I booked this cruise at the last minute and I got one heck of a deal!
I left San Antonio early July 4 to Vancouver.
I snapped a few pictures before we landed. Vancouver B.C below.
I took at cab from the airport to the hostel I booked a few blocks from the marina. I shared a room with 3 other girls. I saw one. The hall floor was rounded like it was warped wood. I was surprised when I discovered that the restroom was Coed. No worries just surprised. The fabulous thing about this place is they had a bar/restaurant on the bottom floor. So I dumped my luggage and went for a beer. Vancouver Book Now! - Samesun Hostels Canada & USA
The beer during happy hour was $4 Canadian so not too bad. The dorm room was $85 a night! Ridiculous. I couldn't afford a hotel room here.
I took a walk to the pier to see how long it would take tomorrow when I board the Norwegian Spirit.
The part of the city I walked through was pretty. It had some hills and it reminded me of San Francisco. I walked by a few doorways with folks camped out and sleeping.
I found where they park the big boats!
It was fun walking around. Lots of tourists... like me!
Pretty pretty skyline.
Its a lovely city. The marina area was fabulous.
This is not my boat but there was plenty of them.
I found a nice (expensive) restaurant by the water where the seaplanes land. It was good entertainment while I ate my arugula salad with my refreshing draft beverage 🍺.
Look! seaplanes 💕
It smelled good too!
An outside restaurant.... maybe next time.
I hope I love Akaska!❤️
OMG !!! Look at my amazing room. I did something crazy when I first got inside.... I hung up clothes and put things in drawers. I've been living out of a suitcase since May 8th. It was comforting.
Perfect weather the day I boarded. It was just as hectic as the airport, with lines, signs and security... but I made it.
I went to their gym first to see what they had. I was very impressed!
Stretching room. We did yoga and abs here too.
Lots of cardio equipment.
I did come one morning at 7:15 am and it was packed!
Bye bye Vancouver 🚢
I guess I might be a little excited!
Yep!! I made it to the pool in the first two hours! That's always a win in my book of fun.
They had two pools and 6 hot tubs.
Beautiful sunset..... so far so good!