Alaska Bound

While we were near Seattle we decided to see about going on a cruise to Alaska.  We had talked about driving to Alaska, but we just didn’t feel we had the time to devote to this endeavor right now.  We checked to see if we would be able to store our camper where we were and they said sure.  We researched a few kennels in the area and after touring Cascade Kennels we were certain Cloe would be well cared for.  Marc had been researching cruises for a few weeks and we just weren’t sure the almost $4000 price tag was worth it.  Well our patients paid off.  We were able to book a cruise on Holland America with a veranda for $2240 (the 3rd and 4th passengers in a room only had to pay the taxes.)  We were so excited!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

I can’t wait to share with you all the sights we saw, but I just wanted to give you an overview of our experience on the boat.  First, we really wanted a room with a veranda so we could go directly outside from our room.  For the couple hundred dollars more it was well worth it.  Our room was small, but we are used to small spaces.  Ever night our room steward would pull out the couch and put down the bunk bed and every morning they would disappear as if they had never been there.  You had three main choices for eating on the cruise ; the buffet, the dining room and room service.  We tried them all.  I would say the formal dining room was our favorite and we ate there the most.  We decided adequate portions of really good food was better than unlimited portions of just good food.   They also did have a place that only served burgers (one of the best burgers you have ever had) and hot dogs.  We ate lunch there a few times.  We also did order breakfast in our room on the mornings we arrived in port early to save time. The service on the whole ship was just fantastic!  We  swam in the pool, played chess in the crow’s nest, attended lectures on the things we were seeing, watched cooking demonstrations, went to musical shows and marveled at magicians.  When we weren’t busy, Marcus and Caroline’s favorite activity on the ship was the kids club.  It was well run and provided them with relevent activities.   With the sights, the service and the food it is one of the best vacations we have ever been on.

Advertisements
Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Post navigation

One thought on “Alaska Bound

  1. Brigitte

    Alaska is beautiful and the cruise looked like a wonderful time. Glad all is going well on your journey.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

unpredictableperryscontinued

The Road Trip Continues

roamwildandfree

Work Less // Play More // Be Free

Turtle Tells

Fast-Paced, Slow Travel

Peel Outta Here

Fulltime RV Living Destinations

strangers in the earth

The adventures of a full-time RVing family

europeonvacation2013

The adventures continue...

Do More Than Exist

Don't just dream. Go! Do! Live!

Livin' Our Dash

roadtripping america

Arnold Adventures

roadtripping america

Gone With The Wynns

Gone With The Wynn’s is an unscripted tale of the quirky couple who traded in everyday life to satisfy their wear-out-your-shoes sense of adventure.

Modern Nomads

roadtripping america

roadtripping america

Nomadic Simplicity

Tales of a Wanderlusting Family

Long Long Way To Tipperary

Full time RV living

Newschool Nomads

roadtripping america

The Simpson Six

roadtripping america

Bright's Wheel Life

roadtripping america

The Journey Continues

roadtripping america

Wheeling It

Living the Fulltime RV Dream with 12 Paws, 40 Feet and the Open Road

%d bloggers like this: