Tuesday, October 20, 2009

ABC Wednesday--N is for...

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...


12 comments:

Mara said...

I would go out and come back JUST for that little bunny on my bed! How brilliant...

imac said...

Wonderful, DW had her nighty folded in a fan style.
Yup, its all great on a cruise, we have our 2nd booked for next year.
Did you sneak them shots of the shows? we were not allowed cameras in the shows.lol.

Sylvia K said...

Some of the best times I've ever had were on cruises! Your delightful post and terrific photos brought back lots of those fun memories! Love that bunny!!!

Have a great day!

Sylvia

Sylvia K said...

Some of the best times I've ever had were on cruises! Your delightful post and terrific photos brought back lots of those fun memories! Love that bunny!!!

Have a great day!

Sylvia

photowannabe said...

I adore going on a cruise. Thanks for the memories. One almost needs a vacation to recover from the vacation.

Liz said...

Now that would be worth going back to your room for!

Leslie: said...

I've done 2 Alaska cruises and had such a good time, I'm trying to talk Lorne into going on a cruise. Next time I think I'd go someplace warm like the Caribbean. :D Aren't those towels something else???

SparkleFarkle said...

I think it should be a requiremnent that we all fold our towels like that. Even the dish towels. Not so much, used Kleenex.

Tumblewords: said...

Cruises are certainly fantasy trips. I've been on only one, but could happily go on another - tomorrow. :)

diXymiss said...

What fun to peruse your posts and vicariously enjoy your AK cruise ~ you're a great tour guide! Looks like it was a fantastic eXcursion.

Roger Owen Green said...

I do so want to go on a cruise; maybe someday.

Priscilla said...

Love the critter on the bed! I love your banner image too--brilliant to go for the shadows of the flowers. Thanks for sharing your photos.