Today Carnival Cruise Line announced a new charity partnership with the Children's Hospital Foundation, the official charity of the Queensland Children's Hospital.

The partnership is in preparation for Carnival Spirit’s repositioning to her new home of Brisbane in October 2020, sailing year-round from the Sunshine State.

Carnival will raise funds onboard Carnival Spirit via its ‘Conga for Kids’ initiative. Guests on every Carnival Spirit cruise will be invited to join in on an exclusive top deck dance party to raise donations directly for the hospital by purchasing a $20 ‘Conga for Kids’ T-shirt.

Rosie Simpson, CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation said: “The support we will receive from Carnival will be instrumental in enhancing our services with the funds aiding vital research, new equipment and entertainment to support children and their families in hospital.”

Jennifer Vandekreeke, Carnival Cruise Line Australia Vice-President and General Manager, added: “Kids and families are at the heart of what we do. Carnival carries more kids and families than any other cruise line in the world. That’s why we’re extremely proud to be partnering with the Children’s Hospital Foundation to support the health and welfare of Queensland kids and their families.”

To learn more about the partnership, please visit the website at: 

Left to right in above photo: Inga Robinson, Partnerships Manager Children’s Hospital Foundation; Anton Loeb, Director of Sales Carnival Cruise Line; Jennifer Vandekreeke, Carnival Cruise Line Australia Vice-President and General Manager; Kara Glamore, Director of Marketing and PR Carnival Cruise Line; Mark Richards, National Account Manager Carnival Cruise Line; Dani Dickinson, Business Development Manager, Children’s Hospital Foundation.


About Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line is the largest cruise line in the world, over five and a half million guests choose the fun of a Carnival cruise every year. Carnival Splendor joins the Australian fleet in December 2019. Sailing from Sydney, she will become the newest and largest ship home ported year-round in Australia. Currently home ported in Sydney, Carnival Spirit will reposition to her new home of Brisbane in October 2020, sailing year-round from the Sunshine State. Designed with fun in mind and featuring over 45 activities to enjoy each day, Carnival offers families and couples fun, memorable holidays at a great value.

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About Children's Hospital Foundation, Queensland Children’s Hospital

The Children’s Hospital Foundation is the official charity for the Queensland Children’s Hospital and the Centre for Children’s Health Research. The Children’s Hospital Foundation works wonders for sick and injured kids by funding vital research, new equipment, and providing entertainment and support for children and their families in hospital. They are committed to making a difference in the fight against childhood illness and injury so every child can grow up as happy and healthy as possible. 
For more about the Children’s Hospital Foundation, visit


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