The Alaska Cruise lands on the Day 10 where basically its breakfast and scurrying off the boat with our luggage. We had packed light so we just needed to carry everything in one shot without having to wait.
We took a final walk around the ship before leaving and took a lovely farewell shot of Seattle.
Our only stop scheduled before our evening flight back home was to the Museum of Glass. Remember where I went to the Chihuly Garden and Glass on the day before boarding the cruise ship HERE? Well, this is where all the art work happens. Its supposed to be a highlight location. At a certain time, they open for the workshop to show how they make certain pieces of art. We sat there for a good bit of time looking at them craft a whale tail and this other piece which I can’t even remember what it was.
The rest of the museum featured works from certain programs they have. One of them was for kids creative pieces that they adapted into these glass works. And there were other art designs and forms from Mr. Chihuly himself. It was a colorful adventure to say the least.
The Museum of Glass is a little dark so a lot of pictures didn’t turn out great. Here are the selected ones that were rather decent. Its some nice work. Some are rather abstract but I think the glass designs are really beautiful and intricate. The detail on them is just amazing.
Onward to the airport and heading home afterwards. We took a little plane what some would call air taxi over to Vancouver and had a little layover before heading back home to Montreal on a red eye flight. I’m not a huge fan of red eye flights and I think I did get a few movies watched as well but I did catch a shut eye for two hours or so. At least I had a few days off when I got home so as usual, I would just pass out from minor jet lag and just the adrenaline rush of vacation leaving my system and getting back to my normal life 😉
Recap on the first cruise
Cruises are really fun. I’m not going to lie though. The first two to three days of the cruise were so tough. It was being trapped in a boat with my mom and her elderly friends. They are super nice but would also feel a lack of freedom until I found a way to just walk off and do my own thing. However, as the cruise went by and a certain routine set in, it was really fun to board and see a lovely city and explore, take pictures and all that great stuff. The cruise helped instill some good habits because of the boredom and the evenings were always something I’d look forward to because there were shows and events and music. The food was also pretty decent even in the buffet, it had really great choices. The free dining options were very accommodating and that is always a plus. There is a feeling of being pampered on a cruise. Someone cooks and cleans for you. Its uber relaxed and there’s just so much time to lounge around. That is good and bad. For the most part, I didn’t have to make any decisions and it was just all set out and eventually that was very nice. It may have taken me a few days to adapt to the cruise life but there is no doubt that at the end of it, I did miss it quite a bit. Reality is awesome, being home is great but feeling relaxed and pampered and being able to have time to do everything I wanted, have a night life, meet new people also was really fun. That’s the great thing about vacation, right? That is why I love it so much. If it was my everyday, it would sound good but I’m guessing I’d probably grow tired of it. Cruising is a good way to travel and its definitely something that should be experienced. It definitely has its perks. However, there is no doubt that when the bill came in, being on a cruise is a luxurious way to travel. Everything is pretty pricey and there’s the daily service fee charges and while its all inclusive, many activities do cost money, especially shore excursions. Plus, next time I’d get a beverage package because that would be more cost efficient as well. You pay with a swipe of your room key and your life is basically there for whatever days you have the trip. Still, I’d do another cruise if I had the money 😉
Have you gone a cruise before? Did you enjoy your experience?