Eurodam to Alaska : We came , we saw , we photographed .

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#1
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Nice pictures.


Are you going to do a review?
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#3
S.Florida
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Originally posted by Krazy Kruizers
Nice pictures.


Are you going to do a review?




Thanks and yeah this is the review in the form of a travelogue .
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MSC Melody - Southern Caribbean
NCL - Baltic, S. America, Caribbean 3 times
Celebrity Constellation - Transatlantic and Europe
Celebrity Eclipse Transatlantic , Baltic and Southern Caribbean
Carnival - Western Caribbean 12 times, Norway/Europe
HAL- Eastern Caribbean, S. America and Alaska
Caribbean Princess - Western Caribbean 5 times
Regal Princess - Western Caribbean x 2





Photographic reviews
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2372103 Eclipsing Northern Europe by cruise : Basic black , and Baltic blues
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2094420 Cruising the Caribbean on the Caribbean Princess
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1923693 Norway and Northern Europe
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1927687 Moscow
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1775172 St. Petersburg
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1958814 South America
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2213388 Total Eclipse: East bound Transatlantic and a visit to Russia
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2320153Cruising the Caribbean on the Re al Princess : A pictorial review
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2422532 Staying and playing in Cozumel
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This was only our 3rd cruise on HAL and our first trip to Alaska and it was a spur of the moment decision . We had said goodbye to the Eurodam as it left our closest cruise port in Ft. Lauderdale headed to Alaska .





When I saw a good price on it's first cruise there , and after finding another good price on airfare , I pitched the idea to my DW after she woke up . We were soon on our early morning flight from PBI to Atlanta and relaxation mode had set in with our fellow first class passengers .





Before changing planes in Atlanta we noticed that the Corncorde was there also .





Our 767 had an interesting seating arrangement





The inclement weather served as a transition to our anticipation of the famous Seattle rain .





And our lunch prepared us for a week's worth of grazing and gorging


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RCCL Rhapsody-Hawaiian Islands
MSC Melody - Southern Caribbean
NCL - Baltic, S. America, Caribbean 3 times
Celebrity Constellation - Transatlantic and Europe
Celebrity Eclipse Transatlantic , Baltic and Southern Caribbean
Carnival - Western Caribbean 12 times, Norway/Europe
HAL- Eastern Caribbean, S. America and Alaska
Caribbean Princess - Western Caribbean 5 times
Regal Princess - Western Caribbean x 2





Photographic reviews
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2372103 Eclipsing Northern Europe by cruise : Basic black , and Baltic blues
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2094420 Cruising the Caribbean on the Caribbean Princess
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1923693 Norway and Northern Europe
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1927687 Moscow
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1775172 St. Petersburg
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1958814 South America
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2213388 Total Eclipse: East bound Transatlantic and a visit to Russia
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2320153Cruising the Caribbean on the Re al Princess : A pictorial review
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2422532 Staying and playing in Cozumel
#6
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Fabulous photos - I'm following along!

Smooth Sailing!
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Me like so far!


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#9
Seattle, WA
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Nice pictures! Blue skies in Seattle?? I must have missed them.. we have had a very rainy, cloudy spring. Enjoy the trip!!!
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Gotta say - the photo of the "classy" lady with her bare feet on the wall in First... one of my pet peeves on planes - feet, shod or otherwise, so NOT belong on the wall!!!
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Originally posted by scubacruiserx2


Before changing planes in Atlanta we noticed that the Corncorde was there also .




the sculpture is aMAIZEing, but the caption is rather corny.
#14
S.Florida
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Thanks everybody and welcome aboard !
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Carnival - Western Caribbean 12 times, Norway/Europe
HAL- Eastern Caribbean, S. America and Alaska
Caribbean Princess - Western Caribbean 5 times
Regal Princess - Western Caribbean x 2





Photographic reviews
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2372103 Eclipsing Northern Europe by cruise : Basic black , and Baltic blues
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2094420 Cruising the Caribbean on the Caribbean Princess
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1923693 Norway and Northern Europe
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1927687 Moscow
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1775172 St. Petersburg
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1958814 South America
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2213388 Total Eclipse: East bound Transatlantic and a visit to Russia
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2320153Cruising the Caribbean on the Re al Princess : A pictorial review
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2422532 Staying and playing in Cozumel
#15
S.Florida
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Originally posted by MicCanberra
Great start for my birthday present, loving the pics and captions already.
For safety we blew out the candle

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Carnival - Western Caribbean 12 times, Norway/Europe
HAL- Eastern Caribbean, S. America and Alaska
Caribbean Princess - Western Caribbean 5 times
Regal Princess - Western Caribbean x 2





Photographic reviews
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2372103 Eclipsing Northern Europe by cruise : Basic black , and Baltic blues
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2094420 Cruising the Caribbean on the Caribbean Princess
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1923693 Norway and Northern Europe
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1927687 Moscow
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1775172 St. Petersburg
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1958814 South America
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2213388 Total Eclipse: East bound Transatlantic and a visit to Russia
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2320153Cruising the Caribbean on the Re al Princess : A pictorial review
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2422532 Staying and playing in Cozumel
#16
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Originally posted by slidergirl
Gotta say - the photo of the "classy" lady with her bare feet on the wall in First... one of my pet peeves on planes - feet, shod or otherwise, so NOT belong on the wall!!!

Bloody Marys at 0530 have that effect on some people but I kept the photo PG by not showing the band aid on her big toe - yuck !
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Celebrity Eclipse Transatlantic , Baltic and Southern Caribbean
Carnival - Western Caribbean 12 times, Norway/Europe
HAL- Eastern Caribbean, S. America and Alaska
Caribbean Princess - Western Caribbean 5 times
Regal Princess - Western Caribbean x 2





Photographic reviews
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2372103 Eclipsing Northern Europe by cruise : Basic black , and Baltic blues
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2094420 Cruising the Caribbean on the Caribbean Princess
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1923693 Norway and Northern Europe
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1927687 Moscow
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1775172 St. Petersburg
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1958814 South America
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2213388 Total Eclipse: East bound Transatlantic and a visit to Russia
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2320153Cruising the Caribbean on the Re al Princess : A pictorial review
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2422532 Staying and playing in Cozumel
#18
S.Florida
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Our lunch came with a view





After lunch and a nap we woke up to this . Sometimes you can see Mt. Rainier when it's cloudy !





Our first view of the city





and the airport .








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RCCL Rhapsody-Hawaiian Islands
MSC Melody - Southern Caribbean
NCL - Baltic, S. America, Caribbean 3 times
Celebrity Constellation - Transatlantic and Europe
Celebrity Eclipse Transatlantic , Baltic and Southern Caribbean
Carnival - Western Caribbean 12 times, Norway/Europe
HAL- Eastern Caribbean, S. America and Alaska
Caribbean Princess - Western Caribbean 5 times
Regal Princess - Western Caribbean x 2





Photographic reviews
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2372103 Eclipsing Northern Europe by cruise : Basic black , and Baltic blues
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2094420 Cruising the Caribbean on the Caribbean Princess
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1923693 Norway and Northern Europe
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1927687 Moscow
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1775172 St. Petersburg
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1958814 South America
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2213388 Total Eclipse: East bound Transatlantic and a visit to Russia
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2320153Cruising the Caribbean on the Re al Princess : A pictorial review
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2422532 Staying and playing in Cozumel
#20
S.Florida
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Originally posted by Gracie115
Wonderful start....so looking forward to your take on "Alaska" through pictures.....we are very excited about our own in less than 4 weeks!!!
Hello Gracie welcome to HAL and we're excited for you and Mister J's cruise . But you know how long these things go sometimes and so if you have any questions , fire away !
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RCCL Rhapsody-Hawaiian Islands
MSC Melody - Southern Caribbean
NCL - Baltic, S. America, Caribbean 3 times
Celebrity Constellation - Transatlantic and Europe
Celebrity Eclipse Transatlantic , Baltic and Southern Caribbean
Carnival - Western Caribbean 12 times, Norway/Europe
HAL- Eastern Caribbean, S. America and Alaska
Caribbean Princess - Western Caribbean 5 times
Regal Princess - Western Caribbean x 2





Photographic reviews
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2372103 Eclipsing Northern Europe by cruise : Basic black , and Baltic blues
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2094420 Cruising the Caribbean on the Caribbean Princess
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1923693 Norway and Northern Europe
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1927687 Moscow
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1775172 St. Petersburg
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1958814 South America
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2213388 Total Eclipse: East bound Transatlantic and a visit to Russia
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2320153Cruising the Caribbean on the Re al Princess : A pictorial review
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2422532 Staying and playing in Cozumel