The Carnival Corporation is the largest cruise company in the world and operates several different brands. The "Carnival Cruise Lines" brand has the largest fleet in the group with 24 vessels. The fleet sails almost exclusively in the seas of North America and the Caribbean. For Carnival Cruise Lines the guest's experience of the ships is at least as important as the visited destinations.
The Carnival Spirit entered service in April 2001 and was the first of six "Spirit Class" ships. She has a length of almost 294 meters, accommodates up to 2.124 passengers.
Atmosphere on board
Carnival Cruise Lines calls their vessels "fun ships" and yes: it is very difficult not to be entertained on board. But this does not mean that travellers will feel disturbed by wildly partying people all day. There is enough room to relax and enjoy tranquility. The dress-code reflects this concept: casual attire is perfect for almost any situation. Only for dinner in the main restaurants a more elegant style is recommended. There are even one or two festive evenings, where evening dress is required, but you may easily escape this when not dining in the à la carte restaurants. Though guests come from all over the world, usually most people on board are US citizens.
The design of all staterooms is modern and comfy. 80% of all cabins are outside cabins of which 80% have a private balcony. You will find all amenities you would expect from a good hotel room. With about 17m² all staterooms are very spacious. If you prefer even more private space the Premium Balcony staterooms provide about 21m² and the Grand Suites almost 26m².
Food and Beverages
Explore the world's different cuisines in the numerous restaurants or enjoy the daily multi-course dinners in the main à la card restaurants. Here you may choose between early, late and open seating. If you prefer it casually how about a pizza or a burger? Of course you might also try out the 24/7 room-service. Carnival Cruise Lines caters for every taste.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
As Carnival Cruise Lines calls them "fun ships" you will be entertained very well. Las Vegas style shows in the grand show lounge, thrilling games in the casino, fresh cocktails in one of the lounges, your talent shown in the Karaoke bar, a dance to live music… Expect it all and get it all.
Of course the Carnival Spirit also offers many ways to relax, such as the spa area where a wide choice of treatments is offered. For those who feel the urge to move the fitness area and sporting facilities are a great choice.