Carnival Spirit Cabins
About 80 percent of the cabins are outsides and, of those, 80 percent offer balconies and sitting areas, meaning there are more than 600 balcony cabins. The 213 inside cabins measure 185 square feet (17.2 square meters) and are pretty spacious for standard cabins. Outside cabins measure 220 square feet (20.4 square meters), while balcony cabins are also 185 square feet with balconies measuring another 35 square feet (3.25 square meters), 60 square feet (5.57 square meters) or 75 square feet (6.96 square meters), depending on category. Standard balconies each feature two metal chairs with plastic mesh seating and a small metal table. Obstructed-view cabins located behind the lifeboats on Deck 4 (category 4K) have French doors that open to allow light and air, but have no balconies.
Sixteen cabins have been modified for wheelchair access.
All cabins feature attractive decor in pleasant, if a bit bland, earth tones; twin beds that convert to a king; new flat-screen colour televisions showing Carnival programming, regular TV and both free and pay-per-view movies; a vanity area with drawers, a safe, a hair dryer (in a desk drawer), mini-bar and a phone. Bedside lamps provide enough light to read by. The family-sized Ocean View Quad option and balcony staterooms have sofas that convert to third beds, while fourth beds drop down over the sofas. Cabins have now been fitted with Australian power points. Closets provide ample storage space, but the hangers are the kind that can't be removed from the rod. You can ask your steward for more, or bring your own hangers if it's important to you.
Bathrooms come with shower gel and shampoo dispensers in the shower, as well as bars of soap, but if you like particular shampoo brands and other toiletries, it's best to bring your own -- as well as moisturisers and cotton balls. The shower has a curtain on a curved rod to avoid the clingy curtain syndrome. The shower head is adjustable, and a retractable clothesline is perfect for hanging up wet bathing suits. There's plenty of shelf space in the bathroom for storing toiletries.
Carnival has never emphasized the uber-suites that some big ship lines have embraced, but there are options for more spacious accommodation. Suites measure 275 square feet (25.55 square meters) with 65-square-foot (6-square-meter) balconies, and Penthouse Suites measure 345 square feet (32 square meters) with 85-square-foot (7.9-square-meter) balconies. Suites each include separate dressing and sitting areas, double sinks and a bathtub in the bathroom, plus large balconies with lounge chairs in addition to the regular chairs and table.
The ship has 42 sets of interconnecting staterooms: balcony to suite, balcony to interior cabin, double to quad and everything in between to cater for families and large groups. Cabins with connecting doors tend to be noisier, regardless of whether you have the connecting door open or not.
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