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65 Carnival Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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lucky lad
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
As it was my first cruise I did not know what to expect. I found the whole experience a joy. The ship is well set out with everything easy to locate. The cabin was quite roomy & well maintained with friendly & courteous staff. The ... Read more
Ratross
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Short break. As expected, crew was friendly and efficient. Use of passenger name in conversation is a nice touch that pervades interactions. The refresher intent of the cruise was marred by unsupervised children in the Lido dining ... Read more
efhilliard@bigpond.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We went on this cruise mainly to see if our first impressions of the Carnival Spirit from last year were the same and I'm pleased to say that,if anything, we loved the cruise, the ship, even better this time. The only criticism we have ... Read more
Loudal
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Hi, Just some word of advice, you need to be very careful before you decide to cruise with Carnival. The Spirit is in poor shape, in cabin furniture falling apart, gym equipment not working, mini golf course in tatters, broken doors and ... Read more
chellelh
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was our 3rd Carnival cruise, with the first 2 cruises on the Spirit. The Legend was the same ship as the Spirit, so we knew what to expect. Again, the ship was in fantastic condition, great food and lovely staff. In previous ... Read more

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masent
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Recently my girlfriend and I went for a trip on the Ship - "Carnival Spirit" - my experience on the boat was for the most part excellent. Entertainment was very similar with the three acoustic style acts - rather bland whilst all ... Read more
danica84
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
What a great cruise we had to New Zealand on the Carival Spirit. I was travelling with 3 other adults & 2 kids. The staff on this ship are amazing!! giggles Emma the cruise director was very welcoming as was Desi the Matried in the ... Read more
ozzyvonny
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
79 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I’m an older experienced cruiser who took 3 young grandsons, ages 4, 7, and 9 on a 5 night cruise to Hobart. We shared a quad balcony room: a king bed and bunks for the older boys. Embarkation: Very efficient, and welcoming. ... Read more
ozzyvonny
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
79 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Embarkation was a simple, quick process, with plenty of helpful staff to look after us. I'm elderly, and took my 3 grandsons, aged 4, 7, and 9 on a 5 night cruise. Our stateroom was cosy but cramped for 4 people. For a longer cruise ... Read more
excell
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
20 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My wife and I wanted to Visit NOMA museum in Hobart and decided to take are young 16year old and his mate along We took a Grand Suite for ourselves and originally booked cabin view room for the kids but weekend and upgraded them to Balcony ... Read more

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taniap
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We went on a 5 night Sydney to Tasmania cruise with myself, my partner and our 3 year old son. This is the first cruise I have done. Although it was a okay experience overall, there are a few reasons why I would not cruise like this again ... Read more
Catgrl500
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Our party consisted of myself, my boyfriend and his two teenagers. We had cruised before, around the Hawaiian Islands on the Pride of America, so were looking forward to another great cruise. However, overall I was really disappointed. ... Read more
AngelaO
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Our first cruise and we are not impressed. Drinks were too expensive we even had to pay for our drinking water in our cabin, average entertainment, most uniformed officers (except for Manuel, Eric and the Captain) ignored us and other ... Read more
Nomad2504
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Our group of 9 (2 families with teenage kids) cruised on the Legend on the New Year Cruise to New Zealand's North Island. Positives: 1. Overall the staff were great. Mostly eastern European, Philipino and Indonesian crew were ... Read more
skywil
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First of all and up front - my long term partner left me while I was on this cruise, so i'll do my best to not let that get in the way of the review. The good: Jen Baxter - The Cruise Director. After many many cruises across ... Read more

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cruisin-m
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
617 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Not really much to review because they did everything pretty much perfect! Can really put this in perspective as waited until after Royal Caribbean cruise to make reviews so could compare the two, Carnival is a million times better! ... Read more
mr walker
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
1,162 forum post
0 helpful votes
Our party of 8 ranged in age from 55 to 80 and from 1st time cruiser to 10th time cruisers. For DW and I this was our first Carnival cruise after a number on Royal Caribbean & we were not too sure what to expect. We needn't have ... Read more
steveO53
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
A 19 day cruise ..a long time to be on a cruise ......the ship and staff and food was as god as the other cruises I have been on . ( p+o royal carribean ) . But most of the activities and entertainment was so so, if you like trivia ... Read more
themorgans4
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
The ship was late getting to port from dry dock. Getting onto the ship in Singapore was a lengthy process just getting through the port process. We were held up for an extended period with no information as to why the delay. The gangway ... Read more
savinobau
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
Don't get me wrong, most of the hardworking staff are incredible and want to make your feel as comfortable as possible however I am disappointed to say that Carnival Spirit has dropped the ball. There were flooded rooms, poor shower ... Read more

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Dspinks@sky.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We had saved and dreamed about this holiday and came from the UK.we booked a suite which was terrible, holes in curtains dirty stains and holes on chairs electric sockets hanging off wall and the bath, well I was too scared to use the ... Read more
kayzeebobs
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Positives: Upgraded to Grand Suite (lovely surprise)....faster lift service, food was good, embarkation and disembarkation smooth, great cabin steward, no tipping! Negatives: Overrun by kids with a very late curfew....every venue at ... Read more
Marvin67
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second cruise and both cruises have been on Carnival Spirit. We chose to do a sampler cruise with another couple to do something a bit different over a long weekend and our friends advised that after a few nights at sea you ... Read more
Greg Heness
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
The cruise was cheap until we boarded the ship. My wife and I have had many cruises in Europe and unfortunately i am copmparing the Carnival spirit to them. The up side was that the room was great and very clean. SAhower and ammenities ... Read more
HollyGlightly
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my family's first cruise with Carnival and overall we had a good time. I'll start with the parts we enjoyed. CABIN Mid-ship balcony cabin with fold down bunk bed. Some of the furnishings were a bit worn but there was ample ... Read more

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