Carnival Spirit Cruise Review to South Pacific

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1 cruise (first)


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4 out of 5

First cruise

Sail Date: January 01, 2010

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

Overall-easy if one relaxes and trusts the staff/crew/baggage. Room clean and ready for us to unpack. Lots of variety for sitting to read or visit-lots of cubby holes, open seating areas. Plenty of activities-thought we would be bored sailing but actually didn't have time to get it all in. Liked the variety of land tours. Thought bottled water should be complimentary. Liked the spa specials and the fact that I could always find a deck chair!

Pros: Surprised how smooth it was cruising, docking and leaving dock

Cons: could have used a little more general information-like being able to register earlier than 2000 others all arriving at 12:30 p.m.; and, getting off-informing which groups/when as we had paid for baggage handling and weren't in the main disembarking groups.

Recommends Carnival Spirit? Yes!

Ship Quality
Restrooms clean, size perfect-especially for firsttimers like us-could figure out how to get around after first evening.
Cabin / Stateroom
We were pleasantly surprised-lots and lots of storage. For me its about putting things away in small quarters but actually had more than needed. Same with coathangers-thought for sure there wouldn't be enough.
Food and Dining
Quality good (although husband got sick after eating our one time at the dinner buffet); dining times for dining room perfect (for us), pretty typical buffet/food.
Entertainers great-dancers wow-what energy they have. Felt a little misled on the titles of the events-timing was perfect for the two dining times in order to see the shows if wanted. Stu certainly has energy-good to note that he knows his audience-when to have high energy-when to take it back a notch-like the last day when giving instructions-perfect-couldn't have taken the high speed/high energy the last morning.
Service and Staff
When husband was ill, cabin staff (sorry forgot his name) was very professional and respectful. Always staffed our room with our ice. wonderful. Dwi found out and made sure I had ginger ale for him to drink.worked like a charm.

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