Carnival Spirit Cruise Review to Mexico

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Relaxing Sailing

Sail Date: November 01, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Enjoyed the ship - have been on better but for the itinerary and price it was a good choice. The morning stretch instructor was the only crew member that wasn't fabulous; everyone else went above and beyond to make our time exceptional. Our cabin manager, Putu, made our sea home absolutely perfect every day and our waiter, Shermand, was entertaining while providing fabulous table side service. Overall the experience was very positive.

Pros: variety of ports and peaceful time on the ship

Cons: the morning stretch instructor

Recommends Carnival Spirit? Yes!

Ship Quality
Clean and well-maintained. We enjoyed the variety of lounges and quiet areas. The jacuzzis weren't as hot as I would have liked (although my husband was happy) and the pools were usually very busy. Nice gym area.
Food and Dining
Our dining room experience was excellent but the buffet lines were only 'good'. Lots of food and friendly staff, but I prefer more variety. Room service was perfect!
We enjoyed daytime activities, but didn't attend the nighttime events.
Cabin / Stateroom
We went on a tight budget and selected an inside cabin. The shower and bathroom space was better than other cabins we've had; lots of closet and storage space. Other cabins we've been in had a separation curtain wall between the bed and seating area and this would have been a nice addition. Our stateroom manager, Putu, was amazing!!!!
Service and Staff
All but the gym attendant were amazing!! Too bad his attitude doesn't allow me to write that all were fabulous. We went every morning for the early stretch class and he was late more than once and when there he was rude and curt. The 30 minute class would run for 20 minutes max and then he'd say 'do 20 of XX and you're done'. Each day he commented that usually the number of people dropped off after the first few days; he wasn't making a positive comment. He just put a damper on our trip and we stopped going to the class after waiting for an improvement for 5 days.

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