Trip Start May 20, 2009
13Trip End Jun 02, 2009
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Soon we could see the glacier coming into view, with the ship still moving at about 25 mph to get into the bay, it was pretty chilly! We slowed down as we entered the bay and the glacier came more into view, it was absolutely breathtaking. We went up within 300 yards of the glacier and the sounds were tremendous.
We went and dropped off the camera gear and got some breakfast (okay, yes, it was my second breakfast and LJ's first, I admit it!) while he was taking the last set of photos on deck I grabbed a plate of breakfast - a girl's gotta eat! Second breakfast consisted of fruit and toast, promise!
After our excitement at Hubbard Glacier, it was time for a nap! We went back to the thermal suite in the afternoon and also visited the SeaView Cafe for the first time on the trip. For those of you familiar with Royal Caribbean ships, this is the alternative to Johnny Rockets on this class of ship, located in the same place.
We ran into Kirk and Michelle there and they ate with us. After that it was sadly time to try to pack, sooooo much stuff. Unfortunately we have to carry our luggage off the ship in the morning instead of placing it out for them to take down to the pier terminal for us because we are doing an independent tour very early in the morning.
Time for our final dinner. We ordered and then went to meet Patrick and Shannon and say goodbye. We really enjoyed getting to know them at dinner, going fishing and hanging out. They are headed home tomorrow and her parents and their friends are going to be going on a cruisetour. We again left dinner before dessert as we still had more packing to do and both were fading fast.
A final round of the ship to cash in our casino chips, pick up our photos from Hubbard Glacier this morning and also the photo we took with the bergy bit, as well as make final purchases in the ship store and get some water for our kayaking tomorrow. Yes, $10 for two 24 ounce bottles of Evian water and the best part was we had a buy one get one free coupon that I forgot to use! Ugh!!! Back to the room, finalize packing and fall into bed by 12:30 AM, alarm is set for 5 hours and 15 minutes from now.