Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cruise travel day!

This is the day we start our cruise.  Sahana slept over last night so Sharm and Trent did not have to go to the airport too early in this morning.  We got up at 4am and got dressed and within 15 minutes Sahana was up and ready to get dressed and go.  The taxi came at 5am and be the time we arrived at the airport, we were wide awake and ready to go.

We arrived in Edmonton and met Sunita, Mike, Izabel, Ronin and Subhadra and we all had breakfast there. We spent some time visiting and then we took went through security with Izabel.  The kids were pretty excited to be going on their cruise.  They were asking lots of questions about what the ship would look like.

We arrived in Vancouver at about 11:15 and have a little snack at Tim's.  Then we got a taxi to the cruise ship terminal and after several long but relatively quick check-in lines, we finally arrived on the ship.  

The kids were awestruck and Izzy was taking lots of pictures with her new camera.  We entered on Deck 6 close to the shopping area and everything looked shiny and beautiful.   We found the Island Cafe on Deck 11 and perused the restaurant before deciding on what to eat for lunch.  

After that, we walked around for a bit and then went to our room and unpacked.  We had an inside cabin that sleeps 4 so it was surprisingly generous in size and storage space.  After that, we went to Deck 11 and watched the ship sail away. We spent a couple hours there and then wandered around the ship - checking out the other floors to see what kinds of activities were available.

We went back to the island Cafe for dinner and dessert.  The kids were amazed at all the different options that were available for dinner so their choices were very eclectic by the time they finally selected.

We went back to the cabin, decided what we wanted for room service tomorrow morning and went to bed around 9pm.  That was really 11pm Winnipeg time and we had already been up since 4am.  When we turned off the light, Sahana said "Oh, it's pitch black in here" and do it was!  so we turned on the bathroom light and closed the door so that some of the light could escape at the bottom of the door.  I think we must have all fallen asleep within minutes of our head hitting the pillow.


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