Carnival Adds New Alaska Shore Trips

Carnival Cruise Lines has added multiple new shore excursions that range from canopy and railways tours to kayaking and safari expeditions, to its 2006 Alaska cruise offerings. With the new tours, more than 100 shore excursions are available in conjunction with Carnival Spirit's seven-day Glacier Bay and Glacier Route cruises that sail northbound from Vancouver or southbound from Whittier/Anchorage May 10 through Sept. 13. Among the line's new excursions is "All Aboard," a steam engine adventure along Skagway"s White Pass and Yukon route where guests travel on an authentic steam engine train along the path of the 1800s-era Gold Rush adventurers. By booking a new "Canopy Adventure & Wildlife Expedition" in Ketchikan, guests will glide through the rainforest via 4,500 feet of tension cables, bridges and a ground base of nature trails and boardwalks. On a "Photo Safari by Land and Sea" in Juneau, a professional photography coach will take guests to local scenic hot spots, while sharing photo tips and techniques. Visit [].