Carnival Spirit cruise ship is like taking a journey all over the world. Legendary Carnival designer Joe Farcus got inspired to memorialize the "creative spirit" on this cruise liner by serving up what looks to us as each design style he could think of. The show room is figured with Egyptian hieroglyphics and murals, the piano bar is a homage to Shanghai and "Chinoise" style, the Artist's Lobby accents famed European artists, the Supper Club vibrates with the colors of art deco, the library of Chippendale is accurate of an English country manor and the Empire Dining Room seems so French, it sports a statue of Napoleon. The hodgepodge of styles might originally strikes you.
The cruise vessel, that introduced a whole new class for Carnival, shares its basic design with Costa Atlantica cruise liner and offers all the best of earlier Carnival ships - a waterslide, lots of bars and extensive kids' facilities. It also introduced some firsts for Carnival which have since become standards, that include a fabulous supper club and a wedding chapel. In early 2012, the vessel underwent a 7 million dollars refurb to make it ready for its new home in Australia. The Carnival cruise line added a totally new aqua park and waterslide, Green Thunder, a 180-foot-long twister which starts with a near-vertical drop; the Serenity deck space, Carnival's signature adults-only retreat; and a new top-deck barbecue place. Aussies must also expect enhanced coffee, more draught beers and more cabins with interconnecting doors.