Carnival Spirit 5

“Great Get Away”
Cruise review of Carnival Spirit

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So we usually do a cruise. This time to keep it simple we did The Mexican Riviera ~ again. This cruise was the fourth time for the "Riviera". First time for Carnival.

The Cabin and balcony were great.Lots of storage and space under the beds for our suitcases, bath adequate with a "seashell" full of freebies ~ toothpaste, "Snore Strips" disposable razor, Cabin Steward Rahan
kept it all perfect ~ and course there were towel animals every night ~ and mints. The new TV was abysmal ~ but we didn't cruise for the TV.

The food was simple and sometimes a little like Applebees ~ but there were choices. The greatest plus for us was the "free" Espresso at dinner. Service at dinner was attentive and professional.

We enjoyed the cruise and the ship. We found that the ship was a little dark for us the atrium small ~ but this all a personal preference. There have been a lot of cut backs in the cruise industry ~ but for the
price of this cruise it was just what we More needed. We enjoyed relaxing in The new Serenity area ~ with its great hot tub and pool. Lunch here was a quiet and relaxing time . The sunny weather set in after Ensenada. Cabo was great. We did Zip-Lining the first day and just walked to the beach the second day.
Puerta Vallarta was another zip-line adventure ~ Extreme Canopy ~ well worth the money. Manzinillo, we took a tour to Colima wonderful archaeological tour and history of the area.

Would we do the "Riviera" again, maybe, would we do Carnival again for sure. Less

Carnival Spirit Cruises to the Mexican Riviera

Overall Ratings

Sail Date: February 2012
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: San Diego
Enrichment Activities
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Public Rooms
Shore Excursions
Value for Money

Cabin review: Extended Balcony

Cabin 5129 Great balcony quiet nice view forward and stern.

Port and Shore Excursions

Canopy tour Excellent ~ Day 1 We walked around Cabo and the beach on our own ~ it was great. Day ~ 2

Historic Tour
Enjoyed learning about the area's acheological and industrial history ~ a great trip to the government seat Colima

Fabulous tour. Great tour with professional guides. Very safe. Very high fun quotient.

Published 03/03/12

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