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On Board Australia’s Largest Cruise Ship

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Australia’s cruise season is officially underway!

Take a closer look inside our largest superliner – the 88,500-tonne Carnival Legend.

Sydney has staged a spectacular welcome to mark the start of Australia’s cruise season plus the maiden arrival of Australia’s biggest ship – Carnival Cruise Lines’ superliner, Carnival Legend.

In keeping with its name, the 88,500-tonne ship enjoyed a legendary entry into the Harbour with the Australian Girls Choir performing a medley of well-known Australian tunes with 3,000 guests and crew singing along.

Carnival Legend is the first international ship to arrive in Australia for the 2015 summer cruise season which will see a record flotilla of more than 35 different ships sailing in local waters.

Photo 5 Pool Deck

Find out more and take a look at this huge ship!

  • The ship has 12 passenger decks
  • It boasts 4 swimming pools, a jaw-dropping 72-foot water slide, sports court, jogging track and two-deck fitness centre
  • It has more than 22 restaurants, bars and lounges – including the Red Frog Pub with its own locally brewed ale and a 24-hour pizza and ice cream service
  • With a gross registered tonnage of 88,500 tons, Carnival Legend is equivalent in tonnage to 77 Manly ferries
  • If tipped on her stern, the 293-metre long Carnival Legend would stretch more than 42 metres above the observation deck of Sydney Tower, the city’s tallest building
  • In a month, 400kg or 48,000 coffees are consumed
  • During an average week, Carnival Legend guests consume more than 3000 steaks, 2268kg of chicken and poultry, 442kg of salmon, 1500 tomatoes, 13,700 potatoes, 5320 bananas and 3000 apples.
  • The ship was christened by British actress Dame Judi Dench in 2002 and originally sailed to Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Panama Canal and the South Pacific

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