Some of the most luxurious Alaska cruises on the market today are available through Silversea Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, Celebrity Cruises, Cruise West, Princess Cruise Lines, and Holland America Line. Unfortunately, luxury = pricey. While Carnival Cruise Lines isn’t in the luxury cruise line market, a cruise on Carnival Cruise Lines to Alaska can much more fun (especially for families) and affordable too! The majority of the cruise lines mentioned above are pretty much kid-free, but Carnival Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Lines feature special shore excursions for kids and teens, as well as onboard activities that will keep kids busy during long days at sea.
Carnival Cruise Lines currently holds the title as the “World’s Most Popular Cruise Line” and it has received numerous awards as well as high rankings throughout its 36-year history. The National Association of Cruise-Oriented Agencies (NACOA) named Carnival Cruise Lines “Cruise Line of the Year” for three years in a row, it earned “best value” honors for six years in a row by the World Cruise & Ocean Liner Society, and Carnival received the “Gold Excellence Award” by American Express Travel Service.
Carnival Cruise Lines has also received nine platinum awards including: Best Family Oriented Line, Best Bang for the Buck, Best Singles Line, Best Entertainment, Best Children’s Program, Best Onboard Activities, Best Disco, Best Casino and Best Tropical Drink in Porthole Cruise Magazine’s “1999 Annual Readers” Choice Awards, topping more categories than any other cruise line.
Carnival Cruise Lines fleet — the “Fun Ship Fleet,” features 23 ships that sail to roughly a dozen destinations with dozens of ports of call on the menu. Carnival Cruise Lines Fun Ship Fleet includes: Carnival Conquest, Destiny, Ecstasy, Elation, Fantasy, Fascination, Freedom, Glory, Imagination, Inspiration, Legend, Liberty, Miracle, Paradise, Pride, Sensation, Spirit, Splendor, Triumph, Valor, Carnival Celebration, and Holiday. Carnival Splendor made her debut in Europe in July 2008.
Carnival Fun Ships sail to Alaska (Glacier, Northbound Alaska, Southbound Alaska), Bahamas, Canada/New England, the Caribbean (Eastern, Southern, and Western), Europe, Hawaii, Mexico (Baja Mexico, Mexican Riviera), Panama Canal, South America, and special voyages to Bermuda, and Transatlantic sailings.
Carnival Cruise Lines 7-day Alaska cruises typically take place aboard Carnival Spirit. A sample 7-day Southbound Alaska cruise from Anchorage includes the following ports of call: Prince William Sound (cruising), College Fjord (cruising), Sitka, Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan AK, as well the Lynn Canal (cruising) and Vancouver, BC Canada. Carnival Cruise Lines Glacier Bay cruise include: Vancouver, BC Canada, Inside Passage (cruising), Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan AK. And Northbound Alaska cruises include: Vancouver, BC Canada, Inside Passage (cruising), Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka, and Anchorage AK, as well as cruising Prince William Sound, College Fjord, and Lynn Canal. Carnival Cruise Lines Alaska cruise season runs May-September and when booking online through Carnival, prices start at around $659 depending on accommodations (interior, ocean view or balcony) up to $1,359.
Carnival cruise passengers can book their Alaska cruise online, directly through the Carnival Cruise Lines website ,or to search for a Carnival Alaska cruise at a discounted rate, visit any of the following discount booking search engines to locate the very best deals.