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highway20
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
4 forum posts
Sailed May 2008
This was our second cruise, and our second with Carnival. When choosing to cruise again after our Mexican Riviera cruise in Jan 07, I did not consciously pick Carnival, they had the itinerary I was looking for. We wanted a longer than 7 ... Read more
Alanscruise
Member Since 2008
1 review
105 forum posts
Sailed May 2008
This is my second cruise. The first was on NCL to Hawaii for 7 days. The only thing about the two cruises that was similar was the price. So we booked two category 11 suites and hoped for the best. We loved the Carnival Spirt and all the ... Read more
riverboy98se
Member Since 2008
1 review
1 forum post
My wife and I cruised the Inside Passage in Alaska from May 21, 2008 to May 28th, 2008 on the Carnival Spirit and found the natural beauty of Alaska breathtaking, but the Carnival cruise line and the service on the ship have lots of ... Read more
nycpants
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
35 forum posts
The Spirit to Alaska was our 5th cruise on Carnival. It was me and my husband, our two friends, and their 22 month old daughter (we're all in our early 30s). We really lucked out with the weather the week of May 21st. Every day was 70 ... Read more
doughnut
Member Since 2007
1 review
29 forum posts
Sailed May 2008
We were a party of 7 spread through 3 cabins. 2 with balconies, 1 inside cabin (it was the tiniest of any of the 5 cruiselines we have been on -- though it was well-organized and kept neat by our stewards). We flew straight to HNL and ... Read more
Xoe
Member Since 2003
10 reviews
635 forum posts
We chose this cruise for its itinerary, which suited us perfectly. We drove from our home on Whidbey Island, Washington to Vancouver on Tuesday, April 29, for an overnight stay at the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel, where we were able to ... Read more
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rcs2cruise
4 reviews
We flew to Honolulu via WestJet 5 days early, and stayed at the ResortQuest Waikiki Beach Hotel. It was wonderful, complete with a really extensive buffet breakfast each morning. Other than relaxing and some shopping, our 2 main goals for ... Read more
THOR1211
3 reviews
Sailed April 2008
My family (husband and I plus our two boys 7 and 11) went on this cruise with our in laws and another family (husband wife and 7 year old son) on April 6th. It was spring break for the kids and for my mother in law, who is a teacher. ... Read more
patnfrank
Member Since 2006
1 review
25 forum posts
We flew to San Diego on Saturday April 19 staying overnight at the Holiday Inn directly across from the cruise terminal. We received rather vague information from Carnival about check-in and certainly did not want to spend an afternoon ... Read more
jaguarprincess
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
69 forum posts
There is plenty of factual information available on the lay-out of the Carnival Spirit, its itineraries, and ports of call (though few reviews mention the garishness of the decor, which is truly hideous in some places). This is a very ... Read more
Yukon11
1 review
Mexican Riviera cruise on the Carnival Spirit 4/13/08 thru 4/20/08 out of San Diego port. My husband and I went on this cruise without the kids. Second cruise both times leaving the kids at home with grandma. Next cruise they get to come ... Read more
sangela
3 reviews
First of all, a bit of background, it was me and my husband, no kids, I'm 45 and hubby is 46. We live in San Diego, so embarkation was a breeze...highly recommend Mission Brewery parking. Easy, easy access off the 5 freeway, very ... Read more
Tim Perry
1 review
EMBARKATION: We flew in from St. Louis the morning of our sail date so felt a bit stressed about time but our stress was put to rest as our flights (changed planes in Las Vegas) were on time and it was just a short cab ride from the ... Read more
BigBoatLovers
Member Since 2008
1 review
3 forum posts
Hubby and I sailed on the March 13 - 21, 2008 sailing of the Carnival Spirit. We are 53 and 45 (with grown children) and we couldn't have been happier with our experience. First of all, sailing from San Diego is a breeze if you have to ... Read more
Tracyr
Member Since 2002
1 review
316 forum posts
Sailed March 2008
I am a home based travel agent (Cruise Specialist) I have cruised on all of the popular cruise lines but this was my first Cruise with Carnival. My 16 year old daughter was invited on this cruise by a friend. I decided it would be an ... Read more
dtday
Member Since 2007
1 review
244 forum posts
Carnival Spirit - March 5th - March 13th Mexican Riviera - Acapulco, Zihuatenejo/Ixtapa, Manzanillo Balcony Stateroom - Verandah Deck - Rm.7228 Embarkation Being from San Diego, there were no flight plans to make, just a short drive to ... Read more
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sh442olds
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
212 forum posts
Sailed March 2008
We flew in the day before the cruise and stayed at the La Pensione which is walking distance to ship might not be if carrying all your luggage, priced in the $100 range nice clean ,bar -restaurant across street . Embarking we arrived at ... Read more
semichigan
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
682 forum posts
Sailed February 2008
We sailed on the Carnival Spirit on February 2nd - but before the ship left the port, my brother got married on board. The Carnival wedding staff was excellent - they arranged everything, flowers, photographer, cake, reception, etc. They ... Read more
MommaOML
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
265 forum posts
Day 0: Why you should always fly in the day before your cruise This was the second cruise for us. Our party consists of DH & I (aged 30-ish) and our son, who was 19.5 months. We booked a balcony guarantee, and ended up being assigned ... Read more
bigsweetie
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
Sailed February 2008
My wife and I joined the Spirit on 26/02/08 after staying overnight at the Holiday Inn on the Bay, this made getting to the ship very easy as it is across the road.The check in staff were great (as we did not print the correct ... Read more
Minnows
1 review
Sailed February 2008
Our 9th cruise, first on Carnival. Boarding was slow and took an hour and a half. We know from experience it is probably because we showed up right at Noon, and so does everyone else. Wait till around 3 or so if you want to board any ship ... Read more
alphakitty
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
5,801 forum posts
Sailed February 2008
Precruise - We flew into San Diego the day before the cruise. The airport is very close to the downtown area and the cruise port. We stayed at the La Pensione Hotel in the Little Italy section of downtown, about 4 blocks from the cruise ... Read more
jku2
Member Since 2004
7 reviews
1,370 forum post
Sailed February 2008
We had booked a guaranteed balcony and was upgraded to 9A. This was a beautiful room, the largest we ever had. It had both a window and a balcony. The ship is very beautiful with each area having a theme such as the jungle room and the ... Read more
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dougmacp
8 reviews
Sailed February 2008
Carnival Spirit 2/2/08 Mexican Riviera I think I finally figured it out. The term "you get what you pay for" doesn't refer to the size of the stateroom, onboard amenities or the quality of food anymore; it refers to the level of ... Read more
mjbearit
Member Since 2007
1 review
584 forum posts
Sailed January 2008
Ship: Carnival Spirit Dates: Depart San Diego 5 Mar 2008 - Return San Diego 13 Mar 2008 Ports of call: Acapulco, Zihuatenejo/Ixtapa, Manzanillo Embarkation/Debarkation: Embarkation was a breeze! We got in line at 11:00 and by 11:45 ... Read more

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