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Carnival Ensenada Cruise Reviews
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3.7
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21 reviews
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"I must say this had to be the most ghetto cruise I've been on. My husband and I went with the travel agent we've used before. The trip was titled "Superbowl Cruise." We did not know until a couple of weeks prior to..."Read More
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Carnival Spirit-Ensinada to Hawaii

Review for Carnival Spirit to Hawaii

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x_california

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our 7th cruise with Carnival and our most negatively eventful. It started with the embarkation process. All some 2300 passengers had to be bussed from San Diego and Los Angeles to Ensenda Mexico to embark on the Spirit. We booked the transfer from the San Diego Airport to the cruise port with Carnival. At the airport we were greeted by a Carnival employee who rounded us up and had us ...
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Sail Date: April 2011

Departure Port: Copenhagen


24 days onboard the Carnival Spirit to Hawaii

Review for Carnival Spirit to Hawaii

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Lemak

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

We decided to take two back to back cruises on Carnivals' Spirit due to its unique Hawaii itinerary which included many nights in Maui and Honolulu. Hence, living on the Pacific coast, boarding in San Diego would be great. Much to our dismay only check in was in San Diego while 2,300 guests were shipped by bus through the dreaded 2 1/2 hour drive to Ensenada to fulfill the obsolete Jones Act. ...
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Sail Date: April 2011

Departure Port: Copenhagen

Traveled with children


So much +++++ but also ------ as well on the same cruise

Review for Carnival Spirit to Hawaii

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HeinBloed

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

One picture says more than thousand words: Here in this thread you can also see pictures:http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1408567We made many of our very best experiences:cabin - space space space - we could have baggage for a world voyage with us and still would have space in our closetsrates - I think with the rate we payed we could only expect "pure transportation" and we got ...
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Sail Date: April 2011

Departure Port: Copenhagen

Cabin Type: Balcony

18 Helpful Votes


Fun Cruise to Hawaii......after the horrible embarkation!!!!

Review for Carnival Spirit to Hawaii

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ginasitter

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

My husband and I cruised to Hawaii from Ensenada aboard the Carnival Spirit. We flew to San Diego the night before to insure getting to the pier on time. Little did we know we didn't need to hurry! We were fully aware that we would be bussed from the SD pier to Ensenada but we didn't anticipate that they would not start bussing all 2000+ of us until 5 p.m, that we would have to wait hours to get ...
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Sail Date: April 2010

Departure Port: Copenhagen


Carnival Spirit = Three Ring Circus!

Review for Carnival Spirit to Hawaii

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DMJKelowna

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

As first time cruisers we were hoping for a relaxing holiday with 5 days at sea and then lovely visits to the Hawaiian Islands. We certainly got the latter but a relaxing holiday it was not. First, avoid any embarkation that involves San Diego with a transfer to Ensenada - disastrous. Second, the Spirit is looking tired and needs a refit. Third, the food is average at best - avoid the casual ...
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Sail Date: April 2010

Departure Port: Copenhagen

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Ensenada to Hawaii, Carnival Spirit: Bad Start-Bad Finish

Review for Carnival Spirit to Hawaii

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FROG1635

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Background Information: Engaged the Carnival Spirit Hawaii trip through a local SLC agency to full fill my wife's dream of visiting Hawaii. This state visit completes our visits to all 50! Hotel Info: We stayed post cruise at the Mariott on Waikiki. What a wonderful relief from the ship. Ship Info: The ship was not only dated but worn. Half of the drawer and cabinet handles were broken. The ...
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Sail Date: April 2010

Departure Port: Copenhagen


12 Day Cruise, broken up into 2 separate cruises

Review for Carnival Spirit to Hawaii

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michiganfam

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

This cruise turned out to be two cruises in one. The first part of the cruise was 5 relaxing days at sea. The second part of the cruise was 7 hectic days in the Hawaiian ports. Unfortunately, the embarkation process (busses transferred everyone from San Diego down to Ensenada) started all of us off in a sour mood. The ship left San Diego late, which caused the busses to leave late. Instead of ...
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Sail Date: April 2010

Departure Port: Copenhagen

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


The good, the bad, the creepy entertainer

Review for Carnival Paradise to Mexican Riviera

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staceyrain

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We are not very experienced cruisers. All three times were short cruises. We just like to not have to drive for a few days of travel and actually spend a lot of time reading in our room and enjoying the rocking of the ship. I really have no complaints because we got what we paid for at about $300/person for a 4 day cruise. I just am giving it all the info so people who read this know what they're ...
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Sail Date: February 2010

Departure Port: Copenhagen

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First cruise in 25 years - since kids!

Review for Carnival Spirit to Hawaii

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catgetsdown

First Time Cruiser

We received a flyer in the mail, advertising continuing education credits available on a 12-day cruise to Hawaii. Thinking this would be a good way for my husband and I to get a vacation in while renewing our clinical laboratory technologist license education requirements - we signed up. It was also an opportunity to have the entire family along so we included our 20 and 22 year old daughters. The ...
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Sail Date: April 2009

Departure Port: Copenhagen

Cabin Type: Premium Balcony (obstructed views)

Traveled with children


Carnival Spirit - Hawaii

Review for Carnival Spirit to Hawaii

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BLonde_4_ever

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

This is a review of the April 17 to 29th, 2005 sailing of the Carnival Spirit cruising to Hawaii. My husband and I flew from Detroit to San Diego a day before the cruise in order to make sure we were at least on the right side of the continent before this trip started. We had been dreading one feature of this trip, the journey from San Diego to Ensenada, Mexico which is where we would be allowed ...
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Sail Date: April 2005

Departure Port: Copenhagen

Cabin Type: Ocean View


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