Carnival Spirit

Carnival Spirit Review and Specifications

Specifications of Carnival Spirit

Year built2001  /  Age : 17
BuilderRauma Shipyard (Rauma, Finland)
ClassSpirit
Building costUSD 375 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCarnival Cruise Line
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)292 m / 958 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage85920 gt
Passengers2124 - 2549
Crew961
Passengers-to-space ratio34
Decks12
Cabins1062
Decks with cabins6
Last Refurbishment2018
Christened byElizabeth Dole

Current itinerary of Carnival Spirit

Carnival Spirit current cruise is 11 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney. The itinerary starts on 10 Sep, 2018 and ends on 21 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
10 Sep      Departing from Sydney, NSW Australia   
13 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
14 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
15 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia   
16 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu   
17 Sep 08:00 - 18:00     Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu   
21 Sep      Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia   

Review of Carnival Spirit

Launched in 2001, Carnival Spirit is the first of four Spirit-class Carnival ships, together with Carnival Miracle, Pride and Legend.

History - construction and ownership

Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) is an US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary of Carnival Corporation (shipowner). CCL was founded in 1972 as independent company by Ted Arison (1924-1999, co-founder of NCL Norwegian). Carnival Cruise Lines has Corporation's largest fleet as both number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). CCL has over 1/5 of cruise industry's worldwide market.

Carnival Spirit cruise ship

The 85,920-ton, 2,124-passenger Spirit Class cruise ship Carnival Spirit introduced some significant firsts for the company, including onboard wedding chapels and alternative restaurants. Spirit-class ships also boast an impressive 80% ratio of outside cabins, and lots of nice little touches such as 'designer' martinis and museum-quality artwork. The cruise vessel, that introduced a whole new class for Carnival, shares its basic design with Costa Atlantica and offers all the best of earlier Carnival ships - a waterslide, lots of bars and extensive kids' facilities.

In early 2012, Carnival Spirit underwent a US$7 million refurb to make her ready for a new home in Australia. Carnival 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. Following the last refit in 2015, Aussies also benefit from enhanced coffee, more draught beers and more cabins with interconnecting doors.

Cruise itinerary program

Carnival Spirit itinerary program is based on departures from Sydney, Australia to South Pacific Islands (Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji). The ship also calls at Tasmania and operates on Sydney cruises to nowhere.

For winter 2017-2018, the ship was repositioned to Asia and homeported in China following the drydock refurbishment in Singapore. The ship has been homeported in Sydney NSW Australia since 2012.

Spirit was the first Fun Ship with roundtrip itineraries leaving from China. In spring 2018 it returned to Australia. In 2019, to Asia (China) will be deployed Carnival Splendor.

In 2020, Carnival Spirit will become company's first ship homeported in Brisbane (Queensland Australia). The announcement was made in June 2018 and followed the approval for building a new cruise terminal in Brisbane QLD. In 2020, the liner will operate year-round on roundtrips out of Brisbane to ports in New Caledonia and Vanuatu, plus short-break itineraries to North Queensland destinations.

Cabins

Carnival Spirit has a total number of 1062 cabins (of which 50 Suites) in 33 grades. Most Carnival Spirit staterooms are 185-sq.foot insides (213), oceanview (167) and balcony (632, with verandas of 40-85 sq.feet). There are also 50 Suites and 16 wheelchair accessible cabins, but no Spa accommodations. Suites include separate sitting areas, refrigerators, spa bathtubs (whirlpools), double sinks and large balconies with two tables, sun loungers and sitting chairs. Extra services for suite guests include priority embarkation and disembarkation.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The 1,300-seat, 2-deck Empire Restaurant features Napoleonic splendour, with ceiling domes decorated with murals and crystal chandeliers. Even the portholes are trimmed in gold. The grand circular staircase boasts a sculpture of Napoleon at his coronation. Open seating breakfast is served between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. only on Deck 2 and a Sea Day Brunch is introduced for days at sea between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to replace breakfast and lunch in the main dining room. La Playa Grill Lido Restaurant situated on Deck 9 is a buffet eatery referred to by both names - Lido and La Playa Grill. It occupies a large area on Lido deck between adults-only Serenity Retreat and the main Dome pool.

Carnival Spirit cruise ship

There are ten food stations serving various food for lunch and dinner, such as Asian, deli sandwiches and wraps, carvery meats, salads and desserts. The ice-cream and pizza bars, found in the eatery, are open 24 hours. The Taste Bar on Deck 2 is a little kiosk that hands out small morsels of the items on offer in the dining room. It's open in the early evening. Two chefs prepare and serve the little bites.

Follows the complete list of Carnival Spirit restaurants and food bars.

  • Empire Restaurant (1250-seat aft Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings, or “Your Time Dining”; offers “Seuss At Sea” themed breakfasts for $5; with the Napoleon Room restaurant annex).
  • Nouveau Steakhouse (156-seat reservations only restaurant, serving seafood and prime beef steaks; with dance floor and stage for live performances)
  • La Playa Grille Lido Buffet Restaurant (1458-seat self-service restaurant with complimentary food stations; operates as dinner bistro in the evenings)
  • Sushi Bar (complimentary).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Carnival Spirit provides cruise experience like taking a journey all over the world. Legendary designer Joe Farcus got inspired to memorialize the "creative spirit" on the liner. 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 library of Chippendale is accurate of an English country manor. The hodgepodge of styles might strike you.

Carnival Spirit cruise ship

Carnival Spirit has much day-time fun with a big emphasis on trivia - there will be 3 to 4 games with different themes on any given day. There are also staff-led activities, such as golf chipping competitions, table tennis competitions, family scavenger hunts, along with towel-folding lessons and dance classes. A couple of lectures take place each day, given by the cruise director or by a visiting expert. Sushi-making demonstrations take place in the Bonsai Sushi and ticketed wine-and-cheese tasting in adults-only Serenity (held at least once per cruise).

Carnival Spirit cruise ship WaterWorks aquapark slides

Follows the complete list of Carnival Spirit lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Versailles Lounge (484-seat, hosts Punchliner Comedy Club/brunch)
  • Dancin’ Dance Club Disco and Nightclub (118-seat, 2-level Dance Club)
  • Pharaoh’s Palace Theatre (1167-seat, 3-level main show lounge, also used for movies, bingo games, gameshows)
  • Monarch’s Card Room (20-seat)
  • Fountain Cafe (112-seat specialty coffee bar and patisserie)
  • The Champions Bar (67-seat sports bar); Artists’ Lobby Lounge (85-seat wine bar); Shanghai Bar (106-seat piano bar); Snack Bar, Towel Bar; Deco Foyer Lounge and Bar (66-seat)
  • Club Cool Jazz Club (135-seat jazz lounge)
  • Louis XIV Casino (278-seat, served by Louis XIV Bar)
  • Spirit Atrium Spirit Lobby (9-deck high midship open area with dance floor and stage, served by 147-seat Spirit Lobby Bar)
  • The Jungle Interior Promenade (52-seat)
  • Chippendale Library and Internet Cafe (23-seat, 24-hour Internet computers)
  • Wedding Chapel (30-seat)
  • Deco Walk Upper Promenade (52-seat)
  • The Fun Shops (offers “Bon Voyage” items, duty-free liquor, jewelry, fashion boutiques, souvenirs, logo items); Formalities Shop (tuxedo rentals, special occasion gifts); Studio Photo Gallery and Shop
  • Techno Video Games Arcade (24-hour)
  • Circle C (kids' lounge complimentary area with video games, parties, movies, planned activities)
  • Camp Carnival (aft located kids' lounge area with complimentary kids programmes and supervised activities)
  • Spa Carnival complex (with Steam Rooms, Saunas, Whirlpool, 10 Treatment Rooms, Classique Beauty Salon and Fitness Center)
  • Serenity (adult-only relaxation area with Whirlpool, Pool, Bar and sunbathing area with lounges)
  • Sun Pool (with 1 Whirlpool) and Dome Pool (main, with 1 Whirlpool; covered with sliding roof), both served by Canopy Bar)
  • Club O2 (teens club lounge with video games, movies, karaoke and themed parties)
  • Carnival Waterworks Aqua Park (with Twister Waterslide, PowerDrencher, two mini racing slides, Green Thunder Waterslide, play areas with jets and fountains)
  • Volleyball-Basketball Court; 9-hole Mini Golf Course; Jogging Track, Shuffleboard.

Carnival Spirit wiki

  • Fun Ship 2.0 upgrade in 2015
  • The Carnival cruise ship Spirit is the line's first Spirit-class vessel. Her sisters are the Carnival ships LegendMiraclePride, and the Costa Cruises ships Atlantica and Mediterranea.
  • The vessel was christened by Elizabeth Dole - North Carolina's senator.
  • Spirit was the first Carnival cruise ship to Alaska and Hawaii. This boat features the world's most steep water-slide at sea (called "Green Thunder"). The ship's last refurbishment was done in San Francisco (in 2012, for $7 million), where the WaterWorks aqua park was installed, along with a "Serenity" deck (adult passengers only retreat area).
  • During winter 2017-2018 season, Carnival Spirit was repositioned to China to offer Asia cruises round-trip from Shanghai (home-port). The seasonal redeployment was due to a scheduled drydock refurbishment in Singapore. Spirit has been homeported in Sydney Australia since 2012 performing strongly on the local market. The decision makes Spirit the first ever Carnival cruise ship departing from China. The ship returned to Australia in spring 2018 to continue the previous year-round itinerary program from Sydney. The other Carnival Asia ship is Carnival Splendor (repositioned in spring 2018). Carnival Asia cruise operations are partnership between Carnival Cruise Lines and the Carnival Corporation's subsidiary on the Chinese market - Costa Asia.

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Carnival Spirit Itineraries

The below listed Carnival Spirit cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Carnival Cruise Line fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Jul 16 8 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney
2018 Aug 16 4 days, round-trip Queensland from Sydney Sydney
2018 Aug 20 10 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney
2018 Aug 30 8 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney
2018 Sep 07 3 days, round-trip Weekend Sampler from Sydney Sydney$449
2018 Sep 10 11 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney
2018 Sep 21 8 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$799
2018 Sep 29 8 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$799
2018 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$799
2018 Oct 14 4 days, round-trip Queensland from Sydney Sydney$859
2018 Oct 18 8 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$999
2018 Oct 26 9 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$648
2018 Nov 04 6 days, round-trip Melbourne Cup from Sydney Sydney$1599
2018 Nov 10 9 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1299
2018 Nov 19 10 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1199
2018 Nov 29 8 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1049
2018 Dec 07 3 days, round-trip Weekend Sampler from Sydney Sydney$589
2018 Dec 10 9 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1249
2018 Dec 19 9 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1549
2018 Dec 28 10 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$2149
2019 Jan 07 10 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1749
2019 Jan 17 3 days, round-trip Weekend Sampler from Sydney Sydney$549
2019 Jan 20 9 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1349
2019 Jan 29 10 days, round-trip New Zealand from Sydney Sydney$1349
2019 Feb 08 3 days, round-trip Weekend Sampler from Sydney Sydney$499
2019 Feb 11 12 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1599
2019 Feb 23 4 days, round-trip Queensland from Sydney Sydney$649
2019 Feb 27 8 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$999
2019 Mar 07 5 days, round-trip Tasmania from Sydney Sydney$839
2019 Mar 12 10 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1149
2019 Mar 22 5 days, round-trip Tasmania from Sydney Sydney$819
2019 Mar 27 11 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1399
2019 Apr 07 4 days, round-trip Queensland from Sydney Sydney$699
2019 Apr 11 8 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1299
2019 Apr 19 3 days, round-trip Weekend Sampler from Sydney Sydney$719
2019 Apr 22 8 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1199
2019 Apr 30 9 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1099
2019 May 09 4 days, round-trip Queensland from Sydney Sydney$699
2019 May 13 10 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1349
2019 May 23 4 days, round-trip Queensland from Sydney Sydney$599
2019 May 27 11 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1399
2019 Jun 07 3 days, round-trip Weekend Sampler from Sydney Sydney$449
2019 Jun 10 9 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1049
2019 Jun 19 8 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef from Sydney Sydney$1199
2019 Jun 27 9 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1249
2019 Jul 06 8 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1399
2019 Jul 14 8 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1049
2019 Jul 22 11 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1499
2019 Aug 02 3 days, round-trip Weekend Sampler from Sydney Sydney$649
2019 Aug 05 8 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$949
2019 Aug 13 10 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1249
2019 Aug 23 3 days, round-trip Weekend Sampler from Sydney Sydney$399
2019 Aug 26 10 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1149
2019 Sep 05 4 days, round-trip Queensland from Sydney Sydney$599
2019 Sep 09 9 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1099
2019 Sep 18 10 days, round-trip Great Barrier Reef from Sydney Sydney$1649
2019 Sep 28 8 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1249
2019 Oct 06 8 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1099
2019 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$899
2019 Oct 21 10 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1299
2019 Oct 31 3 days, round-trip Weekend Sampler from Sydney Sydney$549
2019 Nov 03 6 days, round-trip Melbourne Cup from Sydney Sydney$1399
2019 Nov 09 12 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1799
2019 Nov 21 4 days, round-trip Queensland from Sydney Sydney$599
2019 Nov 25 11 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1499
2019 Dec 06 3 days, round-trip Weekend Sampler from Sydney Sydney$649
2019 Dec 09 9 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1349
2019 Dec 18 12 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$2099
2019 Dec 30 10 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1899
2020 Jan 09 3 days, round-trip Weekend Sampler from Sydney Sydney$699
2020 Jan 12 2 days, one-way from Sydney to Melbourne Sydney$349
2020 Jan 14 10 days, round-trip New Zealand from Melbourne Melbourne$1399
2020 Jan 24 3 days, round-trip Weekend Sampler from Melbourne Melbourne$699
2020 Jan 27 11 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Melbourne Melbourne$1399
2020 Feb 07 3 days, round-trip Weekend Sampler from Melbourne Melbourne$499
2020 Feb 10 12 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Melbourne Melbourne$1699
2020 Feb 22 5 days, round-trip Tasmania from Melbourne Melbourne$749
2020 Feb 27 4 days, round-trip Round Australia From Melbourne Melbourne$549
2020 Mar 02 12 days, round-trip New Zealand from Melbourne Melbourne$1699
2020 Mar 14 2 days, one-way from Melbourne to Sydney Melbourne$349
2020 Mar 16 9 days, round-trip Pacific Islands from Sydney Sydney$1099
2020 Mar 25 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Honolulu Sydney$2349
2020 Oct 06 19 days, one-way from Honolulu to Brisbane Honolulu$2649
2020 Oct 25 7 days, round-trip Pacific Islands From Brisbane Brisbane$1049
2020 Nov 01 11 days, round-trip Pacific Islands From Brisbane Brisbane$1499
2020 Nov 12 3 days, round-trip Weekend Sampler From Brisbane Brisbane$599
2020 Nov 15 7 days, round-trip Pacific Islands From Brisbane Brisbane$1049
2020 Nov 22 7 days, round-trip Pacific Islands From Brisbane Brisbane$1049
2020 Nov 29 7 days, round-trip Pacific Islands From Brisbane Brisbane$1099
2020 Dec 06 4 days, round-trip Queensland From Brisbane Brisbane$549
2020 Dec 10 3 days, round-trip Weekend Sampler From Brisbane Brisbane$599
2020 Dec 13 7 days, round-trip Pacific Islands From Brisbane Brisbane$1149
2020 Dec 20 7 days, round-trip Pacific Islands From Brisbane Brisbane$1299
2020 Dec 27 7 days, round-trip Queensland From Brisbane Brisbane$1399