Carnival Spirit Cruise Review by Wildlife Lover: Destination Wedding and Honeymoon
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Destination Wedding and Honeymoon
This was a 2nd wedding for both of us, and this time I wanted the dress and a 'real wedding'. Dinah at the Carnival Cruise Wedding Dept held my hand during the entire process. I read a review saying the Captain would marry a couple, but I was told he did not do that and we had to marry in Port and get a Seattle marriage license. No bigge. We received priority boarding with the officiant and her husband (Suzanne and Doug)escorting all 6 of us. Their expertise and experience was quite evident as everything came together seamlessly.
The ceremony was lovely and we were encouraged to make changes to make it our own. The cake and champagne toast were in another area. It was interesting to walk through the ship and have people applaud and give us their congratulations! I would recommend Carnival's wedding department 200%.
The Noveau Steakhouse is everything people say it is. If you sail on the Spirit, please do yourself a favor and go. It is probably the best RibEye I've More ever had and certainly one of the nicest 5 star experiences. Less
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Cabin review: Carnival Spirit Balcony Upper 5185
5185 -- partially obstructed view, we didn't mind having a lifeboat in the lower 1/3 of our vision. There's nothing to see down there anyway. Carnival has boasted about their upgraded bedding but our mattress felt like the stuffing had been sucked out of it. The sheets and such were very soft, no complaints at all there. I did have to ask for extra pillows because the bed hurt my knees (I have osteoarthritis)
Port and Shore Excursions
My husband took the tram ride up Mt Roberts. A cold rainy day he didn't get to see the breath taking vistas we knew were there, but he did get to hike a little bit anyway.
Other than that we LOVED Ketchikan.
In he afternoon we went to Haines AK and the Eagle Preserve. My husband had the thrill of his life when we saw a Grizzly Bear on the side of the road, in a pond eating salmon!! We saw Bald Eagles in the preserve but were skunked on Moose sightings. Prime Moose habitat, they were probably hiding because they knew moose hunting season opened in 2 weeks ;)
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