Splendor makes Aussie debut
YESTERDAY saw the arrival of Carnival Splendor in Sydney for the first time, with an exclusive group of travel agents welcomed on board to celebrate the moment in true retro-style with an overnight cruise and Rock-nGlow dance party.
Speaking to the media aboard the ship last night, Carnival’s Vice President and General Manager, Australia Jennifer Vandekreeke, pictured doing her finest Axl Rose impression, said the ship had been given a number of new bells and whistles to cater specifically for the Australian market.
“It really was a collaborative effort with our operations team to make sure we brought a ship down to this market that was really going to be bigger, bolder and better than previous Carnival ships,” she said.
These new additions include new cafes such as Juice and Java, as well new eateries like the new Indian-inspired Masala Tiger.
Vandekreeke also exclusively revealed the line had inked a partnership with coffee brand Vittoria Coffee, which has seen its baristas trained by Vittoria’s staff and coffee beans provided.
Carnival will be soon dedicating two full-time ships to the Aussie market when Spirit arrives to service Brisbane from Oct 2020.