Carnival Spirit cruises are amongst Australia’s most popular cruising holidays, offering a getaway at sea that welcomes families, couples and singles alike. A huge hit with families is the Green Thunder water slide (not to mention the free, self-service soft-serve ice cream machines located poolside). There are loads of activities on board, as well as the adults-only Serenity Retreat for when you need to relax and recharge away from the Carnival buzz. Dining is a highlight, with several different complimentary restaurants to choose from, as well as upmarket specialty restaurants including the Chef’s Table degustation experience. Carnival Spirit Cruises have some features that will make Australian passengers feel right at home, including Australian powerpoints in all cabins, local Australian beers on the bar menu and good espresso machines with trained baristas to operate them. Check out our guide to what you can expect on Carnival Spirit cruises, below.

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Balcony Quad

Balcony Quad

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Balcony Stateroom

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Extended Balcony

Extended Balcony Quad

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Guaranteed Ocean View

Guaranteed Suite

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Interior Quad

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Interior Stateroom

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Junior Suite

Ocean Suite

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Ocean View Stateroom

Oceanview Quad

Premium Balcony

Premium Balcony (Obstructed Views)

Vista Suite

Carnival Spirit Onboard Experiences

Dining and bars

Dining aboard Carnival Spirit is a delight, with plenty of options to keep everyone happy. Complimentary restaurants include Fat Jimmy’s C-Side BBQ for the classic backyard-barbie experience, Blue Iguana Mexican Cantina for delicious, freshly made tacos and burritos, the Dining Room, Lido Restaurant and Carnival Deli. Speciality restaurants aboard Carnival Spirit are a treat, with Seafood Corner offering local favourites such as barramundi, fish’n’chips and lobster rolls, Green Eggs And Ham Breakfast serving up fantastical morning fare for all kids (big and small) and the Chef’s Table VIP experience giving you the chance to enjoy a delectable multi-course dinner, hosted by one of Carnival’s master chefs. Bars are also plentiful, with many different options for enjoying a drink. There’s the tropical-themed RedFrog Rum Bar, Alchemy Bar for the perfect cocktail, and Cruise the Vineyard for the wine enthusiasts, just to name a few.

Activities

The friendly crew aboard Carnival Spirit take their fun very seriously, and are on hand to help you have an absolute ball, whether you’re doing something indoors or outdoors. Activities include games – from physical challenges to kids v. adults trivia; cooking demonstrations; art seminars; build-a-bear workshops for the kids; dive-in movies; Lip Sync Battle and more. And that’s just inside. Outdoor activities include the much-loved WaterWorks theme park; Green Thunder water slide; mini-golf; and several pools in which you can chill out or splash around.

Kids and families

There’s so much fun aboard Carnival Spirit for kids and families. As well as all the family-friendly activities like the WaterWorks theme park, games and dive-in movies, Carnival Cruise Lines offers a great kids’ club called Camp Ocean. Here, children aged 2 to 11 can join supervised, age-based groups where they can keep active and have loads of fun within the care of Carnival’s experience child counsellors. Activities include Pirate Game Night, making sea salt art, playing Marine Life Trivia and creating a giant ocean mural. Carnival Spirit also offers special menus for children at most onboard dining venues, as well as family-friendly cabin configurations, which include inter-connecting doors.

Fitness and wellbeing

You can enjoy dessert as much as you like aboard Carnival Spirit because there is no shortage of ways to look after your health and fitness while you’re cruising! Carnival Spirit has a fitness centre which is free to use, and for a small fee you can enrol in any one of the fitness classes which include yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling and bootcamp. There’s also a jogging track on board if you’re craving some of that invigorating sea air. Once you’ve had your workout, you can treat yourself to a massage, beauty or wellness therapies in Spa Carnival, or make use of the Hair & Beauty Salon so you can feel your best while at sea. Carnival Spirit also offers a men’s Barbershop for shaves, haircuts, facials and massage. There’s also the untold bliss of the adults-only Serenity Retreat – sea breezes, pool, spa and its very own bar.

Shows and nightlife

Carnival Spirit knows how to keep the party going well into the night. Headlining the nightlife is Playlist Productions, Carnival’s own original show format which takes popular songs and turns them into full scale musical productions, performed by professional singers and dancers. There’s also the Punchliner Comedy Club for some fantastic stand-up; live theatre and stage shows; the Piano Bar; SKYBOX Sports Bar; Karaoke; live music and, for anyone who loves a dance, the Carnival Nightclub which hosts some must-do themed parties.

Services and accessibility

Carnival Cruise Lines is committed to ensuring all passengers have a relaxing and enjoyable cruising holiday. Crew members provide attentive service, and ships have a variety of accessible features. These include accessible elevators at each elevator point, accessible routes throughout most areas of the ship, fully accessible cabins, a visual/tactile cabin alert system, as well as Braille signage, indicating cabin numbers and public room names. There are 16 wheelchair-accessible cabins aboard Carnival Spirit cruises.

Cabin information

Staterooms aboard Carnival Spirit can be divided into four main categories: Suite, Balcony, Ocean View and Interior, with 80% of the cabins offering either a view or a balcony. There are five grades of Suites, and all passengers with Suite accommodation qualify for priority check-in at port. All staterooms include flat-screen TVs, a safe, mini-bar, beach towels, hair dryer and bathrobes to wear during your cruise.

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