I thought I would give you an update in real time as I am travelling again. Hubby has joined a new ship in Alaska, so I flew out to Seattle to join him and I am now cruising around Alaska until the end of the season.
It has been such a strange feeling getting back onboard this time. After being on the same little ship for two years, I was in my comfort zone.
Now I am on a huge ship! Carrying 3080 passengers and 1200 crew. The last ship carried 670 passengers and 375 Crew.
At first, I felt like I was first-time cruising as I was adjusting to the ship, being so big and the swarms of people everywhere. Now I have got used to it again!
I have been good and got back to the gym. Overall, I am getting a lot more exercise already as the ship is so big so, just walking around gets a lot of steps in and I am taking the stairs!
I will say though how beautiful cruising Alaska is as there is a lot of scenic cruising and you need to look out for whales and dolphins and if you get the binoculars out you may even see bears on the shoreline.
On my first day at sea, I saw a group of dolphins jumping through the water and I have seen whale flipping their tails.
Alaska is a beautiful part of the world. The best time to go is between June and July. August to September can be nice, but the weather is usually colder and there is a high percentage of rain.
I have been to Alaska many times before and I have seen a full season of weather. This year I am here from August to September so let’s see how the weather treats me. So far it has been good and bad! Sunny, rainy, cloudy, hot and cold!
I am on a seven-day Alaska cruise that departs and returns to Seattle, Washington, USA. The ports we go to are Ketchikan, Tracy Arm scenic cruising, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria (British Columbia, Canada).
I am going to tell you all about what to see and so in each port very soon as I think each port deserves a separate blog post as there is so much to share.
The other parts of getting back onboard are getting all dressed up for the Formal nights and this made me think that I should write a blog post about how to dress for a formal night on a cruise ship, as I get a lot of questions about this subject so, that will be coming up soon.
Onboard it is all about the food! This ship has so many options for dining with many speciality restaurants. Everything is so delicious, but I am trying to control myself. As if I don’t I can see myself getting very fat here and I don’t want people asking if I’m pregnant! Hahaha
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Update! Here are the blogs I wrote about Alaska and formal nights:
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Love Lucy x
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