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Carnival Spirit Cruise Reviews for Fitness Cruises to Australia & New Zealand

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Better than expected
"We booked this cruise because it seemed an amazing deal, after booking I was really tentative about whether we'd enjoy it or not (our first time cruising) but I didnt need to worry too much! Everything was just..."Read More
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MichelleBails

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A lot of added costs!

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Mzfol

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

Be prepared to cough up a lot of extra money! Everything’s got an extra price on it. Photos are an unbelievable price! Average $20-30 each printed picture of about 5x7 or 8x10. And there are ALOT of pictures being taken- photographers are everywhere trying to pump this money making machine... whilst also talking you that you can’t take photos with your own phone of your family/child with the ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


Better than expected

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MichelleBails

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

We booked this cruise because it seemed an amazing deal, after booking I was really tentative about whether we'd enjoy it or not (our first time cruising) but I didnt need to worry too much! Everything was just so easy, we knew not to expect 5 stars but it was a pretty solid 3. Having a balcony made all the difference and we loved sitting out watching the waves (and dolphins!). The kids ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


Disappointing food experience

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Calostina

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

This was a six night cruise to Tasmania from Sydney. Compared to the other 10 + cruises we have been on: Buffet food was very poor. The food choice seemed to include a lot of sloppy stuff with little variety. Not even any roast meat carvery. Luckily the salad bar was OK. Long lines at buffet and poorly organised food serving made it very frustrating. Dining room food was hit and miss. ...
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Sail Date: February 2018


Fantastic Family Fun

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Gusstar

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We choose this cruise as it appeared that it would have enough options to keep us and our teenagers (15 & 16) entertained. We were right. The teenagers immediately became part of the O2 Club and we barely saw them, other than for dinner, for the entire 8 days. The fabulous thing about the cruise is we were able to give them their freedom without the usual worries that come with them going to ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Cabin Type: Ocean Suite Quad

Traveled with children


Thanks Mr G!

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seankennaway

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

If anything, this is definitely a fun boat. Lots of activities for everyone and a great energy. While the service is inconsistent it's generally positive. The process of getting on board was particularly patchy. The number of times I was ordered to produce my passport and green card prior to actually needing to was completely fun busting. Service at the bars vary. Some of the staff ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Traveled with children


Melbourne Cup Extravaganza 2016

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erikaks

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This Cruise was booked so we could tick one off our Bucket List the "Melbourne Cup Carnival". What better way to travel in style to the Cup than by a Beautiful Big Luxurious Ship. My husband generally drives to our holiday destination, this time he was able to sit back and travel in style. We travelled to the port via a train journey and exited the train at Circular Quay where we were ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Vista Suite

Traveled with children


Should be called Carnival Bogan

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oldie2go2

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Thought a short cruise to Tassie and back might be a nice break for 3 fun loving cruisers. How wrong. The ship was full of grog swilling bogans. Dress codes in the dining areas meant nothing to them. The fault is the lack of control by the crew. Why, on formal nights, are people permitted in the dining areas wearing shorts, sleeveless shirts, thongs and baseball caps? Even in the casino you could ...
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Sail Date: October 2016


Enjoyed ourselves

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Old dear

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We were 1st time cruisers,2 adults and boys 19 and 15, easy to board as all crew were helpful , luggage delivered 1 hrs after. dinner at Norveau rest 1st night, food was so delicious and the desserts were delicious but had chocolate sampler that was heaven, We had breakfast some days at empire rest or lido deck, but coffee I paid for as I prefer good coffee, Tried burritos, bbq area, ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Interior with French Door (obstructed views)

Traveled with children


Carnival Spirit

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laraine1234

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise as we only wanted to do a short cruise this time, and as we had been on the Spirit before and enjoyed it so much. This time was very disappointing as far as the food and service in the dining room was very disappointing compared to other cruises we have been on. For this reason we feel it will be some time before we choose the Spirit again. The entertainment on board was ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony


Fun best holiday ever

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Emily21

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Wonderful service friendly staff with a smile always. plenty of things to See and do. Food was great plenty to have. A lot of different entertainment for young and old. The shows were amazing to watch. The band playing in the red frog bar were fantastic spent nights listening to their music. Plenty of seating around ship to lay in the sun or sit and enjoy a drink whilst looking out into the ...
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Sail Date: August 2016

Traveled with children


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