Carnival Spirit Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4 out of 5

A nice, peaceful cruise

Sail Date: June 22, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

This was our second time on an Alaskan cruise. We sailed with another cruise line previously, but got a great price on the Carnival Spirit, so we chose to take the deal this time! It was a good experience overall. The crew was fun and friendly, the room was more spacious than on the previous trip, and we enjoyed all the trivia contests/games on board. On the downside, the variety of on board activites was limited. There was always a place to listen to music and usually some trivia stuff, but there were lots of times that we would've liked more options since we don't gamble or want to go to art auctions. Thankfully, there were many more positives than negatives. We loved the trip. It's great for families! Our wait staff in the dining room was FANTASTIC and the activites people were very fun. The shore excursions made the trip even better! We had excellent experiences on them all!

Pros: Friendly crew, Comfortable rooms

Cons: The on board activities were a little limited

Recommends Carnival Spirit? Yes!

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Skagway, Alaska
The first time we came, we went on the White Pass Railway, which was excellent for scenery and history of the area. This time we went to the Klondike Adventure Park (ziplining) and it was a blast!
Don't Miss: White Pass Railway for first timers, Klondike adventure park for active, adventure-seekers
Victoria, British Columbia
We went on a highlights tour and visited the Craigdarroch castle. Our guide was TREMEDOUS and we got TONS of info about the town, past and present. She made the tour. It is a lovely town, but pretty impossible to see in the limited time we had there without doing some kind of excursion, so I'm SO glad we chose to do one. It is the one port where the town isn't right off the pier.
Ketchikan, Alaska
We only visited this port on our second trip, so we did a back country Jeep and canoe adventure. It was a fun activity, but they also walked us through a temperate rainforest where we learned more about the land. It was a wonderful excursion, but it limited our time in town. It looked like a sweet little town that I would've liked to have spent more time in.
Juneau, Alaska
We went rafting the first visit, then kayaking in a bay the second visit and got a different perspectives. It was neat to see and hear about the Mendenhall glacier. The city itself is small and we didn't get as much of the history on our excursions, so I can't say much else about it.

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