1. Home
  2. Find a Cruise
  3. Carnival Legend
  4. 9 Night Alaska Cruise from Vancouver

9 Night Alaska Cruise from Vancouver

9 Night Alaska Cruise from Vancouver

Save
Carnival Legend
Loading ...

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Vancouver
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Icy Strait
  • Day 4
    Glacier Bay
  • Day 5
    Sitka
  • Day 6
    Skagway
  • Day 7
    Juneau
  • Day 8
    Ketchikan
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Vancouver

Carnival Legend

Carnival Legend - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Plenty of fun activities, free food options, a thrilling water slide and adults-only deck

Cons

Outrageous decor is not to everybody's tastes

Bottom Line

Family-friendly ship with American touches but an Australian vibe


Cruise Reviews

2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
First, the date I chose was purposeful and intentional! It rains 98% of the time. May is the least rainy time if the whole year. It did not rain a single time, at any of our stops and the sun came out! I figured, if I'm going to ... Read More
First, the date I chose was purposeful and intentional! It rains 98% of the time. May is the least rainy time if the whole year. It did not rain a single time, at any of our stops and the sun came out! I figured, if I'm going to Alaska; I want to see snow and it all melts in the summer months... So May it was! We experienced sun, snow, green spring/ early summer colors and seriously, it was AMAZING!!!!! At every single stop the locals kept saying "You picked a good day. No rain today, and it rains every day here". The ship itself is well maintained. I only encountered ONE rude crew member and it was an American crew member in the gift shop. Everyone else was superb and helpful and kind. Our first stop was Juneau. We went whale watching. The crew on the boat were knowledgeable and friendly and very helpful! We saw humpback whales (a mom and baby) that breeched several times. We also saw eagles and and see lions and seals! Our second stop was Skagway. We booked 2 excursions because it was a long day in port. First we did a zodiac rafting adventure which I highly recommend! We were outfitted in all weather, WARM, sub Arctic deck suits with goggles, gloves, and face masks. Captain Jen was incredible as was her crew. She made the ride FUN by doing donuts in the middle of the water multiple times. We saw waterfalls that blew our actual minds and eagles and sea lions of all different varieties and otters playing in the water. We stopped for several photo ops. We were brought back to the staging area by the ship where the next excursion started. We did the 3 hour White Pass Railway Adventure. I don't even have words to do that trip up the mountain justice. It's not an exaggeration when I say the views were spectacular and impossible to really process at first. We saw lush green mountains and snow covered mountains side by side. We learned a lot about the gold Rush and how the railway was made, etc. Going through the mountain tunnels was exhilarating. You can't go to Skagway and not do the White pass Railway. We cruised Glacier Bay next. Please do yourself a favor and book a balcony (try to get an Aft Balcony. They go FAST and there are only 20 on the ship) and bring binoculars. I was brought to tears by the stunning beauty!!! You don't understand how INCREDIBLE it was. We watched the Margorie Glacier calve. First you hear rolling thunder then you see part of the glacier crash into the water making huge splashing waves. Some of the glaciers are ice blue and others not so much. When you cruise Glacier Bay, Carnival gives you warm blankets to cuddle up with so you don't freeze to death. All along the way we saw whales breeching and see otters floating lazily on their backs with their cute paws and heads just above the water. This was one of my favorite days!!! I was pretty much euphoric all day. Our next stop was Icy Straight Point. I didn't book an excursion here but my friend in the cabin next to me did. She went whale watching and saw multiple whales breech very close up. She also went on a bear excursion and saw brown bears. I was a little jealous if the pictures she got. We rode into town and saw how the natives live. Then we went to The Crab Shack. GO TO THE CRAB SHACK!!!! There we got Alaskan King Crab legs that were HUGEEEEE and Bloody Mary's full of crab meat, shrimp, and a crab claw!! The crab the best we've ever had and we were unexpectedly so full it wasn't even funny. Finally we went to Ketchikan. Here is my ONLY complaint. We were only there for 4 hours which is ludicrous because Ketchican is huge and we didn't get to experience even a quarter of Ketchikan. We did a Go Kart Adventure thru the rainforest. It was a gorgeous, sunny, dry, day so we didn't need the rain gear offered. The ride was kick ass and although I've seen some people complain that it wasn't long enough; we found it to be the perfect length. We stopped for a few beautiful photo ops and a quick snack and water. Our guide was Rhianna Marie! We wanted to put her in our suitcase and bring her home. She was GREAT. Our next stop was Victoria BC. from 7pm - 11 pm. Honestly, that's a huge waste of a stop. I would much rather have had more time in Ketchikan. I got the feeling they stopped in Canada just so Canada could try to make a few bucks off of the tourists. Not this girl! Let me just close by saying I will be booking another Alaskan cruise!!! You couldn't pay me to go in the heat of summer and get rain EVERY DAY and miss all the snow and be hot. Who wants to be hot in Alaska!? Not me.... Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
First let me apologize for missing the Meet and Mingle. I’m legally blind, and did not see it in the Fun Times. Overall, the Cruise was great! My hubby, Guide Dog, Chuck, and I boarded the ship in Vancouver, Canada,. We had no ... Read More
First let me apologize for missing the Meet and Mingle. I’m legally blind, and did not see it in the Fun Times. Overall, the Cruise was great! My hubby, Guide Dog, Chuck, and I boarded the ship in Vancouver, Canada,. We had no problems doing this. The only thing I would change here if I could, the rooms were blocked off till 1:30. On past ships, we have been able to find our room, if it was ready, we could go in. Our MDR was the Truffles Restaurant on Deck 2. Our table mates were nice people and we exchanged fb info with one of them. Our waiter staff was John Raymon ( I think is how he spelled his name) . He was so nice and good that we left him extra tip at the end. The food on the other hand was a bit boring. I did enjoy the vegetarian lasagna. Also I discussed my fav herbal tea there is Coconut Cream. While on board, we also tried Guys Burgers and the Blue Iguana. Both of these were VERY GOOD! Our 1st port of call was Juneau. Here we went on a bus city tour and an Alaskan Salmon Bake. The salmon was smoked over a fire. The best! The next port was Skagway. Here we to a Bordello Breakfast at the Red Onion Saloon. After this we went to an old cemetery. We finished our day by shopping. Our next day was cruising through Glacier Bay. This was exciting! My hubby saw an orca that morning. The rangers that came on board were knowledgeable . Our final port Ketchikan. This was my favorite. We started off the morning by shopping. Then we met our Guide, Derrick.He took us to the Totem Brite National Park. Derrick told us stories of each part of the totem poles. He took us to the clan house and described what it had been like to live there. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
I have to start with I was initially disappointed with how old the ship looked and the windows were dirty. After we settled in to our balcony room which was perfect, our room steward greeted us by name and was truly the best! Although the ... Read More
I have to start with I was initially disappointed with how old the ship looked and the windows were dirty. After we settled in to our balcony room which was perfect, our room steward greeted us by name and was truly the best! Although the ship was older nothing was in really bad condition. The crew was amazing and the entrainment was also amazing. I loved going to the comedy clubs. This cruise went to Alaska so we had to find things to do because we couldn’t enjoy the sun and pool. We loved hanging out in the casino which we actually did well. The staff was very organized when stopping at ports and the excursions we chose were awesome. The cruise director Jen was awesome. She was funny and always interacting with guests. The food was very good but we didn’t go to the restaurants. We had a wonderful time so I just booked another carnival cruise on carnival magic. Read Less
View All Carnival Legend Reviews
Find Your Roll Call