We debated just a little about what our vacation without the kids would be, but an Alaskan cruise had long been in our minds, and it was still one of the highest on both of our lists so deciding on Alaska wasn’t much trouble. The next dilemma was to decide on a cruise line and itinerary. Price was also a factor.
We read and read and read ratings and reviews on cruise lines. The deciding factor for us was on the food. We were going for the scenery and the food. From everything we read the food was supposed to be better on Celebrity compared to other cruise lines in it’s class. More on the Celebrity Millennium food soon!
The itinerary was also a huge consideration. Initially we thought we would cruise round trip from Seattle, Washington because flights would be cheaper for us going that route. After more research we discovered that one way cruises were much more scenic with more stops and less ocean days. Less days on open ocean are also a consideration for those concerned about getting sea sick.
Since one of the things highest on our priority list was to see as much beautiful scenery as possible, we looked into the possibility of a one way cruise. We found that the flights were more expensive as we had thought, but the cruises were actually less expensive. When we balanced the prices going one way from Vancouver, Canada and ending in Seward, Alaska was only slightly more expensive, but we thought it well worth the extra dollars.
Setting sail from Vancouver was absolutely gorgeous. Jason being a structural engineer wanted photos of the Vancouver bridge as we went under it. Isn’t it beautiful?
We walked around a while enjoying the scenery and milling about with other passengers, and then went and found a comfortable place to relax and enjoy the view away from the chilly air. I’m glad I got a good photo of us relaxing because I’m pretty sure that’s the only time it happened. Except for eating and sleeping we were on the go…
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