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Have you Taken Carnival from Seattle to Alaska?

Have you Taken Carnival from Seattle to Alaska?

Aug 7th, 2013, 08:22 PM
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Have you Taken Carnival from Seattle to Alaska?

I'm considering taking this seven-day cruise, departing Seattle on August 20. We live in Seattle and I'm looking for a low-key and relaxing week out of town. Is this cruise likely to fill the bill?

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Aug 7th, 2013, 09:10 PM
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Why would you do a thing like that? Take the Princess Cruise instead! Carnival is the "fun" ship. Low-key and relaxing would not be my description of a Carnival cruise although I have heard Alaskan criuse have older crowd and less party. But, why take a chance?
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Aug 8th, 2013, 06:22 AM
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I agree. take a Princess cruise instead. Carnival has had too many mishaps to be a coincidence.

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Aug 8th, 2013, 07:27 AM
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We've taken 2 Alaskan cruises, both on Carnival. Didn't experience the party atmosphere. It was definitely low key and relaxing. I think it's the itinerary. Most partiers cruise in the tropics, during spring break. Carnival is more budget friendly, accommodations just as good, actually roomier inside cabins. There's an onboard naturalist who announces upcoming whales, seals, otters, eagles, etc. We really liked that. We've taken one Princess cruise, and taking another in Sept. They are wonderful, but do cost more. You're going to love this cruise which ever cruise line you choose. Would love to be going there myself to escape this TX heat!
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Aug 8th, 2013, 08:34 AM
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Why would you do a thing like that?

I've read in several places that Carnival has the most comfortable beds and we couldn't sleep on thin mattresses on the only other cruise we've ever taken, which was on Norwegian Cruise Lines.
It's the Princess and the Pea Syndrome.

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Aug 8th, 2013, 09:07 AM
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We're about to take our 12th cruise. 6 have been on Carnival ships. We do sleep very well. But you can't go by us. We love cruising, no matter the ship, no matter the cruise line, and we sleep like babies, eat like there's no tomorrow, stay up way past our bedtimes. What a life.
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Aug 9th, 2013, 08:39 PM
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1965. Yes!
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