N is for Nightlife on an Alaska Cruise.
I've been describing all the neat stuff there was to do during the days of our tour and cruise. Side trips, sights, adventures. But then night falls and what do you do?
I've described the Cruise Ship as a city unto itself. In size--population so to speak--it is certainly smaller than my small rural Eastern Washington community. But in amenities, it is closer to the metropolitan areas we think of as city. The ship has fancy restaurants in addition to its elegant main dining rooms. It has a variety of bistros and lounges, a casino. And it has shows. A cruise ship has its own small orchestra, its own dance troupe, its own comedians, its own singing sensations. You can choose to spend your night in the Crooner's Bar listening to the old favorites, or go to a full production show. OR, you can sit back in your jammies in your suite and watch old Love Boat episodes.
The first night's nightlife consists of muster drill.
Our muster station was in the Universe Lounge, whose Art Deco styling would host more fascinating shows on other evenings.
The Princess Theater was always ready for an event.
The dance presentations were some of the best, featuring music and styles from around the world.
And when all was said and done, you might go back to your room and find...