Oh I'm so jealous!!! I have gone on Carnival spirit twice to Alaska. The first glacier bay in September and the second was in the month of May southbound and I have to say the month of May was by far the best time! Save your money - and go all out! When will you be to Alaska next? We spent 400 bucks (each) on walking the glacier in Jeaunu after a helicoptor ride. OMG - I would do it again in a heartbeat! What ports are you going to and I'll tell you what we did if I can remember..lol. You will love the ship - you will love everything about the trip!!! I hope you have a balcony!! the views are breathtaking!