(10.15 a.m. AEST) – Carnival Cruise Line has announced the design for Carnival Splendor’s new WaterWorks water park. The ship will make its Australian debut in December this year, after an extensive drydock, and is set to become the newest and largest ship home ported year-round in Australia.

WaterWorks on Carnival Splendor will feature MiniRacer slides, splash toys, The Power Drencher tipping bucket and two slides towering 50 metres above the waterline. At almost 40-metres-long, the green slide will begin with an 11.3 metre free-fall drop as the capsule floor opens, followed by a slingshot curve that leads into a giant swirling bowl. The yellow Twister Waterslide™ will take riders through 104 metres of twists and turns before they return to solid ground.

“Action-packed waterparks are what Carnival does best – so when Aussies told us it was a favourite feature on Carnival Spirit and Carnival Legend, we wanted to raise the bar when it came to designing a new WaterWorks for Carnival Splendor,” said Jennifer Vandekreeke, Vice President Carnival Cruise Line Australia.

Carnival Cruise Line currently has two ships deployed in Australia, including Carnival Spirit which will reposition to Brisbane, its new home port, and sail year-round from October 2020. Carnival Splendor will join the Australian fleet when the ship repositions to its new home port in Sydney.