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Well, it's about time that I took a vacation! I'll be on a 7-day cruise, just like last year. Looking forward to the fresh cold air. I'd bring back stuff, but there's mostly just a lot of jewelry and salmon at the ports the ship stops off at. Nothing really kewl.

Anyway, I'll be sure to take a lot of pics and log on from time to time while I'm gone. Chance of boredom prediction on the big ship is, eh, say 85%. :)
 

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Originally posted by QWKsilvr808
Well, it's about time that I took a vacation! I'll be on a 7-day cruise, just like last year. Looking forward to the fresh cold air..
Fresh air?? Wasn't there a lot of old people farting on the last Alaska cruise you went on? LOL! Have a good time though.
 

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Greetings from Alaska! It's friggin' cold here (low 40's and drops into the 30's here at open sea)... and I've got a little sniffle, but I'm gonna bomb the meds and hope to nip this in the bud.

Nothing but open ocean right now... and it's kinda boring atm, but I'm still getting used to getting around the ship. There's some neat stuff here. I'll try to upload some pics later.... just wanted to say Hi.
 

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Wassup Clint! Did you get the bidi-bidi-kukai? ;-) Don't eat too much shellfish or you might get zinc poisining. Post some pics up - I've never been on a cruise ship before!
 

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hey clint, when you get back, you mind recapping what's so great about alaska that you had to go for the second straight year? for my next vacation im prolly going japan, but id also like to check out places ive never been like australia, new york, london, and maybe alaska via a cruiseliner like you :)
 

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what's up dude. so what kind of neat stuff is there on a cruise ship? just curious, never been on one either. but man, a casino would be bad @ss!
 

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We arrived in Juneau (capital of Alaska) this morning, and it was bombing rain. The wind was nuts.

My sniffles got the best of me and I spent the better part of this morning sick. Rested the whole day, downed a Claritin, and I feel much better. I managed to get off the ship for a couple hours to roam around Juneau, and had lunch at a italian restruant I ate at last year. The waitress was from Hawaii and guessed right away that I was from the islands too... the trenchcoat, umbrella, and gloves were a dead give away I guess, since the haole ppl were just wearing jackets or windbreakers.

I was freezing my ass off. The wind blew my umbrella inside out.

Anyway, the ship is great. I'm aboard Holland America's "Oosterdam", one of their newest ships in their Vista Class cruisers. This is the biggest they have.

We have a very large suite this year, walk-in closet, double beds, wraparound couch with a foldout double bed, dressing room, and bathroom with whirlpool sauna and seperate shower stall. Double vanity, 27" flat screen tv with DVD, JVC cd stereo system, huge verandah with tables, seats, and lounges. Basically we're loaded. We even have our own private concierge and lounge because we're on the upper class level. They take care of everything I need, from DVDs to borrow, to getting me a new umbrella.

There's your typical ultra-high class double-tiered dining lounge at the end of the ship, a steak house, a buffet restruant upstairs, a movie theatre (finally got to see Troy! damn.), a large casino (this one is larger than the one on the ship I was on last year), a shopping center, a golf simulator (pretty neat, you can play 36 worldwide courses, I have a tee time tomorrow), arcade games (cool, the have Initial_D v.1 here, I set all the records hahahaha), a library, the internet center, a swedish spa, gym, salon, and bars bars bars. Sports bars, lounges, smoking bars, piano bars. Even a night club that spins house, trance, and hip hop. Odd. Got a lot of old ppl here, so i dunno if they rock that way.

Anyway, there's a lot to do here. The first night of cruising from Seattle wasn't too rough, but the winds picked up today so we're at sea on our way to Hubbard Glacier and the boat is definitely rockin'. I don't get sea sick, but I see a lot of ppl looking pretty green. It's pretty funny.

I've been borrowing a lot of DVDs and cruising in the room. Lost $40 at the casino so far, but I'm sure I'll lose more by the end of the cruise.

I can't find the docking station for the mem cards, I think they took it so ppl won't steal it at night, so I'll load up pics later.
 

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damn dude it really is a floating city on one of those huh? sounds like a lot of fun!

now i don't feel so bad for you being stuck with the old people. you can just do your own thing and stay upwind from them....hahaha
 

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I always wanted to see Alaska on something else besides a warship.
 

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What's up with everyone going to Alaska nowdays?
My girlfriends parents just got back from Alaska this past sunday from an Ocean Liner cruise. I was happy, they brought back some smoked salmon for me. My co working is leaving today, and since this is a small island, one of my best friends is leaving as well today too. wierd. in all cases, I hope your haveing fun!!!
 

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are you going to visit ketchikan? i think it was supposed to be the wettest city in the US. they usually have like 10 days of sun a year or something like that. when were there, we were lucky to have sun for most of the day. and supprisingly our stay in seattle was mostly dry as well. cant wait for the pics. youre visiting a few places that our cruise line didnt stop at.
 

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hope you have a relaxing and fun time there : ) bring me back some snow hehee . come back in one piece ok? =P

i agree with bonnie.. mmm salmon :drool: :chuckles:
 

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Whoa! There's a name I haven't seen posting for a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnggggggggggg time. Hi Bonnie! :wave:
 
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