Cruise Day 7: College Fjord - A Gorgeous Sunny Day

Trip Start May 09, 2008
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Trip End May 19, 2008


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Where I stayed
Diamond Princess
What I did
sightseeing
chocolate buffet

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Friday, May 16, 2008

I was supposed to have my last yoga class while onboard this morning but I was still feeling sea sick so I didn't go. Instead I used the time to re-pack my clothes since this was our last day onboard.

We went to breakfast at the buffet and then bought pictures of us in Glacier Bay that were taken by the staff photographers. My mom also bought an album and several other pictures that were taken of our family during the week!

We walked around the ship for awhile before having drinks in Crooner's Lounge, we had become quite fond of the daiquiris they made there. I went back to the room for awhile since I still wasn't feeling quite well and took a nap for awhile.

When I got up we went to Skywalker's Bar which has is located in the stern of the ship and has massive windows that you can look out of and seats to sit in. We got more daiquiris here as well. While we were drinking our mixed drinks the ship's naturalist came on over the radio and announced that there were orca sighted. We took our drinks outside and sure enough there were orca playing and swimming alongside our cruise ship. They seem to really enjoy swimming beside the ships. They were constantly leaping out of the water. It was great to see.

A little while later we pulled into College Fjord and it was gorgeous. All of the glaciers are named after ivy league colleges hence the name College Fjord. We got lucky because the sun was out and the sky was a brilliant blue and it just reflected in the icy waters of College Fjord. I took tons of pictures here. We saw alot of glaciers but Yale and Harvard Glaciers are two of the most famous and scenic.

We went to our balcony to relax and take pictures. I hate to have my picture taken but my mom managed to get a great picture of me with Yale and Harvard Glaciers in the background. Our cruise ship launched a small boat that went out into College Fjord and there was a guy who was video taping our cruise ship.

Apparently they made a video of different activities that occurred during our cruise that you could purchase and this was part of the movie.

After our ship departed College Fjord we went to the buffet for dinner. As we were eating we noticed chefs pushing carts of desserts into the pool area. After we finished eating we went to see what it was. They were setting up a chocolate buffet for our last night on the ship.

It was a buffet made of only chocolate. Candies, cakes, pies, chocolate dipped fruit, donuts...it was amazing. It looked delicious and a large line started to form. I completely forgot about feeling sea sick and got some dessert and chocolate ice cream.

After the decadent buffet we went back to our room. I sat outside on the balcony for awhile looking at the scenery when I saw dolphins along side our ship. I stayed out while the sun was setting. I was hoping to see the Northern Lights. I stayed awake as long as I could but still the sun did not full sink behind the horizon line.

Things Learned on Day 7 of my Cruise:

1. Keep an ear out for announcements on the ship, they often announce when wildlife is spotted.

2. Keep a looking out on your ship. There is always some type of activity happening. We just happened to walk upon the Chocolate Buffet.
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