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Carnival Spirit Cruise Reviews

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USAGE FEE FOR INTERIOR/HEATED POOL & SAUNAS ONLY CRUISE LINE

Review for Carnival Spirit to Caribbean - Western

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happycajuncruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The Norweigan Star is a beautiful ship with a fantastic crew that delivers excellent service. The ship is decorated so nice, very well maintained. The food is absolutely delicious, with a great selection of choices. You may choose any dining room at anytime. Your dining never has to stay the same. The staterooms are very nice, with excellent use of space. We loved the large glass showers. The ...
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Sail Date: December 2012

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with disabled person


Great Trip from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas

Review for Carnival Spirit to Mexican Riviera

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Sunshine9756
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I live in San Diego and thought this 5 day trip to Cabo would be great and super convenient...and it was! We left on Sunday and arrived for embark at 2:00 pm. We were scheduled to leave at 4:00 pm. The process went very smooth, couldn't have been more than 20 mins max. We had our docs and passport in hand and went right to the check in then on to the ship. Our room was ready ...
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Sail Date: April 2012


Spirit Show Band, Dancers, and Singers Rock

Review for Carnival Spirit to Mexican Riviera

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boomercruiser2
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The Big Easy is a salute to New Orleans. I couldn't believe how much energy the performers brought to the stage and the production values that are invested in the show: pyrotechnics, dynamic lighting, multiple sets and costumes. The ten-piece band is even blocked into some of the scenes and everyone has a rollicking good time. You've got to see the "House of the Rising Sun" scene with it's dancing ...
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Sail Date: April 2012

Cabin Type: Interior


Great for a First Cruise

Review for Carnival Spirit to Mexican Riviera

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agb79
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

This was my first-ever cruise. As of writing this review, I've now gone on a couple more cruises, both with Carnival, and looking back, the 5 day Baja Mexico cruise was a perfect little get-away. The ship was clean, and comfortable. The room was clean and just exactly what you'd expect from a cruise ship room. The shows on this ship were particularly good. The cast and crew were very ...
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Sail Date: March 2012

Cabin Type: Balcony (obstructed views)


Spring Break with the Kids

Review for Carnival Spirit to Mexican Riviera

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BobnLana
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

The first time we did a cruise it was a 9-day Mexican Riviera on the Spirit. This time it was on the Spirit again, but with the 5 kids ages 16, 15, 15, 13, and 12. Also with 3 grandparents, 2 nieces, and 1 sister-in-law. My wife and two girls stayed in room 4195 which was on level 4 with french doors and an obstructed view. We could see a little between the life boats in this room. Having fresh ...
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Sail Date: March 2012

Cabin Type: Balcony (obstructed views)

Traveled with children

Traveled with disabled person


Great Cruise Overall - First One as Carnival Platinum!

Review for Carnival Spirit to Mexican Riviera

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ssolomon56
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We just got home last Sunday from our 40th cruise overall - on the Carnival Spirit. I'm sure glad I didn't take the negative reviews to heart, because we found them to be quite unfair and didn't at all depict life on the Spirit. Overall, I found this cruise pretty darn wonderful, and the ship to be in great shape. Embarkation: We flew into San Diego from SFO the morning of the cruise. We ...
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Sail Date: March 2012

Cabin Type: Balcony


Good Times on the Spirit...

Review for Carnival Spirit to Mexican Riviera

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coffeeboy77
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Travelling with two teen boys we were looking forward to a great Springbreak vacation and the Carnival Spirit delivered. Embarkation was fine, though a little chaotic as there was two ships preparing to leave at the same time and it seemed as though the port was barely able to handle the people. We arrived at about 11:15 and were on the ship at 12:30 - so all in all it was decent. The ship ...
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Sail Date: March 2012

Traveled with children


Spring Break Cruise with 2 kids age 8 and 4

Review for Carnival Spirit to Mexican Riviera

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Angel1505
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Let me start by saying we are the type of people who believe that any vacation is what you make it and therefore, can have a good time pretty much anywhere. And we did on this trip. It was a wonderful 9-day vacation although there were definitely some ups and downs. We've cruised on Disney, Carnival and NCL all 7-day's or longer. When we chose this cruise we did so knowing that we were getting ...
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Sail Date: March 2012

Cabin Type: Ocean Suite Quad

Traveled with children


Spirit of the Riviera

Review for Carnival Spirit to Mexican Riviera

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surfer_00
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

This was mine and my husbands 5th cruise, 4th with carnival. We have only been to Mexico due to us living in Utah, it is more fees-able. This was our second balcony room, though this one was a surprise for my husbands birthday. It was hard to keep it a surprise though since he tries to be involved. I had been planning this vacation since about September of 2011 with two days prior in San ...
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Sail Date: March 2012

Cabin Type: Balcony


Not the best cruise we've been on, but good value for the $$

Review for Carnival Spirit to Mexican Riviera

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Cras108er
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our first cruise on Carnival. We'd heard a lot of horror stories about the line, but were intrigued by the price difference. The old addage, "you get what you pay for," held true, but as long as you adjust your expectations, you it was a good value for the money. We arrived in San Diego at about 1:30 for a 4:00 sailing. It took us about an hour and a half to get on board. We had to ...
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Sail Date: March 2012

Cabin Type: Balcony


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