Pacific Northwest and Alaska Cruise – Day 8 Part 2


I didn’t get a chance to finish the blog entry last night because the internet service was just awful when we got back from dinner. I gave up after a couple of minutes, but then it took me over 20 minutes to get a “log off” screen, so I wasn’t sure until this morning that I actually was only charged for a few minutes on-line and not 30!

Anyway…back to yesterday.

Tonight is Formal Night, but they canceled the Golden Mickeys show
due to “technical difficulties”. Though we think the real reason is
the rolling of the ship makes it dangerous for the performers. They
have rescheduled it for tomorrow night instead. (I was very
impressed that when we returned to our cabin tonight the new
Navigators for tomorrow had the updated schedule with the Golden
Mickeys as tomorrow’s entertainment!)

We’d already gotten dressed by the time they made the announcement,
so that meant we still had two hours before dinner and no place to
go. Mulan had just come onto one of the movie channels, so we
watched that. 🙂

We went down to the Atrium and had some more photos taken – there
was a huge line for Mickey in his tux, but we had our photo taken
with the captain.

It was another fun dinner with Balwan and Tita – don’t they look
great in their black tuxes? We missed the Golden Mickeys menu on
the repo cruise because we went to Palo that night, so it was nice
to get a chance to have it tonight. (Just a reminder that I will
still be doing my food blog, but I won’t get a chance to write/post
it until after we return from this cruise.)


The towel stingray on the bed reminded me of Mr. Ray from Finding
Nemo – apparently Tigger felt the same way and is attending “school” as well. 🙂


We also had an extra surprise – Disney gave us this lithograph.
It’s signed by the artist, Don “Ducky” Williams, and titled
Mickey’s Great Alaskan Adventure. Limited edition of 1150. Very cool!


I’m happy to say that the seas calmed somewhat during dinner – we’re
still rocking (and our ceiling is still creaking), but it’s not as
bad as it was a few hours ago.

So back to real time this morning…it’s 6:35 Alaska time and we’re in the Inside Passage so the seas are smoooooth and our cabin is quiet. 🙂 Gray skies but more light, so it appears the cloud layer maybe isn’t as thick today. We hope the clouds will lift when we arrive at Tracy Arm (about 1:00 pm) so that we’ll be able to see something.

Deb’s Walk the Deck for Breast Cancer Awareness is at 8:00 this morning – hopefully it won’t be too chilly out there today, especially since we’ve slowed down and there isn’t so much wind.

Laura Gilbreath is a native of San Diego, CA. She has been making the trek up Interstate 5 to Disneyland since she was a small child and terrified of talking tikis and hitchhiking ghosts. She and her husband Lee enjoy trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World, as well as sailings on the Disney Cruise Line.

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One Reply to “Pacific Northwest and Alaska Cruise – Day 8 Part 2”

  1. Hi Laura –
    I’m so glad you are keeping this going. It makes it seem like I am still on board. Please say hi for me and tell Balwan and Tita that dinner is not the same without them (and no one prepares it for me either-lol). Sandy