Disappointing: Carnival Spirit Cruise Review by miffy46
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Destination: South Pacific
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
Firstly the staff were great, absolutely no complaints there. Lack of staff was very noticeable in the Empire dining room. We had My Time dining which was a misnomer considering that we had to wait in a long queue every evening & usually were sent away with a pager until a table was ready. Correction, tables always seemed to be available but there didn't seem to be enough staff to escort diners to their places & the front desk seemed to be in continual turmoil.
The La Playa Grill was very disappointing, the layout is strange, the food rarely hot & of below average quality.
Hygiene was not encouraged & the only hand sanitising units that were in prominent positions were outside the Empire dining room. At La Playa we More saw a sanitiser behind the entrance door & tucked into corners almost out of sight. Every other cruise line we have used have had staff holding portable sanitisers outside every food outlet & gangplanks encouraging passengers to wash their hands.
The Serenity area was fantastic, lovely to be able to occasionally get away from the noise & boisterous children.
The ports were lovely. Isle of Pines was just beautiful, Lifou gorgeous as well & Noumea was just average really.
All things considered we would not cruise with Carnival again. Less
Cabin review: 5227
5227 - Nice clean & bright, quite roomy with adequate storage space. Bathroom was of a good size. Balcony very tiny with a dangerous step just outside balcony door. Location was great.