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Old March 4th, 2006, 01:22 AM
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Default Anyone Back From Spirit Who Can Confirm Waterslide Shutdown?

I am having a small war with Carnival over this. They claim these are all just internet rumors and their slide is functioning just fine. Yet I have heard it is shut down until further notice due to injury/lawsuits. We haven't given final payment yet and with six kids, this is really important to our family. THANK YOU IF YOU CAN HELP!!

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Old March 4th, 2006, 03:00 AM
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I don't know about this ship but I can tell you I was on the Legend last April and our slide was closed the entire cruise. I was disappointed but with Camp Carnival there should be plenty of other fun things to do, I wouldn't cancell my cruise over it, but I do think they should be honest with you if it is really closed.
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Old March 4th, 2006, 08:58 AM
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I've read the Pride's slide is closed. I have not read that about the Spirit.

But I can tell you I hurt myself on the Miracle. There's not enough glide space in the trough if you are going fast.

The Legend slide was closed on my sailing last May, but it has since reopened.

Maybe they are installing speedbumps
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I hope it stays open for a few more months! (we are sailing on the Legend on 4/26) I have already started preparing our sons in case it is closed. I agree that they will have so many other things to do with Camp Carnival that they may not even miss it!
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My family cruised on the Carnival Spirit from 1/3/06 - 1/11/06, and YES the water slide is down. The 5 kids in our group were not disappointed about the slide being down. There are several pools on board, lots of good kid food (on the Lido Deck), shows, and activities for the kids. We cannot wait for our next cruise.
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My family cruised on the Carnival Spirit from 1/3/06 - 1/11/06, and YES the water slide is down. The 5 kids in our group were not disappointed about the slide being down. There are several pools on board, lots of good kid food (on the Lido Deck), shows, and activities for the kids. We cannot wait for our next cruise. :o
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Old March 8th, 2006, 08:53 AM
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We just got back from the Pride this last week and the slide was closed the entire cruise. It was even printed in the Carnival Capers daily newsletter leading me to think that it has been this way for some time. Good Luck!
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I cruised on Destiny in Feb and the slide was open every day except the last day at sea.
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why was he closed that day
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It was very windy that day and not real warm is my guess. I never asked them why they shut it down but it didn't look like people where that disappointed. Everyone seemed to be working through their hangovers most of the day. HAHAHAH
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We did 8 day Mexican Feb 12 / 06 and the slide was closed the entire trip. I wasn't going to use it anyway so it didn't matter. It is a great ship and you should go anyway.
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We sailed the Spirit week of Valentines and completely closed and taped off. No slide and the crew said it hadn't been in use for quite awhile, they also said they hadn't heard it to be opening soon wither. Too Bad would have been fun !
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Yeah, thanks for the replies. Based on what you are saying and someone who was finally honest with me at Carnival...the slides on all the Spirit class ships are completely closed down indefinitely! Injury Lawsuit in progress. Like someone said, I think some lawyer will start a new lawsuit because those slides are featured prominantly in all their advertisements. Unless they start letting the buyer know IN ADVANCE, of course. It's like going to Disneyland and not being told that Space Mountain is shut down.
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