Carnival Alaska Cruises

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Carnival Alaska Cruises

Experience Alaska the fun way with Carnival Cruises, a line focused on offering fun, family-friendly, low-cost adventures. Carnival vacations are never stuffy, and include delicious food, top-notch onboard entertainment, and exciting shore excursions in every destination. Carnival sails to Alaska during the summer months, when the weather is mild, and offers 7- to 14-day itineraries. And with its comfortable staterooms, attentive stewards, and colorful, fresh decor, it's no wonder the line has won awards like Best Cruise Line for Value and Best Value-For-Money Line in recent years.

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Carnival Cruises Ships

Ship Name Star Rating Year Built Gross Tonnage
Carnival Legend 3.5 Stars 2002 88,500
Carnival Miracle 3.5 Stars 2004 88,500
Carnival Splendor 4 Stars 2008 113,323

3 Carnival Cruises Ships

Carnival Alaska Cruises Overview

Sailing on the "Fun Ships" is sure to be an adventure, especially when going somewhere as spectacular as Alaska. Carnival Cruises to Alaska leave from Vancouver, Seattle, and Long Beach, and travel to Alaskan cities like Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan. With Carnival, you can cruise in a fun, relaxed atmosphere for a great value.

Carnival Cruise Ships in Alaska

Three of Carnival's fun ships sail to Alaska: the Carnival Miracle, the Carnival Legend, and the Carnival Splendor. These ships carry between 2,100 and 3,000 passengers and have crews of around 1,000, so you can enjoy the amenities of a large, contemporary ship and the top-notch service of a smaller line. Each ship boasts spa services like facial treatments, men's services, ZSpa (just for teens!), a medi-spa, and hair and beauty treatments, as well as a Serenity Adult Only Retreat space. They also have plenty of public spaces to relax and play, including an onboard atrium, casino, mini golf course, basketball court, and area for dance classes. Hungry? The options are endless, with a steakhouse, main dining room, lido restaurant, pizza place, ice creamery, deli, and breakfast grill on each ship.

Accommodations on Carnival Alaska Cruises

Carnival Cruise Line offers many stateroom options so you can be sure to find one that matches your desires and budget. Choose from interior, ocean view, balcony, suite, or penthouse suites, or connecting staterooms for families and friends traveling together. Cruises are a time to relax, so where you lay your head down at night is important. That's why Carnival's Comfort beds include high thread-count linens and duvets, high quality mattresses and custom pillows, and each guest receives cotton towels and a terry cloth bathrobe. In every room, you can enjoy 24-hour room service (at no extra cost!), a 24-hour room steward, and nightly turndown service. Other stateroom amenities include a television, individual climate control, and a telephone.

Shore Excursions on Carnival Alaska Cruises

Planning out activities for the whole family to do on land can be stressful, so let Carnival do the work for you. Tons of shore excursions are offered in each Alaskan port, giving you plenty of opportunities to get out and explore the natural beauty and rich history of the nation's 49th state. Plus, with a best price guarantee, if you find a better price for any excursion offered, Carnival will refund you 110% of the price difference. Some of the shore excursions you can book on your next Carnival Cruise to Alaska include:

  • Grizzly Falls Ziplining Expedition - Skagway, Alaska
  • Dog Sledding on Mendenhall Glacier via Helicopter - Juneau, Alaska
  • Explore Sitka Cultural Tour and Alaska Raptor Center - Sitka, Alaska
  • All Aboard the Steam Train Adventure - Skagway, Alaska
  • Neet's Bay Bear Watch Expedition - Ketchikan, Alaska

Dining & Drinks on Carnival Alaska Cruises

On a Carnival Cruise, mealtime is a priority. Whether you're enjoying dinner with new friends, celebrating a loved one's birthday, or refueling after a long day of exploring, Carnival has delicious, healthy food ready and waiting. There are dozens of food options available onboard, from casual pizza and sushi to the fresh and flavorful seafood shack and the upscale, reservations-only steakhouse. Kids will love the Dr. Seuss-themed Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, and everyone can enjoy Seaday Brunch, with delicious menu items like huevos rancheros, fancy French toast, and loaded mac 'n cheese.

Even during summer months, Alaska can be quite chilly. What better way to warm up than a trip to the coffee bar or afternoon tea? Enjoy hot beverages, pastries, a warm cookie, or finger sandwiches.

For those over 21, the Cheers! Beverage Program offers an all-inclusive beverage menu for a flat daily rate. This includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages - spirits, cocktails, specialty coffee and teas, energy drinks, milkshakes and more.

Cheers! Beverage Program Fast Facts:

  • Pre-departure cost: $49.95 per person, per day plus 15% gratuity
  • Everyone in the same stateroom must purchase the program
  • Program applies only to onboard purchase
  • Bottles of liquor, pitchers and mini-bar beverages not included in program

For the health-conscious crowd, low-fat, low-sodium, and low cholesterol meat choices are available at Spa Carnival.

Activities on Carnival Alaska Cruises

You'll never be bored on a Carnival Cruise to Alaska. With basketball courts, mini-golf courses, bowling alleys and live entertainment, there's always something new to try. Watch the sunset from a hot tub, and then head inside for Broadway-style entertainment or a comedy show at The Punchliner Comedy Club. Or, grab a blanket and head to Carnival's Seaside Theatre, where you can watch movies, sporting events and cartoons on a huge outdoor screen.

Feeling lucky? Head to the casino to test your skills. First timers can take complimentary gaming lessons on every cruise. You'll be seasoned in the game of chance in no time - Blackjack, Craps, Poker, Roulette and more can be played on a Carnival Cruise to Alaska.

It's easy to keep up with your workout routine thank to Carnival ships' state of the art gym, complete with treadmills, weights, and strength machines. You can also take advantage of onboard fitness experts, or sign up for an adventurous physical excursion ashore. After finishing a tough workout, head to the spa and indulge in a manicure and pedicure, facial, aromatherapy treatment, or massage. After all, a cruise is the perfect place to be pampered.

Children's Programs on Carnival Alaska Cruises

A Carnival cruise to Alaska is an ideal family vacation. Not only are Carnival ships specially designed for the whole family, Alaska provides many family-friendly activity opportunities, like mining for gold, hiking, and animal watching.

Onboard, kid-appropriate comedy shows, Build-A-Bear Workshops at Sea, and "Hasbro, The Game Show" will keep your whole family entertained. Kids age 2 to 15 can partake Carnival's youth program, Camp Carnival, which is run by well-trained counselors. At Camp Carnival, kids can safely play, explore and learn while playing games, performing in talent shows, creating arts and crafts, and much more.

Separate activities are held for pre-teens and teens, so they can socialize with kids their own age. Dance parties, talent shows, sports tournaments and trivia nights are hosted in Circle "C," the place to be for young teens. Older teens will flock to Club 02, where they can watch movies, listen to new music, play video games, or break out the karaoke.

For young children, babysitting options are available at night and in port. Baby-sitting is available every night from 10 pm to 3 am for children 4 months to 11 years of age, and group daytime babysitting is available in port for infants two and under. Babysitting services cost $6 an hour for the first child, and are $4 an hour for each additional child in the same family.

Carnival Alaska Cruises Past Guests

Carnival's "VIFP Club" rewards Very Important Fun People even before they have sailed. Join the VIPF Club online even before booking your first cruise and gain access to special promotions and members-only fares. If you've already sailed with Carnival, you're already a member - you just need to activate your account online. The more you cruise, the more VIPF points you earn (each cruise day equals one point), and the more rewards you receive. These start with members-only offers and can include priority check-in and boarding, complimentary brunch beverages, priority spa and dining reservations, and more.

Accessibility on Carnival Alaska Cruises

Carnival doesn't want anyone to miss out on the fun. That's why the cruise line is dedicated to providing the same cruising experience to guests with disabilities and special needs. Ships are equipped with accessible staterooms with wide entry doors, accessible closet rods, shelves, safe, phones and desks; roll-in showers, grab bars and accessible bathrooms; accessible seating in all showrooms, lounges and dining rooms; accessible public restrooms; and more. To ensure the best experience possible, let your Cruise Specialist know at the time of reservation, and refrain from booking your cruise online.

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