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ShelleyQT
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
201 forum posts
Here is my cruise very long review for our 8-day cruise on the Carnival Spirit's Exotic Mexican Rivera itinerary to Acapulco, Zihuatenejo/Ixtapa, and Manzanillo (Dec. 16-24, 2007): This was our seventh cruise (all with Carnival). It was ... Read more
lddove
1 review
Short Review and to the point - we LOVE to cruise...We have primarily cruised RCCL and focused on the newer ships (Freedom & Voyager class ships) The Carnival ships were very secondary to RCCL...the food was very subordinate...the ... Read more
TravlGrl
Member Since 2007
12 reviews
7,554 forum posts
This was our first Carnival cruise and third cruise overall. We have previously sailed Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. We chose this cruise because it was an 8-night cruise that covered both Christmas and New Years and seemed like a fun way ... Read more
murdochsroomate
1 review
Embarkation: This was rather chaotic, as others have pointed out. First of all, although our travel agent had arranged airport transfers, we were not on the list when we arrived at the airport, so that caused a minor hassle. No big deal ... Read more
Chris1455
Member Since 2006
1 review
180 forum posts
Sailed December 2007
Background - One this trip was my wife, son, and I. This was my 6th cruise (all with Carnival) but 1st with the little one and first off the west coast. Prior to cruising I did some searching on the boards and found that the Best Western ... Read more
Celtress
Member Since 2008
1 review
529 forum posts
Background: Being in our early 50's we started late and this was only our 3rd cruise. Our first was on Royal Caribbean to the east Caribbean, the second was on Navigator, transatlantic from Miami to Southhampton. After RCL messed up too ... Read more
BEFdoc
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
270 forum posts
Review At A Glance (using 5 point scale) Overall 3.5 Dining Main 4 Dining Lido 3 Public Rooms 4 Entertainment 4 Spa Fitness 4 Family Children NA Shore Excursions NA Enrichment 2 Service 3.5 Value 5 Rates 4 My wife and I have cruised 8 ... Read more
drjentile
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
40 forum posts
My husband, mother, and father, all took the 8 night Mexican Riviera cruise, embarking on Thanksgiving. It was the first cruise for all of us, and we were all very impressed! My husband and I like to take city breaks, and prefer Europe ... Read more
marvlgirl
Member Since 2007
1 review
347 forum posts
Little background. There were four of us traveling together in two balcony cabins. My Dh & I (30's) and my parents (60's). We live in San Diego so we just hopped in a cab and headed down to the port at 10:30am. Embarkation went super ... Read more
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
cruisin' aunt
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
313 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
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
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

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