Our holidays are seldom restful. Though filled with as much wonder and experience as we can manage, our jam-packed wanderings leave little room for true relaxation. In the last four years my wife and I have driven Toronto to St. John’s and every province in between, built stairs in Lima and hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, camped along the Oregon Coast, and gone on several brief but busy excursions in between. Each has been an amazing yet tiring adventure.
This time we opted for a more laid back vacation with an Alaskan cruise on board the Norwegian Jewel. For a change our itinerary would be set for us, we would only have to check in to a single room, and food and entertainment would be provided for us all along the way. It would be a very different vacation from the kind we have been used to, but we decided to give it a try. After boarding in Seattle along with my wife’s parents we sailed off toward shores unknown to us, which would turn out to keep us quite active after all. Continue reading “Alaskan Cruising”