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Carnival Spirit

Capacity
2124
Crew
910
Tonnage
85 900
Length
963 ft (293.52 m)
First voyage
2001
Decks
12

Carnival Spirit is a Spirit-class cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc. Built in Helsinki by Kværner Masa-Yards, she was the first Spirit-class cruise ship to join Carnival's fleet after she was delivered in 2001.

Construction

Built by Kværner Masa-Yards at its Helsinki New Shipyard in Helsinki, Carnival Spirit was launched... Read more

Carnival Spirit

Capacity (DO): 
2124
Crew: 
910
Tonnage: 
85 900
Length: 
963 ft (293.52 m)
Beam: 
106 ft (32.31 m)
First voyage: 
2001
Decks: 
12

Carnival Spirit is a Spirit-class cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc. Built in Helsinki by Kværner Masa-Yards, she was the first Spirit-class cruise ship to join Carnival's fleet after she was delivered in 2001.

Construction

Built by Kværner Masa-Yards at its Helsinki New Shipyard in Helsinki, Carnival Spirit was launched on 7 July 2000 and completed on 11 April 2001. She was formally named by American politician Elizabeth Dole in Miami on 27 April 2001.

Service history

Previously in the northern fall and winter seasons, Carnival Spirit sailed cruises from San Diego and Los Angeles to the Mexican Riviera. After Carnival Spirit's repositioning out of San Diego in April 2012, Carnival ceased operations with that port. During the period from mid-May and ending in September (northern summer), Carnival Spirit sailed the waters alongside the Alaskan Inside Passage on alternating one-week northbound and southbound voyages calling in Vancouver and Seattle. In September 2012, Carnival Spirit sailed to the Hawaiian Islands.

After Carnival Spirit finished her Alaskan and Hawaii cruises, she embarked on a transpacific crossing, calling in Tahiti and Fiji to reposition to Sydney, arriving on 16 October 2012. It marked the first time Carnival based a ship permanently outside North America. She had underwent a dry dock in San Francisco nine months prior to prepare her for the Australian deployment, which included installing Australian-style power points, as well as changing the on-board currency to the Australian dollar. The total cost of the renovations was estimated to total US$7 million. She sailed her first voyage from Sydney, to the South Pacific and New Zealand, from 20 October 2012.

In May 2016, Carnival announced the ship would sail seasonally from Shanghai beginning in the Australian winter of 2018, making her the first Carnival ship to be based in China. In late-2016, Carnival subsequently reversed this decision and Carnival Spirit continued to sail from Sydney, and explained the Australian market continued to be strong, which did not make the move economically viable in the long term.

In summer 2018, Carnival announced that Carnival Spirit would become the company's first ship to sail from Brisbane from 2020. However, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on tourism, she never debuted in Brisbane during the cruise industry's pause in operations. In February 2022, Carnival announced she would be redeployed to Jacksonville, Florida and begin operating four-to-five-day itineraries to the Bahamas on 7 March, replacing voyages originally slated for Carnival Ecstasy. It marked a decade since the ship last operated permanently in North America. She is scheduled to move to Seattle to sail in Alaska in summer 2022, replacing sailings planned for Carnival Freedom and has been deployed to begin sailing from Mobile, Alabama in October 2023.

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Attractions on Carnival Spirit


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Sauna

Average: 6 (1 vote)
All your stress vaporizes and floats away as you relax and unwind in the soothing steam of our saunas.
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Spirit Lobby

Average: 5 (1 vote)
First impressions are important — everyone knows that. We’ll let you in on a little secret: that’s why it’s so important to us that the atrium, your first taste of your Carnival cruise, tastes like...

Shore Excursions

Average: 5 (1 vote)
The best way to get the information about shore excursions and to book your best one is just to ask us!
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Circle 'C'

Average: 5 (2 votes)
What does the “C” in Circle “C” stand for? Well, “chill,” “connect” and “cool,” just to name a few. It’s where young teens ages 12 to 14 go to hang out, meet new friends, and enjoy some pretty awes...
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Techno Video Arcade

Average: 3 (1 vote)
If you love to play video games, you’re in luck. Our video arcade boasts a huge array of games, and is open to players of all ages, all night and all day. So get some tokens from the vending machin...
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Club O2

Average: 2 (1 vote)
Adults deserve a nice vacation… but then again, so do children. Club O2 is a place, where children can hang out and do stuff like watch movies, listen to music from this decade, play sports and vid...
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Fountain Café

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Experience delicious coffees, cakes, cookies and pastries at our on-board Cafe.
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Spirit Atrium

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First impressions are important — everyone knows that. We’ll let you in on a little secret: that’s why it’s so important to us that the atrium, your first taste of your Carnival cruise, tastes like...
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Lido Café

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Point for your delicious snack between main meals.
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Taste Bar

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A voyage to new destinations is the perfect time to try new things… and here’s the perfect place: The Taste Bar. Stop by for a taste of the flavors awaiting you at dining venues across the Carnival...

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8 Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Carnival Spirit


This magnificent cruise ship goes with the tides in every sense of this word. She has plenty of features to keep cruise junkies amused, full and happy. Let us draw your attention to admirable Carnival Spirit. Photo by: Stilgherrian/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 1. Along with many other cruise ships, Carnival...