Birthday cruise to Alaska

Carnival Legend Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
Carnival Legend

8 Night Alaska Tracy Arm Fjord (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 28, 2018

Ship: Carnival Legend

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7178

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We had a great time, weather was beautiful, light rain did not deter activities. A bucket list trip. Traveling to Alaska is expensive, nothing is cheap. Towns are small, in town activities limited.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Standard Carnival food. Food was good, breakfast service slow. The steakhouse gets 5 ⭐️ the food is fantastic and service is exceptional, we ate dinner at the steakhouse 3 evenings, it’s worth the $35 per person fee. Did not eat at the buffet, room service was above average. Guys burger, pizza and deli are all great alternatives to the dining room. The seafood corner a for fee experience was also very good.

The Golden Fleece Steakhouse

5 out of 5

A must, you will not regret. Food fantastic, service exceptional .

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Pools are not heated, so not much going on there. Need more activities for a cold climate.


4 out of 5
Comics great, stage shows average. Some of the stage people are very talented, others not so much.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship was in dry dock in April 2018 expected it to be in better condition. In serious need of updating. Lots of grime and rust.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
The Mendenhall Glacier Trek is a must. It’s expensive $429 through the operator but the helicopter ride to and from the glacier and being able to walk and explore the glacier for over 2 hours is breathtaking. Must be able to walk on rugged terrain. Skip Tracy’s King Crab, not worth the $40 per person, cold king crab, bisque was average, crab cakes all filler.

Skagway, Alaska

4 out of 5
Train ride is a must.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Annabelle’s restaurant is a must, food is fantastic, reasonably priced and can’t ask for better service. Took the Misty Fjord flightseeing tour, pricey, but pricing. Must eat at Annabelle’s , food is fantastic, reasonably priced and service was phenomenal. Took the Misty Fjords Flightseeing tour, pricey but there’s something about an airplane takeoff and landing on the water. Scenery was beautiful. taking off and landing on the water

Victoria, British Columbia

4 out of 5


5 out of 5

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