Celebrate Halloween with giant spider on Carnival Spirit!

By ,   October 30, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

Carnival Cruise Line kicked off this year’s celebrations in an Aussie way, with Carnival Spirit sporting a big spider on her arrival in Sydney.

A recent Halloween survey by Carnival found that 50% of the nation was afraid of spiders, with creepy crawlies on top of the list of things that most scared them, ahead of public speaking, the dark and heights, according to a statement released by the line.

The survey of over 1,000 Australians revealed that a 5th of respondents believed October 31 was about scaring people, with more than a 30% saying they got dressed up as something scary like a ghost or a witch.

Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Australia Jennifer Vandekreeke said that when they realised the Australian-based liner Carnival Spirit would be in the port of Sydney on the Halloween eve, they could notresist getting in on the act.

Carnival’s Halloween survey found that 71% of Aussies felt Halloween had become more popular in recent years, while a 5th would like to see October 31 became a public holiday.