Carnival Spirit sailed into the Carnival Cruises’ fleet in May 2001 and underwent a major refurbishment in 2018. This facility-packed ship sets sail from Brisbane, Honolulu, Melbourne, Singapore, and Sydney with a maximum of 2124 guests and 930 crew on board. Carnival Spirit is home to eleven decks lined with luxury staterooms and suites, mouth-watering restaurants, lively bars, relaxing lounges, two swimming pools with outdoor whirlpools, an adult-only retreat, water park, fitness centre, spa and beauty salon, and daytime and evening entertainment options. Not only will you enjoy your days aboard; but you'll also get to experience amazing sights and exciting adventures ashore at each port of call.
Take your seat in the two-level Empire Restaurant and adjoining Napoleon Room Restaurant to feast on a daily-changing menu of international treats. La Playa Grille Lido Restaurant features an Asian Corner, The Taste of Nations, Deli, and Buffet; while the adjacent Lido Cafe boasts a Salad Bar and Pizza Bar. Visit Guy’s Burger Joint for American-style burgers or tuck into a crispy tacos at BlueIguana Cantina. Choose from a range freshly-grilled delights at Fat Jimmy's C-Side BBQ, look no further than Bonsai Sushi bar for freshly-made sashimi and sushi, or feast on prime beef and succulent seafood at Nouveau Restaurant. Make a reservation at The Chef’s Table for a unique culinary experience.
Stop by Fountain Cafe for speciality coffees and teas, milkshakes, cakes, and pastries. Sip tropical cocktails and gin and tonics by the water’s edge at RedFrog Pub. Enjoy relaxing piano tunes whilst you savour a chilled glass of wine at Shanghai Piano Bar. Indulge in shots of tequila and iced margaritas in the lively surrounds of BlueIguana Tequila Bar. Alchemy Bar is your go-to for a menu of round-the-world cocktails and a chic atmosphere. Combine big-screen sports with ice-cold beers in SkyBox Sports Bar.
By day; chill out by Sun Forward and Dome Main Pools and splash around at Carnival Waterworks. Escape for a massage at Spa Carnival, enjoy the adult-only Serenity Retreat, work out in the Fitness Centre, or stretch your legs on the Jogging Track. The kids can spend fun times at Camp Ocean or why not come together as a family for a few rounds at the Mini Golf? By night; take your seat in Pharaoh's Palace Main Lounge for live performances and shows or laugh out loud at the comedians at Punchliner Versailles. Watch a film on the open-air screen at Carnival’s Seaside Theatre or try your luck at the gaming tables and slot machines at Louis XIV Casino. Dance the night away to music from the resident DJs at Dancing Dance Club.
Day 1: UK to Honolulu, Hawaii
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Honolulu. On arrival make your way to your chosen hotel for a four night stay.
Day 2 - 4: Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu is Hawaii's state capital and only major city. This bustling city is equally matched by the relaxing atmosphere of a Hawaiian island. Board a boat to the awe-inspiring Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial. Alternatively, head to the idyllic Hanauma Bay and relax on the horseshoe sands or snorkel in the welcoming turquoise waters. Explore the magical Diamond Head trail and head to the tuff cone volanic crater, where you’ll find the former fort boasting panoramic views. Gaze out to sea from the top of the Aloha Tower and eat your way through the streets of Chinatown. Browse at the world's largest open-air shopping centre at Ala Moana or visit the city's treasure-filled art museums.
Day 5: Honolulu, Hawaii
After check out, make your way to the port to board Carnival Spirit for your ten night cruise.
Day 6: Maui, Hawaii
Famous for its scenic beaches and dramatic scenery, Maui is a paradise for surfers and walkers alike. Haleakala National Park is situated on the inactive Haleakala Volcano; the best time to visit is sunrise to see incredible views. Learn about local marine life at the Maui Ocean Centre which contains turtles, stingrays, and sharks. Visit Lahaina and Kaanapali Beach for sunbathing, dining, and open-air shopping at Whalers Village. Drive through rainforests and past waterfalls along the Hana Highway en-route to the remote village of Hana. Spend time on the unique black lava beach at Paiola Bay in Waianapanapa State Park or relax on the golden sands of Keawakapu Beach in Wailea.
Day 7: Hilo, Hawaii
Hilo, commonly called the Big Island, is a region blessed with waterfalls, vast rainforests and blooming gardens. Hilo is the gateway to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to Kilauea Volcano, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Take a helicopter tour over this spectacular area and look out for lava flowing from the crater. Visit Akaka Falls State Park and feast your eyes upon the lush vegetation and spectacular waterfalls. Hilo is a vibrant town with interesting museums, art galleries, shops and markets to visit. To experience the connections between local culture and astronomy, visit the Imiloa Astronomy Center.
Day 8: Kona, Hawaii
The Kona region is a 60-mile stretch which houses everything from coffee farms to Hawaiian landmarks. Experience Kona's history at Hulihee Palace, once a summer holiday home for Hawaiian royalty and today a museum showcasing artefacts. Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park is a natural beauty; explore and discover how an early Hawaiian settlement survived on the Kona coast. South Kona's calm and clear waters are the perfect place to go snorkelling, diving and dolphin spotting. Take a boat tour and scuba-dive off the reefs or go deep sea fishing. Back on land, travel to the upland slopes and sample the Kona coffee which is locally grown.
Day 9: Kauai, Hawaii
The oldest and most western island in the Hawaiian archipelago, Kauai is also known as 'The Garden Isle' thanks to the lush tropical rainforest that covers most its landscape. The scenic Waimea Canyon offers awe-inspiring views; stroll along one of the several hiking trails or head further into Koke'e State Park where the deepest parts of the canyon are contained. Unwind at Kauai's Wailua River and savour the waterfall views or thrill-seekers can have a go at kayaking. Walk along the beautifully remote mountain-backed beach in Polihale State Park or visit Na Pali Coast State Park where steep mountains offer fascinating natural views.
Day 15: Vancouver, Canada to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way back to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.