There was witchcraft on watercraft on Sydney Harbour yesterday as a coven of witches greeted the superliner Carnival Spirit as she slipped into the city on the eve of Halloween.
Onlookers enjoyed the black hats, flowing capes and flying brooms as the witches swooped on the 88,500-tonne Carnival Cruise Line ship by sea and by air, creating a spectacular sight for the 2600 guests onboard as well.
Paragliding, water-skiing and wakeboarding around Carnival Spirit, the witches’ parade provided the perfect prelude to the haunted holiday which falls on October 31.
‘Fangelica’, a two-storey high redback spider, also called the ship home riding into town on the superliner’s bow in the spirit of Halloween.
Halloween is celebrated across the US-based Carnival Cruise Line’s 24-ship fleet, including its two Australian ships, Carnival Spirit and Carnival Legend. Guests onboard the ships enjoy a range of Halloween activities at sea, including costume parties, themed movies, trick or treating and frightfully fun menus featuring witches brew, spider snacks and scary cheesecake.
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