Aboard the Boat

Alaska Travel Blog

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Now, about the cruise itself.  We had two days at sea, so we were able to get familiarized with the boat.  We had booked interior cabins, because we figured we would not be in our rooms too much, and that was certainly true.  We spent a lot of time outside, watching the beautiful scenery pass by, and on the look-out for wildlife.  The weather was amazing.  When we left Vancouver, it was 80 degrees (which we actually hadn't prepared for), but by the time we were in the northern portion of the trip, it was in the sixties and perfect... THAT was the reason for the trip.  We wanted to escape the muggy Midwest summer!

I was super excited about the cruise because it was my first one.  I had been told that I could eat all I wanted WHEN I wanted.
  And, the food did not disappoint.  We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner, of course, but snacks all through the day.  The buffet for breakfast and lunch on the Lido Deck had quite a selection, we sampled just about everything.  And, the dinners were delicious; our wait staff certainly gave us everything we could ask for and more!

The entertainment on the ship was good, too.  We went to the shows each night, everything from the hypnotist to the Vegas-style show, and performances by the Carnival singers.  I even ended up on stage one night as part of the ventriloquist's act, taking me completely out of my comfort zone! 

We also spent our fair share of time playing the penny slots.  I'm not much of a gambler, but I did have fun.  I think I lost all of two bucks, so it didn't really matter to me.

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booking our shore excursions
booking our shore excursions
Ordering lobster... or two for din…
Ordering lobster... or two for di…
I somehow managed to get up on sta…
I somehow managed to get up on st…
the ventriloquist and me
the ventriloquist and me
Us at dinner.
Us at dinner.