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Carnival Cruise Line Opens the Doors to its Fun Shops for Australian Cruises

Carnival Cruise Line is helping Australian travellers take the hassle out of gift shopping on their cruise following the Down Under debut of its popular Fun Shops program, designed to help guests celebrate special occasions onboard.


Fun Shops lets guests – or their friends and family – pre-purchase gifts before their cruise departs, allowing them to surprise loved ones who are booked on Carnival Spirit and Carnival Legend cruises from Australia.


Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Australia Jennifer Vandekreeke said with many guests booking a cruise to celebrate a milestone occasion, Fun Shops provided the perfect opportunity to make the experience even more memorable.


"We all enjoy a surprise every now and then, and there is no  better way to start a holiday than arriving at your cabin to find an unexpected bottle of bubbles or a beautiful bouquet," Ms Vandekreeke said.


"Fun Shops is an ideal way to make sure a fun holiday becomes even more fabulous!"


Perfect for celebrating a birthday or anniversary, or just as a pick-me-up, the gifts include flowers, balloons and decorations, sparkling wine, cheese platters, fruit hampers, chocolate cake and chocolate-covered strawberries.


The full range of gift items can be viewed at


Carnival's Australian guests can also now pre-order FunHub internet packages prior to their departure.  The packages, which include social, value and premium offers are designed to ensure guests can stay connected while at sea.


To get the celebrations started, guests should speak to their local travel agent or phone the Carnival team on 13 31 94.


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About Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line is the largest cruise line in the world with more than four and a half million guests travelling every year. The cruise line has two ships deployed in Australia, Carnival Spirit – the largest and newest cruise ship to be based in Sydney year round – and sister ship Carnival Legend, sailing from Sydney each summer. With 45 activities to enjoy each day, both ships offer fun-loving families and couples memorable and great value holidays.


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