Carnival Spirit Cruise Review to Mexico

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Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
8

3 out of 5

a relaxing vacation

Sail Date: April 13, 2008

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The best thing about the ship is the crew.

Pros: The crew was the best! Consistently friendly, courteous, helpful, and pleasant

Cons: I had several insect bites when I would get up in the mornings; maybe from the bedding. The ship's decor was garish and the entertainment dancers were not very good

Recommends Carnival Spirit? No.

Entertainment
The nightly shows were mostly good, the comedians were very good and the magic show was too. The dancers costumes and the sets were great, but the skills of the dancers was only average or below. Not too many activities that included hand crafts, lots of fun games though.
Ship Quality
The ship feels small because the public areas are cramped with rather garish decor. The ship appears to be very clean and the crew seems to be very hardworking. However, some of the furnishings, especially the dining room chairs are a bit worn.
Food and Dining
The food was mostly good and sometimes even above expectations. There were some items that were average and one that was totally unacceptable. The room service menu was limited especially for breakfast.
Cabin / Stateroom
The room was beautiful and clean, however, I woke with insect bites several mornings so I can only assume the bedding had some kind of infestation.
Service and Staff
The crew consistently went above and beyond. The cabin steward made sure our every request was fulfilled with speed and efficiency.
Mazatlan, Mexico
This was a charming place! Great shopping. The Mexico show was very colorful, but the quality of the performance was average or below average.
La Paz, Mexico
Had a fabulous experience snorkeling with sea lions! The water was seriously cold and the excursion supplied wet suits, which was a new experience for me. It was memorable, however, the tour guide (American) could not communicate with the crew (Mexican) and i think that is potentially troublesome. I speak English and Spanish fluently and I know the tour guide often told the crew and captain some things that they did not comprehend and vice versa. We saw some wonderful sea life-it was a real thrill.
Don't Miss: snorkeling with sea lions!
La Paz, Mexico
Had a fabulous experience snorkeling with sea lions! The water was seriously cold and the excursion supplied wet suits, which was a new experience for me. It was memorable, however, the tour guide (American) could not communicate with the crew (Mexican) and i think that is potentially troublesome. I speak English and Spanish fluently and I know the tour guide often told the crew and captain some things that they did not comprehend and vice versa. We saw some wonderful sea life-it was a real thrill.
Don't Miss: snorkeling with sea lions!
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
I did the Sea of Cortez snorkel and was distressed because there were three cruise ships in port so it was really crowded. But the excursion ship was very good and the crew was excellent. They gave us a really substantial snack that was very tasty and just right. The shopping at the Mercado was good.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
I did the Sea of Cortez snorkel and was distressed because there were three cruise ships in port so it was really crowded. But the excursion ship was very good and the crew was excellent. They gave us a really substantial snack that was very tasty and just right. The shopping at the Mercado was good.
Mazatlan, Mexico
This was a charming place! Great shopping. The Mexico show was very colorful, but the quality of the performance was average or below average.


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