Carnival Spirit is hosting an ANZAC Day dawn service during the ship’s eight-night cruise to New Caledonia to commemorate the Australians who died while serving their country.

The service will be hosted by recently retired serviceman, Lieutenant Colonel Campbell Paine who will read the well-known ANZAC poem, ‘ANZAC Cove’, written by his great uncle, Leon Gellert.

He will also share his personal perspective on the ANZAC Spirit and offer an insight into the history of Australians in war as part of a special presentation on ANZAC Day eve.

Carnival Spirit

Carnival Cruise Line’s Vice President Australia, Jennifer Vandekreeke, said he was honoured to host a traditional ANZAC service onboard Carnival Spirit for their guests and crew.

“The dawn service serves as a moment of reflection and remembrance and celebrates the ANZAC Spirit. We thank Lieutenant Colonel Campbell Paine for leading us in marking this important day.”

Carnival Cruise Line’s Vice President Australia, Jennifer Vandekreeke

ANZAC Day at Gallipoli

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a ‘Gunfire Breakfast’, play backyard cricket, a special game of Two-Up and view a screening of Gallipoli throughout the day.

Carnival will also host a special gathering in the RedFrog Pub for veterans.

How are you marking ANZAC Day?