Carnival Spirit Cruise Review to Mexico

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1 out of 5

You Get What You Pay For

Sail Date: March 01, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

Compared with other cruise lines i have travelled on, The Spirit, which apparently had just come out of dry dock, looked old and tired. Carpets had gum stains, rust all over the decks. Used a lot of paint to cover up problem areas. You can tell they just dont spend a lot of time keeping the ship well maintained

Pros: cheap

Cons: Terrible Kids Clubs

Recommends Carnival Spirit? No.

Ship Quality
Again, stains, gum in carpet, rust, just not what i have seen on other cruise lines
Service and Staff
Just doing their jobs, and nothing more. Did not go out of way to smile, or make you feel very special, as most other ships in other cruise lines, do.
Unless you are 20, and drink and gamble all day and all night, every day, the entertainment options are limited. The shows were nothing compared to Disney, or Princess. They had two comedians as our entertainment for 5 nights. Thats it.
Children's Programs
Kids clubs were weak. Our kids, and some friends of ours on another ship that we met while in Cabo, all had same complaints: Both Carnival Ships, terrible kids programs. One kid go back after day 2. On our ship, there werent even enough kids to fill the 12-14 age club.
Food and Dining
Food was fine. The staff just went around doing their jobs. Did not go out of there way to make us feel welcome. We felt the staff all over the ship, just went day by day, doing their jobs, while smiles, and customer service where weak
Cabin / Stateroom
Gum and other stains in carpets. Balcony had rust.

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