I have always loved cruises. So far, I must have been to well over a dozen cruises. The best part about cruising is the fact that everyone is free to do whatever they want during the day and then all meet for dinner each night. Everyone can wake up to a new city without the stress of packing, airport check in and flight delay, etc. etc. Through all these perks, my ultimate dream is to do a 120 days around the world cruise with Mr. Right someday…
On this 7-day Alaska cruise, I was with 8 family members and 10 friends. I had been warned that Alaska cruise would very boring but I actually found it very relaxing. Since there wasn’t much to do, I had the chance to catch up on reading and sleeping. Plus, of course, I had the chance to spend quality time to bond with family and friends! This part is most valuable.
Other than eating Alaska king crab ($110 for 4 large legs) which was super tender and juicy and tasted more like lobster than crab, the highlight of the cruise is of course seeing the Hubbard Glacier. Standing 11,000 feet above sea level and stretching 75 miles from the Yukon where it starts, Hubbard Glacier is recognized as the largest tidewater glacier in this continent. Indeed, its 6-mile wide open calving face is a beauty to watch. I enjoyed the view of the sweeping mountain vistas, the hanging glacial valleys and the icebergs on the third day of the cruise.
All must end. We are going home now and there is no more scheduled trip until September. I am looking forward to enjoying the rest of the summer in beautiful Vancouver.