The Carnival Legend cruise ship has sailed into Sydney Harbour, marking the start of the Carnival Corporation’s largest ever seasonal deployment in Australia.
The 88,500-tonne vessel brought 3,000 passengers and crew to Sydney on Monday morning, and will now operate 22 cruises from the city this winter.
In total, a record flotilla of more than 35 ships will sail in Australian waters over the next few months, making more than 600 calls to Australian ports.
“Australians have shown a real affinity for Carnival Cruise Lines because we share a similar outlook on life – a passion for fun, new experiences and adventure. It’s because of this great fit that we decided it was time for an encore, bringing Carnival Legend out to join sister ship Carnival Spirit,” said Carnival’s vice president for Australia & New Zealand, Jennifer Vandekreeke.
The arrival of the Carnival Legend marks the second time Carnival Cruise Lines has based a ship in Australia, following the arrival of the Carnival Spirit in Sydney in 2012. Since then, the cruise line had carried more than 190,000 passengers on its regional voyages.