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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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dansize
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
50 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
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

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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
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

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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
5,632 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
C-Board
Member Since 2006
1 review
119 forum posts
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

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wlgriggs
1 review
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
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
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
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
Scott F
1 review
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

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Sandy O
1 review
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
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
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
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
nukediver
1 review
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

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