Carnival Spirit Cruise Review to Mexico

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7+ cruises

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3 out of 5

A Mixed Review

Sail Date: March 24, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

The Carnival Spirit is a beautiful ship. The atrium was lovely and the decor was stunning. With so many balcony rooms, we missed access to the outdoor decks available on many of the levels. The staterooms were very spacious and our steward attended to every detail. Our dining experience in the steakhouse restaurant was outstanding. We had very poor dining room service and the food quality was only okay. We found the bar staff was not as pleasant as on other cruises. If we ordered a drink, it seemed like we were inconveniencing the staff. We were impressed with the philanthropy project of providing supplies and assistance to an orphanage, and wished we had known about it before the last day of the cruise. There were many details of a cruise experience that seemed to be missing on this cruise.

Pros: The ports were outstanding

Cons: The service was disappointing

Manzanillo, Mexico

Don't Miss: The beach!
Manzanillo, Mexico

Don't Miss: The beach!
Acapulco, Mexico
The tour bus we were on broke down, but we didn't miss the Cliff Divers performance, thanks to the Carnival land crew. They picked us up and delivered us to the show in SUVs and vans. They really were there for the passengers.
Don't Miss: Cliff Divers
Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, Mexico
This was a wonderful example of a Mexican port. We found the people friendly and welcoming, and loved the quaint atmosphere. There were lovely restaurants and the shopping market was fun. Merchants did not apply a lot of pressure and were appreciative of the business the tourists brought. The Dophin Swim was a definite highlight - a real don't miss. The animals were well cared for, and you got to spend a full hour with the animals.
Don't Miss: The Dolphin Swim - well worth the money.
Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, Mexico
This was a wonderful example of a Mexican port. We found the people friendly and welcoming, and loved the quaint atmosphere. There were lovely restaurants and the shopping market was fun. Merchants did not apply a lot of pressure and were appreciative of the business the tourists brought. The Dophin Swim was a definite highlight - a real don't miss. The animals were well cared for, and you got to spend a full hour with the animals.
Don't Miss: The Dolphin Swim - well worth the money.
Acapulco, Mexico
The tour bus we were on broke down, but we didn't miss the Cliff Divers performance, thanks to the Carnival land crew. They picked us up and delivered us to the show in SUVs and vans. They really were there for the passengers.
Don't Miss: Cliff Divers


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