SEATTLE & A DAY AT SEA
BTW- I’m starting with the honeymoon because I still don’t have all the wedding pictures that I want to share with you. When I get all those in, then I’ll do some more posting on all the wedding hooplah. In the meantime, get ready for a series of image heavy posts that may make you want to pack your bags and move to Alaska. Just sayin’- cause it was awesome.
Okay, so for those of you who don’t know- we took a Carnival cruise to Alaska sailing out of Seattle. If you have never done this- or went on any cruise at all- you must. They are for everyone and so much fun!! Also, cruises aren’t just about eating. That seems to be a common misconception. We went to shows, played trivia games, learned how to fold towel animals (silly but fun!), and even took a partner dance class while on the ship. You can go shopping, get a massage, take aerobics classes and a ton more. Our boat even had basketball courts, mini golf course, and an arcade. Plus, there are the ports and shore excursions!! Cruises are the bomb diggity. So ya’ll ready for some pics? Let’s go.
We boarded the ship around noon and set off to find some lunch. Let’s be real- food is a major part of the cruise (but not all) because it’s all inclusive and available 24/7. We ate such an amazing array of foods that I can’t even begin to share with you the joy I felt every single day.
Boarding the ship- that’s our ship in the background. It’s huge! There were over 1000 crew members plus around 3000 cruisers on board.
On the deck of the ship, waiting to set sail!
Seattle sky line from the ship
Deck of the ship with swimming pool and hot tub. It was actually warm enough to put on our suits and lay out there on our last day.
Our ship had a pool slide.
One of the glass walled elevators. Our ship had sets of elevators at the front, mid ship and rear.
Some of the interior of the ship- This is the hallway surrounding the theatre, Pharoah’s Palace. We saw shows in that theatre every night although photography wasn’t allowed. They were one of our favorite parts of the cruise- dancers and singers who’s shows ranged from a tribute to Mardi Gras to Fosse style shows. Very fun to watch!
Andy on one of the grand staircases
“Fashion Boulevard” The shops in the middle of the ship that sold everything from high end jewelry and liquor to little souvenirs.
And finally, our stateroom. We got a balcony and I’m glad that we did. It was nice to sit out there and watch the waves searching for wildlife.
The first day was essentially spent exploring the ship. It was so big and it took us awhile to get our bearings. That night we went to dinner in the dining room. Our waiter Wayan was so nice and would bring us anything we wanted to try. Later we attended the Welcome Aboard Show. I wish we could have got some decent pictures of these shows because they were so awesome. But photography wasn’t allowed. We had some rough nights weather wise and we were both amazed to see those dancers in high heels totally unaffected by the rocking of the ship.
Anyway, it was a fun first day. Can’t wait to show you the rest. The next day was our first day at Sea. We spent the day attending some of the activities on the ship, and generally just being newlyweds :) No pictures from that day but there are some great pictures of the Tracy Arm Fjord on Day 3. Stay tuned!