand and
the Pacific

Carnival Australia comprises seven leading cruise lines. Three of these – P&O Cruises Australia, Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line – are the only companies to base ships from Australia year-round.

In addition, a number of other ships from across our cruise lines are deployed Down Under seasonally or visit local ports during the summer months. Through our local fleets, Carnival Australia has  played a key role in driving the growth of the Australian cruise industry to record highs over more than a decade.

Playing a key role

Cruising makes a significant contribution to the national, regional and local economies – more than $5 billion in economic activity annually, and the industry supports nearly 20,000 jobs.

At 5.7 per cent, Australia has had the highest market penetration by population in the world. Seven out of ten Australians who took an ocean cruise sailed on ships operated by Carnival Australia brands. Across the Tasman, Carnival Australia has accounted for more than 75 per cent of New Zealand’s cruise passengers.

Carnival Australia played a key role in the rebuilding of the industry and the revitalisation of the growth of cruising following the 2020-22 pause in operations. We support our travel sector partners, including travel agents, fresh produce suppliers, tour operators, entertainers and the communities that our ships visit, especially in the Pacific Islands.

As with Carnival Corporation more widely, we see our highest responsibility and top priorities as compliance, protecting the environment and the safety and health and wellbeing of our guests, the people in the communities we touch, and our crew members. Importantly, we are committed to providing our guests with a safe and healthy environment based on the latest advancements in health protocols.