Carnival Spirit Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

2-3 cruises


Helpful Vote

3 out of 5

Pretty Good Cruise

Sail Date: September 11, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

In addition to the pros above, we very much enjoyed the daily updates from the ship's naturalist.

Pros: The personnel..... courteous\, helpful\, friendly. The ships captain went out of his way to allow us the experience of viewing the John Hopkins Glacier. Also\, getting on and off the ship at the beginning and end was good.

Cons: Getting off/on the ship for the excursions was very painful\, especially the Skagway return. We were relegated to waiting in the rain for over 45 minutes!! There were many issues with the teams scanning package/personnel on re-entry.

Recommends Carnival Spirit? Yes!

Ship Quality
The ship was clean\, access was very good\, the ship's decor/styling was just outdated.
Food and Dining
The meals were very good but most of the food was served luke warm to cold. This was true for both the sit down dining in the Empire Room as well as the various venues on the Lido deck. Also the assortment of \"free\" cold drinks was limited to water\, iced tea\, and lemonade. Poor to fair rating for the available cold drinks.
Cabin / Stateroom
We were located on the 8th floor\, cabin 8211 and unfortunately were bothered by the constant noise from the Lido deck kitchen directly above us. There really should be some mention of that in your documentation for cabin selection. This was our 1st extended cruise and it's unfortunate that we had to learn this lesson the \"hard way\". The overall comfort/condition of the cabin was good. The cabin stewards and room service was excellent. Again\, the decor was outdated but clean.
Service and Staff
Overall\, good.....most staff greeted you with a smile and were certainly willing to help.

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