Sunday, September 28, 2014
North to Alaska [2014 - Day 2]
Thanks for joining us for a look back 3 weeks ago today ... Day 2 of a voyage Seattle to Alaska and return. The photo above is just before sunrise looking out to the east on starboard side of Golden Princess. The mountains along the coast of British Columbia make a nice backdrop. The GPS tells us we are moving north at about 20 miles per hour. This day is called a "Day at Sea" since there are no port stops. Itinerary and map are below.
We stopped by the Horizon Court (buffet dining area) for a cup of coffee and then went out for a walk to explore the ship.
Too early for a dip in the hot tub?
It's still early so the crowds haven't gathered around the pool on the sky deck. The giant screen is on day and night with movies, sports events, and commentary on what we will see in the port stops ahead.
On Promenade Deck you can walk all the way around the ship. There is a little sign that tells you how many times you need to go around to equal a mile.
If you are wondering, here is how a typical interior hallway looks ...
A popular misconception among those who haven't cruised is that there is nothing to do on a cruise ship on days at sea. The truth is there is actually more to do than you can probably do. There are all sorts of events scheduled throughout the day, movies on TV, a full gym for workouts, trivia contests, seasoned travelers present information about future port stops, shopping in several onboard stores, go for a swim or hot tub, etc. etc. ... AND, always dining! In the afternoon we walked to the back of the ship for the shots below ...
On Day 3 we will arrive in Juneau about noon time.
Thank you for stopping by John's Island.
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