Carnival Spirit Cruise Review by cruzlover64: Alaska is Awesome!
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Alaska is Awesome!
We also were NOT impressed with the dining room. Food was mediocre at best. One daughter and I both got one of our favorite desserts - creme brulee - mine was pretty good - my daughter's was scrambled eggs - yuck! Another night there was an apple dessert that I wanted to try - it said it came with vanilla ice cream - I'm still waiting for the ice cream :-( First time I've come home from a cruise a half a pound lighter than when I left - I guess that is a good thing. We had a fun morning when my father challenged my oldest to eat 10 whole grapefruits - she was successful and he paid her $20.
Our cabin steward was AWESOME. His name was Yuda - we called him Yuda Man :-)
Alaska - we LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it and my oldest after meeting the guys who took care of us zip lining (who by the way knew our names after about 5 minutes - unlike the dining staff) and the girl who drove us out to the Dog Sled Musher Camp - is now looking into going to Alaska next summer as a tour More guide.
Not sure what the point of stopping in Victoria was - I would have rather more time in either Juneau or Ketchikan.
We too took advance of the Luggage Express (is this a new feature? are all cruiselines doing this? I don't recall this being offered before). What a terrific service - especially seeing I was able to check all bags under just me and didn't have to pay the $20 for each of my girls - I was able to check them in on my phone.
My mother after much searching found the quilting group and enjoyed meeting up with them.
While in Seattle we had a dinner at the Crab Pot - FANTASTIC and we went to the Chihuly exhibit - that was TERRIFIC.
End up with about 500 photos - making a vacation dvd for my parents. It really was terrific for my kids and I to get so much time with my parents.
All and all it was a terrific trip and I'd really like to go back one day. Less
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Cabin review: Carnival Spirit Balcony Empress
I thought the room was great - I was expecting a bunk and was pleasantly surprised by the soda turned bed. There was plenty of storage and we were not constantly tripping over each other and our belongings as we have had on previous cruise. A little surprise by the poor design of balcony dividing door - I would have thought they would have found a way to swing the divider up rather than to the side - having it swing up would allow an unobstructed view from both cabins.
Port and Shore Excursions
Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour
Nice Family Cruise
Great value and great service
Never again Carnival Spirit