We just returned from our Alaska cruise aboard the Carnival Spirit from Whittier to Vancouver. WORD OF WARNING: CARNIVAL WOULD NOT ALLOW US TO BRING ULUS ON BOARD CHECKED IN OUR LUGGAGE! We purchased two small ulus in Anchorage and put them in our checked luggage. After we boarded the ship we received a call in our cabin from the ship's security to return to baggage (off the ship). We were told to remove the ulus from our checked luggage and they would be thrown away! However, there was never any mention of ulus not being allowed on board prior to boarding or at the pier. We had no idea! Fortunately, the longshoremen on the dock told my husband (and others there with the same problem) they would mail the ulus to our home address AT NO CHARGE. This is something Carnival should have offered to do since they failed to tell us of this new policy. They didn't however. So, PLEASE BE AWARE - DO NOT TRY TO BRING AN ULU ON BOARD A CARNIVAL SHIP IN ALASKA! As the week wore on, passengers were advised if they were purchasing ulus on shore to have them mailed home. But that did not make up for the fact that our ulus were confiscated from us by Carnival and now I am only hoping they will show up in our mailbox sometime in the near future.