Carnival Spirit Cruise Review by J N' A: First time w/ toddler
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First time w/ toddler
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: Los Angeles
This is our second cruise, first for our 3 year old, all with carnival, and spirit class ships. Embarkation took longer than our first cruise, as debark was late, but it was fine as we met alot of nice people who we frequently saw on the ship. Our itinerary changed about five times from booking date to actually getting our last port reinstated as we returned to our ship. Mostly due to "violence" and two hurricanes.
We enjoyed all of the ports. Our son went to camp everyday and loved it. The staff was great and treated him well, thanks Lola. Many crew members were very nice to our son, patting him on the head and knowing his name without asking us. Some crew members even acknowledged him in La Paz on the free beach bus. It was simply awesome that they paid him so much attention as it helped with his few bouts of home-sickness. He did enjoy dining with the other campers in the lido buffet. Wish we would have known this sooner as we kept him for dinner most nights at the More beginning of the cruise and ate at the buffet.
The buffet was hit and miss and pizza was a disappointment from the last cruise. We did eat in the MDR the last 3 nights though and the food and service were excellent The comfort food section was actually nice to see as we have seen eateries where we live add comfort food to their menus. The burgers were great and the wife said the fried chicken was excellent. We did eat at the Nouveau Steakhouse on day 3 and found it to be worth the money. I had the 18oz. chef rib eye special and my wife had the rib steak I believe. It was the best meal on the ship. We will do the steakhouse again when we board the glory in January. Enjoyed the reverse schedule with two days at sea on the return. We also purchased the future cruise voucher and used it for our next cruise already. All in all great family cruise. Less
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Cabin review: 8D5262 Balcony
Cabin 5262. aft port side. Cabin was comfortable. There was lots of vibration. Felt like the shaft needs dry dock. loved the balcony. close to laundry. Long walk to camp carnival, and theatres. short walk and ride to MDR and Lido. Quiet hallway. Closets were adequate, we are not big packers.Read All Balcony (8D) Reviews >>
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