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Carnival Cruise Line

Information about Carnival Spirit
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The Carnival Spirit started sailing in 2000. Former names: none. The Carnival Spirit is registered in Panama City, Panama. The Carnival Spirit has 1062 cabins.

You can expect between 2124 to 2549 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Carnival Spirit has a space ratio of 33.7. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 40.5.

The Carnival Spirit has 961 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are self serve laudromats on this ship.

Sister Ships

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
2000- Carnival Spirit
2001- Carnival Pride
2002- Carnival Legend
2004- Carnival Miracle
2009- Carnival Luminosa


There are 17 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

12 Decks

There are 12 on this ship. The highest deck number is 12. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 6.

64% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

The abbreviation Carnival uses for this ship is SP.

CARNIVAL SPIRIT is the first of the 8000 series of ships built by Carnival for their own use and for sister company Costa. In 2012 Carnival transferred this ship to Australia to sail year round.

In August 2015 the Carnival Spirit had a $47 million dollar upgrade that included three new bars and five new restaurants as well as a Seaside Theatre. This included Blue Iguana Cantina, Guys Burger Joint, Blue Iguana Tequila Bar, RedFrog Rum Bar (all on the Lido Deck). Also added RedFrog Pub, Alchemy Bar and Skybox Sports Bar to the Promenade Deck. Club Cool Jazz Club, Artist Lobby and Champions Sports Bar were removed.

During Dry Dock 8/20/21-9/03/21 routine hotel maintenance and cosmetic enhancements. New red, white and blue hull design and paint scheme.

The new Seafood Corner, added in January 2017, is another upgrade in between official refurbishments, serving local prawns delivered fresh from Sydneys fish markets at the start of every cruise.

There are 1062 staterooms on board, with the largest being the Grand Suites. 80% of the cabins are on the outside. Maiden voyage was on April 29, 2001.

Dining options on board include a main dining room, Empire Restaurant, which has 2 fixed dining seatings, and also offers Seuss-At-Sea themed breakfasts. For a more casual meal, the La Playa Grille Lido Buffet offers various food stations during the day and turns into a bistro in the evenings. Fun optinos include Guys Burger Joint, and BlueIguana Cantina. For a more fine dining experience, the Nouveau Steakhouse is reservations only, and also has a dance floor and stage for live performances.

Nightly entertainment can be found at the Pharaohs Palace Theatre which offers grand scale productions, and during the day also offers game shows. It also is decorated with Egyptian hieroglyphics and murals. Other bar, lounges, and entertainment venues include:

Versailles Lounge- comedy lounge and brunch
Dancin Dance Club Disco and Nightclub
The Champions Bar- sports bar
Artists Lobby Lounge- wine bar
Shanghai Bar- piano bar
Deco Foyer Lounge and Bar
Club Cool Jazz Club
Louis XIV Casino
Spirit Atrium Spirit Lobby- open area with dance floor, stage, and bar

The children and teens will have plenty to do on this ship with Camp Carnival, which is a lounge area with supervised activities; Circle C which has video games, parties, movies, and planned activities; and Club 02 which is a teens lounge that offers karaoke, video games, and themed parties. They can also check out the Aqua Park which has a twister water slide, racing slides, and play area, the 24-hour video arcade, and the sports court and mini golf course.

Adults have their very own Serenity area which has a whirlpool, bar, and sunbathing area with loungers. They also can enjoy time at the Spa Complex, which offers steam rooms, saunas, whirlpool, treatment rooms, a beauty salon, and fitness center.

Carnival Spirit Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 2000
Years Old 24
Tons 85,920
Speed 22.0 knots
Length 960 feet
Beam 106 feet
Total Cabins 1,062
Crew 961
Expected Passengers 2,124 to 2,549
Expected Space Ratio 34
Total decks 12
Decks with cabins 6

Carnival Spirit Features


  • 1 Retractable Roof Pools
  • 2 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 4 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • No Rock Climbing Wall
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • Waterslide
  • Water Park
  • No Ropes Course
  • Mini Golf golf
  • Sports Court
  • Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • No Cigar Lounge
  • Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • No Bridge Viewing Area
  • No Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • No Upper Deck Sea Viewing Lounge
  • Adult Only Outside Lounge Area

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Smoking Policy

  • All staterooms and suite accommodations are entirely smoke-free, including balconies
  • Cigarette and electronic cigarette smoking will only be allowed in designated exterior open deck areas, in the nightclub and in certain areas within the casino and casino bar
  • Cigar and pipe smoking will only be allowed in designated exterior open deck areas.
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  • Carnvial Vista will allow smoking in the casino and casino bar and also on deck 11 port side aft.

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