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It was a good time of the year to be out of Australia. So Singapore to Sydney sounded good Cruise was just average in terms of dining and entertainment. The formal dining - service was very good from Ilham and staff. The food was so/so. A number of dishes were not up to scratch - cold/cool, tough, undercooked etc. One entree, braised rabbit, tasted very much like minced beef and was served as a party pie - one swallow, and gone. Some meals however were very good. However the range of food was not great, and repetitive. On the plus side, serving sizes were generally good, not too big. Formal dining suffered from very intrusive 'entertainment' provided by waiting staff. These people are amateurs with an inflated opinion of themselves. This entertainment occurred too often, was too long and too loud. The announcer went on too long and far too often about how good her staff were. Buffet dining was also average - fruit (apples, pineapple) was of mediocre quality. Variety at lunch time was limited. Also, can't they afford a range of teas besides just Liptons? Coffee was undrinkable, but Carnival are not on their own there. Entertainment featured 2 magicians and 2 hypnotists - surely one of each is enough.we stopped going to the shows, though some were reportedly quite good. The resident singers/dancers were quite good. Guest relations were very helpful, and the sales outlets were far less pushy than on Celebrity or Holland America. Misinformation abounded, whether from the line itself, guest speakers ("Darwin does not have a hop on hop off bus)" and other passengers.

Average cruise.

Carnival Spirit Cruise Review by WalterZ

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2018
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
It was a good time of the year to be out of Australia. So Singapore to Sydney sounded good

Cruise was just average in terms of dining and entertainment.

The formal dining - service was very good from Ilham and staff. The food was so/so. A number of dishes were not up to scratch - cold/cool, tough, undercooked etc. One entree, braised rabbit, tasted very much like minced beef and was served as a party pie - one swallow, and gone. Some meals however were very good. However the range of food was not great, and repetitive. On the plus side, serving sizes were generally good, not too big.

Formal dining suffered from very intrusive 'entertainment' provided by waiting staff. These people are amateurs with an inflated opinion of themselves. This entertainment occurred too often, was too long and too loud. The announcer went on too long and far too often about how good her staff were.

Buffet dining was also average - fruit (apples, pineapple) was of mediocre quality. Variety at lunch time was limited. Also, can't they afford a range of teas besides just Liptons? Coffee was undrinkable, but Carnival are not on their own there.

Entertainment featured 2 magicians and 2 hypnotists - surely one of each is enough.we stopped going to the shows, though some were reportedly quite good. The resident singers/dancers were quite good.

Guest relations were very helpful, and the sales outlets were far less pushy than on Celebrity or Holland America.

Misinformation abounded, whether from the line itself, guest speakers ("Darwin does not have a hop on hop off bus)" and other passengers.
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Balcony
Cabin 8C 5262
A very good cabin. We requested a move early on from our allocated cabin because of noise from the adjoining cabin ( frequent banging of balcony doors).
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