Stunning design, beautiful architecture and unbelievable views, the Carnival Spirit offers spacious cabins and a sense of luxury that you're unlikely to find on any other vessel. Top of the range amenities and plenty to see and do while you're aboard only add to the feeling of high-class comfort.
And yet there is mystery and intrigue here as well. From the decorations in the show lounge - adorned with Egyptian hieroglyphics and murals - to the Shanghai and "Chinoise" style piano bar, this is a vessel that never fails to surprise. It's certainly a whimsical venue to experience a holiday, and the mixture of styles might appear overwhelming at first. However, a plethora of great feedback about the service and overall uniqueness of the ship only goes to show that the vast majority of cruisers are won over in the end.
The Spirit has benefited from a $7 million refurbishment in 2012, so if you haven't been aboard since then, it's well worth making a return visit. Of the beautiful spaces within, you should check out the Wedding Chapel, which is interesting as weddings have actually been conducted there by the ship's Captain. It's also a beautiful space where it's good to grab some photos.