Sydney, 25 May
2018 – Carnival Cruise Line today announced the launch of a new state-of-the-art
duty free store available on
Carnival Spirit, on Australian cruises, from 25 June, 2018, further enhancing
the guest experience the cruise line is known for.
Today's news is the result of a new
partnership between Carnival Cruise Line and Heinemann Asia Pacific, a
subsidiary of Gebr. Heinemann. The
partnership will deliver an ideal mix of local and global brands such as Seafolly,
Quay Australia, Swarovski, Swatch, Lacoste and Clinique to Carnival's
The move into the Australian market
by Heinemann Asia Pacific follows the success of an existing partnership
between the two brands in the US with similar experiences onboard Carnival
Fantasy, Carnival Liberty and Carnival Ecstasy.
"We are thrilled to embark on this
new partnership with Carnival Cruise Line, especially at such an exciting time
in the cruising market," says Marvin von Plato, CEO of Heinemann Asia Pacific.
retail and logistics management experience with our expertise in the Australian
market, we look forward to providing a world-class shopping experience on-board
for Carnival guests."
Heinemann has been a master
concessionaire at Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport since 2015, with
the brand building a strong reputation with Australian travellers. Using
consumer insights, Heinemann has carefully curated duty free offerings for the
Aussie cruising market with a particular focus on cosmetics, liquor and local
"We're pleased to continue our
excellent relationship with Gebr. Heinemann with this enhancement of the retail
experience aboard Carnival Spirit following its extensive dry dock," said
William Butler, Carnival's Vice President of Retail Services. "The retail
experience at Carnival continues to evolve with sought-after brands and
exciting new spaces and we're delighted to work with Gebr. Heinemann in
providing our guests with the widest variety of retail choices at sea," he added.
Carnival Spirit will undergo a two-week dry dock in Singapore and receive
new family friendly entertainment features offering new spaces for kids and
teens activities onboard, in addition to this new duty free experience. Once she
returns to her home port of Sydney on 25 June, 2018 she will resume year-round
departures from Australia.
Heinemann Asia Pacific:
Heinemann Asia Pacific is a
subsidiary of Gebr. Heinemann and was established in 2010 to represent the
group in the Asia Pacific region. Rooted in Gebr. Heinemann's legacy, Heinemann
Asia Pacific is committed to becoming the preferred partner for landlords,
operators and suppliers by offering comprehensive travel retail solutions in
the dynamic and diverse Asia Pacific market. From its headquarters in
Singapore, Heinemann Asia Pacific maintains business relations across 10
different nations, having established an extensive network spanning from
Indonesia to Myanmar. More than 60 staff members, located at the headquarters,
collaborate with strong local partners in the distribution and retail fields, capitalising
on significant growth in what is currently the world's most dynamic travel
Carnival Cruise Line is the largest
cruise line in the world with almost five million guests travelling every year.
The cruise line has two ships deployed in Australia, including Carnival Spirit
– currently the largest and newest cruise ship home ported year-round in
Australia. Sister ship Carnival Legend will return to Australia in October 2018
following her Northern Hemisphere summer season cruising Alaska. Carnival
Splendor will join the Australian Carnival fleet in December 2019 and become
the newest and largest ship home ported year-round in Australia. With 45
activities to enjoy each day, Carnival's ships offer fun-loving families and
couples fun, memorable holidays at great value.
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Head of Marketing
Heinemann Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.