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Carnival Spirit Cruise Review to Mexico
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5 out of 5
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Carnival Spirit

8 Night Mexican Riviera (San Diego Roundtrip)

Sail Date: December 06, 2008

Ship: Carnival Spirit

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Review Summary

Just the right size...not too big and not too small. Elegant and very comfortable. Stateroom was very comfortable and always kept immaculate. The extra large balcony was definitely a plus to pay for. Always had fun towel animals waiting for us upon our return from excellent dinners and outstanding shows! Every person on the ship's crew was super friendly and made us feel special. Plus their special dinning experience at The Supper Club was a true epicurean's delight which should not be missed.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Very good dinners with my favorites being the pasta dishes....excellent sauces! Be sure to dine in their Supper Club which features superb dishes that were elegantly presented and had an outstanding musical duo to listen and dance to!


5 out of 5
Very talented singers and dancers with a great selection of shows to see. Along with a 33 piece orchestra and lavish costumes......excellent entertainment!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
The entertainment staff hosted a special Christmas Show, including the children on the cruise, which we shall always remember as one of the best parts of their entertainment.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was very friendly and went "above and beyond" to make you feel special!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Spirit was just the right size, easy to get around, spotless, and lots of neat areas to explore for music, gambling,shopping and eating!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Spotless! Great towel animals also!

Ports Of Call

Manzanillo, Mexico

5 out of 5
We did the snorkeling trip that Carnival offered and had the best time ever....truly a "we're on vacation" feeling!
Don't Miss: Snorkeling, dancing and sitting on the bow of the boat enjoying the beautiful sights surrounding you!

Acapulco, Mexico

5 out of 5
Stunning and breathtaking!
Don't Miss: The cliff divers....daytime and nightime!

Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, Mexico

5 out of 5
Be sure to tour both cities...a definite "A" column port with spectacular views and very friendly people!
Don't Miss: Ixtapa Island and lunch there at Marlin's

Pros: The Spirit was elegant and very comfortable with a genuine crew who loved what they do!

Cons: When it ended and we had to come home to -2 degrees of winter in Denver

Recommends Carnival Spirit? Yes!

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