Great Ship, Great Crew, But Needs A Little Work To Be Better.....: Carnival Spirit Cruise Review by gypsies101
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Great Ship, Great Crew, But Needs A Little Work To Be Better.....
Destination: South Pacific
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
The only negative I have about the ship is our Sail & Sign card was deativated as we tried to purchase a cup of coffee, we were told to go to Guest Services which we did. There I was told that our Bank had declined a $3.45 transaction, this was day 8 of our cruise and everything else had gone through with no hassles. I asked the lady behind the counter to call our bank in Australia as I requested to speak with them. She dialed the number and I explained the situation to my bank and was told that the $3.45 tranaction had been approved by them. I was told to come bank in half an hour and it should be rectified. I did so and nothing had changed, I was then told it was a satellite problem on the ship and it would take around 4 hours to fix, in that time I was unable to purchase anything on the ship, No Gifts that we had on hold in the gift shop, No Alcohol, No Coffee etc. Then after 4 hours, it still wasn't fixed and was told that if we wanted to purchase anything, we had to contact Guest Services and they would contact the area we were at and it had to be processed manually, which wasn't ideal.
All in all, we enjoyed the cruise and would certainly do it again, whether it was with Carnival again I am not sure, We did like the ship, Serenity was an over 18's area only which was free, on P&O Pacific Pearl, we had to pay an extra $10 a day to use it. If you have kids, they would love the ship with Camp Carnival and the Water slides and Water Park. A final note, Go with an open mind and you will enjoy your cruise. Less
Cabin review: 8G5128
Extended Balcony Stateroom Cabin No 5128, Quiet part of the ship, plenty of wardrobe & Cupboard space, LCD TV, many of the channels are the same and the Australia Network Channel displayed poor signal most of the cruise. Ensuite was big enough with easy to use Hot Water in the Shower. Bed was comfortable, Our cabin was on deck 5 and little movement of the ship was felt.