Our third day on the ship was my parent’s 30th anniversary. The crew knew about it beforehand so they prepared a nice little surprise for my parents. This is what they woke up to that morning:
Lovely way to start off their day :D
After taking a few pictures, we headed down to the Horizon Court for a heavy breakfast. We had a shore excursion that would last until the afternoon and we wanted to make sure we had enough energy for it. This was going to be our first time off the ship since we boarded, so we were pretty excited. Our tour was going to take us to the Glacier Gardens, the Mendenhall Glacier, and the Macauley Salmon Hatchery. We were instructed to wait at the Princess Theater for a quick briefing before getting off the boat. We got there early so we passed the time by taking few photos and videos.
Shortly after this, a crew member appeared to give us some instructions for our tour. After she was done, we were asked to queue up to disembark the ship.
The line moved very slowly~ I think they mentioned that they had a little problem with the gangway.
Ezra and I got tired of standing in line and just collapsed on the floor
Finally, after a bit of waiting, we were able to get off the ship:
Once we made it outside, we looked for our bus where we met our driver/tour guide. His name was Nico Bus, how cool is that. He drives a bus, and his last name is Bus. At first I thought he was trolling, but he was telling the truth XD
I took some pictures of the beautiful sights outside my bus window on the way to the Glacier Gardens:
After a short drive, we made it to the Glacier Gardens:
Nico introduced us to another guide who would be showing us around the garden. He took us to see these upside down trees: