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Old October 27th, 2011, 01:46 PM
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Who's been on Spirit lately? We have a little over a week to go and the excitement is building for sure.

How's the cruise director, ship quality, entertainment, shows, activities, all comments and suggestions welcome.

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Old October 28th, 2011, 01:46 PM
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Hmmmmm, odd...Has this ship been avoided like the plague for some reason I am unaware of !

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Was on the Spirit August 23, 2011. Ship is in excellent condition.
Stuart Dunn is the regular cruise director and in my opinion one of the very best Carnival has. He is our favorite among many good C/D's. After checking the C/D schedule looks like he may be on vacation replaced by Leslie Gray. I have no idea who that is. Probably the ACD. Spirit is great. Everything exceeded expectations. Go and enjoy.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 02:27 PM
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Greatly appreciated ScurvyDog.

Thanx!

Anyone else maybe with some info?

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No info really. My brother and sister in law were on the Spirit in September. They enjoyed the ship and had a good time.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 03:57 PM
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Well, if it's a "Typical" Carnival cruise that we have had in the past, we should have a great time

I was hoping to hear from some people that might recomend a certain show for example, although, we usually go see them all. Or, be sure to check out "So and So" in the piano bar. I dunno, just always looking for ways to maximize every cruise we take.

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Old October 28th, 2011, 04:17 PM
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Sorry I could not help more. You will have fun.
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We have sailed the Spirit several times since is goes out of San Diego where we live. The last trip on her was to Alaska this past July. Always have enjoyed the ship. We plan on sailing it again in Feb to Cabo.

The shows are about the same, some good and some not so good. Food so so but I would certainly recommend the Steak House for sure.

Don't know if you are a smoker but smoking is very limited and starting in Dec or Jan, there will be no smoking in staterooms.

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Thanx Barry,

Actually we are sailing Spirit out of San Pedro. She's down there temporarily for some reason. Port upgrades maybe? Dunno.

We did the steakhouse on Miracle last year. While it was likely one of the best steaks we ever ate, we're not into the extreme fancy schmancy atomosphere and getting all dressed up. We never go to the dining room on formal nights, and rarely go when it's smart casual. Dressing up is just not our thing. We live off the buffet mostly and the pizza.

I am a smoker actually but have never smoked in our staterooms anyway. I don't smoke in our own home either. If it's the same as it has been historically, I can smoke outside on one side of the ship and in the casino when we're pulling a few slot machines. That's fine by me.

Thanx for the feedback.

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REALLY dressing up is a thing of the past, even in the MDR. Slacks and a collared shirt is good. Even in the steak house I only wore slacks and sport jacket and some didn't have a sport jacket. No ties unless you want to wear one.

Like you, I don't smoke in our home either, just the patio and that is one reason why we book a balcony, I can step out there and smoke.

We just got off the Dream on the 22nd and it was a nice cruise but dressing up was rare IMO.
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Old October 31st, 2011, 09:35 AM
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This is our 5th cruise and every one of them has been the deck directly below Lido, and every one has been a balcony. I love being able to go up only one flight of stairs in the morning for the first coffee and bring it back down to enjoy on our balcony. The main reason we have the balcony is it's just great to have a small, private piece of outdoor space. Just to see the sunsets, moon, stars, listen to the water go by the ship, and the smell of the salt air. Having that space to smoke is a very close second.

When we did the steakhouse on Miracle, I wore a short sleeve, button up, collared shirt, no tie, no jacket. Actually, I don't own a jacket ! Again, I find the elegant atmospheres "Intimidating", which is why I likley avoid them. That image is just not me, and don't like pretending to be something I am not.

We are planning a family and friends cruise, likley on Dream, for the fall of 2013.

We're getting close now! Can't wait! This is also my first time to California.

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I have sailed the Spirit but not recently. I loved this ship and had a wonderful time. The spirit class has the best layout of all of Carnival's ships. A real departure from the usual glitz and neon. She has more coppery tones and dark wood a different atmosphere altogether. Beautiful ship and really great cruise, Enjoy.

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