Carnival Spriit Cruise....best ever!!: Carnival Spirit Cruise Review by NICKYCAT
Overall Member Rating
Carnival Spriit Cruise....best ever!!
Destination: South Pacific
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
We have done many cruises to the South Pacific, and the ships often go to Noumea on a Sunday when everything is closed...this is just how their cruise schedules work...can't blame Carnival for that!! We only ever got off there once, anyway, on a weekday, and it was a disgusting dirty place, so we love our port days in Noumea, as we always stay on the ship and have lots of fun!! On one of our cruises on Carnival Spirit, my son and daughter-in-law came with us, with my little granddaughter, who loved the Kid's Club, and never wanted to leave!! We are both teachers and we often speak to the kids on the ship about the various Kid's Clubs and they all seem to love them!! So, people need to experience Carnival Spirit for themselves to make up their own minds about it. We find on all ships there are lots of grouchy people who want to complain, but we go on the ships to have FUN, and this is what you get on Carnival. We don't drink, by the way, so we have lots of fun without alcohol...therefore, the prices of it don't bother us. We love to watch the activities during the day, play bingo, listen to music, enjoy the fresh air on deck on great days, enjoy great shows, bands, comedians (some are funny, some are not...personal opinion!), enjoy the casino, and love to eat the delicious food (some of the food at the buffet is cold and unappealing, I'll agree with that, but we only eat there during the day, and we choose the nice things that we like). We love the main dining room food, and the entertainment each night...that party atmosphere doesn't happen on other ships in the dining room, and most of the food in the dining room on other ships is inedible to us!! So, go on this FUNSHIP with an open mind, and you will have a great cruise!! Don't be put off by some of the bad reviews you read!! If you are a happy, positive person, you'll have a great time and enjoy the fun atmosphere. If you're not a FUN person, go on Celebrity Solstice with all the old people who want to go to bed at 9pm or earlier, and where they keep repeating the individual artists in the Theatre, where the shows are amateurish, the Bingo is unplayable, the food is inedible, and the staff are rude!! The ship however, is new and magnificent, but this doesn't equate to FUN!! Yes, we used to think P&O was alright too, until we tried other ships, and then it went to the bottom of our list, however that spot was taken over by Sun Princess after our Christmas cruise, with Carnival Spirit placed firmly at the top!! Yes, I agree, they certainly don't seem paranoid about the hand-cleaner on the Spirit, but it is the only ship that we haven't been on where there hasn't been an outbreak of Noroviris!! Go figure!! We spent 13 nights on Sun Princess at Christmas with people going down like flies with Noroviris...the ship was on red alert, and that wasn't fun...we didn't get it fortunately, but we are always very diligent about our hand-washing!! We spent 12 nights on Celebrity Solstice last year with Noroviris!! We have done a cruise on Radiance of the Seas with noroviris, and a couple on P&O, but never once in 4 cruises on Carnival Spirit...nor have I heard of it on this ship from the many people we know who have gone on this ship from our recommendation and loved it!! Bring on 23rd July for our next great cruise on Carnival Spirit!! Woohoo!! Can't wait!! Less
Good first time cruise
Not Bad, but not Great, will g...