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Earlier today, Carnival Spirit arrived at its new homeport in Sydney, Australia, where it will launch Carnival’s first cruise program Down Under, operating year-round eight- to 12-day voyages to the Pacific Islands beginning later this month.

Carnival Cruise Lines’ senior shipboard photographer Radu Ursu was there to captured some beautiful pictures of the Carnival Spirit’s arrival into Sydney Harbour as well as the ship against the backdrop of the city’s iconic opera house.