Friday, May 18, 2012

Where’s the Cruise Diva? Jetting to Seattle

I’ve left my husband Mel and the Tabby Trio of kitties behind and am (hopefully by the time you read this) on my way to Seattle via US Airways to board Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas for an Alaskan adventure. Our itinerary will take me and fellow passengers to the ports of Juneau and Skagway, AK, and Victoria, BC. We’ll also be cruising through Tracy Arm Fjord, where with a lot of luck we’ll see Sawyer Glacier do the calving thing that’s such a thrill. Hopefully, we’ll also spot some whales, eagles, and perhaps a bear.

For this solo cruise, I’m prepped with a cruise wardrobe that can be “layered” and have a box of No-Jet-Lag to help with the time changes between the Eastern and Pacific—not to mention Alaska—zones. Mel said the homeopathic remedy helped him on his last trip to Brazil and I hope they are as useful for me. I have a lot of trouble when traveling from my home in the southeastern US to western regions and due to a past bout of deep vein thrombosis, I have to get up and walk around the plane frequently while flying.

As a rule I usually arrive in my embarkation port a day or so before boarding—and you should as well—so it will be interesting to arrive on the day we set sail. Follow along on the blog this week to see if I made it to Rhapsody of the Seas and also to read about some interesting shore excursions I will experience. Should you have a couple days to explore Seattle pre- or post-cruise as I did on a previous Alaska cruise, here are my picks of things to do:

Seattle Day One
Seattle Day Two
Seattle Day Three

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