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Simply walking around Carnival Spirit is like taking a trip around the world. Legendary Carnival Cruise Lines' designer Joe Farcus seems to have been inspired by every design style he could think of. The ...
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884 Carnival Spirit Cruise Reviews

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lungalonga
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
0 forum posts
12 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
0 forum posts
6 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
psaratchandran
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 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
0 forum posts
5 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

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rockinmama07
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
6 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
0 forum posts
2 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
zylax
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Have been on carnival spirit and legend, we find the spirit to be a better boat, food selection is still below par in the bistro at night which is a shame but during the bay, there is more selection. Liked Guys burger joint, & fat ... Read more
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firstimersrwe
Member Since 2015
1 review
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
This cruise was to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary. Embarkation was fast , friendly and efficient. All staff involved were great. Our boarding time was 12 - 12.30, checked our bags in around 9.30 . Had time to have coffee and ... Read more

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martinc77
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This is a practical guide on a trip to the Pacific Islands aboard the Carnival Spirit with tips and observations in no particular order. It’s younger sister ship the Carnival Legend also applies. The Islands visited were Santo ... Read more
panthers53
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Embarkation: To my surprise embarkation was a breeze compared to other Carnival cruises I have been on. Literally within 10 min of getting to the Overseas Passenger Terminal we were on the ship. Make it easier if purchased a suite or have ... Read more
l@rett@
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Terrible customer service. Had to line up in huge lines for food everyday, lines for kids club (waited about 45 minutes the first day and they tried to pass me someone else's child to pick up). My Children hated the kids club, they barely ... Read more
schly006
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first time on the Carnival Spirit and cruising as a family (travelling with my husband and 2 year old son). 5 years ago my husband and I did a fantastic cruise around the Greek islands, so we had high hopes. The Carnival ... Read more
Porter99
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Great family holiday for a first time cruising family like ours. The check in process was so much easier than departing from an airport. As there are 5 in our family, we has two internal cabinets next to each other, 6118 & 6120. Rooms ... Read more

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lucky lad
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 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
Kiwitomo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
My wife (28) and I (27) took this crusie as part of our honeymoon. We booked this cruiseline knowing that Carnival target families, but had hoped that being well out of School holidays it wouldn't be too bad. Unfortuantely, there were ... Read more
Triptrouble9
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
What a poor cruise. May be good for families with kids, but as an older couple who went outside of school holidays, this was a disaster. Over 400 kids. We were expecting a few younger kids but not this number. As a result all pools were ... Read more
beach princess.1
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We first flew from Melbourne to Sydney and stayed in the Rendevous Hotel at The Rocks, we much preferred the rooms with the view over the Harbor (You can watch the ship come in) to the older style terrace homes! Both our embarkation and ... Read more
David Hogg
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
24/5/2016 Just got back from the Carnival Spirit Fiji trip, Isle of Pines, Mystery island, Suva,Port Danarau, Noumea. The best holiday we have ever had. The level of crew professionalism and service is first class, the food and ... Read more

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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
11 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
emjayde123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
56 helpful votes
I thought I'd take the time to write a decent review of the carnival cruise (spirit) liner considering I struggled so hard to find one before our trip. All communication with carnival was efficient prior to our trip and we were well ... 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
Wazza1950
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
I was initially hesitant at booking a cruise on a ship noted for young families. I can honestly say it was one of the best cruises I have ever done. The children were well controlled until the last night when they started to run about but ... Read more

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