Carnival Cruise Line has announced a new voyage on the Carnival Spirit, making first-time calls in Vietnam and Thailand. The ship heads to China in 2018.

The Carnival Spirit’s 19-night cruise sails from Sydney on May 3, 2018 and will include five ports, including Airlie Beach and Darwin in Australia, Bali in Indonesia, as well as the ship’s maiden calls to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam for an overnight stay, and Ko Samui in Thailand. The ship will end its cruise in Singapore on May 22.

Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Jennifer Vandekreeke said Carnival Spirit’s Singapore cruise would open up a world of opportunities for holidaymakers, enabling them to discover exotic destinations in Asia while having more fun than ever onboard the popular superliner.

“We’re excited to be taking our guests on such a special cruise, with Carnival Cruise Line’s first-ever visits to Ho Chi Minh City and Ko Samui and a fun-filled itinerary packed with new experiences both on and off the ship,” Vandekreeke said.

The Carnival Spirit will enter drydock when she reaches Singapore in May 2018.

She will then sail on a series of voyages around Asia from Shanghai during the local summer season before returning  to Australia in late 2018.