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Carnival Spirit Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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1,126 Reviews

A lot of added costs!

Carnival Spirit Cruise Review by Mzfol

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2019
  • Destination: Australia & New Zealand
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View

Be prepared to cough up a lot of extra money! Everything’s got an extra price on it. Photos are an unbelievable price! Average $20-30 each printed picture of about 5x7 or 8x10. And there are ALOT of pictures being taken- photographers are everywhere trying to pump this money making machine... whilst also talking you that you can’t take photos with your own phone of your family/child with the characters/port set up.

Dr seuss breakfast- extra cost PLUS find yourself again paying $20 each picture taken with different characters.

Food is ok in the dinning room, but you will find generally below average and luke warm in most places. Bingo- $35 for 5 games!

Port stops in the Great Barrier Reef are very poor and EXTREMELY rushed. Expect to get about one hour to snorkel on most shore tours due to the very limited time spent at the ports of Airlie beach, Yorkeys Knob and port Douglas (meanwhile again coughing up on average $200+ pp for a snorkel tour of the reef)

Oh and be aware your account will be held for all purchases while your sailing and will not be released when you get back BUT carnival will charge you the entire amount on top. Essentially double dipping into you account until the “holds” of amounts are released which they attempt to put back on to you own bank being the problem not them.

I have sailed in the past and enjoyed but this time I will not come back the this company.

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Ocean View

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Port Douglas, Australia

Another rushed tour!

Barrier Reef

Very rushed and time limited

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