I had always been dreaming that I would take a cruise at least once in my life. Perhaps due to my obsession about this dream, it became a reality two years back. One of my affluent friends called me and asked me if I would accompany him on a cruise trip. Who would refuse such an offer? I immediately agreed.
Even now I distinctly remember how I spent the 7 days on my cruise to Alaska. In fact, the nostalgic memories of the trips will remain with me for ever. The first thing I realized was that traveling by a cruise was completely a different experience. Since the large ship kept rocking all the while, I had to get used to it. It took about a day to understand this. But once I understood it, I started enjoying the trip.
Secondly, my cruise to Alaska was a separate world by itself. She was a beautiful ship. At the same time, the ship was so large in size that it looked like a small city. I could see people everywhere. Like in cities, I had to stand in lines and wait for my turn, regardless of whether I wanted to take the elevator or to get a seat during the dinner time. Since there was no scope for expansion, the number of elevators or the dining tables were limited in number. But I should say that the service on the cruise was impeccable.
Not only that, the food items served on the cruise were delicious. I should confess that I am a food-buff and also a trencherman. Hence, I relished the delicacies served on the ship. I also made it a point not to have harsh drinks that could interfere with my appreciation of the items served. But i now want to make a confession. I somehow managed to sneak alcohol into the cruise along with my luggage. Of course, it was for my friend and not for me because as I said, I did not want to have harsh drinks that would spoil my palate.
The cabin in which I was accommodated was absolutely comfortable. There were six unique spaces on the cruise. It had inward-facing cabins on the balcony. Other features that attracted me were the kids programs, an excellently stacked bar, ice rinks, etc. It had a high-diving AquaTheater as well. In fact, when I saw the kids programs offered on the cruise, I made up my mind that I should somehow save money sufficiently so I could take my wife and kids also on a cruise trip very soon.
My cruise to Alaska was quite vast but despite this, I was not feeling overwhelmed, perhaps because the ship had been divided into six unique spaces that included The Royal Promenade, The Entertainment Space, the Boardwalk neighborhood, etc. The restaurants on the cruise were manned by friendly staff and hence, their service was absolutely enjoyable.
Another great feature on my cruise to Alaska was that there were live performances by dancers and singers during night times. There was a separate venue for such performances. I realized how technology could improve the quality of these performances. In fact, I eagerly waited for the evenings because I always had a liking for such programs.
To summarize, the experience I had on my cruise to Alaska was so great that I would not hesitate to spend my money on such trips in future. But I will ensure to take my family along with me. This is not a tentative decision but it is a firm one.