Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Days 10 & 11 - Turnaround and Sea Day

We had a relatively smooth transition to Rhapsody.  We bumped into some friends in the waiting area and had a nice visit.  They were boarding Radiance, however, so we won’t be seeing them on board.

There was actually some sunshine in Vancouver, but we didn’t have the opportunity to do any sightseeing.  We settled in and took a tour of the newly refurbished ship.  She’s absolutely beautiful!!!  What an incredible job they did – at a cost of $52 million.  The Centrum is breathtaking, complete with chandeliers that come down from 7 stories up with aerial artist performances.  The rooms were also redone.  They’re so nice now. 

Then we realized Captain Rob was the new master of the ship.  He’s our all-time favorite captain.  His dry sense of humor is entertaining.  He even recognized us, as he should since we’ve had the pleasure of dining with him several times.  We’ve seen a lot of other staff members who also remembered us from our 39 nights on Rhapsody in Australia.  We were sad to learn that Captain Stein has left the company, however. 

The next day was our sea day, and it was a wild one.  We had a strong side wind which causes the ship to awkwardly pitch.  It turned into a Bonine and green apple day for me.  By afternoon it was all better. 

Next stop – Juneau and the whales.  Stay tuned…

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