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Char Green

Age: 60

Occupation:Retried

Number of Cruises: 5

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Spirit

Sailing Date: 04-12-2009

Itinerary: Hawaii

Weather crusing to Hawaii was cold and windy first 3 days, ship decor was a bit off color with many nude art displays. Too many professional photo's taken and not found. Not at all what we have experienced on Carnival ships in the past.

Predictable, too many dishes repeated, average lido deck food.

Nice, but had tenders below ours and most balconies, which is not considered an obstructed view. Sheets don't get changed nightly - we actually had clean, but stained sheets for 2 nights.

Not as good as some of the other Carnival ships we have been on. Trivia games geared towards 1980s and motown and majority of guests were older. They used a small cd player and microphone to transmit the game questions. Bingo is very pricey and payouts don't even match the take in - $20.00 for 3 cards and only one game per session.

Do see Pearl Harbor and pay for audio with Ernest Borgnine. See Wiameia Canyon but don't do the river trip, it is boring, just a short trip down a muddy river with green on both sides. Polynesian culture center is not a Carnival excursion, but worth the trip (an hr from dock). Take the bus for $2.00 ea way, we weren't told about this and spent $40.00 per couple one way to get there in a van. If you can, do the escorted tour and Luau with show. It would be worth the extra cash.
We booked way to early and could of saved alot of money had we waited, also should of booked our own flight as we were shipped to Dallas and back to Phx., which took 11 hrs. They didn't book our flights until 30 days out and we got a bad trip. I actually would of rather done an all inclusive hotel, island hop than this cruise to Hawaii, live and learn..

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