A tale of two cruises.
|Previous Trip||This Trip|
|Sunny, warm weather, June 2019||Cool, damp and overcast, September 2022|
|Eagles everywhere||No eagles 🙁|
|Got to go biking, hiking and fishing at ports||Short port calls with no time for exploring|
|Minimal days at sea||At least 4 days at sea|
|Easy getting on and off the ship||Use of tenders in rough water at one stop|
|Nice casino with plenty of poker||Lots of video games, but not much poker|
|Great meal in Victoria (Nautical Nellie’s)||Better meal/visit in Victoria (Tania’s house)|
|Visited Sitka, my favorite AK city so far||No Sitka stop|
|Visited the magnificent Hubbard Glacier||No Hubbard stop|
|Came home healthy||Came home sick, either cold or COVID|
|Holland America||Royal Caribbean|
This year’s Alaska cruise was disappointing in many ways. If I ever go again, I’ll have to take this contrast into account.