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We found the experience very enjoyable from the time of embarkation till disembarkation. The staff were friendly and helpful. Entertainment was of a high standard and was excellent. Our first port of call was Noumea and I was able to catch the hop off, hop on bus at a cost of $20. This was arranged through Ports and shore excursions. It proved to be an inexpensive way to view Noumea. A must see is the War Memorial in Noumea. I would highly recommend the Cliffs of Jokin tour on the Isle of Lifou. Included in this tour is a visit to a vanilla growing farm. As this was our second cruise to these islands I would also strongly recommend visiting Jinek Bay which is also on Lifou. The snorkelling at the Bay is a fantastic experience as there is a vast amount of coral which is easily visible and as for the aquatic life, it is amazing.

Relax to the max.

Carnival Spirit Cruise Review by iarphotographics

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2019
  • Destination: South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Interior with Window (obstructed views)
We found the experience very enjoyable from the time of embarkation till disembarkation.

The staff were friendly and helpful. Entertainment was of a high standard and was excellent.

Our first port of call was Noumea and I was able to catch the hop off, hop on bus at a cost of $20. This was arranged through Ports and shore excursions.

It proved to be an inexpensive way to view Noumea.

A must see is the War Memorial in Noumea.

I would highly recommend the Cliffs of Jokin tour on the Isle of Lifou. Included in this tour is a visit to a vanilla growing farm.

As this was our second cruise to these islands I would also strongly recommend visiting Jinek Bay which is also on Lifou.

The snorkelling at the Bay is a fantastic experience as there is a vast amount of coral which is easily visible and as for the aquatic life, it is amazing.
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Interior with Window (obstructed views)
Cabin 4K
The cabin was larger than expected and allowed us ample room to move. We were fortunate that we had a deck window, even though it overlooked the tenders it still allowed natural light into our cabin.
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