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405 Carnival San Diego Cruise Reviews
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stephadams
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
My 2 good friends and I chose this option because it wasn't terribly expensive. We were supposed to go to Catalina Island and then Ensenada. The day before we leave, we get an email stating that due to poor weather we weren't able to go to ... Read more
LZorroTheFox
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
We were attracted to this cruise by both the price and the itinerary. We had never taken a cruise down the West coast of South America, and this seemed like a a great opportunity. Although the ship was going all the way to New York from ... Read more
cruisy-suzy
Member Since 2003
1 review
570 forum posts
I never do this, but I flew into San Diego the morning of the cruise. I arrived at 10:15 AM. I was meeting my cousin who arrived in CA two days earlier. Because of the extremely low rates for this repositioning cruise, we each booked ... Read more
bolivar5599
Member Since 2007
1 review
334 forum posts
Where should I start? First, I want to say this is MY review and ONLY my account will be in it. Nobody else had any input or review of it so if it is badly written it is all my fault. This cruise was memorable to say the least. I will ... Read more
jordanaire
Member Since 2000
4 reviews
2,201 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I (56 & 55) recently returned from the 15-day, roundtrip cruise to Hawaii aboard the Carnival Spirit. It was the BEST cruise we've ever taken! Despite the cold and windy weather going to and from the islands, I can't think of ... Read more
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KruisinKrazy
Member Since 2006
1 review
75 forum posts
We've been home a week now and I finally (kinda) have time to write a review. I am so thankful for all the reviews I have read, I wanted to give back a little.DH & I are from Columbia, SC. On 4/10/12, we started our vacation off wrong by ... Read more
New_Mexico_Cruiser
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
16 forum posts
We just returned from a 15 day cruise on the Spirit to Hawaii and as expected, had a great time! Carnival continues to live up to its reputation by offering a great cruising experience at a reasonable price. Embarkation/Debarkation ... Read more
Sunshine9756
Member Since 2005
1 review
My husband and I live in San Diego and thought this 5 day trip to Cabo would be great and super convenient...and it was! We left on Sunday and arrived for embark at 2:00 pm. We were scheduled to leave at 4:00 pm. The process went very ... Read more
boomercruiser2
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
The Big Easy is a salute to New Orleans. I couldn't believe how much energy the performers brought to the stage and the production values that are invested in the show: pyrotechnics, dynamic lighting, multiple sets and costumes. The ... Read more
agb79
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2012
This was my first-ever cruise. As of writing this review, I've now gone on a couple more cruises, both with Carnival, and looking back, the 5 day Baja Mexico cruise was a perfect little get-away. The ship was clean, and comfortable. ... Read more
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coffeeboy77
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
Travelling with two teen boys we were looking forward to a great Springbreak vacation and the Carnival Spirit delivered. Embarkation was fine, though a little chaotic as there was two ships preparing to leave at the same time and it ... Read more
Cras108er
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
265 forum posts
This was our first cruise on Carnival. We'd heard a lot of horror stories about the line, but were intrigued by the price difference. The old addage, "you get what you pay for," held true, but as long as you adjust your expectations, you ... Read more
jsmac3
Member Since 2006
10 reviews
792 forum posts
We had a good time on this cruise - not a spectacular time, but a good and relaxing time. We were aboard the Spirit for this same cruise last September and had a wonderful time. After learning the Spirit is moving to Australia later ... Read more
Angel1505
Member Since 2011
1 review
Let me start by saying we are the type of people who believe that any vacation is what you make it and therefore, can have a good time pretty much anywhere. And we did on this trip. It was a wonderful 9-day vacation although there were ... Read more
BobnLana
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
The first time we did a cruise it was a 9-day Mexican Riviera on the Spirit. This time it was on the Spirit again, but with the 5 kids ages 16, 15, 15, 13, and 12. Also with 3 grandparents, 2 nieces, and 1 sister-in-law. My wife and two ... Read more
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ssolomon56
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
373 forum posts
We just got home last Sunday from our 40th cruise overall - on the Carnival Spirit. I'm sure glad I didn't take the negative reviews to heart, because we found them to be quite unfair and didn't at all depict life on the Spirit. Overall, ... Read more
surfer_00
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
732 forum posts
Sailed March 2012
This was mine and my husbands 5th cruise, 4th with carnival. We have only been to Mexico due to us living in Utah, it is more fees-able. This was our second balcony room, though this one was a surprise for my husbands birthday. It was hard ... Read more
seasand1
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed February 2012
Before embarking on my first solo cruise, I had read some negative things about the Carnival Spirit, including embarkation issues, so I was pleasantly surprised that conditions had dramatically improved since the Hawaii/Ensenado/San Diego ... Read more
slickl
Member Since 2004
1 review
87 forum posts
Sailed February 2012
So we usually do a cruise. This time to keep it simple we did The Mexican Riviera ~ again. This cruise was the fourth time for the "Riviera". First time for Carnival. The Cabin and balcony were great.Lots of storage and space under the ... Read more
ChicagoSteven
Member Since 2012
1 review
11 forum posts
We have been on the Spirit before. It has always been mediocre, but traveled where and when our lives permitted. The ship just returned from a two week drydock and it showed. The gym has been totally reconfigured and outfitted with state ... Read more
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Yellow Fish
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
239 forum posts
Sailed February 2012
Carnival Spirit, 5 nights, Feb. 12-17, 2012 sailed from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas. A friend and I shared a super cheap cabin category 1A, inside. Cabin 1255 is the same size and shape as more expensive interior cabins. As this was ... Read more
peabody99
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
296 forum posts
Sailed February 2012
Ages 43 and 51. Like traveling independently in port. 13th cruise, 2nd Carnival.We have sailed a number of different lines. Embarkation was terrible. 2.5 hours. Not sure if this has more to do with the port or Carnival. Probably a little ... Read more
Rockitman
Member Since 2005
1 review
112 forum posts
Sailed February 2012
Intro - My girlfriend and I were feeling the need for a vacation back at Christmas time. Got on good old Travelocity and saw a decent deal for the Feb 4 sailing to Mexico on the Spirit. Carnival is the only line I've ever been on and ... Read more
bginlv
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed January 2012
We have been on the Spirit for 3 or 4 times. In July 2012 we cruised to Alaska and the Spirit was as wonderful as ever. However we just returned from the Mexican Riviera on the Spirit again and what a difference. We were traveling ... Read more
bnpots
Member Since 2012
1 review
15 forum posts
Our dissatisfaction with Carnival started on our last cruise before this one, 7 day Western Caribbean on the Dream Dec. 10th. We noticed then that the service, the attitude, and the entertainment offerings had diminished since our last ... Read more
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