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Carnival Spirit Cruise Review to Hawaii

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Spirit

15 Night Hawaii (San Diego Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 13, 2012

Ship: Carnival Spirit

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review summary

This was our second cruise on the Spirit. We had taken it to Alaska previously. It was a great time. The ship had added an Adult Only Sun deck - Serenity Deck. It was great. Wicker furniture with padding. Cabana's and even hammocks. Very comfortable. We also enjoyed the Anytime Dining option. This allows you to dine when you want. Only drawback was not having the same waiters each night. In some sections, we found the service to be lacking. When we found someone good, we requested that section. Lots of shore excursions, but pricey. We hooked up with some other guests and did it on our own, for much less. This ship will not be doing the Hawaii cruise any longer. I would probably not do the 15 day itinerary to Hawaii again, but instead would look for a cruise from the states to Hawaii and depart to fly home from there, giving you the option to stay longer if you wanted. It was very relaxing and good weather for the most part. There were a couple of emergencies on this cruise, guest jumped overboard, and a medical emergency, and the crew/ship handled them well. Guest was rescued and we returned to Hawaii with a sick guest who needed medical care. This meant we missed the port of Ensenada, but in it's absence, a guest was an Elvis impersonator, and they had him put on a great show for us. Ensenada was an evening stop, and with the dangers in Mexico, it was doubtful how many would get off anyway. I know I wouldn't have gotten off. Overall, a great time.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Loved Anytime Dining. Go when you want. We requested a table for two which was fine, but felt the service appeared to be better at the larger tables. With this service, you could have different waiters everynight. When we did find some staff they gave excellent service, we requested their sections. Food was not the best selections and cold sometimes. They immediately got hot replacements.


5 out of 5
Always something to do if you want. Due to weather we were unable to see a couple of the dance shows which were cancelled. Ship's excursions seemed to be very pricey.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Pros: Serenity Deck and Anytime Dining

Cons: Quality of food

Recommends Carnival Spirit? Yes!

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