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Carnival Spirit Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1038 reviews
2 Awards

Probably our last cruise

Review for Carnival Spirit to Hawaii
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okhotnik
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2011
Cabin: Balcony

We can't blame the cruise line for the bad weather, however we have been on smother riding trains than this ship. In the MDR even in smooth seas there was always vibration including the silver and china (as if the screws were out of balance). We could even feel the vibration in our cabin at night (mid ship deck 6). It was obvious the staff has been cut as the dining service really suffered.

Our cabin was fine and well maintained by our steward Gusti however the chairs on our balcony had dried paint all over them. Of course the minibar took up the whole refrig so we put the cans overpriced soda, water and beer in a cabinet so that WE could use the fridge.

The food was the absolute worst we have ever experienced on a cruise!!!! Most of the MDR dishes were beautiful to look at, but horrible to eat. (Prime rib covered in a brown gravy that was NOT au jus; desserts that were for the most part tasteless.) Many of the same items were repeated several times. It's pretty telling when we looked forward to being in port so that we could get a descent meal (even fast food was better).

Cabin Review

Balcony

Port Reviews

Hilo

Beautiful area, need more time

Kauai

Beautiful Nawiliwili harbor our favorite island, would have enjoyed a longer stay.

Honolulu

Interesting city. The Aloha Tower shopping center adjacent to the pier is all but empty. Not a good place to rent a car and drive (traffic).

Kona (Kailua Bay)

Too little time...

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