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Carnival Spirit
Carnival Spirit
Member Name: never cruised B4
Cruise Date: December 2012
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
Destination: South Pacific
Cabin Category: 8B
Cabin Number: 6196
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 3.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 3.0
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Needs some improvements
Embarkation

Was superb and very quick. Bags were delivered in a prompt manner.

Stateroom

We had a balcony on level 6 and we were pleasantly surprised with the size of the room. No free water in the room.

Ships facilities

They were pretty good especially the adults only serenity section at the back of the boat which was free of charge. As carnival have no limit on children it was greatly needed as they were running riot. air con way too cold in common areas, requested to turn down but told that they are unable to, many people were getting sick as it was too cold. Gym was modern but weights all in pounds and extremely small weights area.

Dining

Empire dining room was fantastic. Dinner buffet absolutely appalling, choice between salad, sandwiches, pizza, chips and pies same every night. lunch buffet was good. loved the seaside bbq for a healthier option. Nouveau restaurant was brilliant and worth the $35 cover charge. early dinner seating 530 was too early, and late time 745 was way too late.

Staff & Service

Room attendant and dining room staff fantastic, bar staff and guest services not so great, hardly speak English. staffs lack of knowledge of promotions (every classic cocktail you have take your reeipt to the casino for a $5 voucher to bet at casino) Dj duh dork in the nightclub would play rap every night (same playlist) from about 1230am, was rude and threatened us when we asked for something different. One night he left the club for half an hour and let fhe music play and it sounded awful like the speakers were going to blow! Dj travis not much better, he would play requests sometimes but was also rude.

Entertainment

entertainment options lacking, not all nights had shows and most shows we're not up to scratch

Shore Excursions

Only did one in Fiji and it was fantastic, we went to savanna island for a day trip including lunch and drinks.

Disembarkation

Quicker than anticipated and easy to get a taxi.

Summary

Overall enjoyable cruise but a few things need to be less americanised and more Aussie. Green thunder not open during sea days due to high wind, open on port days. Maybe had one sea day where it was open.

Probably would not cruise carnival again.

Publication Date: 01/17/13
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