Never again: Carnival Spirit Cruise Review by Sue Mewes

Carnival Spirit 2
Sue Mewes

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Never again

Sail Date: August 2011
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Seattle
Where do I begin a ship that sales to Alaska but it has no heating at all anywhere on the ship! However. You do have air con in your cabin that you can NOT turn off. It was cold by day two had to stay in bed all day on my birthday as it was so cold.

This is what carnival call entertainment, Rubber Chicken Olympics, Hairy Chest competition, bean bag throwing just some of what was on offer. Some of the shows were OK but nothing to write home about.

Food choice at lunch was better that at dinner. But if you did not want to eat in the main restaurant and were looking for a different choice then the buffet was not going to be of any use to you as it served the same food as the main restaurant. The service was slow and not all of the staff went out of their way to help you. In saying this out room steward was very good.

The main thing that this cruise line want to do is run up your bill as much as they can before you leave. Hard sell on day trips, photos, drinks and More anything else they can put on you bill.

If you are professional people and are looking for a 4* cruse then do not choose carnival. Less

Published 10/31/11

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