Carnival Spirit Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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3 out of 5

Alaska was fabulous

Sail Date: August 08, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

I have been on a number of Cruises...on Norwegian a couple of times, Royal Carribean once, and this is about the 6th time on Carnival. Didn't think the service or the food was quite as good as on previous Carnival ships (mostly carribean) that we have been on. Talked with several other previous cruisers and they said the samething. Think if it had been our first cruise we would have been totally satisfied but the fact that we had been on others where the service was top notch we were slightly dissappointed. We usually take our two daughters and their husbands, and now two granddaughters with us, and sometimes extended family and friends. There were 13 of us on this particular cruise. Thought the port listings were a little misleading in that it said we ended up in Anchorage, with (whittier) in parenthisis, only the small print said something about Whittier being 90 minutes from Anchorage, so they kind of hold you hostage for $75. each for transfers) ,So we rented cars instead.

Pros: Whale watching in Sitka

Cons: Didn' t think the service was as good as the caribean cruises

Recommends Carnival Spirit? Yes!

Ketchikan, Alaska
Saw the salmon running here...and was good shopping. My husband did the bear watching tour and really enjoyed it. Ate at on of the places close to the boat and had a crab melt....beats the heck out of a tuna melt....
Juneau, Alaska
Did a city tour, we booked off the boat, a van that carried just 8 of us around, and took us out to Mendenhall Glacier Lake, and park....was gorgeous. My husband did the dog sledding tour, they flew out and landed on Mendenhall Glacier in a helicopter at the dog sledders camp and then he got to drive and ride in a dogsled.
Don't Miss: Mendenhall Glacier
Skagway, Alaska
We rode the White Pass and Yukon Steam Train. We booked this off the boat, was $190. a person thru Carnival and we booked it thru someone else in advance and it was $125. a person. It's a narrow gauge steam train and goes thru the Tsongas National Forrest, scenery is incredible.
Don't Miss: The White Pass and Yukon Train
Ketchikan, Alaska
Saw the salmon running here...and was good shopping. My husband did the bear watching tour and really enjoyed it. Ate at on of the places close to the boat and had a crab melt....beats the heck out of a tuna melt....
Juneau, Alaska
Did a city tour, we booked off the boat, a van that carried just 8 of us around, and took us out to Mendenhall Glacier Lake, and park....was gorgeous. My husband did the dog sledding tour, they flew out and landed on Mendenhall Glacier in a helicopter at the dog sledders camp and then he got to drive and ride in a dogsled.
Don't Miss: Mendenhall Glacier
Sitka, Alaska
We booked a whale watching tour off the boat, actually cost more than on the boat, only about $17. more each, but the one with Carnival takes out 60 to 100 people we went out on a 31 foot boat just 6 of us. It was incredible, humpback whales were all around us. Did you know that whales have bad breath? There was this foul odor and our guide told us it was whale breath, there were so many around us, and there were so many blows that you could smell it. The boat was stopped in the water but we were rocking like crazy because of all of the whales around us. It was one of the best tours we have ever taken and well worth the money. Would definitely do it again.
Don't Miss: WHALE WATCHING TOUR
Sitka, Alaska
We booked a whale watching tour off the boat, actually cost more than on the boat, only about $17. more each, but the one with Carnival takes out 60 to 100 people we went out on a 31 foot boat just 6 of us. It was incredible, humpback whales were all around us. Did you know that whales have bad breath? There was this foul odor and our guide told us it was whale breath, there were so many around us, and there were so many blows that you could smell it. The boat was stopped in the water but we were rocking like crazy because of all of the whales around us. It was one of the best tours we have ever taken and well worth the money. Would definitely do it again.
Don't Miss: WHALE WATCHING TOUR
Skagway, Alaska
We rode the White Pass and Yukon Steam Train. We booked this off the boat, was $190. a person thru Carnival and we booked it thru someone else in advance and it was $125. a person. It's a narrow gauge steam train and goes thru the Tsongas National Forrest, scenery is incredible.
Don't Miss: The White Pass and Yukon Train


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