Carnival Spirit 2

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

DMJKelowna
Member Since 2010
 
 

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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! Less

Carnival Spirit Cruises to Hawaii


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Sail Date: April 2010
Destination: Hawaii
Embarkation: Ensenada
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Cabin review:

STR7219
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


Port
Great shore trip to the volcano.

Read 382 Hilo Reviews

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

Read 411 Honolulu Reviews

Port
One-horse town but made up for by shore trip to volcano

Read 331 Kauai Reviews

Port
Quaint town & has the Kona Brewing Company brewpub - highlight of the trip!

Read 239 Kona Reviews

Published 05/02/10

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Carnival Spirit Cruises to Hawaii

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