I had been on a cruise when I was about 11-12 years old back in Singapore, back then they call it a “cruise to no where”. This time we went on what they called a “relocation cruise” with husband and family, both terms from then and now seems to mean there is no stops for excursion during the cruise.
We boarded the ship in Vancouver and disembarked in Seattle, then took a bus back to Vancouver, on the way stopping by a Premium outlet.
To make ourselves feel like we’re celebrating our vacation, champagne was served as we board the ship lol, I’m not a big fan of alcohol so I took couple sips only ^^;
It’s my husband’s first time on a cruise, the good thing is it was pretty relaxing for him, but I guess since I don’t have to think about work or cooking dinner (lol), and actually got some leisure sketching done — will try to post those later ^^ it is somewhat relaxing for me too. Internet was ridiculously expensive on the ship so we had no internet, we didn’t even bother bringing a laptop with us ^^;
Look! Dolphins! Some large prints on the wall really, we didn’t get to see any real ones :P Luckily we did not bump into pirates :P
Our rooms were not ready when we just boarded the ship, so we went to have some lunch (pix later). Weather was cloudy and grey at first but cleared up beautifully when our ship left.
We get to see the underside of the Lion’s Gate Bridge, and waved to a cyclist in the middle of the bridge when our ship passed the bridge lol!
We were lucky that we got a room with a window! ^^ It’s nice to wake up to a view of sea and sky (right now the picture only show the ship next to ours, as the ship hasn’t left the port yet lol)
Obligatory bathroom pictures, the size reminds me a little of the hotel room in Japan we stayed at before ^o^
Colourful decor around the ship ^^
This leads into a Theater, which we watched a couple live shows at, first night was good, 2nd night they tried an asian theme… which IMHO was disasterious and cheesy, will make note to avoid any asian theme stuff in future ^^;
Theater, looking pretty when deserted lol
Ceiling near one of the open spaces and cafe.
One of the restaurants before meal times…
On the 2nd day of the trip, a lady bug was suntanning on the tanning bench I was sketching on.
One of the best thing to have when you’re in the cold open deck? Self serving soft ice cream! This is my husband’s artistic creation LOL
This is mine :P (count this a teaser for food pix)
One of the views from the ship in the evening :) so beautiful!
It was not a long cruise, just 2 nights and 2 days so that is why in the next picture… we’re in Seattle to catch a bus to go back already lol! Initially thought would be away for longer, ended up having some change in plans (am still spending some time with family tho). This coming monday is a special anniversary for me and hubs, ^^!
I believe this was our view when we were leaving the ship ^^;
Fruits are not allowed to enter the USA, so these couple of pears was abandoned ^^;
Another gorgeous day!
Ironically we ended up spending most of it sitting on the bus ^^;
Baibai Norwegian Pearl!
I brought one of my blythe dolls with me to the trip :) If you like to see the pictures, they can be found here. ‘
Thanks for looking! :)
(Our 2 furry kids adopted from a no kill shelter which is affiliated with the cat santuary)
Non related special mention, someone stumbled upon my entry about a secret cat santuary a while back and I noticed a large amount of traffic and comments on that particular entry ^^; I’m really sorry that I didn’t/couldn’t publicise the information of that place without permission, we were specifically told not to by the lady volunteer who was giving us a tour. That shelter itself currently have about 800++ cats, maybe that’s the reason why ^^;
I will try to e-mail the information those who are genuinely interested to make a donation or perhaps volunteer at the shelter in through comments, thanks again!