Launched in 2001, Carnival Spirit was the first of a new style of ship for Carnival. Called the “Spirit class” this ship incorporates eclectic designs, a reservations-only supper club and staterooms of which 80 percent are ocean view. In keeping with Carnival’s “fun ship” theme, there are also water slides and children’s activities, numerous bars, nightclubs and even a wedding chapel.
The ship holds 2,124 people, putting it in the mid-size range for Carnival’s line. The layout is spacious, however, giving it a very open feel. There is a two-deck dining room that can accommodate up to 1,300 guests, the reservations-only Nouveau Supper Club, which seats 156 people, as well as the two-level La Playa Grill for more casual buffet style dining. Those wishing to work off those dining room calories will appreciate the gym area, which is tiered in an amphitheater design and offers top of the line equipment. The Grecian-themed spa provides sauna, steam and a variety of European-style therapies.
Entertainment choices consist of musical and comedy acts in the three-level Pharaoh’s Palace, disco and jazz clubs, a piano bar, a sports bar and the Louis XIV Casino for rolling the dice Vegas-style. The complimentary Camp Carnival keeps the kids busy while mom and dad play, with supervised activities taking place all day long.
A list of Alaska cruise departures on the
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Alaska cruise schedule: