As they say you get what you pay for! I steer clear of Carnival in Alaska! I have cruised Alaska over eight times - I highly recommend any other line for Alaska sailings! Select Princess (Crown Princess , Golden or Grand), Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas, or Celebrity Cruiseline's Century or even Norwegian Sun or Holland America and you are world's apart in service, food, safety and the whole experience than Carnival! In fact I don't know if you could pay me to take a Carnival Cruise in Alaska!