I’ve always heard about this great deal, so for my birthday, I booked the over night trip to Seattle with 3 other friends.
Warning: this post is heavy with photos!
Cost per person with double occupancy was only $143.96 CAD – including all taxes and fee that’s paid upfront to CruiseAbout. Later, you’ll also be charged onto your credit card for gratuities at $11.50 per person/per day. You can purchase professional photo (taken before you board the ship) later that day for $20. Yah, it’s a bit expensive, but since it was to celebrate my birthday and my first time on a cruise, it seemed appropriate.
The cruise was departing at 4:45pm, but we were lined up around noon as embarkation started at about 11:30am. We got on and were allowed to start feasting on all the food which is included in the fee. Don’t be late! Everyone must be onboard no later than 90 minutes before departure!
YAH!!! I was so excited for my first cruise trip. Oh!!! so much food!!
What should I get?
Time for lunch!
Nice decor inside
Thirsty? They’ve got everything from tea, coffee and juices. Soda and alcohol are extra.
More…pasta and jello~
Look at all those desserts!
View out the window. Canada Pacific Place as we went for departure.
Small room, but good enough. We are only there to sleep at night. Otherwise, the rest of the time is spent elsewhere.
We go out on deck to enjoy some sun as the ships starts to move
Nobody was swimming in the pool…but oh well, relaxing time!
Hallway and elevator
Some ice cream in the sun
Going underneath the Lion Gates Bridge
Bye bye Vancouver!
We come back down for some dessert
The doors to the dining area. We wait until it opens.
Nice fine dining room.
Salad and Salmon
Main entree – Chicken.
The sun goes down and the dining area is more romantic.
Time for dessert!
Entertainments/shows in the evening
The next morning, we have breakfast and arrive in Seattle around 10:30am.
After we got off the ship, we spent the day in downtown Seattle until around 3pm and took the Quick Shuttle to Vancouver $40.85 per person. I was super happy with the trip. I think an overnight cruise is the best (even though I’ve never had anything longer), but the length is perfect. The buffet style is great since you can go and eat whenever you want, as much as you want. The quality is ok for your typical, average buffet. There are different stations that have different kinds of cuisines, like pasta for Italian, sushi for Japanese and so on. So you’ll never get bored eating the same stuff. I was pretty much eating most of the time on the ship…lol.
The fine dining was pretty good. We got to sit by the window, so we were able to watch the sea and the sky gradually turn into the night sky. With a price that usually would only include a hotel room in Vancouver for overnight, this is an AWESOME deal. I hope to do it again – next time I’d like to treat my parents
These great trips are only offered in May, so book now with Cruise About!!!