Carnival Spirit Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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5 out of 5

Great Cruise

Sail Date: June 14, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

First time cruising. We are hooked. If you are looking for a great staff, fun activities, great shore excursions, and a great family time, this is it. The room was nice. The room attendant was great. There was always someone around if we needed something.

Pros: Alaska was beautiful. You can't imagine the views! A balcony room is a must for the whale watching. The staff was wonderful. Good dining options. Complimentary rooms service was a kid's dream.

Cons: Not enough signage. It was hard to find areas like the gym and arcade.

Recommends Carnival Spirit? Yes!

Ship Quality
The ship was clean was plenty of activities while at sea. We enjoyed sitting on the Lido deck whale watching.
Food and Dining
There was always something available. My son loved the grill with hot dogs and cheese fries and ice cream available 24 / 7.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our room attendant was wonderful. We didn't really see her that much but the room was cleaned spotless twice a day. We couldn't wait to get back to the room in the evening to see what towel animal was waiting.
Service and Staff
The staff was friendly and accommodating. There was always someone around if you needed anything.
Children's Programs
Victoria, British Columbia
Beautiful! We didn't have a lot of time. A guided tour is a must to get the full experience.
Don't Miss: The rickshaw bike tour was a blast. The personal tour was great.
Skagway, Alaska
The Steam Engine Train ride was a wonderful family experience. The scenery was beyond beautiful.
Don't Miss: Steam Engine Train Tour
Juneau, Alaska
The highlight of the trip was the helicopter tour and dog-sledding excursion. I would return to Juneau just to experience that again. A great family experience.
Don't Miss: Dog Sledding / Glacier Helicopter Tour
Ketchikan, Alaska
More jewelry and t-shirt shops. Not enough time to really enjoy the port and see the sites.

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