Fantastic Time on Carnival Spirit!!!: Carnival Spirit Cruise Review by akstef

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Fantastic Time on Carnival Spirit!!!

Sail Date: November 2012
Destination: South Pacific
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
We started our holiday with a fantastic price for a balcony room. Met our friends from Queensland, we are from Melbourne, in Sydney airport. We had a very quick and easy checkout- I couldn't believe how easy it was.I had cruised on P&O in 2011 and it was terrible checking in, out and in and out of ports- not with Carnival!We walked in and headed to the Adults Only Serenity area. Kids were around but hey, we'll give them a break because it was the best view for leaving Sydney Harbour!Serenity was gorgeous but not enough of tha cabana lounges- apparantly the staff were getting onto that for the future. Probably too many kids on the cruise and staff acknowledged this. Kids in the Casino- should have been a no no!!
Likes- Staff were fabulous and I mean everybody- they couldn't do enough for you!We still keep in contact with some of the dining and entertainment staff.
- Chef's Table was fantastic I would suggest everybody do it but not everybody can. It gives you an insight on More just how much work goes into food preparation on the ship and i think it should be compulsory for anyone of the winging cruisers who complain about the food!!
- Aaron and the Dining staff brought out a lovely cake and sang to us on our wedding anniversary- thankyou to them all.
- Drinks were reasonably priced and non alcoholic drinks were easily accessed and included in the price. Massages and the Gym were fantastic.
- We loved the ports and getting to know the locals.
- We booked a photoshoot with Francis at Dreams Studio and all the photos turned out fantastic. So happy with the final product and a lovely keepsake as it was our 20th wedding anniversary.
- Guy and Mikey were excellent entertainers.

Overall Carnival Spirit was Fantastic !!! We will return!! Less

Published 01/18/13

Cabin review: 8A Balcony

Great Balcony, Good size cabin and bathroom.

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Port and Shore Excursions

We visited Mare- Loyalty Islands, which was a new port for both Carnival and p&O. You could tell because the locals were quite overwhelmed by all the visitors from the cruise. They had one bus tour available. The tour we organised privately was cancelled i believe the locals aren't ready to show the whole island to all and I don't blame them! Beautiful beach!! Next was Isle of Pines and it was like out of a postcard - just gorgeous and great for snorkelling. Must try the lobster and the banana fritters and the local beer called One. Last port was Noumea - we booked a tour with NoumeaShore Tours Gateaway tours on facebook and Trip Advisor. We did the city sights tour and it was fantastic. Alfred was a laugh- he was such a happy guy!We loved the bakery he took us to it's french so what would you expect! We stopped by the group of cafes near the harbour and sat and had some french wine, a nice end to our day in Noumea.
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