Carnival Cruise Line has produced an epic global celebration for Australia’s fifth birthday, creating the world’s longest conga line at sea for the first ever World Conga Day™.
Australia is Carnival Cruise Line’s first international home-port outside of the U.S, with Carnival Spirit sailing year-round and Carnival Legend sailing seasonally. In 2020, the brand will have two ships sailing year-round from Australia.
This global event started in Florida on October 10 on board Carnival Sensation and from here, the Carnival Conga island hopped throughout the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, before traveling over to the Pacific.
From the Pacific, the Conga then passed from the Mexican Riviera to Carnival Legend in the Coral Sea, with the Conga craziness arriving onto Carnival Spirit this morning.
More than 60,000 guests took part in the Carnival Conga throughout the week, as it travelled across 25 Carnival ships, 13 countries, 7 time zones, and spanning nearly 10,000 miles finally arriving in Sydney on October 17.
Iconic around the globe, the conga is a sure-fire way to get a crowd on their feet having a good time, which is why World Conga Day™ was born, to give everyone a chance like never before for a day of pure undiluted fun.
From this year forward, Carnival Cruise Line want World Conga Day to be enjoyed not just by everyone on board their ships but around the world, as an excuse for people to leave their troubles behind – a holiday from all the worries of the world.
Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Australia and NZ Jennifer Vandekreeke, said “We’re delighted that Carnival guests and crew from around the globe have joined together for a bit of fun to celebrate our five year anniversary in Australia. Since the arrival of Carnival Spirit in 2012, more than 750,000 Australians and Kiwis have enjoyed the fun of a Carnival Cruise. We’re excited by what the next five years will bring, especially given by 2020, we will have two ships sailing year-round from Australia.”
Captain Vittorio Marchi, Captain of the Australian based Carnival Spirit added, “As our first international port, Australia has always been close to my heart. Sailing here for five years is a huge milestone not only for myself but the entire Australia-based crew, so I am thrilled to lead Carnival Spirit into the beautiful Sydney Harbour as part of this global celebration.”