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343 Carnival South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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RS200
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Thought we would try another cruise line for a change. Carnival Spirit had a small five day cruise from Sydney to Moreton Island,and return. First the good news. Getting from the airport to the ship was made easy by electing to use ... Read more
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dollyhouse
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
117 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Cruise number 14 for us, a quick last minute (3 days prior to sailing) booking on a 4 day cruise to Moreton Island. Price was better than land accommodation for the same time period. Have sailed once before on the Spirit on its first ... Read more
Seanna
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise for my Birthday and after 16 cruises this would be my first where I would actually have a cake and celebrate it on the day. I also chose Carnival as I had in the past had such great times. Embarkation was smooth ... Read more
filbin1406
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
WOW what an amazing holiday We departed from Sydney on the 30/08/2016 on the carnival spirit getting on the ship was so easy and quick our rooms were ready within the hour and our bags delivered no later that 5pm The ship was ... Read more
elenashugai
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Where do i start? From port cancelled due to weather and instead of offering replacement carnival US instructing the ship just to sail to Syd for 3 full days at-sea? Or should i start from thick cloud of cigarette smoke around the kids ... Read more

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Lesley Kennedy
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Got a great price for balcony room. Cabins bigger than expected and serviced beautifully. Dining room - awesome food & service and entertainment mid dinner was fantastic. The ship was awesome, clean and friendly staff. ... Read more
Carol Merrett
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
My husband and I were first time cruisers so didn't know what to expect. We booked the cruise because we thought it was good value. We were on the Carnival Spirit that left Sydney to the South Pacific for 12 nights. We had a balcony on ... Read more
deanna1963
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have done three P and O cruises and felt it was time for a change. Carnival seemed like a good option as we are sailing with a shy 12 year old. The cabin was a premium balcony and very spacious. There was plenty of room for our ... Read more
Shirlmo
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed July 2016
Having done two previous cruises we were offered a great deal for this cruise This was supposed to take us to Isle of Pines, Mystery Island, Suva, Port Denerau and then Noumea. Our first stop became Noumea, owing to a mechanical issue. ... Read more
Travellingourmet
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Our second trip on the Spirit, first was three years ago. She has had a refit since then and has new eating options. Main atrium, dining and theatre are still the same. Embarkation was painful as always and things weren't helped by a ... Read more

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markcoinoz
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We are a couple in our late 50's who wanted to taste our first ever cruise. The Carnival Spirit was the one recommended to us by friends. We had booked a balcony cabin 7239 mid-ship close to the lift. It was very quiet and yet we were ... Read more
CindersDreamtime
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose a cruise as our first international family holiday because we wanted it to simply be easy. Family of 5, Children aged 13,11 and 9. Embarkation took a while as there was a problem with their computer system. Our scheduled time ... Read more
brad.gross@bigpond.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
COMPARED TO P & O Service ========== AVERAGE Food ============ BELOW AVERAGE Ship ============ SLOW Cabin =========== GOOD Ports =========== ONE BAD ONE Entertainment ==== BELOW AVERAGE Service on deck was ... Read more
farmnanna
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Booked directly with Carnival next time I think I will use a travel agent. Two adults and two children under 10. This ship is targeted at the family market. Sailed July 2016 check in was relatively easy on line which saved time at ... Read more
Ubdh6
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Ok... Where to start? This is my second, and my partner's first cruise. I had previously sailed with P&O out of Brisbane around 18 months ago, and while (for the most part) I enjoyed that cruise, I was not confident that my partner ... Read more
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valeriehorn@bigpond.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
The travel agent recommended Carnival to us. We have sailed with other lines 7 times before, mainly Royal Caribbean. We had to try hard to fault this ship - Spirit. One negative I could find was that the towels weren't always white.... ... Read more
lnewman5@bigpond.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
false advertising due to water slides do not work on ship / bed bugs in balcony cabins/crew are told to lie to customers about things will be fixed / expensive drink prices/ dirty balconies with flaking paint/ toilet blocked up/ never had ... Read more
lungalonga
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
3 helpful votes
My wife and I were looking forward to this cruise ( our second on the Spirit ) as my wife had major back surgery a few months ago and this was for some relaxation. Embarkation went smoothly and then we realized that it was school ... Read more
mosolo
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
This was the first cruise that we had done as a family of 2 children aged 7 and 13. It was an easy enjoyable holiday and very different to our usual complicated itinerary, multiple destination holidays that we normally embark on. ... Read more
KarenPAstroliner
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Fantastic value for money - we paid less for the cruise and flights from NZ to Australia than one week in a hotel in Fiji without food and airfares. This value comes at a price of course...the food is largely 3 star standard whereas ... Read more

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psaratchandran
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We had a wonderful time in Carnival Spirit. For 8 days from Sydney to Nomea, Isle of Pines and Lifou ( instead of Mare, last minute detour ) it was a totally enjoyable experience. The quality of food was very good ( we are vegetarians) and ... Read more
Travellingkiwi
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as other family members were also going on it. sadly it didn't live up to our expectations. The ship itself was nice very clean and comfy furniture, it was the whole experience that was disappointing, from the food to ... Read more
rockinmama07
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We mainly picked his cruise because of the price & the fact that we had never sailed with Carnival before. This is our 6 th cruise, so we compare cruise lines. PROS: Large rooms, roomy bathroom, nice spa in gym, entertainment ... Read more
divad61
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
26 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We had a great time on Carnival Spirit out of Sydney, and up to Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Was excellent value for money, and not having to pay that extra US$14 per head per day gratuity was a real bonus. The crew were fantastic - very ... Read more
Username is taken
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Cabin 5243 was in a sorry state - 3 star motel at best. The bathroom door was peeling badly, the shower was in desperate need of regrouting to get rid of ingrained mould, the sink drained slowly, the carpet was stained and the sheets were ... Read more

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