Sunday, May 19, 2019

Royal Princess Cruising to Hubbard Glacier

We've fallen into a predictable morning routine on the ship.
*Hubby leaves the cabin before 6 am to get some coffee and some oatmeal.
*I sleep until he calls the cabin a couple hours later to let me know where he is sitting in the buffet. (Side note - the Medallion's Shipmates section on the Ocean Compass app does an amazing job of pinpointing where he is on the ship. I can tell he is in the Piazza right this minute .)
*I take my shower and join him for breakfast and we make our plans for the day.

Today I was lucky enough to catch a rainbow off the back of the ship. It's barely visible above the horizon.

*Then after breakfast we go about our day.

Except today after breakfast hubby headed out to do his thing and I headed back to the cabin to have a little lie down. I was pretty tired so I planned on just a little rest before heading back out for the day. 

And I fell asleep. 

I woke up to go to the bathroom, came back to my little twin bed, and saw that hubby was sleeping in his twin bed. I checked the time and it was 2:00. Oh. My. Goodness. (That's what a dark inside cabin will do for you.) I turned on the bridge cam to try and keep myself awake, hubby headed back out, and I again somehow fell asleep. 

I woke up to a knock on the door. More treats for the 500 day celebration.

The bridge cam was still on the TV.
The time was 3:30 and we were almost at Hubbard Glacier. Yikes.

Just in the nick of time I made it outside to capture the glacier. Our go-to spot is the Horizon Terrace at the back of Horizon Court. Who wouldn't want to sit in these empty, comfy seats on the Horizon Terrace?
The Captain turns the ship around so everyone can get a good view no matter which side of the ship they are on. We didn't get as close as we have in the past. There was a heavy ice flow today. Plus, I'm wondering if the size of the ship made a difference, too.

Here are some other highlights of our time there.
 Tomorrow we're off to Glacier Bay.

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