Witches, warlocks and all things ghostly and ghoulish have been celebrated across the world in recent days, including spooky antics on Sydney Harbour as Carnival Spirit sailed into her home base at the weekend.
Sporting pointy black hats, flowing capes and perched on high-flying brooms, a coven of witches – paragliding and water-skiing – swooped on the 88,500-tonne as 2600 guests onboard looked on.
In the spirit of Halloween, Carnival Spirit also became home to a scary eight-legged guest Fangelica a huge redback spider, which sailed into town on the ship’s bow.
australiancruisingnews.com notes that Halloween is celebrated annually across the US-based Carnival Cruise Line’s 24-ship fleet, including its two Australian ships, Carnival Spirit and Carnival Legend. Guests onboard all these ships enjoyed a range of Halloween activities at sea, including costume parties, themed movies, trick or treating and fun dining menus featuring witches’ brew, spider snacks and scary cheesecake.
Carnival Spirit regularly sails from Sydney on week-long cruises to the South Pacific taking in New Caledonia’s island of Mare, Noumea and the Isle of Pines, while longer cruises also visit the ports of Denarau and Suva in Fiji.
Carnival Legend follows similar South Pacific cruise itineraries, and sometimes take in Vanuatu, or cruises across to New Zealand, carnival.com.au