Carnival Spirit Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Sail Date: August 02, 2011
Ship: Carnival Spirit
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Review SummaryIf you're looking for "The Fun Ship" I guess this might be it; but if you're looking for more nature and wildlife exposure, the Spirit is a bit lacking in that.
The large ship and passenger load was easier to live with than we expected - they do handle the crowds very well. The food and dining choices were excellent and the service staff was marvelous.
Food and Dining
"seminars" were pure marketing.
opening "learn all about Alaska" naturalist lecture was held during dinner, with no repeat
informational lectures and sessions were not available on closed circuit TV - you miss it and that's that
Service and Staff
but the ship was quite clean; common areas kept very well; elevators worked better than my office building at home
fairly easy to find you way around after a day or so
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: salmon creek near piers
Don't Miss: Mendenhall glacier and visitor center
Don't Miss: had no chance to explore, but the eagles nesting on the land side of the ship were fun to watch!
Pros: The cabin and dining room service was wonderful -- especially the creative surprises left by the cabin staff in the evenings!
Cons: Too much marketing of excursions and shopping; not enough naturalist sessions.