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Bobbie Flowers
1 review
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
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
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
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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carribelle
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
27 forum posts
We are a couple in our mid 50's and have taken 3 carnival cruises and one on Princess. We are hooked on cruising and try to do it once a year if possible. Being from Michigan in helps to make our winters seem shorter when we can anticipate ... Read more
dansize
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
52 forum posts
Following is a rather long review of the 2/19/07 sailing of the Carnival Spirit from San Diego to Acapulco, Ixtapa/Zihautanejo and Manzanillo. This was our 3rd cruise following a 4-day trip on the Carnival Paradise in October of 2006 ... Read more
Mercedes Cabrera
1 review
My friends my husband and I returned from the 2/19 sailing of Carnival Spirit. BEFORE EMBARKATION - We driver from my house to the port on a terrible raining day. We can not going in because they don't let us going inside them we when to ... Read more
Sealover
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
My husband and I have been on four other cruises but this was our first with Carnival. There were five couples from a resort park in Southern California and we drove three hours and had no trouble reaching the pier and parking our vehicles ... Read more
Sea Cruiser
Member Since 2007
1 review
7 forum posts
We had a wonderful time aboard the Carnival Spirit, which left San Diego on a Mexican Riviera Cruise on 1/27/07. We truly enjoyed being part of the Carnival Vacation Club. The CVC staff on the ship, Monnet, his wife, Margarite(?), etc were ... Read more

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vanillanut
Member Since 2006
1 review
18 forum posts
This was the third cruise for my husband and I. We have previously been on Carnival Pride and Celebrity Infinity. While I recognize the differences in the cruise lines, we really enjoyed both previous cruises. I am sorry I cannot say the ... Read more
catmomma
4 reviews
This 8 day trip was my 7th cruise but the first time ever leaving from my home town of San Diego, Ca. Embarkation was seamless. We arrived around 1pm and were on the ship within a half hour. My only moment of confusion was in trying to ... Read more
Bob
Member Since 2000
13 reviews
28 forum posts
After three previous Royal Caribbean cruises we've now been on Carnival as well after last week's Mexican Riviera cruise aboard the Spirit. We've always used and been happy with Royal Caribbean except we have a 2 year old. Since Carnival ... Read more
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Marc Cooper
1 review
Our cruise experience was overall excellent,this was our first cruise and after a long flight from the UK the transfer to and onto the ship was very easy and trouble free.  We had two cruises back to back and both were supposed to go ... Read more
lonestarmikeb
Member Since 2003
1 review
1,416 forum post
My wife and I are 38 and this is our sixth cruise we have no kids and live for vacations. We chose the Carnival Spirit because I am originally from San Diego and now live in Austin. My family flew east for our last family cruise so we ... Read more

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Steven
Member Since 2004
1 review
1 forum post
My wife and I traveled on Carnivals "Spirit" the first week of November and have just returned. We are a married couple in our fifties. The majority of the passengers were our age.I should mention that ALL ages were present. Embarkation ... Read more
luckyboy
Member Since 2006
1 review
We cruised with our normal group of 30-40 people out of San Diego and I and most of the group thought that it was very unorganized boarding and won't go out of San Diego again. The Ship itself was great, this was our 4th experience with ... Read more
smitch57
Member Since 2005
1 review
77 forum posts
Although I had fun while on the Spirit, it was not up to par with my last cruise on the Princess Sapphire. My fun was not due to the ship activities, which by the way was very few, but due to the people I cruised with. My cabin was nicer, ... Read more
obnancy
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
248 forum posts
My 3rd cruise, female 39, my aunt 65 and 6 year old son. My son and I live in San Diego and my aunt flew into town a couple of days early. We were dropped off at the cruise ship pier. Note to drop-offs: Enter cruise ship drop off from the ... Read more
tracyvansmith
Member Since 2006
1 review
5,638 forum posts
Sailed September 2006
There were 9 in our group for the Sep. 13, 2006 Glacier Bay Carnival Spirit cruise. In January 2006 we book our room by phoning Carnival. I booked two 4a-gty rooms with Hubby, 2 kids and me in one room and Grandpa and our other 2 kids in ... Read more

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