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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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C-Board
Member Since 2006
1 review
119 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2006
After a very unpleasant Panama Canal cruise with Carnival (during the Hurricane Frances hiatus) I was somewhat apprehensive starting out on this cruise. Living in Vancouver embarkation with my two sisters was a breeze as we did not have ... Read more
wlgriggs
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2006
A very enjoyable experience! This was our second cruise this year. Although the NCL Spirit did not have the acclaim of the more popular and larger NCL Dawn, this was still a very memorable sailing for my wife and I. Because we were ... Read more
big rob
Member Since 2007
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2006
for a little back ground on myself im a typical 23yr. old male college kid living in Texas i went on this cruise with my parents and sister and her husband after reading the reviews on here and planning everything i wanted to do and see ... Read more
Pengawin3
Member Since 2000
5 reviews
181 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2006
The itinerary was why we chose this cruise. (Did the Vancouver RT on Celebrity with most of the same family in '92.) Traveled with a group of about 20 family and close friends. Alaska is a port intensive cruise, and most anything one ... Read more
fvuscmom
Member Since 2006
1 review
88 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2006
Awesome, Amazing, Spectacular, Breathtaking, Majestic Alaska...Words do not do her justice. Embarkation We flew to Anchorage early on the day of our cruise, took a taxi to town and dropped our luggage at the museum where our independent ... Read more

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Scott F
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2006
ALASKA SOUTHBOUND ON CARNIVAL SPIRIT I planned this trip over a year ago as my 40th birthday present to myself. Originally it was booked two years ago but had to be canceled due to a relocation, so I then rebooked last year after moving. ... Read more
Sandy O
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband Bob and I took the Northbound cruise to Alaska. We flew from Providence into Vancouver on Sunday night and stayed until Wednesday when we got on the ship. We would highly recommend visiting this lovely city. We stayed on ... Read more
Bill
Member Since 2000
14 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our (my wife and myself) first cruise with Carnival after previous cruises with Princess. This was our third summer in a row doing an Alaskan cruise. Carnival arranged our flight (Detroit to Minneapolis and then Minneapolis to ... Read more
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rashot
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
43 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife, our two sons (19 and 16) and I cruised on the Carnival Spirit leaving from Whittier on June 21, 2006 and headed south to Vancouver. We did a 1 week land tour that I planned myself before the cruise but that is a subject of a ... Read more
coordinator
Member Since 2006
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We started our trip out of North Carolina on Jun 7th, we had a stop over in Memphis, Seattle and finally Anchorage........the flights were ok, but an all day process, which we expected. The bus from Anchorage to the port of Whittier proved ... Read more

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nukediver
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Carnival Spirit May 24 - May 31, 2006 Alaska Cabin 8182 We used cruise line booked airfare for our journey. The cruise line booked my family of 3 with 2 other families on the same reservation and had seat assignments all over the plane. ... Read more
chipster45
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
28 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We arrived in Anchorage a week early to visit our daughter who is in the Air Force and is stationed at the Air Force base there, saved on our hotel bill anyway. We did rent a car from Thrifty, a great deal, a Chrysler 300 luxury sedan, for ... Read more
djacobson
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
1,720 forum post
0 helpful votes
This was my sixth cruise (all with Carnival) which I booked in May 2005. I believe that one of the keys to a successful cruise to Alaska is planning ahead. The Cruise Critic board was a crucial part of the planning process. Because I ... Read more
djacobson
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
1,720 forum post
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed May 2006
This was my sixth cruise (all with Carnival) which I booked in May 2005. I believe that one of the keys to a successful cruise to Alaska is planning ahead. The Cruise Critic board was a crucial part of the planning process. Because I ... Read more
jrmende63
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
6,842 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just returned from a wonderful cruise. We consist of Me (Julie, 42) Randall (Hubby, 45), Randall's Mom and Dad, Phyllis and Russell, hereafter known as Mil and Fil. Randall and I left our home state of South Carolina on May 13th, ... Read more

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ten1868
Member Since 2005
1 review
31 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is my review of the Carnival Spirit leaving May 17, 2006 to northbound Alaska. Overall we loved the cruise and were very happy in almost every respect to the ship, the crew, and Carnival. We left Vancouver on the 17th and got off to a ... Read more
Cruzguy
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
12 nt cruise from San Francisco to Alaska and back to SF (May 8 - 20) Was our 3rd Celebrity cruise, others being on Mercury and Galaxy. Celebrity has maintained their excellent service and value, even in this age of fuel costs, etc. ... Read more
Rhonda
Member Since 2000
6 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just returned from our Alaskan cruise that sailed on May 31, 2006 from Vancouver, Northbound for Alaska. Our family consists of myself and husband (early 40s), sons (18 & 21), my parents (65 yrs old). My family has been on 6 ... Read more
Rick
Member Since 2000
7 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2006
Overview -- Itinerary for this cruise includes considerable at-sea time along with a relatively large number of ports-of-call. The cruise is available at a relatively low price and is on a medium to large, modern cruise ship offering ... Read more
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rokytop
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2006
First allow me to say that reading the reviews on this site helped prepare us for our cruise on Carnival Spirit a few weeks ago. We were married in February of 2006 and we spent our honeymoon on a cruise to Mexico with Carnival. We had ... Read more

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cruisenut 1955
Member Since 2006
1 review
93 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2006
We arrived at San Diego a day early. no problems checking in early at the Marriott on Harbor Drive. What a pretty place and wonderful room. We knew up front that embarkation was going to be bad and CCL did not disappoint us. It was ... Read more
Trvlr37
Member Since 2001
12 reviews
2,531 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2006
We arrived at San Diego and checked in with no problems. We were told to be back at the pier by 4:00 p.m. to be bussed to Ensenada. They even ran free shuttles to and from a nearby shopping area. San Diego was nice and we had a pleasant ... Read more
sirhoward
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned while travelling to Mazatlan, La Paz and Cabo San Lucas....it was our fourth cruise and we have cruised with Norwegian and Royal Caribbean and our first was with Carnival. We found this ship's staff to be the best we have ... Read more
sirhoward25
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just returned from a seven night cruise on the spirit to La Paz, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas......It was a wonderful trip highlighted by the best staff of Carnival workers that we have encountered in any of the four cruises we have ... Read more
beemer
Member Since 2006
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I thought I'd send a review immediately after returning from our cruise on the Carnival Spirit, which took us to Cabo San Lucas, La Paz and Mazatlan returning to San Diego today (4/16/06). This was our 4th cruise ( 1st on Carnival, the ... Read more

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