Game On for Families on Carnival Legend

Family game night is about to become larger than life with the arrival of Hasbro, The Game Show on Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest Australian ship, Carnival Legend.

Debuting in Australia in September when Carnival Legend arrives in Sydney, Hasbro, The Game Show allows guests to play giant versions of their favourite childhood games including Connect 4 and Operation with sets measuring more than three metres.

Carnival Cruise Lines Vice President Australia Jennifer Vandekreeke said the game show would be a first for Australia and was guaranteed to bring out the competitive spirit in guests as theyteam up with friends and family to win great prizes.

“Since the concept was first introduced on our ships in 2012, it has been incredibly popular with guests of all ages,” Ms Vandekreeke said. “The opportunity to be transported into the middle of some of the world’s most beloved childhood games is irresistible for many  guests – and when combined with the opportunity to win prizes, it’s no contest!” she said.

Played on the ship’s theatre stage, Hasbro, The Game Show  will feature six main games: Yahtzee Bowling, with a giant ball and larger-than-life bowling pins; Operation Sam Dunk, where contestants have to get the balls into different slots on the “patient’s” body; Connect 4 Basketball which uses a basketball set-up rather than the traditional checkers format;  Sorry Sliders, which involves a giant shuffleboard court and Simon Flash, where two teams of four guests wear giant light-up colour boxes and shuffle themselves quickly to repeat a colour sequence. Each show ends with a Monopoly-inspired game, which sees guests compete to win the most Monopoly dollars.

The Hasbro set was installed on Carnival Legend during an extensive upgrade in February and joins a range of exciting Southern Hemisphere cruising and entertainment firsts, including great new live shows from Playlist Productions.

Other family entertainment innovations include the new Seuss at Sea program, which  brings to life the magic of Dr Seuss’ timeless books in a variety of ways, including a special Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with the Cat in the Hat and Friends; an onboard selection of classic Dr Seuss books, toys and themed activities, along with screenings of beloved Dr Seuss movies; and opportunities to meet and interact with favourite Dr Seuss characters onboard and participate in photo opportunities through events and activities such as the Seuss-a-palooza Character Parade.

Fares on a 10-night roundtrip New Caledonia and Vanuatu cruise on Carnival Legend departing Sydney on October 27, 2014, start from $824* per person quad share or $919* per person twin share. Carnival Legend also has availability on its Christmas and New Year cruises.