Seattle takes the middle man out of the picture, and makes Alaskan voyages more recession-friendly by also cutting the cost of airfare (I found rates nearly half the amount of flying to Anchorage).
Prior to settling down in its new summer home in Seattle, the Carnival Spirit will sail on May 5 from Vancouver en route to Seattle with a trip through the scenic Inside Passage. Carnivals Alaska voyages also feature an onboard naturalist, and specialty Just for Alaska menu items consisting of local fish and game. Plus, its easy to snag a room with a view on this ship, since nearly 80% of the cabins offer an oceanview or balcony, and on an Alaska cruise, its worth shelling out the extra cash on the upgrade to take in the scenery.
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