Carnival Spirit Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

Great Ports

Sail Date: November 06, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

Just returned from Mexico and loved the ports. Acapulco was so-so but Zhewatienieo (SP) and Manzinello (SP) were great. They are still sleepy little fishing villages where security for yourself and family were not a problem. Great Excursion in Manzenillo (Turtle Experience) were we saw wildlife in natural settings... beautiful land and the people care about the animals as well as each other. The ship was good, especially the upgraded cabin. The Carnival line is known for partying and there were those on board who enjoyed themselve a little much. Nothing to annoying but some fun people. The food was abundant but mediocure at best... watered down and cafeteria style. Overall good cruise though since no one else go's to these ports.

Pros: Ports, and Excursions

Cons: Food

Recommends Carnival Spirit? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
Upgraded to a suite from a balcony...GREAT!
Food and Dining
Plenty of food and choices but poor quality... Have been on other lines with so much more style and elegance as far as food.
Ship Quality
Always clean and freindly crew.
Service and Staff
Staff over all were great... room steward was never seen and was there on a moments notice if needed... Only rates a good because the countless staff that are running around trying to sell things... i.e. water, photo's, coffee, etc... the ship trys to nickel and dime you to death and succeeds.
Entertainment
Lots of activitys... the good, but lousy shows (the bad). The shows were average at best and mostly young (20's) inexperienced singers/dancers who wouldn't compete on Idol.
Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, Mexico
Snorkeling off the catamaran and shopping in the sleepy little village... beautifull place. Safe and no one trying to gouge you for anything... Pets and people are looked after in this port.
Don't Miss: walking through the village- lots of deals.
Manzanillo, Mexico
We took the Turtle Experience and loved every minute of it. Released baby turtles (endangered because of humans) into the sea. Also included is a boat trip through the inland lagoons. Animal lovers must see this. We saw every type of bird, snake, alligator (or croc), and fish there is to see in there natural setting. The port is just that a port but the little city to the side of the port was great.
Don't Miss: Turtle Experience.
Acapulco, Mexico
Must see cliff divers,,, (those guys are nuts) and you can walk there (no taxi needed) but walk in a group for safety. The rest was dirty and appeared dangerous. Homeless animals as well as people...
Don't Miss: Cliff Divers.


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