We took this cruise because it was departing from Melbourne...……..the ship itself is old and the décor is dark.... our stateroom was very comfortable and the housekeeping men were fabulous and friendly nothing was to much trouble for them'.
The food in the buffet was poor meat was tough, chicken tough and fish over cooked. pizza was average, Mexican excellent, sandwich bar great, burgers average......dessert bar great...
one incident in the eating area of the buffet, when a guy dropped 2 desserts and one spilled up a cupboard and all over the carpet, a crew member that was picking up plates etc saw it and ignored it, I reported it to the head guy of the waiters, he had a look and did nothing, so it was left and the food on the floor was trampled into the carpet.
The food in the Empire dining room was excellent except that the Vegetables were always COLD, the service was excellent from all the waiters, again nothing was too much trouble, special diet needs were met.
The team members in the Gym very rude would not acknowledge you, it was like you were invading there space so didn't go back
Entertainment excellent...…...just great.
Over all service good, drinks a bit expensive.
Ports ok Noumea very expensive $40 for 2 cups of coffee and 2 cakes
Excursions ok would book of shore as a lot cheaper than on ship.
I would like to see a few bins inside some of the areas as there was no where to put rubbish so went back to cabin to get rid of tissues etc.
Disembarkation was smooth.
Would not do Carnival Spirit again though.
The cabin was very comfotable, quiet and well maintained.