Carnival Spirit | Activities, cabins, deck plans, reviews | CruiseBe
8.1
Average: 8.1 (13 votes)

Sister ships of
Carnival Spirit

© <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carnival_Legend.jpg" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">JV & Lynda/Wikimedia</a>/<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CC BY 2.0</a>
8.5
Cruise line:
Destination:
Departure Port:
Capacity:
Tonnage:
© <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carnival_Miracle_July_2011.jpg" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HurricaneX31/Wikimedia</a>/<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CC BY-SA 3.0</a>
8.5
Cruise line:
Destination:
Departure Port:
Capacity:
Tonnage:
© <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/lilu12323/2412858964/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Lisa Andres/Flickr</a>/<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CC BY 2.0</a>
8.25
Cruise line:
Destination:
Departure Port:
Capacity:
Tonnage:

Interactive deck plans

Carnival Spirit

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

Carnival Spirit is the name ship of the Spirit-class of cruise ships, and the second member of that class to be built and enter service, after Costa Atlantica. Like the majority of her sisters, Carnival Spirit is operated by Carnival Cruise Line.

Built by Kværner Masa-Yards at its Helsinki New Shipyard in Helsinki, Finland, Carnival Spirit was floated out on May 1, 2001, and christened by American politician Elizabeth Dole in Miami on April 27, 2001.

In January 2012,... 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 the name ship of the Spirit-class of cruise ships, and the second member of that class to be built and enter service, after Costa Atlantica. Like the majority of her sisters, Carnival Spirit is operated by Carnival Cruise Line.

Built by Kværner Masa-Yards at its Helsinki New Shipyard in Helsinki, Finland, Carnival Spirit was floated out on May 1, 2001, and christened by American politician Elizabeth Dole in Miami on April 27, 2001.

In January 2012, Carnival Spirit was refitted before being transferred to Carnival's Australian branch. Her permanent home port is Sydney, Australia, from where she sails to New Caledonia, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Zealand.

In mid 2018, Carnival Spirit was dry-docked in Singapore for two weeks to enable another renovation.

Areas of operation

Previously in the northern fall and winter seasons, Carnival Spirit sailed cruises from San Diego, California and Los Angeles, California 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 off Alaska, visiting several glaciers on alternating one-week northbound and southbound voyages calling at Vancouver and Seattle, Washington.

In September 2012, Carnival Spirit sailed to the Hawaiian Islands.

After Carnival Spirit finished her Alaskan and Hawaii cruises, she embarked on a Tahiti and Fiji cruise for repositioning to Australia, arriving on October 16. The ship is currently based in Sydney, Australia, and will continue for five years, making the first time that Carnival has based a ship permanently outside North America. Carnival Spirit was dry docked in San Francisco on January 2012 to prepare her for Australia, this included installing Australian-style power points as well as changing the on-board currency to the Australian dollar and regular renovations. The total cost of the renovations was US$7 million.

Carnival Spirit commenced cruising from Sydney to the South Pacific, Fiji and New Zealand from October 20, 2012

In August 2015 Carnival Spirit went into drydock in Singapore for a $44 million refurbishment.

In May 2016, Carnival announced that Carnival Spirit would sail seasonally in China from Shanghai.

In late 2016, Carnival subsequently reversed this decision and Carnival Spirit continued to sail from Sydney throughout the year. Their reasoning was that the Australian market continued to be strong and that leaving Australia without a Carnival vessel over the Winter months would not be 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, Australia starting in 2020.

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Carnival_Spirit

Text is available under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0

Attractions on Carnival Spirit


Photo by Carnival

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...
Photo by Carnival

Louis XIV Casino

No votes yet
Conquer the Carniaval’s Roulette, Blackjack, Bingo, Poker and other casino games. Casino opens its doors for future millionaires at any time of the day.
Photo courtesy of Carnival

Cherry On Top

No votes yet
Cherries make the already-sweet a little bit sweeter. Cherry on Top is a candy-and-more store on board. This is the go-to spot for the sweet stuff… but there are surprises in store, like a premium ...
Photo by Carnival

Blue Iguana Tequila Bar

No votes yet
BlueIguana Tequila Bar is the onboard spot to chill and enjoy a slushy tequila drink or an ice-cold Mexican cerveza. The menu offers up Mexican favorites, including several brands of tequila and a ...
Photo by Carnival

Fat Jimmy's C-Side BBQ

No votes yet
You don’t have to leave behind your desire for great barbecue when you cruise. Fat Jimmy, our resident expert, simmers, sauces and serves up backyard-and-beach-cookout fare like Italian sausage, ba...
Photo by Carnival

Bonsai Sushi

No votes yet
So maybe you’ve had sushi on a cruise before, but you’ve never had it like Bonsai Sushi, our onboard seafood-and-soy-sauce spot. Dine amidst expertly-pruned bonsai trees while enjoying sit-down ser...
Photo by Carnival

Shanghai Piano Bar

No votes yet
Play it again, Sam. Or Diana. Or whatever your name is. Because this is the bar where you call the shots – and the songs. Pull up a seat, order your favorite cocktail, and let your friendly piano p...
Photo by Carnival

Redfrog Rum Bar

No votes yet
Guests have told us we hit on something special with the cool Caribbean chill of the RedFrog Pub. We've taken the best parts and brought them poolside with the RedFrog Rum Bar, where the frog keeps...
Photo by Carnival

Nouveau Restaurant

No votes yet
Turn your special vacation in the direction of delicious — book a table for an unforgettably delectable evening at the Steakhouse. Our menu features mouthwatering premium cuts of beef cooked to you...
Photo by Carnival

Spirit Lobby

No votes yet
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...

Latest travel blogs about Carnival Spirit



Carnival Spirit © Luke Anderson/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

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...