Duration
11 Nights
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
27 Jan 2020
Destination
New Caledonia
Cruising aboard Carnival Spirit to the islands of New Caledonia will elevate your vacation at sea to that unforgettable trip you will long to relive. You’ll be on a ship that’s nearly the length of three footy fields with 12 decks tall and hosting an array of things to see, do, taste and try. Whether you’re sociable and love making new friends or prefer to relax by the pool and people watch the day away without a care in the world your holiday choices are endless.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy the spectacular pristine blue waters and white sandy beaches of the Isle of Pines
  • Immerse yourself in the French culture of Noumea and experience the local produce markets and other local attractions

  • On Carnival Spirit there are numerous entertainment options with more than 6 bars and lounges to choose from and featuring all kinds of activities, games and shows


HOLIDAY INCLUDES
11 Night Cruise on Carnival Spirit
All meals on board included
Selected drinks: non-bottled water, lemonade, unsweetened iced tea, hot chocolate and non-speciality coffee and tea
Activities: Art exhibitions, auctions, and seminars, library, games
Sports activities: Fitness centre, jogging track, basketball court
Entertainment: The Game Show, The Punchliner Comedy Club, Live Music, Piano Bar, and much more!
Access: Serenity adult-only retreat, pools, mini golf, green thunder waterslide

SAIL DATE
  • Departs 27 Jan 2020

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: Mon 27 Jan – Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Day 2: Tue 28 Jan – At Sea
  • Day 3: Wed 29 Jan – At Sea
  • Day 4:  Thu 30 Jan – At Sea
  • Day 5: Fri 31 Jan – Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
  • Day 6: Sat 01 Feb – Mare Island, New Caledonia
  • Day 7: Sun 02 Feb –  Lifou, Loyalty Islands
  • Day 8: Mon 03 Feb –  Noumea, New Caledonia
  • Day 9: Tue 04 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 10: Wed 05 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 11: Thu 06 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 12: Fri 07 Feb – Melbourne, VIC, Australia
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE
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WHY BOOK WITH MY DISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: 27 Jan 2020
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • Advertised prices are based on a twin and single package staying in an Inside cabin
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees.  In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team who will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes items of a personal nature, travel insurance, flights, shore excursions, speciality restaurants, alcoholic and special beverages.

VISA Visas for Australians travelling overseas A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country. We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here New Caledonia: If you are visiting New Caledonia for tourism and you have a return ticket, you generally won’t need a visa. In other circumstances, you’ll need a visa. Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) can change at short notice. New Caledonia is an overseas territory of France. Visit the website of the French Consulate-General in Sydney  or contact an Embassy or Consulate of France for up-to-date information.
TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
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Mon 27 Jan - Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Departs 16:00 Step aboard Carnival Spirit for a wonderful 12 Day cruise around the pacific islands. Before embarking, spend some time exploring Melbourne. Melbourne, in Australia’s state of Victoria (VIC), is home to an interesting mixture of historic Victorian architecture and breathtaking modern buildings. With a vibrant, street café culture and excellent shopping, Melbourne is also widely considered to be the dining capital of Australia, with an enormous selection of cuisine. It is a lively, exciting city with a friendly multicultural population. Melbourne has an abundance of parks, wide roads, and boulevards and is also the cultural and sporting capital of Australia, with world class sporting facilities and an abundance of museums, galleries and theatres. Lying directly on the shores of Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne offers easy access to the many different areas including the the Victorian Alps in the east, the Grampians and Great Ocean Road in the west and the fertile river valleys of the Murray in the north, to name just a few.
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Tue 28 Jan - At Sea

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Wed 29 Jan - At Sea

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Thu 30 Jan - At Sea

5

Fri 31 Jan - Isle of Pines, New Caledonia

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 17:00 The Isle of Pines is part of New Caledonia and is situated 50km south east of the mainland and 80 km’s south-east of the capital Noumea. The island is characterized by tall narrow pine trees, perfect white sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons. This island was once a convict settlement for political prisoners from Paris and later became an ordinary prison. The islands landscape consists of spectacular natural colours of white sand, green, blue water and lush green vegetation. The island is also beautiful under water as there are spectacular colourful corals and fish. Vao on the islands southern most tip is the only real village. The islands sole church dominates the village centre.
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Sat 01 Feb - Mare Island, New Caledonia

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 17:00 Maré Island is the second-largest island of the Loyalty Islands, in the archipelago of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island is part of the commune (municipality) of Maré, in the Islands Province of New Caledonia. It lies northeast of Grande Terre, New Caledonia’s mainland. The main village on Maré is Tadine, it’s a peaceful little port village. Visitors are warmly welcomed but are expected to respect the local tribal customs. Attractions on the island include the natural aquarium about 1.2 miles from Tadine toward Eni. It’s a beautiful pool with translucent waters. You can also take a swim at the water hole in Eni, just as you enter the village on your left.
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Sun 02 Feb - Lifou, Loyalty Islands

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 17:00 Lifou is a commune in the Loyalty Islands Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. The commune of Lifou is made up of Lifou Island, the largest and most heavily populated of the Loyalty Islands, its smaller neighbour Tiga Island, and several uninhabited islets in between these two. All these islands lie among the Loyalty Islands, 190 km to the northeast of New Caledonia’s mainland. The town of Wé on Lifou Island, is the administrative centre of the commune of Lifou as well as the provincial seat of the Islands Province. Lifou is known for its limestone caves, white sands and rich coral reefs. Inland, it is covered in dense tropical forest, while the east and west coast are banked by steep cliffs, with limestone caves and fine sandy beaches. Attractions on Lifou include the caves on the south coast of Lifou, as well as a marine turtle park at the Bay of Wanda. In the north, the cliffs of Joking are a popular attraction. Good swimming beaches include Chateaubriand, Santal and Sandalwood, and there is excellent diving and game fishing in the waters around Lifou.
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Mon 03 Feb - Noumea, New Caledonia

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 17:00 Nouméa is the capital city of the French territory of New Caledonia. It is situated on a peninsula in the south of New Caledonia’s main island, Grande Terre. It is one of the most westernized cities in the Pacific islands, and while the city itself is not attractive, there are some beautiful beaches on its outskirts. Attractions in Nouméa include a stroll along the Place des Cocotiers, the local produce market and the Tjibaou Cultural Centre, located 20mins from the city. The focal point of the city is Coconut Park with its attractive colonial houses and beautiful hibiscus and bougainvilleas. The marina is worth a visit and there are attractive beaches at Anse Vata, Baie des Citrons and at Pointe Magnin.
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Tue 04 Feb - At Sea

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Wed 05 Feb - At Sea

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Thu 06 Feb - At Sea

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Fri 07 Feb - Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Arrives 20:00 It’s time to say goodbye to Carnival Spirit. Extend a bit your escape, to enjoy Melbourne.
Whether you’re after an action-packed holiday or just want to relax and unwind, you can create the type of cruise holiday you want onboard the Carnival Spirit. There’s heaps of fun on offer and something for everyone; little ones, big ones and the whole family. The largest waterpark at sea in Australia, mini-golf, two-deck fitness centre, jogging track and sports court, Serenity area (adults-only), day spa and pools and spas. Keep the kids entertained with three different age-appropriate youth programs, giving them plenty of choice on activities and the opportunity to make new friends. You’ll be spoilt for choice no matter what your passion. If you’re a foodie, Carnival Spirit has tons of dining options – with Fat Jimmy’s C-Side BBQ, Freshie’s Corner, Nouveau, where for a small cover charge you can dine in style, 24 hour Pizza and Ice-Cream and much, much more.  If it’s night-time fun that you’re looking for then you won’t be disappointed. Carnival Spirit has more than 6 bars and lounges to choose from featuring all kinds of games, shows and entertainment. If you like a flutter on the pokies there’s also a casino. Quite simply, you can pick and choose to create your own memorable holiday whilst onboard.
Cabin categories
Inside Cabin
  • 2 beds and shower (Sleeps up to 4 guests)
  • The most affordable way to cruise
  • Room features:
    • Room service
    • 24–hour room steward
    • Soft, cosy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
    • Personal safe for valuables
    • Nightly turndown service
    • Plenty of closet and drawer space
    • Private bathroom and shower
    • Television
    • Individual climate control
    • Telephone
Upgrade to an Oceanview Cabin
  • 2 beds, shower (Sleeps up to 4 guests)
  • Large oceanview window
  • Room features:
    • Room service
    • 24–hour room steward
    • Soft, cosy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
    • Personal safe for valuables
    • Nightly turndown service
    • Plenty of closet and drawer space
    • Private bathroom and shower
    • Television
    • Individual climate control
    • Telephone
Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin
  • 2 beds, shower, living area and balcony (Sleeps up to 4 guests)
  • Exceptional balcony
  • Room features:
    • Room service
    • 24–hour room steward
    • Soft, cosy linens (Carnival Comfort Collection®)
    • Personal safe for valuables
    • Nightly turndown service
    • Plenty of closet and drawer space
    • Private bathroom and shower
    • Television
    • Individual climate control
    • Telephone
  • Dining:
Carnival cruise set the dining table for you. It also brings to the table a full three courses in an experience that’s filling, but never stuffy — after all, you’re just as likely to catch waiters table-dancing as you are to order dessert. Dessert’s included (along with the rest of your meal, by the way) in your fare. But don’t skip straight to dessert, because the main course is the main attraction, drop in daily and enjoy a rotating menu of delectable favorites like steak, roasted duck, scallops and prime rib.
  • Entertainment:
The Atrium – the entrance to the ship and to vacation itself – is your first impression of all the fun to come. Carnival cruises make sure that this, the very heart of the ship, screams “welcome aboard the fun!” With multi-level panoramic views, the Atrium gives you the perfect place to enjoy all the hustle and bustle.
    • The Game Show
    • The Punchliner Comedy Club
    • Playlist Productions
    • Lip Sync Battle: Carnival
    • Stage shows, Live Music, Piano Bar, Karaoke, Nightclub
  • Activities:
    • Art exhibitions, seminars, auctions
    • Atrium, Library
    • Games room, Bingo
  • Spa & Fitness:
    • Fitness centre, classes
    • Spa Carnival
    • Hair beauty salon
  • Games Deck:
    • Serenity Adult-Only Retreat
    • Pools
    • Mini golf, Basketball court
    • Waterworks
    • Green Thunder waterslide
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
How many people in a cabin? At MyDiscoveries we can book a cabin that is right for you. For Solo, Triple and Quad cabins call us on 1300 404 606 
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
How do I book shore excursions? This depends on the cruise line. Bookings for shore excursions can only be made once your cruise has been paid in full and the cruise line has opened up the booking capability in their system (typically this is around 6 months before departure).
Can I take alcohol on my cruise? This depends on the cruise line, however, the in most instances the answer is no.
What will I pay for on board? This depends on the cruise line and the type of fare you have purchased. To find out the specifics for the cruise you are interested in please contact us on 1300 404 606.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the My Discoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly instalment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
Where can I find the full terms and conditions for MyDiscoveries? Specific terms and conditions for each holiday can be found in the Fine Print section of every holiday. Full terms and condition for My Discoveries can be found HERE
What type of clothes should I bring? This depends on the cruise line and the destination. Our cruise specialists will be happy to answer questions over the phone or you can search ‘packing’ and ‘cruise’ on the MyDiscoveries website where we have written stories and checklists to help answer this exact question.
When will I receive my documentation? This depends on when you are travelling and when you booked your cruise. If you haven’t received your documentation 30 days before departure please contact us on 1300 404 606 and we can investigate further for you.