Cruise number 19 , Cruise Industry event hosted by Carnival Cruises Corp on Carnival Spirit Departure date : 16th August 2001 Cabin number : 5206.- midship , deck 5 upper deck balcony cabin Total pax : 2124, Crew : 960 : Decks :12 Cruise - Alaskan fjords - 10 nights Vancouver to Anchorage ( see map) Real American cruise ship , interesting interiors and the first majority balcony ship for the line, great crew . 2018 star grading - 3.5 * UPDATE: .In January 2012, Carnival Spirit went to dry dock and was fitted with some of the latest that cruisers want to have, including Carnival Waterworks (Waterpark at Sea), and the steepest waterslide at sea, a new creation, the Green Thunder. In 2012 following her dry dock, Carnival Spirit was transferred to Carnival's Australian branch, and can only be booked by Carnival Australia's official website. Her permanent home port is Sydney, Australia, from where she sails to New Caledonia, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Zealand. In summer 2018, Carnival Spirit underwent another significant renovation. As a result of a two-week dry dock in Singapore, the ship received the Pixels Digital Photo Gallery, SoulPlay creative studio, new duty-free shops, the Warehouse video arcade and other amenities.