Background Info-I'm 26 and single from the Bahamas traveling with a group of people who wanted to experience Alaska. I was not thrilled about seeing Alaska and dealing with the cold weather however I wanted to experience a Carnival cruise ship.
Hotel- We stayed in Seattle two days before the cruise at the Marriott Residence Courtyard ( I think that's the name). It was a beautiful hotel with a very nice breakfast and lunch buffet. When in Seattle we visited the marketplace and the space needle.
Embarkation - We went to the port in a private limo service. The line was long however it moved quickly we got our sign and sail cards and were off to the ship. Very smooth embarkation.