Friday and Saturday, 1-2 September, 2017 – Days 6 and 7 – Abbotsford to Vancouver/Alaska Cruise

Friday, 1 September 2017 – Abbotsford to Vancouver/Alaska Cruise  (Day 6)

Up and had breakfast and onto the coach and left Abbotsford for a relatively short drive to Vancouver.  We drove through downtown Vancouver. One landmark pointed out was four statues outside the BC Stadium of Terry Fox  (July 28, 1958 – June 28, 1981) who was a Canadian athlete.  His right leg was amputated in 1977 after he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma.   In 1980 with one leg having been amputated, he attempted to run east to west across Canada to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Sadly he died before he was able to complete the run.   Was quite exciting when we passed near the Harbour and saw our cruise ship.

We arrived at the Port and was able to go on board the Celebrity Millenium.  After doing all the formalities for Security, went and had lunch with Gail and Russell (fellow companions).  It was then into my room (2072).

Plan of Celebrity Millineum

Coal Harbour Vancouver

 

At 4.30pm  along with the majority of passengers, I went up on deck as we slowly sailed out of Coal Harbour, Vancouver.  It is a beautiful harbour with the North Shore Mountains in the background.  We headed out towards the Lions Gate Bridge – reminded me of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Franscisco but in green.

After doing some unpacking and familiarising myself with some of the ship, went and had a dip in the hot tub.

At 8.30pm, I went into the Metropolitan Restaurant (5th floor) to my designated table – seated with three pleasant Chinese girls.  (Smoked salmon and Creme Brulee.)  After dinner had a short visit to the casino and then into my cabin to sort out some shore excursions.  Ended up being totally confused and it was 4.00am.

Saturday, 2 September 2017 – Cruising –  (Day 6)

Looked out my porthole but it was very foggy and nothing to see.  Went down to Level 3 and booked some off-shore excursions and then had breakfast with Raylene, Brian, Sal and Russell.  Chatted with Rhonda, Joe and Daniella who I first met in Calgary but are on the other bus of TripaDeal – into bingo, hot tub and then dinner at 8.30pm with Kay, Phil, Sal, Russell, Gail and Margarita. (Escargot, lamb and Creme Brulee).   Today was a day of relaxing.

Dinner with Sal, Russell, Phil, Kay, Gail and Margarite in Metropolitan Restaurant, Level 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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