The Carnival spirit is my first cruise and was beyond what I had expected. Upon arrival I was pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the crew aboard. Throughout my time aboard i was well looked after and all i had to do was relax. Everything was well thought out, including a handy itinerary of
daily activities that was delivered to my room. The food on board was great - both at the buffet and restaurants - no complaints there. The staff at the restaurants were very accommodating, namely Ekadana, Putu and Trisna. They were very friendly and professional and most importantly gave great service. Further the restaurant was impeccable as was the rest of the ship.
On board activities were fun and ongoing throughout the day. They were always entertaining. Entertainment at the Pharoh's palace was good, but it would have been better to see something different other than singing most nights. It was great to see a lot of variety in the on board duty free shops; it was money well spent. Note to self: buying lots of cheap gifts adds up to big money!
The islands of New Caledonia was an enjoyable experience. There was no need to book tours to experience what the islands had to offer A bus trip around each island and time spent among the white sand beaches were enough to satisfy an insatiable appetite for paradise. The locals, natives and foods were absolutely devine.
Overall the cruise was a delight and it was well worth the money. I have come back refreshed and would happily go on this same cruise line again.
Embarkation on to the ship went well about the cruise was fabulous. The entertainment crew were great, we were not bored at all. The dining room staff entertained us and looked after us extremely well and the food was excellent. We were always greeted by name. Meals in the buffet were excellent
not only tasted good but looked good.
All staff were friendly and acknowledged us. The whole ship was kept clean and we were well looked after in our cabin. Staff here also greeted us by name and kept our cabin extremely clean and tidy.
We did not have any photos taken and thought the fun shop was a rip off. Alcohol was much cheaper in Noumea
I felt the cost of the bus to Mare' was unnecessary. Unfortunately it was raining and would have made the trip more worth while. But the tender boats were well managed. Isle of Pines was beautiful and Noumea was unrecognisable since the last time I was there.
Disembarkation went well and more or less kept to time.
Unfortunately I arrived home with a head cold, which I put down to air conditioning as I felt cold the whole time on the ship except in bed, although comfortable, I felt over heated with the nylon based sheets.
As always, cruising was great. We had a slight problem with the weather but the Captain rearranged the Itinerary and all worked out well. We really enjoy the Carnival Ships, with their fun atmosphere. They are so family friendly. After some 40 cruises we have probably become a little blase and
so it's inspiring to see so many young people thoroughly enjoying their first cruise experience with newly-made friends. They actually ask to go to Kids Club! What could be better for parents than that?
We have travelled with many different cruise lines and one of the things we enjoy about Carnival is the relaxed atmosphere, allowing everyone to let their hair down and just breathe easy. And for those who enjoy a bit of quiet time there is always the adults-only Serenity deck area at the aft of the ships, complete with a bar for those who like to relax with a drink.
We took our grand children on both the Spirit and the Legend and, besides loving the snorkling at the pristine South Pacific Island beaches, while back on board the ships they really enjoyed the waterworks facilities with the vertical slides. When one day the weather was not the best, I was amazed to see the glass roof close over the ship's swimming pool area so that everyone could still enjoy the outdoor area.
Could anything be better? Yes the loyalty program.
What a way to relax, the kids my husband and myself loved everything about everything! Best value for money spent on a family holiday! Kids loved kids club, everyone were super friendly! We just had the best time it's been hard coming home and having to cook meals and clean the house again! Already
saving for our next cruise adventure! All the island visits were well organized and relaxed we had to worry about nothing! The food the food was different everyday, I tried everything there was nothing I didn't like nothing at all it was always tasty! Drinks were easy to get and available all the time, the beer was tasty the cocktails were delish, The shows they were amazing, there was always something to do be it a show at night, a game of bingo or trivia even comedy they even had art on display to buy at auctions! There were Family fun times events for the whole family or just mum and dad! The kids loved kids club, they didn't want to leave they had so much fun everyday and night! Our room with a view was perfect for our family we really only went there to sleep there was so much to do, it was kept clean and tidy and the towel animals were a lovely surprise to come back to each day! Over all it was an amazing Adventure the whole family loved it for the same and different reasons! Let the savings begin as we will be back to do another cruise as soon as we can!!
I first started cruising at the end of 2014 and by now, our family have done a total of 7 cruises. They were all booked through Cruise Sale Finder and 5 of them were by Carnival.
I find Cruise Sale Finder's website clear, easily to navigate and the booking process is easy too. If there is any problem, it is easy to contact them by phone and sometimes by web chat. Their staff would always try their best to help and to provide the best services. I can also trust them to give me the best prices for the cruises I want to book.
Apart from Carnival, we have tried couple of other cruise lines, but we still prefer Carnival. The ships are beautiful and well maintained, the staff are all nice, polite and willing to go out of their way to make sure that we thoroughly enjoyed our trips. The performances at each dinner were very special. The Maitre D on Carnival Spirit was the best I have come across and the Entertainment Director was so very funny. I also like the fact that Carnival employs Australian speaking comedians and entertainment director that further enhanced our experiences on board as it was much easier to understand them.
Booking with Cruise Sale Finder is easy. We've used them a couple of times now & would go to their site first for out next cruise. The site is user friendly & gives you a break down of what each person is going to cost. It allows you to have a good look at every deck and what is on each before
deciding where abouts on the ship you would like your cabin to be.
We have gone with Carnival twice now on both the Spirit and the Legend and would recommend them both to everyone. Both for couples & families as we have done both and loved them.
The kids had a great time and it made it easier as everything was already done before we got there so there was no stress.
Once we entered all out info in, we could organise accounts and print off all our info for boarding the ship without hassle.
I hope Cruise Sale Finder continue to give specials and good deals on certain cruises for the lucky people that get to go on them. We loved every minute and will booking again.
Would love to win a cruise then we could go anytime!!!!
Can't wait for the next one.
This was the 2nd time I have cruised with Carnival and they are excellent - drink prices are cheaper than my local pub, quality of food is excellent and the staff are fantastic. Plenty to do on-board and the adult only area is great. Although I did not eat at the eatery the quality of food looked
good and the queues were not to long. The night dining options and the restaurant quality food was fantastic. The waiters remember your name and drinks each night which makes the experience very good.
The night shows are very good and the staging is of a high standard.
Easy to get on and off the ship at shore excursions and there is plenty to do at rather competitive prices.
Cruise Sale Finder are excellent - always respond to my emails quickly and are very professional. I will use them again - best price and service. Easy to navigate around their site and the information is always up to date.
I will certainly be using Cruise Sale Finder again and plane to go on-board another Carnival Cruise very soon. I would recommend Carnival Cruises to anyone. I have travelled with 3 kids an also as a couple and the experience on both was great.
We've enjoyed our first cruise, apart from feeling motion sickness , the cruise experience was great. Statesroom with a balcony is a good idea, was great when you just want to chill out without leaving your room. Staff are so friendly. They're all fantastic especially the pizza guys, who never fail
to smile even he's tired kneading the pizza dough. 24 hour pizza is made fresh all the time. The shows were excellent. Our statesroom was looked after by Yossy, thank you, you'd always done a fantastic job. The food in the buffet area are nice. Truffles restaurant served lovely yummy food too. Absolutely, non stop eating in this cruise. One staff, I wasn't impressed, is the lady in camp carnival (12-14) apart from not supervising the boys, one boy got hurt & started crying, this staff has showed zero care factor! But the rest of the crew are fantastic. Our cruise was almost perfect if not for my motion sickness. Overall, we've enjoyed our family holiday & will definitely cruise with carnival again. The bus to & from the terminal was a practical, easy & cheap way to get to the overseas terminal. The cruise itself is clean & great ambience