Carnival Spirit Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4 out of 5

The Spirit in Alaska

Sail Date: May 01, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

First 4 cruises were Conquest class in Carribean, the Spirit was smaller, yet I liked it better, more intimate and less crowded feeling. Like the Serinity area. Wonderful laid back time. On May 1st cruise out of Vancouver. Early seating at table 159. Yolanda, Rene, and Gede were excellent hosts at dinner. They should be best in class again for May. And the shows were a blast. Shout out to Jaques Rene for excellent entertainment. Dancers and singers were best that we have seen. Having the Park Rangers come on board for the Glacier Bay tour was informative and entertaining.

Pros: Glacier Bay was stunning - a bucket list event and do it on Spirit

Cons: Only major issue is smokers (Choked us off our balcony, casino, and covered pool), and minor, but iratating nit was no sprimp cocktail at dinner,

Recommends Carnival Spirit? Yes!

Ship Quality
The ship is smaller, yet feels less crowded. Good layout. Only real squawk is the windows were not cleaned before leaving port. Even if it means another 45 minutes, Captain clean the windows for Alaska.
Food and Dining
Enjoyed all of our meals. Diverse and pleasing fare. As mentioned above, the dissappearing shrimp at dinner was a disappointment. We cruise to be pampered and well fed - bring back the shrimp.
Cabin / Stateroom
Standard fare for balcony and we always like the balcony views.
Service and Staff
Everyone was helpful and courteous.
Best we have seen on 5 cruises. All the shows were fun, Jacques Rene was great, the dancers and singers (all four) were good vocal talents.

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