Thursday, September 13, 2012

Alaska - On Board Ship

The boarding process for our 7 day cruise was a breeze with us getting to our room within 30 minutes.

We booked 5 months in advance and were upgraded for free to a balcony room. I really enjoyed that because I've heard how claustrophobic those tiny cabins can feel without a window.

I loved exploring all aspects of the ship from the spa to the casino to the many dining venues.

We opted for anytime dining for our evening meal; which was very convenient because we didn't have to rush back to the ship when we were in port.
Overall, the food was tasty but the desserts were exceptional. And the chefs really showed off their culinary skills with the dessert extravaganza with over 30 different cakes, tortes and pasteries.
I had a lot of fun in the casino playing in 2 Texas Hold'em Tournaments. The free shows every evening were colorful and very entertaining

TRAVEL TIP: If you're a cruise virgin like I was, then I strongly recommend going to the Caribbean or somewhere warm for your first cruise as there were many features of the ship like the pool and outdoor movie theater that we could not enjoy because of the cold weather.

Also, you can get a spa service at a 40 to 50% while the ship is docked in port.

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