Carnival Spirit Cruise Review by Kazzafamilygirl
- Sail Date: March 2017
- Destination: South Pacific
- Cabin Type: Extended Balcony
The best part of the cruise was snorkelling at the islands. Yejele Beach was the best!!! It is a shore excursion well worth going on - the bus takes you to paradise!!! Go down toward the end of the bay and there are other little bays that you can snorkel to. We are not experienced snorkelers at all and we managed fine. The water is not deep so you feel so safe. The water is so clear. It is the best. Also the Tchoo Tchoo train in Noumea. Isle of Pines nice too.
We had a balcony cabin on the 7th floor in the middle of the ship. It was great. Clean (everywhere is so clean), very nice cabin. Worth getting a balcony for the amazing views. Especially sunrise and also when you are coming in to a new destination!! Forget sleep - this was too exciting!!! and you can see on the TV (map channel and also forward view channel where you are all times.
The shows that the production crew put on are fantastic. Lots of singing and dancing - but very modern. I loved hanging out at the Red Frog Pub sometimes just listening to the band. They were great. There are quiet places too - to just sit and watch the view or get a drink.
It was fun getting our photos taken. You don't have any pressure whatsoever to buy any of them. It is fun to get your photo taken and then view them the next day. I say go for it!!! Just as long as you have willpower to not buy them all!!!
The staff were so friendly. Especially the stewards. So nice and helpful.
It seemed like we were away for weeks. I loved it so much. I want to go again but take the kids next time. My husband went on an anniversary cruise so the first time in 20 years that we were away for longer than a weekend and I missed the kids like crazy. It was very very relaxing though.
And we went on the green thunder! It was so scary but we did it!! Such a fast waterslide. The kids around us loved it. The adults serenity area was nice - it is close to the waterslides though so you can hear some screams and kids etc. Nice place to take your food out to if the buffet areas are too busy (and if you don't have kids with you).
We didn't get sea sick at all (and I am notorious for getting motion sickness). I find the waves and slight rocking relaxing. You get days that you hardly notice you are moving and some rockier days. On those days we mostly stayed in bed and relaxed watching movies. You try to stay away from the front and back areas of the ship. So I would pick a cabin in the middle of the ship. We found that to be a good decision. But out of 10 days only two were a bit rocky.
Thanks Carnival for an amazing trip. We loved it!
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