Carnival Cruise Line officially confirmed plans to base Carnival Legend in Melbourne early 2018 for a record season of sailings.

The 2,680-passenger Legend will sail 6 round-trip voyages out of Melbourne during February and March 2018, with itineraries ranging from 3-night short breaks to a 4-night trip to Tasmania, a 10-night cruise to South Pacific and an 11-night cruise around New Zealand.

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The maiden Melbourne season of Carnival Legend will mark the first time the line has homeported in Victoria since 2013. Jennifer Vandekreeke, Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Australia, said the move was exciting for a growing number of Victorians who ordinarily had to fly to Sydney for a Carnival cruise.

“Homeporting from Melbourne allows us to expand our offering to include more of our popular New Zealand cruises and short breaks, and also gives Victorians the chance to take a Carnival cruise direct from their doorstep, enjoying all the fun features that have made Carnival Legend such a hit north of the border,” Vandekreeke said.

The 293-metre long, 12-deck Carnival Legend features more than 20 bars and restaurants, Green Thunder waterslide, Seuss at Sea program and fitness facilities.

Vandekreeke said Carnival was preparing to launch new parties, interactive games, arts and craft area, with more details still to be unveiled.