Carnival Spirit Cruise Review to Mexico

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5 out of 5

Fun Cruise San Diego to Acapulco

Sail Date: February 24, 2009

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

Our first time on Carnival and we were pleasantly surprised. The layout with the atrium and adjoining areas, plus the diningrooms and theatre, were all beautiful. Our stateroom was narrow but had sufficient storage and since we upgraded to the larger balcony, did not feel squished. Family member was next door and crew opened the adjoining balcony door which made it even more enjoyable. All the staff were great and most helpful. Everything was well managed and there were enough activities to keep people happy during the total of 4 days at sea. The food was all quite good, and ample of course. Enjoyed the ports of call, especially Acapulco which is still beautiful. We opted to NOT book our shore excursions through the ship this time, since our small group had different needs and physical abilities. At each location we ventured off and hired a van driver or cab to take us around the city and beach. We had great experiences all the way around and saved at least half compared to similar excursions arranged by the ship. It helps that my husband can speak Spanish too, but most everyone was fluent in English. The embarcation and debarcation went very quickly. The evening shows were all entertaining and the chorus dancers displayed an incredable array of moves and styles. The cruise director "Chris" grows on you, and he was a hoot when giving his version of the Blues Brothers concert. We live in San Diego so this adventure was incredibly convenient. The whole experience was relaxing and fun. We would highly recommend it if you're comfortable with "down to earth" cruising and ports of call. The 8 days was just the right amount of time too.

Pros: Length of time on ship and in the ports

Cons: Missed having an adults-only pool

Recommends Carnival Spirit? Yes!

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