Which Ship to Alaska



Hi. Hoping someone can help us. My DH and I plan to cruise Alaska next May. I have done some research and narrowed our options down to the following three ships: Carnival Spirit, Holland America Ryndam, or Island Princess. I honestly cannot decide which ship I prefer.

Carnival is most familiar for us since we've been on 7 cruises with them. We've also been on a Princess cruise before. Ports are pretty much the same except the Carnival ship is round trip from Vancouver (so somewhat cheaper airfare).

We're in our late 30s and enjoy some night life while cruising (disco, piano bar, etc.). No kids, so children's programs are not a concern. If anyone could make suggestions, I'd sure appreciate it. Thanks.


By how you describe yourself I would pick either Carnival Spirit or Island Princess. I personally would do the seven day all the way instead of round trip because you truly do miss some of the best scenery when you go roundtrip. It will be beautiful either way but the extra cost of air is well worth the one way to me. JMHO.


Do all 3 go to Glacier Bay? IMHO for your first trip to Alaska you should visit Glacier Bay.