Carnival Spirit

Carnival Spirit current position

Carnival Spirit current location is at North West Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 25.08359 N / -77.34715 W) cruising en route to BS BIM>BS NAS. The AIS position was reported 2 hours ago.

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Current itinerary of Carnival Spirit

Carnival Spirit current cruise is 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas. The itinerary starts on 03 Dec, 2023 and ends on 09 Dec, 2023.

Date / TimePort
03 Dec 16:00    Departing from Mobile, Alabama hotels
05 Dec 11:00 - 19:00    Bimini Islands, Resorts World Bimini Bahamas
06 Dec 08:00 - 16:00    Nassau, Bahamas, New Providence Island
09 Dec 08:00    Arriving in Mobile, Alabama hotels

Specifications of Carnival Spirit

Year of build2001  /  Age: 22
Flag state Malta
BuilderKvaerner Masa-Yards (Helsinki, STX Finland)
ClassCCL SPIRIT
Building costUSD 375 million
Speed22 kn / 41 km/h / 25 mph
Length (LOA)292 m / 958 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage88500 gt
Passengers2124 - 2680
Crew930
Passengers-to-space ratio34
Decks12
Cabins1062
Decks with cabins6
Last Refurbishment2022
Sister-shipsCarnival Legend, Carnival Miracle, Carnival Pride, Costa Atlantica, Costa Mediterranea
Christened byElizabeth Dole
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCarnival Cruise Line

Carnival Spirit Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2023 Nov 25 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $979
2023 Dec 03 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile
2023 Dec 09 8 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $949
2023 Dec 17 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $849
2023 Dec 23 8 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $949
2023 Dec 31 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $859
2024 Jan 06 8 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $799
2024 Jan 14 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $569
2024 Jan 20 8 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $769
2024 Jan 28 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $609
2024 Feb 03 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $839
2024 Feb 11 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $729
2024 Feb 17 8 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $1589
2024 Feb 25 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $644
2024 Mar 02 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $789
2024 Mar 10 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $739
2024 Mar 16 8 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $914
2024 Mar 24 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $899
2024 Mar 30 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $894
2024 Apr 07 16 days, one-way from Tampa to Seattle Tampa $1379
2024 Apr 23 14 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $1139
2024 May 07 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $659
2024 May 14 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $669
2024 May 21 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $644
2024 May 28 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $779
2024 Jun 04 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $859
2024 Jun 11 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $889
2024 Jun 18 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $939
2024 Jun 25 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $909
2024 Jul 02 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $999
2024 Jul 09 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $919
2024 Jul 16 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $919
2024 Jul 23 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $909
2024 Jul 30 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $889
2024 Aug 06 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $839
2024 Aug 13 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $789
2024 Aug 20 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $769
2024 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $759
2024 Sep 03 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $769
2024 Sep 10 14 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $1309
2024 Sep 24 15 days, round-trip Hawaii Seattle $1719
2024 Oct 09 16 days, one-way from Seattle to New Orleans Seattle $989
2024 Oct 26 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $619
2024 Nov 03 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $509
2024 Nov 09 8 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $629
2024 Nov 17 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $509
2024 Nov 23 8 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $819
2024 Dec 01 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $509
2024 Dec 07 8 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $619
2024 Dec 15 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $609
2024 Dec 21 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $959
2024 Dec 29 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $759
2025 Jan 04 8 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $639
2025 Jan 12 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $509
2025 Jan 18 12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Mobile $1109
2025 Mar 16 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Miami Barcelona $839
2025 Mar 30 15 days, one-way from Miami to Seattle Miami $919
2025 Apr 21 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $589
2025 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $609
2025 May 05 8 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $809
2025 May 13 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $739
2025 May 20 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $759
2025 May 27 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $819
2025 Jun 03 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $899
2025 Jun 10 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $919
2025 Jun 17 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $929
2025 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $959
2025 Jul 01 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $989
2025 Jul 08 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $969
2025 Jul 15 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $969
2025 Jul 22 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $959
2025 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $899
2025 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $849
2025 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $819
2025 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $809
2025 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $789
2025 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $779
2025 Sep 09 7 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $779
2025 Sep 16 10 days, round-trip Alaska Seattle $1029
2025 Sep 26 15 days, round-trip Hawaii Seattle $1819
2025 Oct 11 16 days, one-way from Seattle to New Orleans Seattle $1149
2025 Oct 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Mobile $444
2025 Nov 02 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $554
2025 Nov 08 8 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $674
2025 Nov 16 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $554
2025 Nov 22 8 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $864
2025 Nov 30 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $554
2025 Dec 06 8 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $664
2025 Dec 14 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $654
2025 Dec 20 8 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $1004
2025 Dec 28 8 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $1054
2026 Jan 05 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $529
2026 Jan 11 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $554
2026 Jan 17 14 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Mobile $1259
2026 Jan 31 8 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $684
2026 Feb 08 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $564
2026 Feb 14 8 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $714
2026 Feb 22 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $564
2026 Feb 28 8 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $734
2026 Mar 08 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $684
2026 Mar 14 8 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $894
2026 Mar 22 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $644
2026 Mar 28 8 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $894
2026 Apr 05 6 days, round-trip The Bahamas Mobile $654

Carnival Spirit Review

Review of Carnival Spirit

The 2001-built Carnival Spirit cruise ship is the first of four Spirit-class CCL liners, with sisterships the fleetmates Miracle, Pride, and Legend, as well as Costa's liners Atlantica and Mediterranea.

The vessel (IMO number 9188647) is currently Malta-flagged (MMSI 229136000) and registered in Valletta.

History - construction and ownership

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

Carnival Spirit cruise ship

The 2100-passenger 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 new aqua park and waterslide, Green Thunder; a 180-foot-long twister that 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.

Decks and Cabins

Carnival Spirit staterooms (1062 total, in 28 categories) include 50 Suites, 634 Balconies, 171 Oceanviews, 214 Inside cabins. The ship has 17 wheelchair-accessible cabins but no Spa cabins. Most cabins are sized 185 ft2 (17 m2). Most cabin balconies are sized 40 ft2 (4 m2). Suites are 4 types (Grand, Vista, Ocean, Junior), the largest are Grand Suites (300 ft2 / 28 m2, with terrace sized 115 ft2 / 11 m2).

The boat has 12 passenger decks, of which 6 are with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The 1,300-seat, 2-deck Empire Restaurant features Napoleonic splendor, 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 the 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 showroom 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, game shows)
  • 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.

Itineraries

Carnival Spirit itinerary program (starting October 2023) is based on homeporting in Mobile Alabama (replacing Carnival Ecstasy). The 6-8-day roundtrips visit ports in Mexico, Belize, Jamaica, Bahamas (Half Moon Cay, North Bimini). The Caribbean deployment is seasonal (5-6-8-day itineraries), alternating with Alaska (during summer) from Seattle.

Previously, Spirit was deployed in Australia (homeported in Sydney NSW in the period 2012-2020), visiting the South Pacific Islands and also operated voyages to Tasmania and cruises to nowhere.

For winter 2017-2018, Spirit was repositioned to Asia and homeported in China following the drydock refurbishment in Singapore. Spirit (the first Fun Ship with roundtrips from China) returned to Australia in spring 2018, and in 2019, to Asia/China was deployed Carnival Splendor.

In 2021, Carnival Spirit became CCL's first liner homeported in Brisbane (Queensland Australia). The announcement was made in June 2018 (the maiden season was planned for 2022) and followed the approval for building a new terminal in Brisbane QLD. For summer 2020 (April through September ), the ship had to be deployed in Alaska (replacing Carnival Legend) with homeporting in Seattle WA.

However, due to the Coronavirus crisis, the CCL Spirit ship was paused for 2+ years (March 2020 thru May 2022), with a planned restart from Brisbane QLD on May 29th. In February 2022, the Australian deployment was replaced with the Caribbean (homeporting in Jacksonville Florida, starting on March 7th) replacing Carnival Sensation.

Carnival Spirit's Australia 2022 program was based on the following itineraries:

  • 3-day Getaways (themed cruises to nowhere)
  • 4-day short breaks to Airlie Beach
  • 7-day "Great Barrier Reef" (Airlie Beach, Cairns, Port Douglas, Willis Island)
  • 7-day "South Pacific Islands" (New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji/including Dravuni Island)
  • 10-11-days "Papua New Guinea" (Alotau, Kitava Island-Trobriand, Rabaul, Kiriwina Island-Trobriand, Conflict Islands)

In early-February 2022, the Australian schedules of Carnival Spirit (June 5, 2022, thru October 5, 2023) and Carnival Splendor (June 10 thru Sept 26, 2022) were both canceled. Carnival Spirit was redeployed to the Caribbean and homeported in Jacksonville FL (March 7th thru April 9th), then to Alaska from Seattle (May 3-Sept 13), then in PortMiami (Oct 6, 2022, thru April 16, 2023). Carnival Splendor was redeployed to Alaska (May 2 thru August 30).

In May 2023, CCL scheduled its first-ever voyage from Seattle to Hawaii - Carnival Spirit's 15-day "Carnival Journeys Hawaii Cruise from Seattle" (departure Sept 24, 2024) visiting Honolulu, Kauai/Nawiliwili, Maui/Kahului, Hilo, and Victoria (BC Canada).

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Fun Ship 2.0 upgrade was done in 2015. Spirit is Carnival's first Spirit-class liner, with sisterships Legend, Miracle, Pride, and the Costa Cruises ships Atlantica and Mediterranea. The vessel was christened by godmother Elizabeth Dole - North Carolina's senator (state's first female senator, mandate 2003-2009).

Spirit was also the first Fun Ship cruising to Alaska and Hawaii. It features world's steepest waterslide at sea ("Green Thunder"). Ship's drydock refurbishment in San Francisco (in 2012) cost USD 7 million. During the drydock were added "WaterWorks" (aquapark) and "Serenity" (adults-only resort deck).

During winter 2017-2018 season, Carnival Spirit was repositioned to China to offer Asian cruises roundtrip from homeport Shanghai. The seasonal redeployment was due to scheduled drydock in Singapore. Spirit was homeported in Sydney Australia since 2012, performing strongly on the local market. The decision made Spirit the first-ever Carnival ship departing from China. It returned to Australia in spring 2018 to continue the previous year-round itinerary program from Sydney NSW. The other Carnival Asia ship was Carnival Splendor (repositioned in spring 2018). Carnival Asia cruise shipping operations are via the partnership between Carnival Cruise Lines and Carnival Corporation's subsidiary Costa Asia.

Carnival Spirit refurbishment 2018 review

Drydock 2018 (May 23 - June 5) was in Singapore. The upgrades included new entertainment options at new clubs for youth activities - kids-only arts-crafts area ("SoulPlay") and teens-only area ("Warehouse Arcade"). Other changes included:

  • redesigned retail area - new duty-free shopping brands - Clinique, Lacoste, Quay Australia, Seafolly, Swarovski, Swatch
  • redesigned Photo Gallery - Pixels Digital Photo Gallery - upgraded kiosk allowing passengers to view then purchase photos through smartphones and iPads
  • updated Fitness Centre (latest training equipment)

In February 2022, Carnival Spirit was drydocked in Dubai UAE, mainly for general maintenance works, as well as for changing the old livery with the fleet's new one (blue-red-white).

In 2017, on the Australia-based Carnival Spirit was introduced new kids programming, that includes new onboard activities, games, themed parties.

  • On the ship were introduced an inflatable bocce court and giant-sized board games (Cranium, Trivial Pursuit, Guess Who).
  • Another 2017 addition is the Cluedo (aka Clue) murder mystery game that is a group activity involving 2-6 players. At the beginning of each cruise, costumed characters present their alibis, and the players attempt to solve the crime mystery through clues given to them throughout the cruise.
  • New themed entertainment events are the shows "80s Rock" (music-themed), "Glow Night" (fashion-themed) and "Lip Sync Battle" (a musical competition involving choreography, costumes, and stage sets).