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SeahawkSiren

Trip Report of 7 Days on NCL Bliss - First Seattle to Alaska Sailing - June 2-9, 2018

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Thanks for posting! Love the photos!

 

We had a great time too and look forward to sailing on the Bliss again in the future!

 

Thanks, Motegi. We too loved the Bliss and are already in the planning stages of another Bliss cruise. Looking at a Mexican Riviera cruise next year in October 2019.

 

Glad you had a great time too.

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What kind of camera are you using for your photos?

 

 

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Hi LdyMags. I am just using a small point-and-shoot camera, the Nikon Coolpix S3700. It's nothing fancy but it does take pretty good pictures. The Dawes glacier photos were taken on my phone (android Samsung Galaxy S7).

 

I enjoy photography and should really invest in a more sophisticated camera someday.

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Stunning, absolutely stunning photos, Siren! Two tips, though … always carry a fully charged spare camera battery in your pants/jeans pocket! And if your camera has this option, put the Airplane Mode on, this will conserve the battery and stop it from draining fast but it means no GPS.

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How far in advance are the NCL excursions available online to be booked?

 

 

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I think it can vary. I've seen excursions available as far out as 6 months in advance but sometimes it is not that far in advance.

 

If you are interested in this glacier excursion for your cruise I would suggest reserving it as soon as it's available. It's a very popular excursion and I understand it sells out regularly.

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Thanks for the nice comments everyone. Glad you are enjoying the trip report. On to the next installment! :)

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Wednesday, June 6. Skagway. Welcome to Skagway! A full house today with all 4 ships arriving at 7:00 a.m.

 

Golden Princess, Radiance of the Seas and NCL Pearl all joined us in Skagway (didn't we just see all of you in Juneau yesterday too?) ;p

 

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We were originally going to hike to Lower Dewey Lake but since DH had a cold and wasn't feeling too great we weren’t going to do anything major exerting so just wandered around downtown Skagway. So for Skagway I just have some random photos to post. Such a great little town that has done a tremendous job within the historic district to preserve or restore to the 1890's atmosphere.

 

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I'm an avid gardener so I always gravitate toward anything flowers, trees, gardens, etc.

 

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And I want this bench in my backyard!

 

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And that bench too!

 

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After wandering around this awesome little town, we had lunch at Skagway Brewing Company. The food and service is always great here.

 

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I guess it’s a good thing we didn’t go hiking after all as it got very windy in the afternoon. Came out of nowhere after a nice, calm morning. It was even hard walking back to ship it was so windy.

 

But on the way back to the ship after seeing the train and with DH not feeling well, at that time we wished we had booked the train excursion. Then he could have relaxed on the train and we could have enjoyed what I understand is spectacular scenery. Maybe next time.

 

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OK yes, I wish this house on the cliff was mine.

 

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Back to the Bliss!

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Back on the ship DH went to take a nap and I went back out to The Waterfront. Guess how many people were out there with me? Yep, that’s right. Zero (I see a pattern forming here).

 

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Radiance of the Seas says goodbye to Skagway.

 

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Later that day before we left Skagway we went to watch Wyland do some live painting in the Atrium. He is so talented and it was fun to watch him paint! He also loves blues music and had that blasting while he was painting. Such a treat to have Wyland onboard. He was of course also selling some of his paintings at the art auctions. Thank you for painting such a beautiful hull on the Bliss, Wyland!

 

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Our third and final SDP was at Los Lobos. We chose to eat outside.

 

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We had the Queso Fundido appetizer which is a cheese fondue with sausage.

 

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How about this view while drinking a margarita?

 

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I had the Stuffed Poblano.

 

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This corn was really good too.

 

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For dessert I had the Tres Leches Cake (coconut cream). The waiter said this was their most popular dessert.

 

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We were not in a hurry to leave the dinner table. The view was incredible.

 

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But we did eventually go back to our cabin.

 

Goodnight from somewhere south of Skagway.

 

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That's my installment for tonight. Will hopefully have time to do more tomorrow night.

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Beautiful pictures!! I have a quick question. Did you have to keep your life jacket on the whole time of your glacier tour? I'll be on this tour in August. TIA!

 

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Thanks, Motegi. We too loved the Bliss and are already in the planning stages of another Bliss cruise. Looking at a Mexican Riviera cruise next year in October 2019.

 

Glad you had a great time too.

 

 

We are doing the Bliss in February 2019 and then the Mexican Riviera the last week of October 2019! Halloween should be fun on the Bliss right?

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Enjoying your review so much! I'm loving that Waterfront area...I can't believe there weren't more people out there with you! Or ANY for that matter...

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