Here's some first day pictures from the Alaskan
cruise I just returned from. These pictures were taken the first day, August 11th. It was a beautiful, warm and sunny day...perfect weather for departing. Seattle is truly a beautiful city in the sunshine. (Well, I think it's pretty in the rain too, but then I'm a native of Washington, so what else can I say.)
Of course Nancy was our cabin steward all week. She worked everyday, 8am-12 noon and then from 5pm-9pm. In the morning when we were at breakfast, she would make our beds and leave fresh towels. And in the evening when we were at dinner, she would turn down our beds, leave a mint (and sometimes a folded towel creature) and again fresh towels. She was the sweetest person. She is married, her husband worked just down the hall doing the same thing. They are both from Trinidad. There are 38 countries represented on the ship, starting with the Captain who was from Norway. Most of the staff work 7 days a week for 6 months then have 2 months off. They do get breaks during the week and are allowed to go on shore from time to time. They work very hard...it seems like a great adventure for a young person for a few years at least.
Ok...there's the start of my week long adventure........................Linda