Friday Faves – Carnival Cruise Line Spirit North to Alaska


Ready. Set. Let's Go!

Ready. Set. Let's Go!

I’ve talked about our Alaska trip here and here.  But, I haven’t discussed life on the ship much.  So thought I would share a few some pictures from the ship.

Good Evening!

Good Evening!

First, let’s talk about our room.  We had a balcony room, which served us well.  Big J, Little J and I sleep with fans all year round.  Maybe because it’s muggy and humid where we live, but if air isn’t moving, the room feels so stuffy and  I get hot very quickly.  It also serves as white noise to help with sleep.  When we started planning for this trip, we tried to figure out how to get a fan on board.  Continental charges for luggage over 50 pounds, so lugging a fan wasn’t practical.  So, a balcony room was perfect for us.  It was nice to have a large glass area to look out to the water, and at night we propped the door open and had fresh air moving all night.  The waves served as white noise.  It might get a little chilly in the room and then we snuggled deeper under our fluffy cover.  We also sleep with lots of pillows and they kept bringing the pillows till we got it just the way we wanted it.

Hello. I'm waiting to snuggle with you.

Hello. I'm waiting to snuggle with you.

 

We had a lovely stewardess from the Phillipines named Abigail.  She was calling us by name by the end of the first day and had the sweetest smile.  She kept our beds straight and the bathroom clean during the day, and turned down the bed and left chocolates and a towel animal on our bed each evening.  Every evening we would find a different animal on the bed.  Little J always looked forward to seeing what the animal would be when we opened the door.  One night it was a monkey hanging from the light fixture!   You could go to a class that taught you to make the towel animals, or you could bring home a book with step by step directions.

Stop monkeying around.

Stop monkeying around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes a cookie would be waiting for Little J, all wrapped up and ready to greet him with a smile.

Hello Little J.

Hello Little J.

 Big J and I had a king bed, thank goodness.  That’s what we have at home and anything smaller causes great consternation when it’s time for bed.  It could be all those pillows.  The room also had a built in seating area that could be used as a bed.  It was made up with the same bedding we had, and Little J was most comfortable on it. 

Little J's corner of the room.

Little J's corner of the room.

We had plenty of storage room, three closets and 4 drawers.  We could hang our clothes and put our suitcases in two closets.  The third closet had shelves and we put our folded clothes there.  We used the drawers for our jammies and personal items.
Vanity area.  Drawers for all of us.

Vanity area. Drawers for all of us.

Three closets.

Three closets.

Closets for all!

Closets for all!

Love a good shower.

Love a good shower.

The bathroom was very small but worked.  There were shelves to put your hairspray, toothbrush and makeup.  Nice clean fluffy towels and waffle material robes.
The place for beauty.  And sitting to think.

The place for beauty. And sitting to think.

Well, that’s all I can write tonight.  It’s been a busy, busy week and I see an early bedtime in my future tonight.  Maybe it’s all this talk of beds and pillows.  Have a good weekend!

All photographs and writing property of LoneStarLifer. 2009.

 
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One Response

  1. we went to Alaska on Holland America several years ago and had a great time, even though my feet did get run over a few times by wheelchairs and oxygen tanks!
    Since we were going to be there a week , and having cruised together many times before, the husband and I splurged and got a suite. Well worth the extra money, as evidenced by the fact that our 30th wedding anniversary is this September. The suite gave us lots of room, balcony, living room, king bed, and most of all – 1 and 1/2 baths !

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