For my parent’s 30th wedding anniversary, they decided to take the family on an 8-day Alaskan Cruise. It was Ezra’s and my first cruise, so we were pretty excited. I already wrote an entry about the overall experience back in June (which you can read HERE) but I decided to make a separate entry for each day anyway. This is for Day 1. I also posted a vlog for this day, which you can view HERE.
Our cruise started in Seattle so we had to fly in from Los Angeles. Our flight was at 6am which meant we had to leave the house around 4. Flying time was about 3 hours, and I tried to use it to catch up on some sleep.
I sorta wish we got to ride on the cute Disney plane though
We arrived in Seattle at around 9am
We made arrangements to have a shuttle take us to the port, which we waited for outside
We brought our coats with us because naturally we expected Alaska to be cold. Ezra couldn’t fit hers in her bag, and she didn’t want to carry it anymore so she decide to just wear it. She looks like a fluffy Eskimo
Soon our shuttle arrived to take us to the pier
Boarding time wasn’t until noon so we had to wait outside for a bit
It was pretty cold and we ended up having to all wear our coats
We took a few pictures of our ship while waiting:
The bridge (I think)
At around 11am they started allowing guests to check in. We already had our luggage tags prepared so we simply dropped our bags off and proceeded to boarding
A staff member checked our documents and took our passports. Afterwards he gave us our cruise cards and a map of the ship
Your cruise card is very important during your cruise. It serves as your room key, credit card and identification while you are on board.
After about 30 minutes of waiting around, it was finally time for us to board
Selfie while standing in line