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Carnival Spirit Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Alaskan Cruise - Scenery to the Max!

Review for Carnival Spirit to Alaska
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pwchief
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jul 2009
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7 Day South Bound Alaskan Cruise on Carnival Spirit July 2009

My wife and I took the 7-day Alaska cruise on Carnival Spirit, departing from Whittier, Alaska on July 1, 2009.  We had good weather (mostly sunny with highs in the 60s and 70s) for the first 6 days of the cruise.  The week before the weather was overcast and wet with highs in the high 50's. The following is my review of our cruise.

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The Suite - very nice room, with a wonderful king bed and plenty of 

closets and drawers. The room had a nice desk and sofa and coffee 

table and there was a dressing table outside of the bathroom.  The room is equipped with 220 and 110 power, although the power point next to the desk was a 220 outlet, not handy for using your laptop, bring a converter and 2 prong adapter if you want to watch DVDs on your computer from the sofa or bed. The TV is useful for seeing the ship's position and for listening to ship programs and announcements.  It carries CNN and FOX news, but no sports channels.  The naturalist will make announcement about wildlife sightings and glaciers on channel 15.  There is a free safe is in the room.  We brought a power strip so we could plug in all of our chargers (cameras, laptops and cell phones)

The balcony has 4 chairs and a small table. You'll need to wear a 

jacket while the ship is moving. We had a left or port cabin thinking 

we would see more stuff on this side than the other side, I don't think we did and the sun rose into our windows each morning before 5:00 am, so maybe a 

starboard cabin would have been better. The only time your see 

glaciers up close from the Spirit is the first morning south bound (6am)  

and both sides get their views as the ship spends extra time near the glaciers.  Bring your binoculars. 

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