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    Sequim, WA
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    Aside from travel? History, quilting, baseball (go Mariners!), reading, genealogy
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    Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Alaska
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  1. Nope, I believe you're talking about Hangar on the Wharf, which is fun, and good food, but definitely NOT vegetarian. 😃
  2. I'm not vegetarian, but having been to Alaska a few times (11 and counting), here are my recommendations for vegetarian friendly restaurants (not sure which may still exist/be open however): In Skagway, Starfire Grill. It's mostly Thai, and very very good Thai. In fact, you're likely to see a number of crew eating there 🙂 Link: https://www.facebook.com/starfirealaska/ In Juneau, I love love love Salt. They do cocktails and dinner, which may not fit with your time in port. Mostly seafood, but a few veggie options. Link: https://www.saltalaska.com/ Also in Ju
  3. There's a timelapse video from yesterday, July 17, showing the Nieuw Amsterdam and the Majestic Princess maneuvering around the Seattle waterfront as they get ready to start the Alaska cruise season. Here's a snapshot, but you can see the whole thing on my blog: https://twocruisingsisters.com/time-lapse-of-the-seattle-waterfront/
  4. There's a timelapse video from yesterday, July 17, showing the Nieuw Amsterdam and the Majestic Princess maneuvering around the Seattle waterfront. Here's a snapshot, but you can see the whole thing on my blog: https://twocruisingsisters.com/time-lapse-of-the-seattle-waterfront/
  5. I'm a Pacific Northwest gal, live about an hour and a half from Seattle, and Starbucks is NOT a selling point for me. 🤪
  6. For anyone interested, Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas is schedule to leave Pier 91 in Seattle today on a "test" cruise to Alaska. The Elliott Bay Marina webcam currently shows her docked. It's not the best angle, but it's the only webcam that shows Pier 91. I've no idea what time she sails, but here's the webcam link: http://www.elliottbaymarina.co/live/ so you can keep an eye out.
  7. For anyone interested, Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas is schedule to leave Pier 91 in Seattle on a "test" cruise to Alaska. The Elliott Bay Marina webcam currently shows her docked. It's not the best angle, but it's the only webcam that shows Pier 91. I've no idea what time she sails, but here's the webcam link: http://www.elliottbaymarina.co/live/
  8. I've been on a few Alaska cruises, though never on the Encore. Hubby and I will be aboard for the Sept. 4 sailing, so I hope you'll be posting your adventures. 60 days for us ... but who's counting. 😄
  9. The Port of Seattle updated their cruise ship schedule yesterday (July 1). The link (it’s a PDF) i: https://www.portseattle.org/sites/default/files/2021-07/2021%20Sailing%20Schedule%20Updated%207.1.21.pdf The first ship, Serenade of the Seas, leaves July 19. The last sailing is the Norwegian Encore on October 23. I'll be on the Sept. 4 sailing of the Norwegian Encore (minus the sister but with the hubby). The Encore is making her way to Seattle and is scheduled to arrive July 5.
  10. The Alaska Cruise Handbook – A Mile By Mile Guide; by Joe Upton. Love this and bring it with me on every cruise (especially the huge folded map that usually gets stuck to my cabin wall). Over 300 great photos, maps and engaging stories trace the route used by most Alaska cruises. And if you go to his website, there are a bunch of short (3-5 minute) videos.
  11. Kings and Silvers spawn early July through mid-August, but Pinks (the most numerous) spawn through the end of September/early October. The bears don't care which type they eat 😀
  12. Hubby and I just booked a cruise leaving the first week in September of this year. The determining factor for me, whether to go this year or in 2022 (since our 2020 plans for our 25th anniversary got canceled), is the fact that there are no Canadian ports this year due to the waiver of the PVSA. Sure Victoria is lovely, but you're only there for a few hours so it's hard to really get to know the place. (And well, I live in WA State, so Victoria and Vancouver are an easy trip for us anyway).
  13. Other than a whale watch tour (which is always fun), a bear/wildlife search, and if you're not into zip lining (I'm not), I really enjoyed the Cooking in Alaska's Wildest Kitchen. Fun, informative and tasty 🙂 Or just walk around town - and see whales, seals, and eagles for free.
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