We had our last cruise on the Fantasy out of New Orleans with my brother & sister-inlaws....
They are asking about the Spirit out of New Orleans....
They like the idea of open dinning...
BUT, I have read some bad reviews on the food & service.....???
Can I have some comments from someone who have been on BOTH ships...
__________________ Bob & Kathy
Littleton, Colorado (near Denver)
Conquest .... Nov /03 (New Orleans)
Conquest .... Dec /05 (Galveston)
Celebration.. Sept /06 (Jacksonville)
Fantasy....... Dec/07 (New Orleans)
Splendor...... Nov. 29th, 2009
The thing you may want to consider is the Spirit is having some engine difficulties at the moment. I never ate dinner in the dining room much on the Spirit, but did enjoy the speciality restaurants very much, remember most are an extra charge.
I have been on the Sensation (similar to the Fantasy) out of New Orleans too and it was a nice cruise as well.
If I had to choose, I would pick the Spirit, but you had better hurry because they are moving her to NYC March 30. The two ships and lines are like night and day and hard to compare, rooms are larger on the Carnival ship.