Alaskan Taster - The Cruise Begins!
Trip Start Jul 03, 2012
36Trip End Dec 16, 2012
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The day arrived for us to board our Alaskan Cruise. Getting through US immigration proved a little harrowing again due to my Osoyoos faur paux border crossing. I was taken into a small room off the side for my fingerprint details to be 'checked out'.. After a nerve-racking wait a US Officer finally came out and proceeded laughing at me. 'So you crossed the border.... without your passport?...." I confirmed that was true "Yes, we crossed by accident." "Ok, Enjoy your trip." She said with a smile. I'm sure I will forever have a note against my name that implies I am an idiot.
Tristan and I then boarded our Celebrity Ship. On arrival where we were treated to champagne and then climbed to the top deck to bask in the remaining afternoon sunshine. The huge crew were extremely outgoing, friendly and welcoming. It was almost a little scary
Our cabin is windowless but very comfortable and in the centre of this ship which has been fantastic for the reducing the effect of rocking. Tristan settled into the cabin by creating a chocolate drawer for his Caramello Koalas and Tim Tams - which he mostly looks at and I mostly eat. Some of our dinner companions have deluxe suites with their own personal butler and tell us stories or receiving towels folded into animal shapes; we can only imagine what this is like but it sounds a little over-the-top!