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Australians Finally Get Access To Carnivals Fun Shops Program !

While there has been some excitement from Australian cruisers that Carnival Cruise Line, Australia has added the easy access tool of the ever so popular Fun Shop program, to its Australian website it’s about time I say and it should have been done a long time ago!

Pretty much every cruise line that has ships cruising from Australia throughout the cruising season, Australians have access to their pre purchased gift program apart from P&O Cruises Australia who don’t have one! Why not! You’re meant to be Australia’s home-grown cruise line.

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It’s now taken an American cruise line that has only be homeporting in Australia since October 2012 to now provide this service that should be standard!

Mind you Carnival Cruise Line, Australia its still a watered down version of what is avalible on your American webite, why is that ?

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.

For more information about the full range of gifts on offer please visit

Australians expect much more from cruise lines now we have been cruising long enough now to know what is acceptable and what is not! We want better ships with world class amenities, accommodation, entertainment and food.

The majority of Australians don’t like having their gratuities included in their fares either, if we feel that its warranted to tip staff for great service, we are more likely to do it at the end of the cruise and give the appropriate person.

We also expect more in the way of social media connectivity at sea, with better internet coverage and speeds at competitive prices.

We want to be taken to amazing destinations for the cruising holiday of a lifetime, after all we have paid for it!

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