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Carnival Spirit Cruise Review to Mexico

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4 out of 5
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Carnival Spirit

5 Night Baja Mexico (San Diego Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 26, 2012

Ship: Carnival Spirit

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Review summary

The crew was super friendly, and the dinning staff remembered our names as well. Food was very good, but needed a just a tad more selection. The general dinning area was hit and miss sometimes, but the steakhouse (although an extra charge) was well worth it! My wife did not like the bed (said it was too thin), but I did. Hot tubs were monopolized for hours by groups of people because the water temperature was just right (hard to get in). The only hot tub that I was able to get into regularly was in the fitness center, but would have rather been in an outdoor hot tub.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Buffet hours closed super early - like 3 pm on most days). A little more variation was needed. Some of the food was not good regularly, like the Chinese buffet. Pizza buffet was slow to get someone to help you (guy was always in the back) and the sandwich place had language barriers that always lead to the wrong order. Steakhouse, at an extra charge, was well worth it. Dinning room had excellent food, although some dishes on different evening were not as good.


3 out of 5
Comedy shows were very late in the evening (like 11:30 pm) or during your scheduled dinner hour. On a night before an offshore excursion, 11:30 pm is way too late to even think about going to a show. We wanted to see so many shows but the scheduling was so off.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Most friendly I have seen anywhere! Cleaned rooms like 3 times a day. Make animal figures out by folding towels every night and placed on the bed (looked forward to it).

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean ship and very fun - lots to do!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Rooms were big and comfortable. Had everything you would need - safe, plenty of towels, robes, ice, fridge, tv, etc.

Pros: Best hospitality

Cons: Start time for shows usually were very late in the evening or during dinner

Recommends Carnival Spirit? Yes!

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