expired [NSW] 10 Nights on Carnival Spirit, Pacific Islands Cruise - Save up to 55%, $831 p.pax ($1662 for 2) @ Cruise Sale Finder

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Minimum of 2 guests, up to a Maximum of 4. This deal is not applicable if only booking for 1 person.

Last Minute Deal. Cabins from $831 per person

Sailing Dates

Departs: Mon, Nov 19, 2018

Arrives: Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Ports of Call

Sydney | Noumea | Loyalty Island (Lifou) | Port Vila | Mare | Isle Of Pines | Sydney

Package Includes

  • All main meals plus 24hr pizza and ice-cream available
  • Accommodation with ensuite
  • Clubs and lounges
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Carnival WaterWorks and waterslides
  • Pools, whirlpools and spas.
  • Mini golf and Sports Court
  • Full schedule of shipboard activities
  • Award-winning youth programs for ages 2 - 17 years
  • Fitness Centre
  • Spectacular stage shows and lots of live entertainment

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  • +28 votes

    $80 a day for unlimited pizza and ice cream sounds like a good deal to me.

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    24hr pizza and ice cream sounds (profanity) great. done deal.

    • +2 votes

      Not pizza as in dominoes, more like squares of mainly crust with some ham/cheese. Also, ice cream is the re-constituted powdered stuff similar to a Macca's cone.

      Still, $80 pppn is good for an inside cabin on a reputable cruise, but keep in mind it's for a "Guaranteed" room so could be the one right on top of the engine room on the lowest level.

      • +31 votes

        Domino's is hardly the yardstick when it comes to judging all other pizzas.

      • +7 votes

        Pizza at Pizza Pirate is actually pretty decent. At least as good as Dominoes, I'd say better. Maybe you got something different off the buffet, Pizza Pirate is a dedicated corner that's open 24hrs (have to ring a bell if it's really late/early).

        I don't remember their ice cream, but if it's from a machine then yeah, about like Macca's. But what you get at the dining room is hand-dipped (and sometimes at the buffet at night).

      • +1 vote

        Nope, the pizza is made fresh for you. Even the bases. Fairly simple range, pepperoni, hawaiian, 4 cheese or spinach and cheese (from memory). a highlight of the food available. Along with the taco bar and burger bar. But they are only open during the day.

      • +2 votes

        We did this cruise last year on this ship, this IS good value. Pizza is VERY good, fresh dough and fresh cooked to order. Not up there with pizza in Italy but better than any delivery chain serves up!

  • +10 votes

    Will a tobacco company be present?

    • +8 votes

      Ultimately the entire business model is based on getting the passenger to spend whilst on board.

      Whoa slow down we're not all rocket scientists you know.

    • +7 votes

      Not sure I can agree with what you are saying.

      Of course the crew are fake, all cruise ship crew are paid low wages with long hours (they live on the ship). Never heard of unfriendly crew but I'm thinking you might be a little sensitive to it?

      Casino making its own rules doesn't make sense, which rules are you referring to? All countries run things differently, a cruise ship is basically its own country while on water.

      And regarding Internet, all cruise ship Internet is slow because its Satellite, what exactly were you expecting? Maybe once you are docked somewhere you will have the faster speeds you want.

      All cruise ships have a business model to spend on board, thats why they are so cheap to buy tickets for.

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        Do you know if the casinos have NLH (poker against other players)? There'd be a lot of fish aboard.

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        Casino making its own rules doesn't make sense, which rules are you referring to? All countries run things differently, a cruise ship is basically its own country while on water.

        No its not. It has to adhere to the laws of the country it's registered to (while on high seas).

  • +2 votes

    Worth noting that it’s only that price per person for a couple. If you select a single person to go alone, it’s twice the price.

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      what if we are a family with a couple and 2 kids? How is that affect the price?

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        Depends on age of kids, but you will generally need to pay for 4 - so assuming your kids are not babies then you would need a 'quad berth'. If they are teenagers then you may want to get two twin cabins, but you'll want to try to make sure you request for them to be next to each other - but with the cheaper deals it can be hard to guarantee that. They also require at least one person in each room to be 19 or older, so that may also be an issue for you.

    • +2 votes

      Worth noting that it’s only that price per person for a couple. If you select a single person to go alone, it’s twice the price.

      Any ideas on how to find a cabin mate at short notice?

      Must be neat and quiet, preferably not a murderer, etc.

  • +17 votes

    So, we went on the Spirit four years ago - so keep in mind things may have changed. The ship was going to be refurbished sometime the following year so I'd expect it to be in pretty good condition at the moment. Yes, they took every opportunity to make extra money off you through extras like alcohol, photos, souvenirs, internet, good coffee (as opposed to the free coffee dust), arcade games, and shore activities - but all that was optional so in theory you could spend absolutely nothing on the cruise after paying for the tickets themselves.

    The food on board was actually remarkably good, including the pizza (our fave was the mushroom). Would recommend going to the sit down restaurant for breakfast & dinners (included) rather than eating in the general food hall areas. Probably wouldn't bother paying the extra to go to the fancy restaurant. The nightly (free) entertainment was variable in quality but overall wasn't too bad. One nice touch was if we ordered a bottle of wine with our meal and didn't finish it, they'd reserve it and bring it out the next night.

    We went mid/late October. Weather was generally good, although it could get fairly cool on the deck due to wind - even if it was sunny. We had to get two rooms due to our being a family of five - which sucked. Didn't bother paying for a window/balcony/whatever - and didn't matter as we spent most of the time outside. Only one of the kids got a little seasick, but in general the ship is so big you can barely tell it's moving.

    It cost us about this amount per person, so overall I reckon it was brilliant value given it included all food, accommodation, and transport. A lot of families were on board, but if you don't have kids you can always go to the "Serenity" retreat which is kid free.

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      Great Sharing, Cheers

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      Were there any passengers between 18 and 45?

      • +2 votes

        Majority seemed to be families with kids ranging from babies through to late teenagers. But definitely there were lots of 18-45 type couples, but it's not a singles cruise. The kid-free types seemed to appear late in the morning, go to the kid-free sanctuary for most of the day to relax, then at night after diner catch the evening show before going to the disco or similar. When we got to a port, they'd get off the boat and head for the beach.

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          Thanks for sharing. We are 4 adults and 2 kids of 9 and 7. When I click on the link in this deal, i can not choose 6 persons, maybe I have to book another cabin? I tried to figure out how to pick 2 cabins without success, it's really complicated just to choose number of people

          So we could stay 4 in one cabin and another cabin for 2 adults? But will the other 2 adults have to share cabin with other people? Will it be close to each other?

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            @Sonca: you only share with people you book in with. so no strangers in your room… that might be on another cruise ;)

    • +1 vote

      The sit down restaurant was awesome, even the things I wouldn't normally like tasted great.

  • +6 votes

    Just got back from an eight night cruise on this ship (August 31 - Sept 7), and all six of us - two parents, four small kids - had a blast.

    This is a heck of a deal.

  • +2 votes

    We liked holidays where we relax ie Thailand, bali blah blah. We are late 20s early 30s couple, would we enjoy this? lol. Also how long do you actually get at those destinations? or is most of the time on the boat?

    • +3 votes

      If you've never done it before, then yes. You can camp out in the adult area so no kids and read on your kindles in peace. At night you can watch the entertainment and have a laugh. When you reach one of the islands, you can get off the boat and lounge on the beach for the day or get some souvenirs etc. Alcohol is extra so if that's a major part of your holiday entertainment it could be an issue from a cost perspective. There isn't an "unlimited drinks" package for alcohol, and you're not allowed to bring in your own drinks, but there is a "CRUISE THE VINEYARDS Program" where you can buy five bottles of wine. (https://www.carnival.com.au/~/media/CCLAU/pdf/media-centre/w...).

      Granted, by the time the cruise is over you could be sick of it and may decide to never do it again until you have kids and/or are in your eighties but even so I reckon it's worth doing at least once.

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      If you click the link you see how long you are on boat/land for.
      Each stop you are there from 8am - 5/6pm.

      Definitely for people who like a relaxing holiday style.

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      Do it, with or without kids.
      It's fun, meet people, drink swim and have fun.

  • +4 votes

    If you go on this cruise, make sure you go snorkelling at Jinek Bay in Lifou. It's quite wonderful, even for snorkelling noobs like me.

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    Man, really disappointing it starts in the last week of university exams. I would have jumped on this right away :(

  • +6 votes

    We went in August. It was great, last time I commented and gave an honest review here, people moaned about what I said. Check ym comment history.

    Loved it. Go for it.

    Crew fantastic, facilities great, pizza amazing, expensive on board, walked away with laying an extra $3500 for drinks, kids club, etc.

    Slow internet, who cares. Don't be online for the week. It was bliss not having to deal with work. Came back and found out we had a new PM! Haha

    Food included, soft drink and coffees included. Food is really quite good and it is different each day. You could get away with spending no more, but why do that?!

    Smokes and booze duty free is cheap.

  • -2 votes

    I was in New Caledonia as an independent traveller earlier this year. Based on the Australian boat people I saw getting ferried around Noumea on the depressing little tourist trains, I think you might need to have a BMI of at least 35 to be admitted on one of these cruises.

    • +2 votes

      Lol salt.

      • +1 vote

        You also need to complain really loudly in the broadest possible Australian accent when you get a crappy exchange rate at bars and restaurants after you insist on paying in Australian dollars instead of French Pacific Francs.

  • +5 votes

    Hi OP, can you please post some single person deals? I don't have a gf. Thank you…

  • +1 vote

    If anyone finds a Shampbooze equivalent for tins of beer I'll be indebted eternally.

  • +2 votes

    Can't imagine the excessive price of alcohol on this cruise. What's stopping you from refilling a bottle of listerine with vodka and bringing it aboard?

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      Actually at least on P&O Cruise the alcohol, especially cocktails were cheaper then most places in Australia.

    • -1 vote

      Morals? But other than that, nothing really. Getting onto the boat is like getting onto a 'plane, complete with checking luggage etc. I'm sure people do smuggle alcohol on board, but if you want to get plastered then you're probably better off going on one of the other lines that have drink deals.

    • +1 vote

      Just went a couple of months ago. Pretty reasonable prices really - a one shot cocktail= $9.25. A long island iced tea with 3 or more shots of booze= $9.25. Bargain. The cocktails of the day are pretty boozy too, I was expecting massively watered down ones and was pleasantly surprised.

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      There's a casino on board, so they have a vested interest in getting you inebriated. Therefore, drinks are pretty well-priced. Not Aldi-priced, but definitely competitive with restaurants re wine/beer, and actually way better than cocktail bars re cocktails.

      Cocktails on my Sept cruise on this boat were $12.95. One of the bars offers what they call 'fishbowls" - which is a HUGE cocktail of your choice with 8+ shots in it, for $27.

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    How do you charge for 2 adults and 2 children (2 years, and 0 years)?

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    What are the chances this ship gets flipped like Poseidon?

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    We have been booked on this boat for a few months.
    We are 2 adults two kids in a quad for $ 2000 total.

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    plus 24hr pizza and ice-cream available

    The 24hr pizza, is rubbish, if your used to having a few toppings on your pizza. You get a choice of pepperoni pizza or another pizza with 1 topping, and maybe can get plain cheese/margarita . We were really excited when they had advertised the 24hr pizza as a selling point. Extremely disappointed with what it actually was. Something we would only ever eat, as a last resort, because there was nothing else to eat, late night or early morning after drinking, and even then it still wasnt good lol. Because it is free, I think 1 night I ordered 2 or 3 pizzas, then took pepperoni off 1, and moved onto the other, becauze they are extremely stingey with the amount of topping.
    The "ice cream" also similarly disappointing. It is just a maccaz type soft serve machine. Didnt try it, but again, probably you will eat it, if you extremely desperate and after many late nights drinks.
    The entertainment on board, the shows were quite good though and most of the staff extremely friendly and helpful. Sad that they are paid so dismissally though, apparently they get about $400 per month, for 16hour days :/ . A lady passenger pulled a room cleaner aside, and I overheard her discussing what they get paid for their service. Maybe it is a decent wage still compared to their home country .

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      I thought other food of the main menu were free aswell???

      • +1 vote

        Yes, just not 24hrs

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        Yes, they had a self serve buffet and also a sit down and order in restaurant thing. Both free.
        Buffet at set times open with no booking required.
        Sit down restaurant you pick time eg 6pm and you are then expected to be there at same time every night throughout cruise.
        I found myself often using buffet, due to us not sit down and spend an hour in restaurant, at same time every night. We had other activities we were doing .
        They really used the '24 hr pizza' as a selling point though. Would rather dominos :/ lol
        Edit: important 'hack' which we didn't find out until the end of cruise, you can order as many of anything you want at sit down and order restaurant, ie. Can get 2 mains, 3 deserts, order bits and pieces to try new and interesting dishes

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    Went on the Carnival Spirit to New Caledonia too and it was awesome ! It was my first cruise and it got me hooked. Great service, good size ship with lots to do, great food, daily program of activities so you're never bored, etc. I don't gamble and drink so (besides the tours) I didn't spend a single dime other than the all inclusive price !

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    do Australian citizens need anything besides passport (or driving license) for this trip? how about non-Australians? do they need a visa?

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      Australians just need passports, no visas required. I don't think you need visas for anyone else. best to call and find out. but no customs to go through when visiting the islands so unlikely you will need one. Just need to make sure non Australian passports have a valid return visa