Saturday, August 19, 2006

Alaska Cruise Story Part 1

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 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


robinngabster said...

I knew which bed was yours cause of the teddy bear!!!!  The ship looks HUGE!   So glad you had a great time. Can't wait to see more.


inquestoftruth said...

I am so jealous!  

mastersblynn said...

Awesome Linda!  Thanks for bringing us along! Barbara

lv2trnscrb said...

great pictures; I think it would be fun to work on a ship like this and then have two months off. I often tell my husband when we retire we should work the national parks during their tourist seasons and then have the rest of the year off and then travel to a different national park the next summer.

looking forward to seeing more pictures


jaymact1 said...

Can't wait for more pictures what a size your ship was. Love Joan.

stevietwain said...

Wow, that's a beautiful ship!!
Can't wait to hear more!!!

Lv Stevie

ally123130585918 said...

Linda your home for the week looked awesome ~ and the views of Seattle in the distance are lovely ~ I think that would be a lovely job 6 months on and 2 months off and you get to see the world ~ and meet different people ~ look forward to seeing more pictures ~ Ally

jeadie05 said...

Did you mange to walk/see the length of the ship ?.great pictures looking forward to more ........Jan xx

jlocorriere05 said...

The photos were beautiful Linda. Seattle looks wonderful too! Glad you had a nice comfy 'home' for the time at sea! Jeannette xx  

labdancer51 said...

Welcome back Linda,

What a nice cabin you had.  How lovely to look out the window first thing in the morning at a different view each day.  The cabin stewards are so clever with the towel animals.  I have a photo somewhere of a towel rabbit that we had in our cabin. :o)

Sandra xxxx

yakima127 said...

I am a native of Seattle, too, and I still love looking at the city from every point of view!!!  Jae