Carnival Spirit Cruise Review to Mexico

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4 out of 5

Great Carnival Spirit Cruise

Sail Date: April 01, 2010

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

The Carnival Spirit is a beautiful ship: the insane "nouveau art deco" decor achieves a level of artistic beauty and inspiration despite the mixture of several styles at once and a glitz level worthy of Vegas--nonetheless, it's visually stunning and exciting. The "funnel" that reaches from Level 2 up to the Steakhouse is gorgeous, with a mural of "cosmic surfers" and lovely, breathtaking glass elevators. The "Pharoah's Lounge" theater is a true joy of Egyptian revival glitter. The Carnival Spirit dancers and the shows are excellent and fun to watch--they deserve accolades for being highly professional at the cruise ship level with the limited resources available, the smaller staging area, etc. They are quite good. The staff overall is wonderful. The stateroom was well serviced, the bed comfortable, the towel animals our steward created nothing short of amazing. The food is good. The pool and covered seating area on the Lido deck is comfortable and fun. The music in the lounges was fine, a nice choice of musicians. There was a diverse mix of people on the cruise, from young to old, of various cultures, which I like. Really a great ship.

Pros: The stateroom was awesome, and the staff was simply wonderful: very fun and professional people; delighful service. The food in the buffet on the Lido deck was excellent and the dining room had some superior moments.

Cons: No cons, not really. However, the casino slots were so tight, you couldn't play more than five minutes--they could loosen those up a bit if they expect people to seriously play at all. Also, the casino staff might be a bit more attentive.

Recommends Carnival Spirit? Yes!

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