The start of Carnivalâ€™s popular Alaska cruise season is right around the corner, with the 2,124-passenger Carnival Spirit embarking on its first 2009 voyage to the Last Frontier May 13. Carnival Spiritâ€™s 2009 Alaska program will consist of 19 seven-day voyages – 16 Glacier Route and three Glacier Bay cruises â€“ through Sept. 9.
The week-long Glacier Route voyages operate either northbound from Vancouver to Whittier/Anchorage or southbound Whittier/Anchorage to Vancouver calling at Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka and cruising Prince William Sound, College Fjord and the Inside Passage. The three Glacier Bay cruises operate round-trip from Vancouver May 6 and Sept. 2 and 9 and feature Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan, along with two full days cruising the Inside Passage.
In addition to the opportunity to view magnificent Alaskan scenery â€“ calving glaciers, massive snow-covered mountains and rugged fjords â€“ guests sailing on the Carnival Spirit can enjoy all that this exciting â€œFun Shipâ€ has to offer. From fun-filled activities for adults and kids alike to captivating entertainment and delicious cuisine â€” including special menus featuring local Alaskan delicacies â€” the Carnival Spirit is truly the ideal way to explore the 49th state.
For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, visit carnival.com or call Carnivalâ€™s Alaska Desk at 1-800-529-6792.