“Carnival Spirit = Three Ring Circus!”
Cruise review of Carnival Spirit

DMJKelowna Carnival Spirit 2 Carnival Spirit = Three Ring Circus!
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As first time cruisers we were hoping for a relaxing holiday with 5 days at sea and then lovely visits to the Hawaiian Islands. We certainly got the latter but a relaxing holiday it was not.

First, avoid any embarkation that involves San Diego with a transfer to Ensenada - disastrous.

Second, the Spirit is looking tired and needs a refit.

Third, the food is average at best - avoid the casual buffet at all costs.

Entertainment, also tired and second rate.

Way too much smoking allowed for this day & age.

Used Roberts Hawaii for shore trips - much better value than on-board.

The whole trip seemed to be 'hurry up & wait'.

Not sure if we'll cruise again, but it certainly won't be on Carnival!

Carnival Spirit Cruises to Hawaii
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Cabin review:

Nice cabin but the plumbing seemed to be a bit inconsistent. Balcony was nice & large. Pity the people next door had to smoke all the time!

Port and Shore Excursions

Lovely city! Don't bother with the Pearl Harbor tour - or at least wait until the reconstruction is finished.

Read 414 Honolulu Reviews
One-horse town but made up for by shore trip to volcano

Read 334 Kauai Reviews
Quaint town & has the Kona Brewing Company brewpub - highlight of the trip!

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Published 05/02/10
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