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Gene Houghtaling
1 review
This was my fifth cruise, the first on Carnival. I had low expectations due to Carnival's party ship reputation and low prices,but was pleasantly surprised. Even though the ship was built in 2001 the cabin was immaculate and the whole ship ... Read more
annabelle
3 reviews
Sailed October 2007
Oct.1,2007 Carnival Spirit Honolulu to Ensenada (12 Days) I should note that my significant other and I have cruised approximately 7 times with Carnival, and have been very happy with all of our experiences with them. This was a first time ... Read more
kemmie67
2 reviews
An Eight-day "Mexican Riviera" cruise from San Diego, CA to Acapulco, Mexico. Oct. 13 - 21, 2007 PORTS OF CALL: The three ports we visited were interesting. Since I had a newly-replaced knee, we settled for a less physically-demanding bus ... Read more
cclimoman
2 reviews
Sailed October 2007
Preface We had planned to go to Hawaii for our tenth anniversary for some time and after careful research booked on the Carnival Spirit about 18 months in advance. We booked the 12 day Hawaiian itinerary, which consisted of: Honolulu (2 ... Read more
2Cruisers
1 review
My wife and I are not new to cruising. This was our third cruise with Carnival, and our eighth cruise overall. The cruise overall I would rate as average. The areas of concern were the Port of San Diego, room location, and service on board ... Read more
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cruisin' aunt
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
312 forum posts
Sailed September 2007
DH and I are 62 and 60, 9 cruises behind us on Carnival, Princess, RCCL and Disney. Our reason for this cruise was 39th anniversary and a restful 5 sea days. Pre-cruise - We flew in on Tuesday 9/18 from Boston on Delta. Surprisingly, all ... Read more
cruzy-sue
Member Since 2004
1 review
681 forum posts
Sailed September 2007
Let me start by giving you a little background. We just celebrated our 20th anniversary on the Carnival Spirit, roundtrip Vancouver. This is our 7th cruise and 2nd on Carnival. We are in our 40's (ahem) and left our 2 teenagers at home ... Read more
erb625
1 review
Sailed August 2007
Our first cruise to Alaska and I can not say enough good things about it! I was expecting a lot and it did not disappoint. Having cruised the Caribbean many times, this cruise was more laid back and generally has an older crowd on average. ... Read more
sheltie236
Member Since 2005
1 review
9 forum posts
We went on the Northbound sailing with my extended family. The greatest feature about embarkation and debarkation is the luggage process. We checked our bags in Kansas City and did not see them again until we got on the ship. This was such ... Read more
kellywhitehills
Member Since 2007
1 review
1,495 forum post
Everyone should experience Alaska at least once in their life time. This was our first cruise and our first time to Alaska. This trip was the best vacation we have ever had and we cannot wait to go back! First I would like to review the ... Read more
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Musicgems
1 review
We sailed on the Carnival Spirit from Vancouver to Whittier on June 27-July 4, 2007. I had cruised 3 times prior, my partner 1 time prior, and her mother never, so we had a variety of experience levels with cruising. We flew into ... Read more
csnorkle
Member Since 2005
1 review
17 forum posts
When planning our family cruise to Alaska, Cruise Critic reviews were a great help in our initial planning, and I want to return the favor. Our group, comprised of adults spanning a 35-year age range, had a great time overall. The ship and ... Read more
Glenys Wilson
1 review
We recently cruised the Alaskan Inside Passage on the "Spirit" ex Vancouver for 7 nights. The embarkation process was efficient. Our cabin was Cat 11 which is larger than most balcony cabins, we were very happy with it. The staff were all ... Read more
sledderwidow
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
2 forum posts
This was our first time on Carnival and cruising the inside passage to Alaska. We were very impressed with our cabin and suite. It was much larger than we anticipated. This ship was nicely decorated and embarkation and disembarkation was ... Read more
lnew1gd1
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
10,793 forum posts
Sailed April 2007
My husband and I are mid to late 50s and we are experienced cruisers with this being my 6th and my husband's 8th cruise. This was our second Carnival cruise. We stayed in a Cat 12 (Penthouse) suite. Prior to our departure, we filled out ... Read more
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Bobbie Flowers
1 review
Sailed April 2007
Embarkation-This was the worst embarkation I have ever experienced. This was our 11th cruise (2 past w/Carnival). My husband and I booked all transportation thru Carnival. We left our home in Beaumont, Texas around 5am the morning of April ... Read more
praetorian316
Member Since 2007
1 review
84 forum posts
Sailed April 2007
This is my second time on the Spirit but my first time to Hawaii. I had read what others said about embarkation from Ensenada and after speaking to three different Carnival reps via phone (and getting 3 different pieces of information), I ... Read more
camstart
Member Since 2005
1 review
147 forum posts
Sailed April 2007
When reading reviews, I have always subscribed to the ideal that you create your own fun or displeasure . .. guess that's only partway right. I had read that embarkation for this trip was a nightmare, and even preparing for this, IT WAS ... Read more
capkarl
Member Since 2008
1 review
5 forum posts
Sailed April 2007
Prior Experience: This has been our fifth cruise the second with Carnival and our first trip to Hawaii. Embarkation: Apparently this has been an issue on every cruise. Some of the previous complaints have been dealt with but there are ... Read more
LUVSWA35639
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
26 forum posts
BACKGROUND INFO-MY NAME IS DOUG AND I'M A CRUISEAHOLIC. This is our sixth cruise, and fourth in a row, in the last year and a half on Carnival. We were looking for a cruise around my daughter's spring break, and this was the best deal we ... Read more
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chinachris
1 review
First time cruiser, and overall Spirit did not disappoint. Embarkation was great, with luggage picked up, going through customs was efficient, and lunch was waiting onboard the ship. Had an oceanview room that the kids loved. It was the ... Read more
vegastwenty
Member Since 2007
1 review
5 forum posts
We arrived the night before and stayed at the Best Western Seven Seas. It had small rooms but they were clean and great for a place to sleep before the cruise. They also will let you leave your car, no charge, and provide transportation to ... Read more
jb
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
Just returned from our 8 day cruise 3/31-4/8. Living in San Diego makes it a breeze to get to the ship. The embarkation process was smooth and we were on the ship in no time. We took our daughter, who is 34, on her first cruise, and had ... Read more
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Wedge
Member Since 2007
1 review
15 forum posts
Just for some background... I am 36, my girlfriend is 40. My only other cruise was on the Carnival Carnivale back in 1987 when I was 16.. so this is a 20 year span since I have last cruised. She has never been on a cruise. I booked the ... Read more
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lpett822
Member Since 2007
1 review
6 forum posts
This was our third cruise on the Carnival Spirit. We were traveling with our son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter, daughter and her boyfriend. Our flight was delayed in Seattle, so we were among the last to arrive at the ship (4 PM). ... Read more
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