We started today with the ship rocking and rolling, and it has been interesting. The captain warned us that the seas would be a bit rough for the day and he was right. We woke about 6am and had coffee sent to the room. Fancy! We feel so special and a bit out of place.
The horizon is moving up and down and we stumble a bit but so far no sea sickness.
After a walk down the infinite hallway…
… we had a great breakfast and talked to a very nice couple.
Oh, it is Tuesday, as the floor of the elevator's rug shows.
America's Test Kitchen was on cooking salmon.
It really is like being on the set of the show. Mom will definitely attend more of these during the cruise.
After that we had great hamburgers for lunch made at the “Dine-In” a grill by the enclosed pool.
We are rocking and rolling.
Then we went to a presentation on the art displayed in the gallery. There is an incredible amount of art brought on board by the Park West Galleries. They have representatives who present the art in shows, answer questions, and can sell the pieces to passengers. More on this later but just to say there are very few places on ship that do not have art on display.
In the midafternoon, Mom did an Alaska beer tasting where she won 3rd place in a trivia contest. She got a certificate for a free cocktail of her choice. I raided the desert bar. I don't know who had more fun. Her trying 5 different beers or me trying several fancy deserts.
After a stroll around the ship, we came back to get changed for our gala night dinner.
For desert we were brought a special cake and several of the waiters came to sing “Happy Anniversary” to us. The captain sent a note of congratulations as well.
This year, we will have been married 40 years.
So much fancy food, it was hard to decide and figure out what the food contained.
I knew I was in trouble when a single menu included Escargot, Truffle, and Romanoff.
When we returned to the suite, a new towel creature greeted us.
As I look out over our balcony, we are moving into the Hecate Straight that will take us to Ketchikan, Alaska ,our first port of call on this trip.
Hopefully the sea will calm, and we will no longer be rocking and rolling. Why does some old joke about the motion of the ocean and not the size of the ship... never mind.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...