Contrasting cruises

A tale of two cruises.

Previous TripThis Trip
Sunny, warm weather, June 2019Cool, damp and overcast, September 2022
Eagles everywhereNo eagles 🙁
Got to go biking, hiking and fishing at portsShort port calls with no time for exploring
Minimal days at seaAt least 4 days at sea
Easy getting on and off the shipUse of tenders in rough water at one stop
Nice casino with plenty of pokerLots 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 farNo Sitka stop
Visited the magnificent Hubbard GlacierNo Hubbard stop
Came home healthyCame home sick, either cold or COVID
Holland AmericaRoyal 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.

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