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Seattle Carnival Spirit Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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1045 reviews
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Balcony view of room 5189. Top of lifeboat view from this room's balcony.
The gross state of serenity pool the entire 8 day journey. People were using it the entire time too. No thank you!
Weird decor. Get comfortable with seeing exposed breasts depicted around the ship. This was main atrium area.
Lido pool with broken cover remained open entire trip despite cold and rainy conditions
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Amazing excursions, absolutely nothing to do on cruise
"Cruise director Erin was mostly nowhere to be seen, and seemed to just kind of "be there", doing very little.It was just so boring while on ship...."Read More
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You get what you pay for

Review for Carnival Spirit to Alaska

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Knittingnerd
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this sailing because the price for 2 people in a balcony. But we soon found out why. Our balcony was so spongy we were afraid if both of us were using it at the same time we were risking collapse. Also upon boarding we headed to the serenity adult section of the deck. The pool out there was dark green! And people were using it the entire trip with it like this. The night of boarding we ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony (obstructed views)


Amazing excursions, absolutely nothing to do on cruise

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paradiselost79
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Honestly price was a big factor because we were bringing a big group (total of 7). This includes 2 teenagers who were bored to death during anytime on board. I believe this is partially due to lack of crew. Bars closed early with no activities in them, just about only thing to do was trivia in an open area where you could barely hear the announcer. Cruise director Erin was mostly nowhere to be ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

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UsernameGuy
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

It was just bad in almost all regards. The Guy's burgers were good but other than that dining options felt limited. Some parts of the ship were severely overcrowded and other parts were dead empty. There was painfully loud music or other sounds in the main pool area, which had a closed roof that trapped the noise and made getting around rather difficult. The main dining room food was decent, but ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Fantastic budget Alaska cruise!

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JLM_Alaska
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I originally booked the cheapest cruise I could find, as a single passenger. I got an interior room near the bow to myself for an 8-night cruise to Alaska for under $250, before taxes and add-ons. My expectations were low, especially given the price. This was my first time on a Carnival ship, and my first time on an Alaska cruise. I expected to be unimpressed with the views and ports, as I grew ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Interior


Alaska in September

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Hud123
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This was one of our best vacations. We arrived in Seattle a few days early and spent time enjoying the waterfront and downtown. It is a fun city! I was concerned about staying downtown when making reservations, so we stayed at The Inn at Queen Anne, Queen Anne district. This is an old hotel, very charming, but, remember, it is old. It doesn't have an elevator, so ask for a first floor ...
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Sail Date: September 2012


Last Cruise on Carnival Spirit to Alaska

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bigdog1958
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 ...
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Sail Date: September 2012

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Carnival Spirit to Alaska, next to last time.

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medic149
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Boarding was very smooth, but a bit long in Seattle. Our luggage arrived to our room without any issues. Tough to get elevators when you first board because of the elevators being used for baggage movement. It was perfect having a cabin with french doors so you could open them and get fresh air. It didn't matter that we had an obstructed view by the life boats, as long as we could get ...
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Sail Date: September 2012

Cabin Type: Interior with French Door (obstructed views)


All Aboard the Dated Carnival Spirit

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supacoo
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

After spending many hours researching our Alaskan cruise by reading other reviews, I knew I had to write my own review at the conclusion of the trip. So, here's my report which will focus on the ship and the excursions, none of which were booked through Carnival. We overpaid for the airport transfer but only realized that after we'd booked and no refunds were allowed. Even though it was ...
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Sail Date: September 2012

Cabin Type: Balcony (obstructed views)


First time to Alaska

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Amremti25
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

After reading posts on Cruise Critic we decided to get into Seattle a day early and stayed at the Westin in Downtown Seattle. The Westin is a perfect place to stay. It is centrally located for all the touristy things to do in Seattle. The roms are very confortable and with our room in the north tower, an excellent view of the Space Needle. The Carnival Spirit is a beautiful ship. All the ...
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Sail Date: September 2012

Cabin Type: Extended Balcony


Back to Alaska - Perfect Time of Year

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sunshine221
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I had hoped that friends would join us on this cruise but we wound up taking it alone. But that's ok -- on a cruise you are bound to meet people. We found one couple that got married at the same place we did and about the same time and the last day I was in line at the gift shop and the young women ahead of me lived within 15 miles of me. Arrival -- I highly recommend spending ...
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Sail Date: August 2012

Cabin Type: Balcony


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