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Carnival Spirit - Carnival Cruises

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Carnival Spirit itinerary and upcoming sailing dates
Dec 7, 2018 Weekend Sampler, 3 nights from $1108
Dec 10, 2018 Pacific Islands, 9 night from $1947
Dec 19, 2018 South Pacific, 9 Nights from $2822
Dec 28, 2018 South Pacific, 10 Nights from $3892
Jan 7, 2019 Pacific Islands, 10 nights from $2920
Jan 17, 2019 Weekend Sampler, 3 nights from $1206
Jan 20, 2019 Pacific Islands, 9 nights from $2531
Jan 29, 2019 New Zealand, 10 nights from $2433
Feb 8, 2019 Weekend Sampler, 3 nights from $953
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Feb 23, 2019 Moreton Island, 4 nights from $1245
Feb 27, 2019 Pacific Islands, 8 nights from $1947
Mar 7, 2019 Tasmania, 5 nights from $1674
Mar 12, 2019 Pacific Islands, 10 nights from $2142
Mar 22, 2019 Tasmania, 5 nights from $1557
Mar 27, 2019 Pacific Islands , 11 nights from $2531
Apr 7, 2019 Moreton Island, 4 nights from $1323
Apr 11, 2019 Pacific Islands, 8 nights from $2530
Apr 19, 2019 Weekend Sampler, 3 nights from $1419
Apr 22, 2019 Pacific Islands, 8 nights from $2239
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Carnival Spirit Overview

With regular sailings to warm climates such as New Caledonia, Fiji and Vanuatu, the Carnival Spirit cruise ship has that summer holiday feeling all year round. There's three pools, an Aqua Park, a private adults-only spa area and plenty of bars to enjoy a relaxing cocktail.

The Sydney-based ship is a relatively recent addition to the Australian seas. The Carnival Spirit arrived in Australia in 2012 after undergoing an extensive $7 million refurbishment, which included the addition of several new bars and restaurants and the construction of a 180-foot-long waterslide called 'Green Thunder' (this is definitely not just for the kids!).

Carnival Spirit specs
At three footy fields long and 12 decks tall, Carnival Spirit is spacious and comfortable, yet also feels intimate and welcoming - you'll feel at home in no time.

Inside Carnival Spirit
The Carnival Spirit interiors are a feast for the senses. One moment you are in France, the next you are in Egypt. As you move through the ship you will become aware that every room has its own look and feel. The show lounge is adorned with Egyptian murals, while the Chippendale Library is reminiscent of a large English country house. Even the spa has its own theme, with Grecian murals and columns.

The ship's interior design creates an exuberant, playful atmosphere, allowing you to indulge your imagination and escape your everyday life. Not to mention the décor makes for great conversation with fellow cruisers.

Carnival Spirit bars and restaurants
If Carnival Spirit's interior takes you on a trip around the world, just wait until you taste some of the delicious food available. In keeping with the international theme, La Playa Grille Lido Restaurant offers a 'Taste of the Nations' option, serving a different cuisine for lunch every day.
La Playa Grille Lido Restaurant is also a great spot for a casual buffet breakfast. Here you'll find most morning meals, from pastries to pancakes and everything in between.
Come dinner time, you'll want to head to the Empire Restaurant, Carnival Spirit's 1300-seat formal dining space. This restaurant serves a wide range of entrees, mains and desserts, including all of your favourite modern classics.

Other food options include a 24-hour pizzeria, Fountains Café and BlueIguana Mexicana, Guys Burger Joint by the pool. Those hankering for a taste of Australia will not be disappointed. The Carnival Spirit bars stock a selection of Australian beers, and there are several trained baristas on board to perfect your favourite caffeinated beverage.

Guests may want to note that all tips are pre-included in the Carnival Spirit fare prices, so no need to worry about calculating that extra 15 per cent.

Activities and entertainment
From Australia's largest Aqua Park at sea, to the luxurious Spa Carnival day spa, there are plenty of activities to suit everyone on board. Sporty types will appreciate the jogging tracks, basketball court and fully-equipped gym, while those looking to relax and unwind will find solace by the pool, at the library or in the adults-only Serenity Deck Area. There are also plenty of indoor activities like the larger the life Hasbro Game Shows from Connect 4, Trivial Pursuits, Cleudo and Simon Flash .

Come nightfall the Carnival Spirit truly comes alive, with more than 6 bars to choose from and an array of social opportunities. Be sure to pack some black-tie outfits for the 'Cruise Elegant' nights, where guests are invited to don their very best formal wear.

Following a recent drydock in Singapore, the Carnival Spirit has gained a few brand new features. Warehouse Arcade is bringing classic arcade entertainment to the Spirit, so kids and teens will have a fresh space to while away hours at sea. SoulPlay is making its debut in the Carnival fleet aboard the Spirit; a place dedicated to arts, crafts and retail. And last but not least, the Carnival Spirit has gained a state of the art duty free store featuring all kinds of local and international brands, making onboard retail therapy just that much better.

Carnival Spirit itineraries and shore excursions
The Carnival Spirit's schedule usually revolves around sailings to New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji. Make the most of the shore excursions and explore these beautiful islands.

All three destinations are wonderful for swimming and snorkelling, as well as nature walks and cultural activities. Some popular day excursions include a trip to Duck Island in Noumea and the Cascades Tour in Vanuatu.

Cabins on board the Carnival Spirit cruise ship

Approximately 80 per cent of the Carnival Spirit rooms are outside and a further 80 per cent of these have balconies or outdoor seating areas, so you've come to the right place if you want an ocean view. Cabin sizes range from 17.2 to 20.4 square metres.

All staterooms are equipped with basic amenities such as hair dryers, bedside lamps and vanity areas. They all have Australian power points and ample storage space. Most rooms cater for twin-shares or couples, but there are also 42 interconnecting rooms for large groups or families.

Those looking for a touch more space might be more suited to a Carnival Spirit suite; these are 25 square metres with attached 6 square metre balconies. An even grander option is a Penthouse Suite, which measures 345 square feet. All suites have separate living areas, a bathtub and extra large balconies.

Carnival Spirit Food and Dining

There's no chance of cruisers going hungry on the Carnival Spirit. From early morning breakfast buffets to late night snack vendors, there are food options to suit everyone's schedules.

Dining included in your Carnival Spirit ticket:

  • Empire Restaurant, the main dining room, with two scheduled dinner services (6pm and 8:15pm) and a 'Your Time Dining' section
  • La Playa Grille Lido Restaurant for casual buffet breakfast and lunch
  • Pizza Pirate, 24-hour pizzeria
  • Fat Jimmy's C-Side BBQ
  • Seaview Bistro, serving a small selection of simple classics for people who would prefer not to eat in the dining room
  • The Carnival Deli
  • Swirls ice cream bar
  • Guy's Burger Joint
  • Bluelguana Cantina, an onboard Mexican Cantina

Specialty dining:

  • Nouveau Steakhouse: this recent addition to the Carnival Spirit is not to be missed. The high quality cuts of meat available will have your mouth watering as soon as you see the menu, but be sure to leave some room for dessert -there are several delicious options to satisfy your sweet tooth
  • 24 hour room service
  • Chef's Table Experience: perfect for celebrating a special occasion, dinner will be prepared for you by a master chef and you will also receive a private tour of the galley, as well as welcoming cocktails
  • Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast: Fun for All ages breakfast with the world of Dr Seuss
  • Bonsai Sushi
  • The Coffee Bar


There's never a dull moment on board the Carnival Spirit cruise ship. Known for its fun, welcoming atmosphere, the vessel has an array of activities to suit early risers, night owls and everyone in between.

Carnival Spirit by day
Popular daytime activities include Hasbro Game Shows, arts & crafts, trivia, card games, bingo and mini golf. There are also a few fun team competitions to keep the kids entertained, such as the 'Rubber Chicken Olympics' (a silly pool game) and towel-animal making.

If you've seen any Carnival Spirit photos featuring men with particularly hairy chests, don't be alarmed, it's likely they were proudly entering the 'Men's Hairy Chest Contest', a regular competition that always draws a good crowd.

Carnival Spirit pools, gyms and more
With three pools on board, as well as the Carnival WaterWorks Aqua Park, there is no shortage of places to make a splash. There are also several hot tubs throughout the ship.

The gym offers spectacular ocean views from every piece of equipment, thanks to its tiered design. Here you should find all the equipment you need for a good workout, such as treadmills, rowing machines and cross trainers. There are also free fitness classes in the aerobics room and two jogging tracks.

Nightlife: Carnival Spirit bars
Be careful not to tire yourself out during the day, as you don't want to miss out on Carnival Spirit's bars and nightlife. There are 12 lounges throughout the ship, catering for all tastes from jazz to country to modern dance.  And make sure to check out the RedFrog Pub, featuring Carnivals own  Thirsty Frog summer Ale.

The Atrium Bar is the perfect place to grab an aperitif before dinner, while the Shanghai Bar is where to go if you enjoy piano singalongs. Karaoke enthusiasts will love Club Cool and sports fans will feel right at home in the Champions' Sports Bar, which screens most major matches. If you're looking to be entertained, head to the Pharaoh's Palace, where you might catch a comedian or cover band, depending on the Carnival Spirit schedule.

There is also a Casino onboard, with tables available for blackjack, poker, roulette, as well as more than 200 slot machines.

Carnival Spirit for families
Your children will be begging to go on another cruise after a holiday on board the Carnival Spirit. There are free children's programmes catering to five different age groups.

Little ones will be kept entertained with activities such as face-painting and magic shows, while older children can choose from a range of organised games or make a splash at the Aqua Park.
Teenagers will likely be found hanging out in the teen lounge or at Club 02, which serves mocktails and plays the latest movies.

While there are no in-cabin babysitting services available, there are several group childcare options, such as the 'Night Owls' slumber party.

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Aft-View Extended Balcony

Relax and admire the passing scenery from your stateroom’s private extended balcony.

(185 sq. ft., balcony sq. ft.)

Stateroom amenities:

  • Television
  • Soft, comfortable, and cozy linens
  • Hairdryer/Bathrobes
  • 24-hour stateroom service
  • Ample closet and drawer space
  • Separate seating area with sofa and coffee table
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Cost Included Dining Options

Carnival Cruise Empire Dining Room

The Carnival Cruise Empire dining room is the main dining room onboard Carnival Spirit and offers an exquisite and cosey environment. You can enjoy a full three course menu here! It’s a fantastic experience that’s filling, but will never stuffy. Dessert’s included as well as the rest of your meal and they are all included in your Carnival Cruise fare. But don’t skip to dessert straightly, as the main course is actually the main attraction; drop in daily and enjoy a rotating menu of delectable favourites, including steak, seafood and prime rib.

Lido Restaurant

Offering a variety of casual dining options like Chef's Choice, Salad Bar, Carnival Deli and more, the Lido Restaurant on Carnival Spirit has something to satisfy your craving. With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and food options for everyone, you can enjoy your personal favourites, while dining with family and friends. It’s also where you can find the Pizza Pirate pizza station and Swirls ice cream spots… both open 24 hours a day, which ought to be enough for anybody. Kids are gonna love it!

Guy's Burger Joint

Carnival Cruises has teamed up with the best-selling American author, restaurateur and Food Network personality Guy Fieri, to bring all the authentic appeal of a roadside burger shack to Guy’s Burger Joint, the cool poolside spot for hot burgers and hand-cut fries. Try a fresh-off-the-grill burger Guy’s way, or take it off-road to the toppings bar and truly make it your own.

BlueIguana Cantina

Nobody knows Mexican dining like a blue iguana. Well, blue iguana on Carnival Spirit at least. That’s why it should come as no surprise that the BlueIguana Cantina features freshly made tacos and burritos stuffed specially for you. Put the homemade tortillas and salsa into the mix, and you have your own casual dining experience that will make you wanna say “mmmm” (which is actually Iguanese for “more, please”).

Pizza Pirate

Tossing dough is an age-old art passed down the generations. Lucky for you, someone passed us the secret to the perfect pizza. While aboard, this is the place that will shiver your timbers and warm you to the bone, 24 hours a day, with a Margherita, Funghi, Prosciutto, Pepperoni or Quattro Formaggi pizza. Savvy? Then it’s the pirate’s life for you!

Fat Jimmy's C-Side BBQ

Your desire for a great barbie will be 100% satisfied when you cruise with Carnival Spirit. Fat Jimmy simmers sauces and serves up backyard-and-beach-cookout fare like Italian sausage, barbecue chicken breast, and of course the classic pulled-pork sandwiches. He hasn’t forgotten the details either, the sides that get your barbeque juices flowing: roasted pumpkin, coleslaw, and potato salad, to name a few. Bring everyone, because like any great family gathering, the food’s awesome, free… and there’s plenty of it.

Off The Grill

Join masters of the grill as they practice their craft right in front of you, serving up outdoor favourites like hamburgers, hot dogs and grilled chicken. Smother them with sautéed onions and mushrooms, or go traditional with some tomato sauce and mustard. Either way, Off the Grill is the perfect place to enjoy these classics by the pool.

The Taste Bar

voyage to new destinations is always the perfect time to try new things… and The Taste Bar is the perfect place. Drop by for a taste of the flavours awaiting you at dining venues across the Carnival fleet. Pick up a complimentary appetiser before dinner for a taste of something different.

Special Diets

Carnival’s chefs are specially-trained to prepare food options for a variety of diets including vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher, Indian vegetarian, or food low in carbs, fat, sugar or cholesterol and more. So you don’t have to let your dietary restrictions restrict you from having a great time with Carnival Spirit. There are also helpful hints on our Empire Dining menu.

Carnival Cruises Kids' Menu

Kids' menu is available at most of the dining venues on Carnival Spirit featuring delicious foods along with full of fun. Even the pickiest of eaters will definitely be satisfied. You can find all the familiar options your kids love at home, such as chicken nuggets, spaghetti and meatballs, mac-n-cheese, hot dogs,  jam sanwiches and peanut butter and fresh fruit and veggies! But don't forget to tell your little ones to save room for dessert! Young'uns are going to be pretty excited with sweet stuff like chocolate brownies and banana splits. Pizza and ice cream are even available 24-hour on Carnival Spirit, though they are subject to be-time.

Cost Required Dining Options

Nouveau Restaurant

Enjoy the finest aged beef, cut, weighed and char-grilled to your exact specifications. In addition to mouth-watering steaks, a variety of other delectable main courses — like double-cut lamb chops, lobster tail and grilled fish fillet — are available.

The intimate atmosphere and extensive menu includes 17 gourmet entrées, salads, soups and side dishes. These do more than delight; they complement the season's freshest produce and the best wine lists, and are handpicked by our chefs to perfectly match the wide-ranging cuisine.

Bonsai Sushi

Check out Bonsai Sushi, the next generation onboard seafood-and-soy-sauce spot. Dine amidst expertly-pruned bonsai trees while enjoying sit-down service and an affordable menu of delectable catches… plus soups, sides, sakés and desserts. So the next time you’re taking an onboard stroll, stop at Bonsai Sushi for a roll, a box or maybe a whole ship — it feeds two, and keeps them satisfied.

The Chef's Table

Treat your taste buds to the experience of a lifetime, culminating in a sumptuous multicourse dinner hosted by one of the master chefs. Your VIP experience starts with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for a select group of 12, followed by a tour to see the galley in operation. The evening concludes with a mind-blowing full-service dinner of amazing appetisers, entrees and desserts not found on regular dining menus. Tip: Reserve early because this once-in-a-lifetime experience has limited seating. Reservations can be made at the ship’s Guest Services desk.

Coffee Bar

Why not treat yourself to a latté, macchiato, cappuccino or whichever coffee takes your fancy, as the onboard baristas, professionally trained in Aussie coffee brewing techniques, serve up your favourites. Selections of teas are also available; savour the aroma and have a delicious homemade pastry on the side or, for an even sweeter option, stop by for a milkshake, slice of cake or biscuit.

Seafood Corner

Freshies Corner gives you a taste of the ocean with a range of tasty morsels and light meals including pots of fresh prawns or mussels, classic fish n’ chips, kumera fries, freshly grilled chicken focaccias, and the new bespoke Spirit Burger. What’s more, Carnival ambassador and Biggest Loser Trainer Shannan Ponton has worked with our ships’ chefs to design a nutritious snack – a turkey burger on a chia and quinoa bun – to add to the existing range. Freshies Corner offers the perfect option after a full day of fun in the sun. A nominal surcharge will apply to purchases.

24 hour Room Service

So you're in the mood for some good eats, but you’d rather stay in your comfy, cozy stateroom? Really, who could blame you? Simply pick up the phone and order something from our tasty room service menu. And since you get hungry when you get hungry, room service is available any time of the day (or night) and delivered right to your door.

Art Gallery

Artists Lobby On Carnival Spirit

Art Auctions

If a room full of overly serious old men paying top-dollar for priceless antique works of art is your imagination of an “art auction”, then think again! Unlike a stodgy auction house, your Carnival cruise features a series of auction events designed to turn fine art into fine fun. From the rapid-fire ‘Lightning’ action to the cheap thrills of the ‘under $500’ event, there are plenty of chances to try your hand at bringing home something great and have a blast doing it. Unlike land auctions, Carnival Cruises even hold fun interactive events like the “Guess the Price” competition. That said, the onboard auctions aren’t completely without fancy trimmings — after all, what’s an auction without free-flowing champagne?

Art Exhibitions

If you are interested in art and would like to add cultrual component to your cruise, you will always be satisfied on Carnival Spirit with a series of events celebrating some exceptional works. Take part in the art-themed activities onboard or check out showcases from different artists. You can't get any closer to art like this.

Art Seminars

There are various of educational and enlightening seminars with lecture series on Carnival Spirit designed for you to enter this vibrant world. The lecture will cover both thery and technique.