Vacation 2013: Off to Sea


After enjoying Seattle's breakfast we had to head over to Pier 91 to get onto our beautiful ship the Star Princess, one of Princess Cruise Line's many ships, is about 933 feet long with 4 decks of interior, balcony, mini-suite and suites on board, 2 specialty restaurants, 3 dining rooms and a plethora of entertainment options!

One thing you have to know about my husband is that I spoiled him rotten when we got married in Las Vegas, since then he will NOT travel if he doesn't have a jacuzzi tub in the room, with this in mind and the thought of being cooped up in a small room for 7 days we decided to splurge on the Penthouse Suite!  The 868 sq. ft. suite included a small office, mini/wet bar, living room, 2 TV's, a balcony with a 4 person sitting area, 2 lounge chairs, a queen bed, spacious closet, jacuzzi with separate shower and a separate wash area...quite the spread for 7 days but we used every square inch of it.  David lived on the balcony most of the time we were at sea enjoying the views.

Our ship left the pier around 4 PM on Saturday and one of the perks of the suite was that on Embarkation night (the night we left Seattle) the ship gave us complimentary reservations to visit one of the two specialty restaurants on the ship.  The specialty restaurants are an additional cover charge of $25/per person to dine in, one was the Crown Grill, which obviously was steaks and the second was Sabitini's which was an Italian style, we decided to go for Crown Grill, we both enjoy a good steak so why not?  I had Filet Mignon and David gave the Porthouse a try, we were not disappointed at all and to our surprise when we came back chocolate covered strawberries had been left on our balcony, thankfully David doesn't have a big sweet tooth so I enjoyed myself.

Have you ever watched a movie under the stars? Well we did!  Pretty much every night that we were at sea the ship offered Movies Under the Stars, they would put the lounge chairs out on the Lido Deck next to the bar (of course, haha) and played an assortment of movies.  Our first night it was The Great Gatsby, which I hadn't seen before.  So far our cruise was off to an amazing start and we couldn't wait to get to Alaska!!!

Although we would be on the boat for another day, the sunset, the views, the chill in the air and with my babe right beside me I am absolutely the most happy and lucky gal in the world! Next stop, Juneau!!

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