Monday, June 02, 2008

Back from the Cruise

We had a wonderful time!! I certainly recommend a cruise to Alaska. The weather for us was beautiful and sunny and quite warm the entire cruise. I took lots of pictures - it is hard to decide which pictures to post.

Here is a picture of Vancouver as we were sailing out on Saturday - this is the sunny weather we had all week.

Here we are sailing towards the Lions Gate Bridge. I got some great shots of the under side of the bridge as we sailed under.

Here is our stateroom. I just loved having a balcony - we would sit out on the balcony in the morning and drink our morning coffee and watch the whales. We saw so many whales!!!

Here is a picture of the Centrum. There were 13 decks on the ship and we were on deck 8. Lots of walking up and down the stairs -- the exercise of the day to make sure we could eat all the desserts!! The food was really great in the main dining room. We didn't eat very often at the Buffet - the Dining room was open for breakfast and lunch (on sea days) and it was much nicer to sit at a table and get waited on rather than wait in the buffet lines.

And here is a picture of the quilt pattern on the Centrum floor!! My quilt content for this post :))

I had a great birthday dinner and a very memorable 50th birthday!! I loved everything about the cruise and I certainly would go cruising again --- soon I hope!!

I did some shopping at the quilt shops in Skagway and Juneau - I will save that for another post. I am finding I am still quite tired - even today - and the floor seems to have finally stopped moving. I had no idea about the movement but it was quite interesting that when I finally got off the boat I kept thinking there were little earthquake type tremors happening in Skagway - and it seems that is something that people experience after being on a ship. I didn't get sea sick at all and the ship barely moves - the water was so calm most of the time anyway. The ship is so incredibly quiet as well - you can't hear any motors or engines at all is just glides through the water.

Thank you for all your birthday wishes!! It was a birthday I will never forget. FABULOUS!!


  1. That's a wonderful way to celebrate your 50th Birthday on a cruise. The picture of Vancouver is incredible. What a nice room and to be able to sit out side and have morning coffee.
    Can't wait to see the goodies you bought. Are you going to make that quilt?

  2. Welcome back Pam,
    I am glad that the cruise was as wonderful as you had hoped. I am looking forward to seeing your purchases from Alaska. How can a quilter resist visiting a quilt store? :0) The boat looks lovely and the room very comfortable. I hope that it was restful, relaxing as well as lots of fun!
    May you continue to celebrate a wonderful 50th year!

  3. OH I have cruise envy! LOL So glad you had an amazing birthday! Did you meet my crazy friend Liz?

  4. What a great way to celebrate your birthday! Lovely ship! Cruises are wonderful! Mum is going in August for her Alaska cruise. She's doing it all she said, train, helicopter etc... you name it! She can't wait. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip! Hugs!

  5. I'm so glad you had a good time! The quilt pattern/floor design is really intriguing. Have you drafted it out yet? :-)

  6. Sounds like a wonderful trip, I think I would like to watch whales while I have my morning coffee. I'm glad that you had a good time.

  7. Pam, I think that you will never forget this trip.
    It is fantastic to drink a coffee with the whales...........
    I've never been on a big ship, like this, and when I've seen one in a port I was amazed.
    ciao ciao

  8. Oh dear - I missed a lot when I was behind with my blog reading! Wishing you a belated happy 50th - what a wonderful way to celebrate it! Our 40th wedding anniversary is coming next year, and we are thinking of taking an Alaskan cruise to celebrate. Thanks so much for sharing yours!