Carnival Spirit Cruise Review to Mexico

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

We had a great time

Sail Date: February 11, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Spirit had very nice facilities, but some of the furniture is beginning to show it's age. Lots of activities are available. Staff was very friendly, helpful and engaging. The ship's time was not coordinated with all of the port's land time. This caused confusion in excursion times.

Pros: choice of ports and activities

Cons: drink pricing and policy and bad voice announcement system (bad speakers)

Recommends Carnival Spirit? Yes!

Ship Quality
decor was great, layout was well thought out, public areas were kept very clean.
Food and Dining
small portions in the dining room. selection and variety was good
Cabin / Stateroom
Our steward did a great job in keeping the cabin neat and clean. The toilet in my cabin seems to have a strong urine odor.
I liked the choices of adult and general content shows for families. There was something for everyone. I could not stay in the Sport Bar as I wished because of the very strong tobacco smells of the entire area.
Service and Staff
very helpful and friendly
Children's Programs
The younger cruisers seemed to be well catered to and they were all busy having fun.
Mazatlan, Mexico
We got the most pleasure out of visiting a neighboring village of La Noria. This town had the old, laid back atmosphere that we feel Mexico is really all about. It is not commercialized for tourists.
La Paz, Mexico
We did not get out of the tourist zone so we did not get the full benefit of this port.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
A must see is the water trip to the arches at lands end. Snorkeling allowed me to see at least 15 types of fish in a very small area at pelicans rock.
Don't Miss: Any water adventure
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
The canopy adventure was lots of fun. The event took longer than promised and we were the last two passengers boarding the ship. This was stressful for us. We missed the first run of the adventure.
Don't Miss: Canopy Adventures.
Ensenada, Mexico
We did not get out of the tourist zone. I was just a typical Mexican tourist spot with "too much" competition for your drinking dollars on some of the corners.

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