This was an interesting day where I didn’t quite know what to expect – we weren’t stopping in a port, but it wasn’t just a typical “sea day” either. Jason and I would be staying on the ship, but we were going to Dawes Glacier. The ship travels through the Endicott Arm fjord to the glacier with beautiful views the whole time, and there is even an excursion to go out and see things up close (though we did not opt to do this). So we knew we’d spend a lot of time admiring the scenery today!
I was up early again and went to the fitness center for their 7am yoga class. A lot of people turned up and they have a tiny space – they are literally just using the floor in between the workout equipment and treadmills (and people were still using the fitness center at this time). So it was a bit awkward and not the best yoga I’ve done, but at least it got me moving. After yoga I grabbed a coffee from the Cove Cafe and headed back to the room to see if Jason was awake yet.
He was just waking up and I was hungry so we decided to get breakfast! We chose to try the sitdown breakfast that was available at Triton’s. It was pretty good but nothing super special. I had eggs benedict and they were decent, just not outstanding. I think the buffet is fine for breakfast honestly, I wouldn’t bother to spend the time for a sit down meal in the future.
After breakfast I wanted to meet some characters, but Jason had no interest. So we split up. He went to the Rainforest Room and I waited to meet Minnie Mouse in her adorable Alaska outfit! I browsed the shops for a bit after and then I had a reservation to meet Anna and Elsa.
Once Jason and I met up again we headed up to the top deck to settle in for some glacier watching! We brought books and got some blankets up on the deck. There were actually people coming around with a cart of mulled wine so we got some of that too.
Around noon we noticed the ship had stopped moving. Eventually there was an announcement that there was too much fog for us to go into the fjord, so we were going to wait to see if the fog might disappate a little. We weren’t too bothered since we were enjoying our books and our wine, and we went and grabbed lunch from the buffet. There were some people nearby who were very upset, but what are you going to do? They certainly can’t go in if there’s safety issues.
Finally around 1:30 we were able to enter the fjord. We watched the scenery for a bit but then at 2:00 we were headed to Cadillac lounge for a champagne tasting with our dining mates, Kelcie and Larry! I don’t know very much about champagne so it was interesting to learn more about it and try some different kinds. The Moet Ice was very good and felt quite fitting with all of the ice outside!
We actually had a martini tasting at 4:00, so we just went back to our room to chill in the meantime. One of the perks of having the verandah was that we could still see everything we were passing outside, which was really nice. The martini tasting was really great (I’m going to do a full blog post on it later). He shared lots of unique martini recipes and it was good to try them – I’m excited to try and recreate some of them at home!
Later that evening was the Frozen deck party. It was cute, though not as good as the pirate party they do on the tropical cruises (and no fireworks). They encouraged dancing and while it was mostly kids, I get all caught up in the Disney spirit so I’m joining in too! They even made fake snow so it looked like it was snowing on the ship.
Once the party was over it was time to head to dinner. We were in Tiana’s Place but it was a Frozen themed menu that night. That mostly meant that everything on the menu was called “Sven’s carrot soup” and “Han’s wild boar.” This menu actually featured one of our favorite appetizers of the cruise, which was Elsa’s scallops in a puff pastry. This was delicious! The rest of the meal was fine, but the scallops were the highlight.
Once dinner was over it was back to the room and off to bed. We were excited because the next day would be our first day in port! We had to be up early for our excursion in Skagway.
To see the rest of our days on this Alaska cruise, check out the links below!