Carnival Spirit Cruise Ship Profile

Ship Features, Itinerary, News, Photos, Review, Accommodations, Notable Rooms, Dining Venues, Kid's Areas, Deck Plan, Outdoor Spaces, Smoking Sections



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CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2009 Rating 98 (Jan)
2009 Rating 97 (Aug)
2010 Rating 97 (May)
2010 Rating 95 (Oct)
2011 Rating 96 (May)
2011 Rating 97 (Oct)
2012 Rating 97 (Feb)

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) performs unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice a year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port. Vessels are evaluated proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness. Ships’ potable water supplies used in spas and pools are evaluated, as well.

Deck Plan

Sky Deck

Sun deck

Sports Deck

Slide entrance, Kid's Pool, Noveau Steakhouse, Basketball, Mini-golf, Sports Deck

Sun Deck

Twister Waterslide, Noveau Steakhouse, Club O2, Fitness Center, Spa Carnival

Lido Deck

Serenity adults only lounge, La Playa Grille Restaurant, Dome Pool, Sun Pool, Canopy Bar, Spa Carnival, Gymnasium

Panorama Deck

Passenger staterooms

Verandah Deck

Passenger staterooms

Empress Deck

Passenger staterooms

Upper Deck

Camp Carnival, passenger staterooms

Main Deck

Video Arcade, Circle "C," Pharaoh's Palace Main Show Lounge


Empire Main dining room, Deco Foyer Lounge, Fashion Way, Jungle Interior Promenade, Wedding Chapel, Fun Shops, Shanghai Piano Bar, Chippendale Internet Cafe and Library, Photo Gallery, Pharoh's Palace Main Show Lounge


Empire Main dining room, Pharoh's Palace Main Show Lounge, Metropolis Lobby, Dancin' Disco, Artists' Lobby, Louis XIV Casino, Sports Bar,  The Fountain Cafe


Dancin' Disco, Versailles Lounge, Passenger staterooms

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Kids Areas

Camp Ocean

Carnival unveiled an exciting, new marine-themed children’s program in 2014.  The expanded program for children ages 2-11 highlights the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences.

More than 200 new ocean-inspired activities range from educational games such as Sea Creature Discovery, Marine Life Trivia, Under the Sea Mad Libs and Ocean Artifacts Memory Tray to creative arts opportunities such as Design Your Own Aquarium, Make Your Own Sailboat, Sea Salt Art, and Create a Penguin from Oreos.

Camp Ocean, will welcome youngsters in with light blue and white underwater colored spaces and friendly, experienced staff. Three age-related categories each have their own identity: children ages 2-5 are dubbed “Penguins,” with those ages 6-8 called “Sting Rays” while 9-11 year olds are “Sharks.”

Distinctive areas and activities have been custom-created for each of the new age designations – from miniature play igloos for the Penguins to interactive gaming stations for the Sharks.

Camp Ocean (ages 2-11)

Camp Ocean features games, finger painting, story time, movies and more all in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. The fun doesn't end at bed time, either; Carnival's babysitting program offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 A.M. 

Circle C (ages 12-14)

Video games, scavenger hunts, dance parties, sports, pool parties and special shore excursions.

Club O2 (ages 15-17)

Teens can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties, video gaming and movies from the club's comfy seating, with video monitors all over the place. Outside of the club, activities include pool parties, team sports and special teen-only shore excursions.

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Carnival Spirit

Sister ship, Carnival Legend

Carnival Pride

Carnival Spirit offers a host of areas for outdoor fun, including a corkscrew water slide, four swimming pools, a miniature golf course, jogging track and a sport court. Guests have their choice of 16 lounges and bars, including a 1,170-seat three-deck-high theatre. In addition to a two-level main dining room, Carnival Spirit features a reservations-only steakhouse and an expansive casual poolside restaurant. The ship also houses a two-level health spa with wrap-around ocean views and an Internet café.

Specs Accommodations
News Notable Rooms
Itinerary Outdoor Areas
CDC Ratings Adults Only
Deck Plan Kid's Camps
Dining Venues Smoking Policy
  Carnival Ship Smoking Areas (PDF)


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Ship Class: Spirit

Launched: 2001


GRT: 88,500

Length: 959 ft.

Draft: 25.7 ft.

Speed: 22 Knots

Passengers: 2,124


Carnival Comfort Beds in all staterooms with two twin beds that convert to a queen or king, sitting area, desk, bathroom with shower, phone, and TV with first-run movies and amenity basket displayed in the bathroom.

The amenities are subject to change and are only sample sizes. The basket may include such things as: his/her razors; shampoo and conditioner; body wash; Tylenol; deodorant; hard candies. Supplies will be replenished by the room steward, if quantities allow.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 185 Sq. ft.
Outside 185 Sq. ft.
Balcony 225 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 360 - 445 Sq. ft. w/veranda


Interior staterooms use Carnival Collection Linens, a private bathroom, and 24-hour room service. Upper/lower rooms maximize space using an upper pullman or sofa bed. Some interior rooms include a picture window or a French door.

Ocean View

Ocean view staterooms provide you with views of the sea right from your stateroom. Deluxe staterooms are perfect for families with space to fit up to five cruisers, a full bathroom and separate wash area. Unique Scenic ocean view rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize views of sunrises and sunsets at sea.


Balcony staterooms provide private sea view access. Relax on your balcony and appreciate the sea breeze. Extended balconies have extra room for relaxing. The Vista Balcony rooms wrap around the aft portion of the ship with floor-to-ceiling windows for maximum sea views inside and outside the cabin.


All suites come with VIP check-in and extra features like walk-in closets, balcony views, and whirlpool tubs. The junior suite features a standard-sized balcony and a whirlpool tub. The Grand Suite has expansive space and a dressing vanity.

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Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Empire Restaurant

Main dining room. Eat early, late, or whenever you like and enjoy our new menu, including a variety of enticing entrees, appealing appetizers and delectable desserts, with special options for vegetarians, kids, and anyone looking for options low in fat, sodium or cholesterol.

Fat Jimmy's C-Side BBQ

Open-air dining located on Promenade Deck serving backyard and beach-style cookout fare like barbequed chicken breast and pulled pork.

La Playa Grille Restaurant

Eat whatever you like, whenever you like at the grand buffet restaurant on the Lido deck. Stroll around the buffet and explore many international cuisines at the Taste of Nations, and sushi bar.

Nouveau Steakhouse ($)

Manhattan-chic decor with a menu including gourmet delicacies and mouth-watering favorites.

The Fountain Cafe

Shipboard coffee and pastry bar.

Bonsai Sushi ($)

Full-service sushi restaurant offering a wide variety of Asian-inspired delicacies and serving soups, sakes, and desserts. Prices range from $1 for appetizer portions to $15 for a sushi ship for two. Located on Mezzanine Deck.

Room Service

24-hour room service menu. Room service orders are delivered to guests’ staterooms any time of the day or night at no charge.

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Notable Rooms

Pharaoh's Palace Main Showroom

Sit back and enjoy musical and stage productions in this main show lounge. During the day, this lounge is also used for things like bingo, trivia and other games and well as feature-length 3D movies!

BlueIguana Tequila

A fun and festive outdoor watering hole offering a laid-back Mexican-themed atmosphere and tequila-based frozen drinks and beers, perfect for chillin’ by the pool.

RedFrog Pub

Caribbean-inspired watering hole featuring the region’s best rums and beers – including Carnival’s own ThirstyFrog Red – enjoyed in a distinct British-West-Indies-meets-Key-West atmosphere

Alchemy Bar

A vintage-themed cocktail “pharmacy” that’s the go-to spot for guests seeking a unique experience with mixologists who “prescribe” concoctions from different elixirs and ingredients or guests’ own custom-created cocktails. Bar menu

Versailles Lounge

Cabaret style lounge offering activities during the day and music and comedy in the evenings featuring the Punchliner Comedy Club. Five 35-minute shows on multiple nights during each voyage, with at least two comedians performing each night. The two early-evening shows offer fun for the whole family while the later performances will feature adult-oriented comedy.

Louis XIV Casino

A full service casino featuring craps, blackjack, roulette, slots and more.

Shanghai Piano Bar

Sing-a-long to your favorite tunes at the hands of a skilled pianist.

Cherry On Top

This “candy and more store” celebrates the joys of simple indulgences with bins of bulk candy, fun fanciful gifts and novelties, custom apparel and more.

SkyBox Sports Lounge

Keep up with your favorite games on play 24/7 in this interactive Sports Bar.


Get lost in the music at this two-story dance club located on Riviera deck aft.

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Outdoor Venues

Water Slide

Ride the Twister slide three decks high down into a splash pool.

Sports Deck

Get your laps in on the padded jogging track, or play volleyball, shuffle board, basketball, or ping pong.

Lido Deck

Sun pool with sliding sky-dome; Canopy pool and bar; Fantail aft pool and bar.

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