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Carnival Spirit Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Sail Date: June 01, 2011
Ship: Carnival Spirit
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 6 years ago

This was our first cruise. We were pleasntly surprised how easy the process was and thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. Scenery was spectacular, food was great. service was superb. We would definitely recommend to anyone interested in going to Alaska on a 7 night cruise. Staff is very lnowledgable and helpgul.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Appetizers and deserts were excellent. Entrees were good but not great. The service and experience makes up more than lack of freshness in some main entree items (especially some sea food and steaks)


3 out of 5
Above average with some Las Vegas style shows. Comedy shows were avarage.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
For those in 18 to 21 years of age, not many choices are available. Did not like smoking allowed in dance clubs.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone of the staff was exceptionally nice.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Opulent decor, clean areas, easily accessible

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cramped but manageable
5 out of 5
Walking along the city streets filled with flowers is a great experience
Don't Miss: Empress hotel history, photographs
5 out of 5
Soapy Smith show and ride to White pass summit was really a good value. Train ride may not be all that is advertised. A better view by driving than taking the train.
Don't Miss: Soapy Smith show
5 out of 5
Great place to see salmon run, eagles fly and nest, wolves walking and whales sighting. Native Saxman village is informative
Don't Miss: Wild life
5 out of 5
Mendenhall glacier is a must see. Spending too much time in all the shops is a waste of time. The same shops exist in all 3 ports.
Don't Miss: Mendenhall glacier walk

Pros: Great experience, very helpful staff, scenery, excellent food choices, some well performed shows

Cons: not enough activities for 18-21 age group, smoking in the cruise ship

Recommends Carnival Spirit? Yes!

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