Carnival Spirit Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Good Experience

Sail Date: May 31, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

Air condiitioning in stateroom too warm and crew would not adjust due to others complaining about being too cool. No individual adjustment. Closed balcony of room from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM on 6th day of Cruise for washing of decks thus not available to use the balcony we paid for. This could have been done when at port instead of while at sea.

Pros: Skagway Railway and time to shop

Cons: Not enough time on some excursions - Juneau Salmon Bake and hatchery disappointing - Rushed

Recommends Carnival Spirit? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
Not as many good shows as we had experienced on the Bahama and Carribean Carnival Cruises.
Food and Dining
Not enough serving lines open resulting in long line on deck 9.
Ship Quality
Service and Staff
Victoria, British Columbia
Not enough time to see much (7:30PM - 11:00 PM).
Don't Miss: Fairmont Empress Hotel - Walk-through, but not enough time to see all.
Skagway, Alaska
Don't Miss: Train
Juneau, Alaska
Excellent - Eagles upon arrival at port. Hatchery - Disappointment as not enough time allowed and tour not too good. Slamon Bake - Too Rushed and crowded transport with not enough room for all passengers back to ship before departure creating anxiety, spoiling meal.
Don't Miss: Mendenhall Glacier - Excellent, but rushed.
Ketchikan, Alaska
Saxman Village was good.
Don't Miss: Lumberjack Competition

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