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Carnival Spirit Cruise Review by bigdog1958

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Carnival Spirit
Carnival Spirit
Member Name: bigdog1958
Cruise Date: September 2012
Embarkation: Seattle
Destination: Alaska
Cabin Category: 6A
Cabin Number: 1208
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 3.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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Last Cruise on Carnival Spirit to Alaska
The Seattle Port is average and a little dis-organized, but overall not bad. We boarded the ship about 1:30pm and went to the Atrium Bar where we were suprised to find the Awesome Beverage Program being offered. We purchased the open bar program and it was great. You still signed for each beverage, but it showed the price, then credited back that price. We found it well worth the money. (with gratuity its 345.00 per person) The cruise itself was certainly different then we had done before, as it was to a colder climate. The Ship was very nice and medium size so it was easy to get around.

The first stop was Juneau, where it rained all day. We tool the tram car to the top of the Mountain, and that was nice and a good view. They had a bar and restaurant at the top we had one drink. Then we just walked through town and looked at shops. The next day, we cruised Glacier Bay, which was fantastic. The weather was great about 50 degrees, we stayed outside for about 6 hours looking at the sites. We got to go to an area called Johns Hopkins Glacier that they had not been able to get to previously all season. This was my favorite day on the cruise. The Next stop was Skagway where we took the 3 hour train ride, which was very nice and had great views. There are longer train rides available, but I thought 3 hours was enough. The rest of the day we went through the town and looked at shops. This had the best prices for items to bring back home. The last stop was Ketchikan. This was the biggest town and the weather was great, it was in the high 50's and sunny. We just wandered through the town on this day.

Overall, this was a great cruise and it was the last one for this ship to alaska. We spent a couple of days before the cruise in Seattle and I would recommend that to everyone cruising alaska as Seattle is a nice town to visit. Also, for this cruise we ended in Vancouver Canada and took a shuttle back to Seattle for our flight home. That takes almost 4 hours, so that is a fairly long ride back.

Publication Date: 09/23/12
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