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Day 1Sydney Depart: Sun, Jul 14, 2019 @ 16:00
Day 2At Sea
Mon, Jul 15, 2019
Day 3At Sea
Tue, Jul 16, 2019
Arrive: Wed, Jul 17, 2019 @ 08:00
Depart: Wed, Jul 17, 2019 @ 17:00
Arrive: Thu, Jul 18, 2019 @ 08:00
Depart: Thu, Jul 18, 2019 @ 17:00
Day 6Isle Of Pines
Arrive: Fri, Jul 19, 2019 @ 08:00
Depart: Fri, Jul 19, 2019 @ 17:00
Day 7At Sea
Sat, Jul 20, 2019
Day 8At Sea
Sun, Jul 21, 2019
Day 9Sydney Arrive: Mon, Jul 22, 2019 @ 06:30
Cost Required Dining Options
So you're in the mood for some good eats, but you’d rather stay in your comfy, cozy stateroom? Really, who could blame you? Simply pick up the phone and order something from our tasty room service menu. And since you get hungry when you get hungry, room service is available any time of the day (or night) and delivered right to your door.
Meal Time:24 Hours
Check out Bonsai Sushi, the next generation onboard seafood-and-soy-sauce spot. Dine amidst expertly-pruned bonsai trees while enjoying sit-down service and an affordable menu of delectable catches… plus soups, sides, sakés and desserts. So the next time you’re taking an onboard stroll, stop at Bonsai Sushi for a roll, a box or maybe a whole ship — it feeds two, and keeps them satisfied.
Meal Time:Lunch | Dinner
Why not treat yourself to a latté, macchiato, cappuccino or whichever coffee takes your fancy, as our onboard baristas, professionally trained in Aussie coffee brewing techniques, serve up your favourites. Selections of teas are also available; savour the aroma and have a delicious homemade pastry on the side or, for an even sweeter option, stop by for a milkshake, slice of cake or biscuit.
Pack your imagination, but don’t forget your appetite as the whole family embarks on a breakfast that’s part meal, and part journey into the deliciously whimsical world of Dr. Seuss.
Sit down to a truly fantastical feast at Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends. Bright colors and patterns decorate your table, which features fun and unique menus.
Feast! Feast! Feast! Lose yourself exploring a delicious menu where you’ll find “Green Eggs and Ham,” brightly colored fruit, gravity-defying pancake stacks, funky french toast, “Moose Juice” ‘n’ ”Goose Juice”… and much more. (Classic breakfast offerings are available as well.) Breakfast is also the perfect time to meet and greet the stars of Dr. Seuss — characters will be around for special photo opportunities and fun interactions, making this a meal to remember.
Enjoy the finest aged beef, cut, weighed and char-grilled to your exact specifications. In addition to mouth-watering steaks, a variety of other delectable main courses — like double-cut lamb chops, lobster tail and grilled fish fillet — are available.
The intimate atmosphere and extensive menu includes 17 gourmet entrées, salads, soups and side dishes. These do more than delight; they complement the season's freshest produce and the best wine lists, and are handpicked by our chefs to perfectly match the wide-ranging cuisine.
Meal Time: Dinner
Whoever said you can’t always get what you want certainly never said it on a Carnival cruise. Odds are that something from our Nouveau menu sounds good — filet mignon, New York Strip, lobster or surf & turf — and you know what? Now you can get these signature dishes on your plate anytime you’re enjoying dinner in our lively main dining room. Whether you’re with friends, have the kids in tow or are just in the mood for something different in a familiar setting, you’ll find great options on your dining room menu.
Meal Time: Dinner
Seafood Corner gives you a taste of the ocean with a menu filled with quintessential local favourites including fish’n’chips, seafood platters and lobster rolls. Local prawns, oysters and fresh whole fish such as barramundi, snapper and flounder will also be available to order.
Open daily from 4pm, Seafood Corner offers a new option for tasty poolside snacks or a casual dinner.
Treat your taste buds to the experience of a lifetime, culminating in a sumptuous multicourse dinner hosted by one of our master chefs. Your VIP experience starts with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for a select group of 12, followed by a tour to see the galley in operation. The evening concludes with a mind-blowing full-service dinner of amazing appetisers, entrees and desserts not found on our regular dining menus.
Tip: Reserve early because this once-in-a-lifetime experience has limited seating. Reservations can be made at the ship’s Nouveau Restaurant.
Alternatively you can book a space at the Chef's Table before you depart for your cruise by emailing Carnival Spirit or Carnival Legend and providing your sailing date, booking number, your name, and the names of those attending.
Cost Included Dining Options
Nobody knows Mexican dining like a blue iguana. Well, blue iguana on Carnival Spirit at least. That’s why it should come as no surprise that the BlueIguana Cantina features freshly made tacos and burritos stuffed specially for you. Put the homemade tortillas and salsa into the mix, and you have your own casual dining experience that will make you wanna say “mmmm” (which is actually Iguanese for “more, please”).
Meal Time: Breakfast | Lunch
If the smell of breakfast cooking doesn’t help open your eyes, our fresh coffee will surely do the trick. Drag yourself out of bed and over to the Lido Restaurant where you’ll enjoy made-to-order omelettes, help yourself to fluffy stacks of pancakes or indulge in some sizzling sausage or bacon for a delicious and energising way to start the day.
Meal Time: Breakfast
The Carnival Cruise Empire dining room offers an elegant and relaxing setting in which to enjoy a full three course menu! It’s an experience that’s filling, but never stuffy — you’re just as likely to catch waiters table-dancing as you are to order dessert. Dessert’s included — along with the rest of your meal, by the way — in your fare. But don’t skip straight to dessert, because the main course is the main attraction; drop in daily and enjoy a rotating menu of delectable favourites, including steak, seafood and prime rib.
Meal Time: Dinner
The dining room is the perfect place for breakfast on any port day, you’ll be rewarded with a delicious first meal. Our chefs will happily whip up something, just the way you like it. Choose from a wide variety of selections like scrambled eggs, fluffy pancakes, crispy bacon and sausage, or even fresh fruit and oatmeal. Join us early before you head off to explore the day’s port.
Meal Time: Breakfast
Your desire for a great barbie will be 100% satisfied when you cruise with Carnival Spirit. Fat Jimmy simmers sauces and serves up backyard-and-beach-cookout fare like Italian sausage, barbecue chicken breast, and of course the classic pulled-pork sandwiches. He hasn’t forgotten the details either, the sides that get your barbeque juices flowing: roasted pumpkin, coleslaw, and potato salad, to name a few. Bring everyone, because like any great family gathering, the food’s awesome, free… and there’s plenty of it.
Meal Time: Lunch
When it comes to eating well for dinner, the name says it all. Good Eats is just the spot to enjoy a casual self-serve dinner aboard. Enjoy strip steak, pork chops served with rice or roasted potatoes, a carving station and so much more. There's something different on the menu every night, so you can come back and try something new each night of your cruise.
Meal Time: Dinner
Carnival Cruises has teamed up with the best-selling American author, restaurateur and Food Network personality Guy Fieri, to bring all the authentic appeal of a roadside burger shack to Guy’s Burger Joint, the cool poolside spot for hot burgers and hand-cut fries. Try a fresh-off-the-grill burger Guy’s way, or take it off-road to the toppings bar and truly make it your own.
Our kids’ menus, available at most onboard dining venues, feature foods that are delicious enough — and fun enough — to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. We’ve got all the familiar options they love at home, like spaghetti and meatballs, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, mac-n-cheese, peanut butter and jam sandwiches and — yes mum — fresh fruit and veggies. They should save room for dessert, though, because with sweet stuff like banana splits and chocolate brownies, your young’uns are going to be pretty excited. There’s even 24-hour pizza and ice cream… but these are subject to bed-time, of course.
Offering a variety of casual dining options like Chef's Choice, Salad Bar, Carnival Deli and more, the Lido Restaurant on Carnival Spirit has something to satisfy your craving. With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and food options for everyone, you can enjoy your personal favourites, while dining with family and friends. It’s also where you can find the Pizza Pirate pizza station and Swirls ice cream spots… both open 24 hours a day, which ought to be enough for anybody. Kids are gonna love it!
Meal Time: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Join masters of the grill as they practice their craft right in front of you, serving up outdoor favourites like hamburgers, hot dogs and grilled chicken. Smother them with sautéed onions and mushrooms, or go traditional with some tomato sauce and mustard. Either way, Off the Grill is the perfect place to enjoy these classics by the pool.
Meal Time: Lunch | Dinner
Tossing dough is an age-old art passed down the generations. Lucky for you, someone passed us the secret to the perfect pizza. While aboard, this is the place that will shiver your timbers and warm you to the bone, 24 hours a day, with a Margherita, Funghi, Prosciutto, Pepperoni or Quattro Formaggi pizza. Savvy? Then it’s the pirate’s life for you!
Meal Time: 24 Hours
Get into an island state of mind before you even set foot on one. RedFrog Pub is our laid-back, no-worries, oh-so-lively Pacific Island-inspired pub. Sample tropical fare, dominate at the foosball table, enjoy some sweet tunes and sip our tasty signature private-label craft beer; Thirsty Frog Summer Ale. So kick back and feel the island vibe come to life. You’ll be a local here before you know it.
Meal Time: Snacks
Fresh, tasty, fast and colourful — all the qualities that make the Salad Bar a great place for lunch or dinner. Stock up on your nutrients for the day and top them off with dressings galore at this self-serve veggie-lover’s paradise. Just because it’s good for you doesn’t mean building your own can’t be fun. Mix in some grilled chicken, fresh tuna or stick to the basics with this quick and healthy option.
Meal Time: Lunch
Forget what “they” say — the most important meal of the day is brunch. Slumberers can sleep in and still enjoy breakfast favourites, while early-risers get a head-start on lunch. And Seaday Brunch brings everybody’s favourite mid-morning meal to your Carnival cruise, and does it right. You’ll enjoy special french toast, loaded mac-n-cheese… and yes, more ways to cook eggs than we even thought was possible. Chow down and fuel up — you’ve got lots of exploring to do, across the ship, for the rest of the day.
Meal Time: Breakfast | Lunch
We don’t all have the luxury of dropping our diets when we go on holidays. If you’ve got an eye on what crosses your plate, we’ve got your back. Carnival’s chefs are specially-trained to prepare food options for a variety of diets — vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher, Indian vegetarian, or food low in carbs, fat, sugar or cholesterol — so you don’t have to let your dietary restrictions restrict you from having a great time. Or from having seconds. There are also helpful hints on our Empire Dining menu.
Meal Time: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
There’s nothing sweeter than a visit to Sweet Spot for our specially-made marble chocolate cheesecake, lemon cream pies, cherry crumble squares and more. There’s always something for everyone, including healthier options like fresh fruit medleys. Save room for dessert — or skip the meal altogether — and make sure you satisfy your sweet tooth with this mix of desserts that really hit the spot.
Meal Time: Snacks
Got room for dessert? Sure you do! Swirls ice cream lets you enjoy the sweeter side of brain freeze with a treat that’ll have you smiling from ear to ear. Choose from chocolate, vanilla or strawberry… or make your own mix swirled as high as you can balance it. Open on Lido deck 24/7, our soft-serve ice cream and frozen yoghurt is a great way to beat the heat all day, or the perfect night-time treat after a long evening of fun.
Meal Time: Snacks
Looking for a tasty sandwich or wrap for lunch? Drop by the Carnival Deli. Enjoy hot pastrami on rye, or how about roast turkey breast on a country roll? Our sandwiches and wraps are always hand-carved and served fresh with coleslaw or relish. Satisfy your craving for a great sandwich and make sure you don’t forget the pickle on the side.
Meal Time: Lunch | Dinner
If a room full of overly serious old men paying top-dollar for priceless antique works of art is your imagination of an “art auction”, then think again! Unlike a stodgy auction house, your Carnival cruise features a series of auction events designed to turn fine art into fine fun. From the rapid-fire ‘Lightning’ action to the cheap thrills of the ‘under $500’ event, there are plenty of chances to try your hand at bringing home something great and have a blast doing it. Unlike land auctions, Carnival Cruises even hold fun interactive events like the “Guess the Price” competition. That said, the onboard auctions aren’t completely without fancy trimmings — after all, what’s an auction without free-flowing champagne?
If you are interested in art and would like to add cultrual component to your cruise, you will always be satisfied on Carnival Spirit with a series of events celebrating some exceptional works. Take part in the art-themed activities onboard or check out showcases from different artists. You can't get any closer to art like this.
There are various of educational and enlightening seminars with lecture series on Carnival Spirit designed for you to enter this vibrant world. The lecture will cover both thery and technique.
Bars and Lounges
RedFrog Rum Bar
Carnival Cruises hit on something special with the cool Caribbean chill of the RedFrog Pub. And now the best parts of it have been brought to Carnival Spirit poolside with the RedFrog Rum Bar. Join the party at this poolside bar featuring a great selection of frog-approved Caribbean rum-based concoctions available by the glass or pitcher, plus plenty of Carnival’s signature private-label draft beer, ThirstyFrog Summer Ale.
BlueIguana Tequila Bar
BlueIguana Tequila Bar is the spot to chill and enjoy a slushy tequila drink or an ice-cold Mexican cerveza on Carnival Spirit. The menu offers up Mexican favorites, including several brands of tequila and a slew of Mexican brews. There’s a lineup of frozen concoctions, cocktails and margaritas served by the glass or by the pitcher, and even a special Mexican beer cocktail (yes, really). So, where is this little slice of Mexican paradise? Next to the pool, of course. Stay cool and take in the bar’s vacation vibe while you kick back on your cruise – that’s what official bar mascot Blue the Iguana would tell you.
Cruise with Carnival Spirit doesn't mean you should miss the action back home! Whether you’re here to support your home team or you just want to check in on the scores, you’ll love the energy-filled atmosphere of the sports bar. Order your go-to drink and just kick back as you watch your favourite sports come to life on the big flat-screen TVs.
This is the bar where you call the shots – and the songs. Take a seat, order your favourite drink, and tell your friendly piano player which songs you'd like to hear. Then join the sing-along for a hand-clapping, foot-tapping, finger-snapping good time. Don't feel like flexing your vocal cords? No worries. Shy songbirds are welcome here, too. And since it's open from early evening to late at night, it's the perfect spot for a before-dinner drink or singing 'til the wee hours of the evening.
You don’t need to be a mix-master to appreciate Alchemy – you just have to be up for trying something new. Let Carnival Cruises do the magic to produce a tasty series of all-new cocktails served at this unique vintage-themed cocktail “pharmacy.” You can create your own custom concoction from a variety of unique ingredients too.
Whether you win or not in the casino is an unique experience, and you can celebrate you win with your family or friends with a top-shelf drink at the Casino Bar. Located right off the casino floor, the casino bar offers your favourite cocktails, beer and wine, making this the perfect spot to celebrate with family, friends… and maybe even total strangers.
Louis XIV Casino
The casinos on our ships feature the same popular games you would find at any fine land-based casino. Try your hand at slot machines, blackjack, roulette and poker - Roll the dice, cut the cards. Don't forget about the Carnival Players Club, a unique player's club where membership is free and all you have to do is play your favorite game.
Winning big in the casino is big fun, and your next stop is celebrating with a top-shelf drink. Located right off the casino floor, the casino bar serves up your favourite cocktails, beer and wine, making this the perfect spot to celebrate with family, friends… and maybe even total strangers.
HASBRO - The Game Show
You've played Connect 4, but have you ever played giant versions of them onstage in a competition that puts your gaming skills to the test? You'll have your chance when you take part in Hasbro, The Game Show. From SORRY! SLIDERS to CONNECT 4 BASKETBALL, OPERATION SAM DUNK and SIMON FLASH, you can team up with your friends and family to win great prizes, all in front of a live audience. Be sure to check your daily onboard itinerary for show times so you don't miss out on the action … or the prizes.
You can also take part in Life-Size TRIVIAL PURSUITS Quizzes, and interactive CLEUDO, find out which crew member was the murder, in which part of the ship and with what!
Camp Ocean For 2-11 Yrs
Exclusively on Carnival Spirit, designed for kids aged 2-11 years is overflowing with ocean-themed, supervised fun.
Circle "C" For 12-14 Yrs
One of the coolest spots on Carnival Spirit is Circle "C" and it's just for kids 12-14...Video games, dance parties, late night movies, Karaoke and more. What could be funner?
Club O2 For 15-17 Yrs
We know just what teenagers 15-17 like. With a non-alocholic bar, dance floor, lazy lounge area and all the latest video games! Carnival Spirit Club O2's got it; the perfect 'round-the-clock hangout full of the funnest things to do.
Seuss at Sea
From the Whimsical and wonderful world of Dr Seuss comes interactive story time, arts & craft, a larger then life Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast* and a Seuss-a-Palooza parade.
Let us entertain the kids (aged 12 months - 11 years) with late night games, fun and munchies. Available 10pm-1am every night*
Riviera Deck 1 - midship / across from 1219
Main Deck 4 - aft / across from 4230
Upper Deck 5 - aft / across from 5270
Empress Deck 6 - forward / across from 6102
Verandah Deck 7 - midship / across from 7267
hours posted on the door to the Laundry
Function: Self-Service Launderette
2 or 3 washers
2 or 3 dryers
1 iron and ironing board
Vending machines dispense small boxes of detergent and water softener
Note: Self-service launderettes located are on the stateroom decks. There are two or three washers and dryers, and one iron and ironing board in each launderette. The cost is $3.25 per washer load and $3.25 per dryer load. Vending machines dispense small boxes of detergent and water softener at $1.50 per box. Note: Due to local environmental requirements, the washing machines in the guest launderette will be closed in port, per each ports specific requirements; the dryers and irons will be available for guest use.
POOL DAY! Whether today's the day for a bit of a dip, a dash of splash or even some swimming — or just a serious poolside lounging session — your Carnival Spirit has just the pool for you. In fact, pools are so important to a great cruise that we designed our ships to have a few of them. At an aft pool you'll catch a breeze, plus a sea view featuring the ship's wake, while midship pools are adjacent to that oh so sweet 24/7 ice-cream spot! And no matter which you find yourself chilling in, the sunbeams are there for the taking!
Dancin' Dance Clubs
The nightclubs on Carnival Spirit have amazing dance floors and great music. Enjoy the "oldies" and the latest in pop songs while you showcase your dance moves. It's the perfect place to have fun with friends both old and new.
If dancing isn't your thing just hang out and enjoy the music, the atmosphere and the company. The "Fun Ship" clubs are filled with excitement, laughter, and fun. And you just have to check out the Sail Away Party, Fun Hop, Captain's Party and/or Late Night Deck Party. Come, have a great time, and dance the night away.
It's club night on the South Pacific in the adults only Serenity Retreat. Chill out as the drinks flow and the glow sticks glow!
Wanna splish and splash the day away? Head on over to Carnival WaterWorks, our very own onboard waterpark. First up, there’s Carnival's Twister Waterslide, designed to make other waterslides jealous. It’s four decks high and 300 feet of spiraling awesomeness, and the largest of any cruise ship. Then there’s the 82-foot-long side-by-side racing slides that are the centerpieces of shallow splash pools with multiple fountains and water sprays. And this isn’t just kids’ stuff – the young at heart are encouraged to zoom down the waterslides too!
Green Thunder - 122 cm minimum height
Twister - 106 cm minimum height
There is a water works area for the younger children which is unrestricted.
Serenity Adult Only Retreat
Somebody at Carnival knows just what you need. You’ll still be on the same ship as the kids, the hoopla, and all the Carnival-style excitement… but you could easily forget, because when you’re at Serenity you could not be further from it all. It wouldn’t be a dream vacation without a little "me time," right? That’s what we had in mind when we created Serenity. It’s an adult only area available to guests 21 and older and features everything necessary to create the perfect tranquil "getaway within your getaway." Take advantage of complete bar service provided by attentive waiters. Chill in the sun, under one of the colorful, oversized umbrellas or in the separate shaded area. Enjoy a dip in one of the whirlpools looking out over the great blue sea. All while listening to mellow music to keep the vibe sweet and serene.
Need suggestions on how to get started pampering yourself "Fun Ship" style at Spa Carnival?
Try an acupuncture treatment, firming and toning therapies, and/or acclaimed skin rejuvenating facials. And if you'd like to try a massage - we've got deep tissue, reflexology, hot stones or seaweed massages, just to name a few. Let them calm, exhilarate, and invigorate your body...It's all about you. And you will get complete relaxation from the inside out.
Beauty Salon Classique
Leave your hair care concerns to Carnival Cruises. The specialists will have you looking fabulous and feeling fantastic. And don't forget to let the staff give you the manicure and pedicure you deserve. You'll feel fantastic and look fabulous.
Carnival Cruises means no stress of work. And don't worry about the real world. Take a massage on your ship at Spa Carnival. You can select from different indulgent experiences featureing seaweed for detox, herbal poultice for energy, bamboo for deep tissue penetration and hot stones for perfection. Fees apply
Blokes, don't envy the ladies have all the fun to themselves at the spa. Why not treat yourself a Razor-close barbershop-style shave. And cruise is a good time to rock a whole new hairstyle. If you like, you can also try the massage or even a facial. Fees apply
Sports & Fitness
Gym is available on Carnival Spirit which means there’s no excuse for leaving your fitness routine back on land. It's great news for your body, which will definitely benefit from all the extra energy that a rejuvenating cruise is sure to generate. Don't forget the extra time you’ll have on your cruise vacation, since you won’t be waking up and spending most of the day at the office or anything like that. However this is not your excuse to leave the gym. We all know that keeping fit is important.
Playing basketball on Carinval Spirit is a lifetime memory. Imagine it: the view and the sea breeze you take in as you do your cross over and drive your way past defenders to put the ball in the basket.
Yes, you are right! Golf! Imagine a perfect day out on the links, the golfer's zen of the ball, the hole and nothing in between but a well-manicured fairway... plus one cactus, a treasure chest... and wait, is that a windmill in the way? Just who designed this course anyway? Whoever it was, they had one thing in mind — maximum fun for mini-golfers, big and small! Just go and find a course on every Carnival ship, where you can hit the holes and take in everything you’d expect!
Entertainment - Shows and Performances
Carnival's stage shows are designed to razzle and dazzle. Featuring talented singers, musicians and dancers performing crowd-thrilling numbers in extravagant costumes with awesome sets and scenery, just like catching one of the best shows on land. All performances are carefully choreographed and created to ensure that every night feels like opening night. And best of all, since shows are included in your fare, it's like having top-dollar tickets to the hottest show in town, absolutely free.
Punchliner Comedy Club
Laugh so hard you can barely breathe at Punchliners Comedy Club. Carnival have teamed up with renowned auusie Comedians to entertain everyone. From physical tom-foolery, through sharp one-liners to blood-vessel-busting bardiness, the Punchliner Comedy Club is the home of hilarity.
SuperStar Live Karaoke
Channel your inner rock king, pop princess or disco queen, and join in the fun at SuperStar Live Karaoke. You don’t just pick the song you want to sing — you perform it backed by a live band playing electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and, yes, even your own back-up singers. To show off your skills, you just need to sign-up with the on-site host in the designated SuperStar Karaoke lounge on board. You can choose from hundreds of titles that span a wide variety of genres, from Motown, country and rock classics to today’s pop hits.
Duty Free Shops
"Shop 'til you drop," right? Wrong — you still have a lot of vacation fun ahead of you! Get your shopping done without dropping, stop by the convenient Fun Shops, located aboard your next Carnival cruise. We've got some of the greatest deals you'll find anywhere on jewellery, watches, cosmetics and alcohol... plus unique Carnival products you can only definitely find here.
Cherry On Top
A candy-and-more-store at sea! Cherry On Top is the perfect place to indulge in an array of candy and chocolates as well as spoil that someone special with a deliciously sweet gift.
Theme Nights on Carnival Spirit
- For itineraries three (3) days or less you will have one Mexican Fiesta Deck Party.
- For itineraries four - five (4-5) days, there will be one 80s Rock 'n' Glow Deck Party.
- For itineraries of six (6) days or more there will be two deck parties onboard so pack a sombrero for the Mexican Fiesta Deck Party and/or something fluro for our 80s Rock 'n' Glow Deck Party. There will also be a Caribbean/Island Theme Night in the dining room.
Be ready to dance, sing and party the night away. We do not sell any costume merchandise onboard our ships, so it is best to come prepared and pack something before you leave.
Dress to Impress
Get Formal Photo ready during the Cruise Elegany evenings and enjoy a night of high class at sea.
BlueIguanas Mexican Fiesta
Tequila, cerveza and tacos bring fun to this deckparty. with DJ's, dancing and fextivites it's a tast of Tijuana at sea!
RedFrog's Island beach Party
This island style deck party brings the island vibe, with rum-based drinks making sure the party keeps moving.
80's Rock N Roll Deck Party
Shoulder pads, flouro, sweatbands and 80's rocker wigs and dancing the night away with a rock band. Prizes for best costumes are also given away.
CARNIVAL SPIRIT is the floating resort that ushered in the Spirit-class ships with innovations like the two-level promenade and the reservations-recommended steakhouse. The delicious dining, wide variety of onboard activities and endless entertainment options on the CARNIVAL SPIRIT complete a cruise experience like no other. This ship also has all the aquatic fun you could want on your vacation, featuring pools, Carnival's Twister Waterslide, and even the Sliding Sky Dome, which instantly brings all the comfort of an indoor space to the outdoor aft pool. Why not book your cruise aboard the CARNIVAL SPIRIT today?
- Vessel: Carnival Spirit
- Year: 2001
- Beam: 106
- Cruising speed: 22
- Crew: 930
- Gross Tonnage: 85,900
- Onboard Currency: AUD
- Passenger Capacity: 2,124
- Refurbished: 2015
- Camp Carnival
- Fitness Center & Sauna
- Mini Golf (9-hole)
- Youth Program
- Aerobics Room
- Beauty Salon
- Casino & Entertainment
- Chippendale Library and Internet Cafe
- Louis XIV Casino
- Pharaoh's Palace (Main Show Lounge)
- Techno Arcade
- The Champion's Sports Bar
- Twister Waterside & Whirlpools
Carnival Spirit - Deck Plans
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"Carnival Spirit, 10 nights South Pacific"
We just returned from the Pacific Islands 10 night cruise (May 2014) on Carnival Spirit, who our two children 8 & 10. First cruise for all of us and we really enjoyed it. Good food, great staff (from waiters, bar staff and Cabin Stewards) and things were very well organised when it came to boarding and disembarking the ship, whether it was the 4 ports of call or when boarding in Sydney and returning. Carnival have staggered check in times where you pick your preferred time to board, (not sure if other ships do it, but Iâ€™m told Carnival are the only ones) and it works a treat. We turned up about 45mins before our check in time with our bags already tagged & our luggage was taken off our hands for us outside the Passenger Terminal. That frees you up to walk around for a while without all the main luggage while waiting for your check in time. When that time came it was all very efficient and we were on the ship in under 30 mins. Same with disembarking at the ports of call. Thereâ€™s a tendering system where you go and collect a numbered ticket when youâ€™re ready to go and theyâ€™ll call your number when the tender boat is ready. We never waited more than 20mins. They run about 4 tender boats constantly ferrying people to the islands, you turn up when called and the boat is waiting for you. Food ranged from good to excellent (never had a bad meal) Buffet has a wide variety ( too much to list here, but itâ€™s good quality), you can have anything from the usual hot food right through to a salad bar, fresh Pizzas made to order (24/7) and sandwich bar where theyâ€™ll make fresh wraps to order or a simple toasted sandwich. Also 24/7 ice-cream by the pools. Empire Dining room for Main evening meal also good to excellent. Some meals were better than others, but never a bad one. Waiter staff are very attentive and professional. If turning up for a pre-selected dining time (either 5.30 or 7.45pm) youâ€™re looked after straight away. The first night our kids ordered some drinks and the next night when we tuned up, the drinks were already there waiting for them. Little things like that which impressed us. When you do order, itâ€™s never more than 10-15 mins for each meal to come out. Some great entertainment as well during the meal, usually just after everyoneâ€™s mains. Some of the waiter staff sang on a number of nights and they were brilliant, with all the waiter staff dancing as well. Iâ€™ve read some reviews where people described it as â€˜annoyingâ€™- some people are obviously hard to please no matter what! What it did offer was a great atmosphere and was never overdone, it made the evening even more enjoyable Breakfast you can also have in the Empire Room (where youâ€™re waited on) or head up to Deck 9 to the Buffet which we did most mornings. Having breakfast at the buffet means being able to enjoy the wide ocean views while having a big breakfast! Once again a large variety as well as fresh omelettes made to order Great deck side BBQ as well (Fat Jimmyâ€™s) at lunch time, with really nice food. We also had dinner one night in the 5 star Nouveau Restaurant up on Deck 10. Thatâ€™s an additional charge at $40/head, but great value for 4 courses and the food is EXCELLENT. Itâ€™s worth doing at least 1 night there. Beer (close to schooner size) average $8 a beer, cocktails around $10, kids Mocktails $6 and softdrinks $2.25 each (large). Best value though is to buy the kids soft drink package at $5.50 day and its unlimited refills. We didnâ€™t let our kids drink soft drink non-stop, but if they had one throughout the day and 1 at dinner, plus the odd extra here and there, the $5.50 day is well worth it. If we fancied a soft drink as well, weâ€™d simply have one of the kids go up and get it for us. You can buy the adultâ€™s soft drink package at $7.50 day, but why bother when you can have one of the kids go on an undercover mission and get you a soft drink as part of their deal! Cabins were serviced twice daily if you leave your little service request thingy on the door, so we always came back to a tidy cabin. Nice hot showers with good water pressure in the cabins as well! Pay the extra and get a balcony, itâ€™s nice to have the fresh air and the ability to sit outside and take in the views in privacy every now and then. Try to avoid booking shore excursions on board the ship and do your own thing, as theyâ€™re notoriously expensive. The Mele Cascades for eg is about 20 mins out of Port Villa & is a fantastic must see, however if you book on board youâ€™ll be charged $86 AUD /adult and $56/child to book the ships tour. We caught a taxi when we arrived in Port Villa (theyâ€™re all there waiting for you looking for your business) and paid a total $80 Aud for the 4 of us. For that our friendly Taxi driver â€˜Maxâ€™ drove us through town pointing out some sights and took us all the way to the falls. We did have to pay our entry to the falls when we arrived ($25 AUD/adult, $15/child), but still saved us $120 in total compared to booking an â€˜organised tourâ€™ on the ship. He then waited 2.5 hours for us while we walked up and swam, then took us to a local village ( not the one they sell on the ship) where we had our own personal tour and tribal dance. He then took us back into town and dropped us off while we had a look around the local markets. We made our own way back to the ship for $15 for the 4 of us on one of the local mini buses that keep passing through town offering you trips back to the ship. Mystery Island & Lifou mainly consisted of swimming and snorkelling- but both very nice spots. Beautiful clear water. Once again you can pay for some local tours once on the islands, but we didnâ€™t bother. Lifou you can walk up to the old Church as well as a great look out, and then head back to the main beach and swim (for free). There is a coral snorkelling are on the back side of the island which is a protected reserve, which you need to book tickets for on the ship ($18.50/adult), spoke to some people who did it and said it was beautiful. The only tour we booked on board was the yellow â€˜Choo Chooâ€™ train tour of Noumea- manly because the kids wanted to do it. This was the only one of the 4 port days where we booked a tour. It was expensive at $199 for the 4 of us, but was actually quite good. It was 2hrs in duration, picked you up and returned you to the ship ( we chose to get off in town on the way back) showed us all of the main sights of Noumea with a couple of â€˜look outâ€™ stops and also included fresh pastries and cold drinks at one of the stops. The guide was also informative. BUTâ€”hereâ€™s a tip. Get on the free shuttle bus that Carnival operates to take you from the main port (itâ€™s a container terminal) into the Visitors Centre in town ( about a 5min drive) and you can book a â€˜green trainâ€™ tour from there, that does exactly the same thing for just over half the price! We only discovered that after booking the one on board the ship. The green train tour is a little shorter at 1.5 hours and doesnâ€™t include the snacks as far as I could tell, but is the extra 30mins and snacks worth the extra $$?? We would have done that if weâ€™d known. Otherwise catch the townâ€™s shuttle bus where you can jump on and off for about 10-15 bucks a person I think. On our last day at sea we did the â€˜Behind the Fun tourâ€™, which is 3 hours long and takes you through a lot of the restricted areas of the ship (including the theatre, Galley â€“ where you get to enjoy freshly baked pastries, Engine Control room, staff quarters, food stores) and finally the Bridge, where we got to meet the Captain, had our photographs taken with him and had the opportunity to ask questions. At $95/person it is expensive- but worth every cent. If you plan on doing it, book it on the first day, as theyâ€™re limited (only 2 tours on the last 2 sea days) and they sell out quick. Would we do another Carnival cruise?- absolutely If youâ€™re high maintenance and need constant entertainment than maybe a cruise isnâ€™t your thing, but if youâ€™re happy to chill out and take it easy for a while, taking in in the cruise experience and slowing down your pace a little while out at sea on the non-port days, then youâ€™ll enjoy yourself. Having said that though, thereâ€™s still plenty of activities arranged every day and you can do as little or as much as you want. Eli the Cruise director was very informative & good humoured. Communication on board was always excellent, keeping guests informed on the where, what & how of things to ensure everything ran smoothly. Some fun pool side competitions as well, on our last sea day we had a live ice sculpture demonstration by the pool Complaints? None really. The only minor ones would be the pre-cooked toast at the buffet was like rock! Thereâ€™s toasters scattered around so you can cook your own toast, but not enough of them. All the fantastic sweets on offer seemed to disappear from the buffet around 2.30-300pm, and then re-appear around dinner time. So if you fancy afternoon tea by the pool later in the day, grab some before the buffet closes. The Empire Room though did have â€˜Tea Timeâ€™ which was 3-4pm, we didnâ€™t get to that but assume that was a cake/coffee/afternoon tea type of thing. We had a great time and for the money was very good value. We look forward to the next one!Read more
Jason B - Jun 2014
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"Absolutely Amazing "
Our family had a blast , carnival think of everything. The staff all over the ship were amazing ,so friendly and helpful. Entertainment was great . Soooooooo much food and yum. This was my family's 1st cruise and we can't wait to book again. We did isle of pines, lifou, noumea and mystery island OMG so beautiful what a way to holiday . Loved itRead more
Janine E - Feb 2017
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"Amazing carnival cruise "
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.Read more
Barrie - Dec 2016
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"First time - ready for next NOW!"
What a great way to holiday. So relaxing. The ship was so clean and staff so happy and friendly. I expected sea sickness but was fine - do not let that thought stop you from cruising. A brilliant departure leaving from next to the Sydney harbour bridge & the Opera House. We had a balcony room - so great waking up to a different island or port each day. I recommend going to discussion sessions on what to do on board, excursions, etc. as you learn a lot which in turn makes your cruise more enjoyable. Our cruise finished one week ago & have been looking for our next one eve since - would go again tomorrow.Read more
Raymond D - Dec 2014
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"Exceeded expectations "
Carnival Spirit exceeded our cruising expectations from the moment we checked-in! They have a free onboard app to plan our days which we could add events to a planner that would alert us to our selected events, these events ranged from wellbeing seminars, trivias, bands, comedian, sales, art auctions and the list goes on. We enjoyed the various bars which all had signature cocktails, the bands and singers were fabulous and even took requests. The food was in abundance, from the free eateries to the fine dining we were catered for no matter our tastes or desires, offering gluten free and vegetarian options. The crew and staff are amazing, so helpful, friendly and always up for a chat and a laugh. No wonder we had cruising withdrawals! Carnival, you will definitely be seeing us again!!Read more
Sonya W - Jul 2017
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- All main meals plus 24hr pizza and ice-cream available
- Accommodation with ensuite
- Complimentary toiletries
- Clubs and lounges
- Pools, whirlpools and spas.
- Carnival WaterWorks and waterslides
- Mini golf and Sports Court
- Full schedule of shipboard activities
- Award-winning youth programs for ages 2 - 17 years
- Fitness Centre
- Spectacular stage shows and lots of live entertainment.
Frequently asked questions
Cruising is such a great value holiday as your fare includes accommodations, all main meals onboard ship, onboard daytime activities, and night-time entertainment including live stage shows. One reason cruising is good value is because you'll know what most of your holiday will cost before you go. Generally your only extra onboard expenses could be your beverages (though these are sometimes included on luxury ships), optional shore excursions, personal services such as spa treatments, and any purchases at the gift and duty free shops.
All your main meals are included on a cruise. Typically for breakfast, lunch and dinner there is an a la carte option (order from a menu) or a buffet option. There is so much choice available, and the food is excellent. However, your cruise doesn't always just include these 3 main meals. You can in fact eat non-stop for 24 hours a day if you like.
Most cruise lines also offer specialty dining as an alternative option to the main restaurants. There is typically a small cover charge for this. However, the food is well worth it, and the specialty restaurants are normally smaller and more intimate than the main restaurants so they make for a great place to celebrate a special occasion.
The entertainment on board comes in many different styles and formats but is always included in the cruise fare. In the evening there are shows in the main show lounge (except small ship cruising). Typically there are two sessions a night so, depending on your dinner time, you can always catch the show. The style of these shows changes daily. Some nights it will include all of the ship’s entertainment crew with a Las Vegas style production. Other nights there may be a guest entertainer or comedian. There is something for everyone.
The entertainment doesn't stop with the nightly performances. Each night the ship provides a newsletter detailing all the activities that will take place the following day. These activities may include dance classes, arts and crafts, table tennis, live music, tournaments, trivia quizzes, recent release movies, and other deck games and deck parties. The great thing about a cruise is that you can do as much or as little as you like. If your idea of a holiday is sitting back with a good book, you can do that. If you like to be entertained there is no shortage of entertainment.
One of the main reasons for a cruise making such a great family holiday is the “kids club” facilities offered on board, and they are all included in your cruise fare. Typically the kids clubs are broken into 3 different age groups - 3 to 6 years, 7 to 12 years, and 13 – 17 years. In these dedicated children’s facilities they are looked after by trained staff and the facilities are open from 9am – 10pm. Parents can check their children into the “kids club” whenever it suits them. Children love these facilities as it is “their space” aboard the ship.
NB Each cruise line has limited space on board the ship for children as the kids club facilities can cater for a limited number of children, and any child booked onto a cruise has access to the kids club. If you are planning on taking a cruise during the school holidays then you need to book early as the children's space will sell out. Also, while most cruise lines have kids club facilities there are some exceptions (not common) so you should check this at time of booking.
The chances are you will not get seasick. On a cruise most people do not suffer from motion sickness. However, if you are going to get seasick then it is likely to happen in the first 24 hours. If you limit the amount of alcohol you consume and activities you do in the first 24 hours you can reduce the chance of this happening. Another thing you can do is select a midship cabin on a lower deck. A cabin in the middle of the ship (midship) will experience the least amount of movement.
There are a number of other precautions/medications you can take, and these can be purchased before you travel at a pharmacy or health shop. Otherwise you can buy them on board.
The best thing you can do if you feel seasick is visit the ship’s doctor. They can give you an injection that will give you relief from your seasickness within 30 minutes. You have planned and saved for your holiday, don't ruin it by feeling sick. Visit the doctor for the injection and get it treated straight away. If you have travel insurance then you can claim this back.
IMPORTANT: A visit to the doctor on board will cost you money so we strongly recommend you get travel insurance before you depart on your holiday.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Shore excursions are pre-organised tours & sightseeing options that you purchase on board for when your ship is in a port of call. Every ship has a “Shore Ex” desk with qualified staff who can advise you of different excursions available, what’s best to do and generally help you with information on the particular region your ship is visiting.
Shore excursions can be booked on board your ship however some cruise lines allow you to pre-book and pay for excursions online. If there is a tour you really want to do then we recommend you pre-book it as popular tours do sell out.
Shore excursions are not compulsory, you are free to go ashore and return to the ship as many times as you like.
When you go ashore it is important to note:
You must take your cruise I.D. card (ticket) as proof for re-embarking.
The city or town you are visiting may not be close to the port where the ship is docked, cruise lines normally organise shuttle buses (at a minimal charge) throughout the day to and from the city centre.
You must return to the ship at the stipulated time as the ship WILL NOT wait for late passengers.
Tour costs vary depending on the activity, itinerary and inclusions. There is always a wide variety on offer for all age groups and abilities that can start from as little as $25.
Sometimes you can book your tour, when you arrive at your port, direct from the operator at a much cheaper price. However, this comes with a buyer beware warning. The operators used by the cruise line are trusted professionals so you will not be ripped off. Also, if something goes wrong on your tour, the cruise line knows where you are and will take the necessary steps to pick you up if your vehicle has broken down. In extreme cases they will even hold the ship's departure for you if you are late returning from a tour booked through the ship. They will not wait if you go direct through the operator, as they will not know where you are.
Unlike airlines, there are no luggage restrictions on a cruise. However you need to consider that you need to store it in your cabin for your holiday. There is plenty of storage space in your cabin but if you are travelling in a quad cabin you may want to impose your own restrictions.
NB It is important to remember that airlines have different luggage restrictions, so if you are flying either pre or post cruise then you may want to keep within their allowances.
Cruise lines around the world do not all operate using the same onboard currency. The currency varies from cruise line to cruise line with the most common currency being US dollars. P&O Cruises Australia, Carnival Spirit and the Sun and Dawn Princess all use Australian dollars as their onboard currency.
Cruising is a cashless society which means when you purchase anything on board you do not pay for it in cash. When you board the ship it is like checking into a hotel, you can either give a credit card imprint or the cruise line will take a cash deposit of approximately $300. You are then given a “cruise card”. Your cruise card is your door key (on most ships), has your dinner table number on it (for traditional dining), and it is used for making any purchases aboard.
When you make a purchase with your cruise card, it is swiped and a receipt is printed that you will need to sign. The cost of the purchase is then added to your onboard account which you settle at the end of your cruise.
Many cruises on our websites come with onboard credits. This could be from a special promotion that is being run by the cruise line or because of the relationship we have with the cruise lines that allows us to select certain cruises to receive onboard credit. The amount of onboard credit does normally depend on the length of the cruise.
If your reservation receives onboard credit we will confirm this with you in writing and then your onboard account will automatically be in credit for the amount we have confirmed to you. This credit can be used towards any onboard expenditure that is charged back to your cabin. It is important to note that if you do not spend all of your onboard credit it will not be refunded to you in cash so it is best you spend it all while on board.
Tipping/gratuities are a big issue for a lot of Australasian cruise passengers as it is not our custom to reward good service in this way. What cruise passengers need to consider is that outside of Australasia, the remuneration for personnel in the service industry is quite low. Hence, to keep up a high standard, employees have the incentive of earning additional income via the tips they receive. At the end of the day, how much you tip is up to you.
The most common way cruise lines suggest tipping, is that they add a suggested amount to your daily onboard account. You can choose to keep that on your account or you can ask the purser to remove it. This suggested amount is divided out amongst your cabin steward, your dinner waiter, your assistant waiter, your wine steward, and maitre d’.
Some cruise lines ask passengers to wait until the end of the cruise and they discreetly leave an envelope in your cabin in which to place the appropriate amount. Some cruise lines state that the fare you have paid includes gratuities. Some cruise lines ask that you pre-pay the gratuities with your cruise fare prior to your holiday departure.
Again, the amount you tip is up to you (unless it is prepaid) and it isn't intended to have a negative impact on your holiday. Do what feels most comfortable to you.
The rules surrounding where you can smoke on board a cruise ship vary from cruise line to cruise line. However, none have taken steps to ban smoking completely. Most only allow smoking in designated areas on the open decks. Many have banned smoking on cabin balconies as this poses a fire risk.
Many cruise lines have rules restricting you from taking your own alcohol on board your cruise ship. If you have pre purchased duty free alcohol the ship will take it off you when you board and store it away for you. This alcohol will be delivered to your cabin the night before you disembark. The same applies if you purchase it when you are in port. Any purchases made on board will also be delivered the night before you disembark.
However, Princess Cruises will allow you to bring a bottle of wine aboard which you can drink at dinner or in your cabin.
These restrictions were put in place to create a safer environment on board your cruise ship, where people drink within a controlled drinking environment.
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