We recently returned from an 8 night cruise to New Caledonia from Sydney aboard the Carnival Spirit. Family of 4 (2A, 2C 10 & 8). It was our first cruise and we had an amazing time! The food was great and easily accessible, oodles of entertainment and the staff were lovely and super helpful. Highly recommend purchasing the Faster to the Fun upgrade, as we were onboard and in our room with our luggage within 20 minutes (just after 12pm). FTTF also enabled us to skip the queues for tenders when travelling onshore. Our children loved Camp Ocean, especially as they were placed in groups dependent on their age which meant they didn’t need to be together. They did tell us we could have them grouped together though if we do wished. The only thing I think they could improve is making the app and it’s contents available before you depart (not just as a countdown) and possibly letting you know that in places like Noumea and Mare, you must purchase bus tickets if you want to go anywhere. Aside from that, highly recommend the Carnival Spirit.
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