Cruising the Inside Passage

Well the big day arrived. Morning was spent at Church with the Bradings who were keen to visit our Canadian Brethren (facilitated by a luncheon in the Church’s basement)

Good ol' Canadian hospitality. The Bradings like us felt an instant connection!

Good ol' Canadian hospitality. The Bradings like us felt an instant connection!

After some farewells it was a skytrain to Waterfront, and as we exited the station this is the sight we encountered – the Norwegian Sun Cruise Liner

C Ship

We had planned a more modest 2 day cruise of the Inside Passage (B.C. Coast only). That one week break would have required a road trip up Vancouver Island and a comparatively short ferry trip (2 day return). When I discussed our plan with April my work colleague she suggested we take the cruise instead. A veteran of many such cruises she mentioned the affordability once food and accommodation are factored in. Of course for us there’d be no fuel costs either, and the savings to be had by qualifying for the North American discount rate, it was really a no brainer. Now, all of a sudden we were going all the way to Alaska, with all the luxuries of shipboard life to look forward to.

Inside Passage: Vancouver, B.C - Skagway, Alaska

Inside Passage: Vancouver, B.C - Skagway, Alaska

So it was farewell to Vancouver…

C Farewell

and we were on our way at last…

C RK

setting sun, Day 1

C Set Sun

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