Just got off the Carnival Spirit this morning and had an awesome time.
The ship had just been refurbished, so although parts were a bit dated, she was sparkling clean and the new sections, shopping areas, Soul Play, were modern and fresh.
The staff on the Spirit are wonderful - so friendly. From room attendants, to bar staff and dining staff, all willing to smile, say hello, and assist with anything.
The main dining room was great, staff were always busy, but friendly and engaging and we never had to wait too long for anything. Menu choice was good, lots of choice each night, with regular staples as well as daily specials.
The buffet itself was OK, however it was good to have choice during the day between burgers, Mexican, deli style, pizza BBQ, traditional buffet. YOU WILL NOT GO HUNGRY! 😜 My kids also loved the hot chocolate and soft serve ice cream - free 24/7!
We went to the specialty restaurant Nouveau on the first night - $45 per head plus a free bottle of wine (1st night special) and the food was really great. Highly recommend this experience- high quality fine dining for a very small price.
The entertainment was fabulous some nights and OK on others. The Miss Houdini show is not to be missed, as well as the awesome 80’s night festivities.
Great house band - with a wide repertoire from 50’s through to now.
My 9 year old son absolutely LOVED kids club - Camp Ocean - he was there for hours each day - and begged to go after breakfast, after lunch and after dinner. One of the great things about kids club is that the venues for the older children vary throughout the ship, so they are not stuck in one room all the time.
Ports were great, easy getting off and on the ship - if you don’t book shore excursions, there’s always plenty to do yourself.
There was always something going on - Carnival really is the fun ship.
Looking forward to experiencing the Splendour when she takes over from the Spirit in 2020.
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