The first order of business is unpacking for the week.
Then instructions on how to use the life jackets in case of an emergency.
"Junior" helped us on our way out of the harbor.
From the beginning the scenery was magnificent even though there was little sun. Long days but little sun while at sea.
Though still daylight we put on the glad rags for supper when the dress code called for "formal" wear.
On this second day we were cruising in Glacier Bay. More awesome scenery.
Here's one of the "small" glaciers.
Glacier watching is not what one would expect from the TV "Love Boat" which sailed more tropical waters. With floating ice berglets it was cold.
And one of the more beautiful ones. Right down to the waters edge.
Here is one of the more beautiful glaciers. Right down to the waters edge.
This is known as the "Rivera Deck" and contains the pool and hot tubs. No surprise the pool was little used but the tubs were popular. It was winter on the Riveria.
This glacier just dropped a couple of tons of ice into the water. You can see it floating around.
The channel is narrow and deep. Here's Mary Louise at lunch as we pass close to the granddaddy of the glaciers at the head of Glacier Bay.
Watching could be done in solid comfort from the stateroom.
Evenings provided many opportunities for varied entertainment with the casino, the two theatres, a nightclub and numerous bars. We liked the lounge pianist.
Sunset on a cloudy Alaska night comes late. The view is looking NORTH.
The climax of the evenings was the next to last night Champagne Waterfall.
It was definitely party time with champagne for all.
Here Mary Louise "Helps" fill the waterfall.
Leona also took a turn.
And Champagne was enjoyed by all.
Morning activity was an Ice Carving demonstration. This piece took about twenty minutes to finish.