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Carnival Spirit
by alvaokie
October 8, 2008

Our cruise was the Hawaiian islands and then back to Mexico. Cruising the islands is a great way to see them all. The ship experience was fine. Our steward was wonderful. He was always available and gave us great service. The food was average. We weren't given enough info about the main dining room until half way through the cruise so we didn't use it until then.

The shore excursions were WAY over priced and not that great except for the Hilo Bus Tour and the Capt Cook Bay snorkel trip. Both guides provided very interesting stories.

The debarking in Mexico was a nightmare. The charter buses were not allowed to cross the border and our luggage was held up for hours. Many people missed their connecting flights.

Next time I think I would fly to Honolulu and then fly back.