Originally posted by vacationbound:
I was just wanting people's opinion(food, entertainment, supper club) on this ship. I wanted to do a Princess cruise to Alaska, but because of the price my wallet says stick with Carnival. When is the best time to go May or September?
IMO, when cruising Alaska, the ship is not the destination.
I loved our late May '09 Carnival Spirit cruise! I had been on Holland-America before and was pleasantly surprised with Carnival Spirit.
Disclaimer - It can rain anytime for any reason in Alaska.
I think May, may be cooler and less rainy. September - warmer but more rainy.
Babies in the Springtime, Salmon runs later.
Bears and Eagles will be easier to see along the coast the later you go. Eagle mating season is in the Fall.
Late June is perhaps the best time, weather-wise, to go. Also is usually pricier.
Your mileage may vary!