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Perry’s Alaska iPhone Diary: The End of the Cruise

Last performance by the ship’s company on Friday night and then on Saturday we saw a variety show of some of the prior comedians from the cruise.

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We did another walk for On Deck for the Cure:
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We were able to meet 2nd Officer James Cook and ask him some nautical questions:
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We attended the Indonesian International High Tea in the dinning room at 4 p.m.:
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Indonesian Tea was outstanding!!
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And we still had time to do some whale watching as we passed slowly through the Seymour Narrows …
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Cheryl finally found some time to also try out one of the deck chairs while we looked for whales.
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I tried to follow our progress through the straits with my iPhone GPS and the Alaska Cruise Handbook I bought in the ship’s shops at the beginnging of the cruise.
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We rested as nine members of the crew began cleaning the ship’s pool for next week.
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Cheryl had time to also go redeem all the “DAM Dollars” she earned for her on-board activities for a nice DAM hat just before we went to the Chef’s Special Grand Farewell Dinner, complete, yes (!!) with a huge Baked Alaska for everyone. It was 8 p.m. but the sun was still shinning on our trip!!
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I was up at 5 a.m. for one last big breakfast and walk around the ship to thank the crew for the most excellent service during the entire cruise. These guys are just a small part of the Lido Restaurant breakfast team who made it possible to get a breakfast every day in just minutes. (That is when we did not use the free room service option).

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So, as I told Cheryl at the beginning of her first cruise: “the worst day of a cruise is the last day!” Today she understood. We had to go home. But Cheryl summed it all up by simply saying: “I just love this cruise line!!”

Thank You for following our trip. I had a lot of fun learning to use the iPhone to see what was possible. Although I did take about 8,000 pictures with my other digital cameras during this cruise I’m sure it will be easy for you to do your own someday soon.

Perry and Cheryl. Statendam. August 2 to August 16, 2009.

2 Comments
  • Sharon

    Perry and Cheryl,

    Thanks again for your wonderful iPhone blog. How long did it take you to type all of your text that accompanied your photos? And did you send them from the ports you visited or did you have to pay for Internet usage? I am interested in getting an iphone and a friend is also interested just because of your e-mail blog.

    Thanks,
    Sharon

  • Sharon

    Perry and Cheryl,

    I found your reply on August 13th blog. Thanks for your quick response. No need to answer my question above as you more than answered it in your Aug 13th response. I am now e-mailing the link to your blog so that I friend can read.

    Have a safe flight home. Happy traveling. Maybe I will see you aboard another HAL cruise.

    Thanks,
    Sharon

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