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Alaskan Bliss: A Live Trip Report May 19-26

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This is (hopefully) another of my live trip reports on a Bliss cruise. On my last trip report CC went down
in the middle of it.
We are now ensconced at the Seattle Pan Pacific Hotel. My Fitbit reports
that we walked over 10K. Mostly up and down which is good training for the ship stairs.
Tomorrow we board. Can't wait.
Here are touristy pics of Seattle, the Emerald City, a gem.

Leaving Honolulu.

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Pan Pacific Hotel

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Pike Place Market

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Therapy

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Here's Looking at You

 

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Do You See It?

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Yup

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Joy in Port

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Amazon Sphere

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That's All for now. 

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Random thoughts.

Part of the gum wall, yuck.

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You touch, you buy.

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Ordered cannelloni at Barolo Restaurant in honor the The Godfather film

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Part of an atheist's piece of ground.

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Boarding in few hours.

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11 hours ago, rockfsh said:

This is (hopefully) another of my live trip reports on a Bliss cruise. On my last trip report CC went down
in the middle of it.
We are now ensconced at the Seattle Pan Pacific Hotel. My Fitbit reports
that we walked over 10K. Mostly up and down which is good training for the ship stairs.

 

 

 

 

 

Uh oh, doesn't the Bliss have elevators?

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2 hours ago, Oakman58 said:

 

Uh oh, doesn't the Bliss have elevators?

 

🙂 Yes but try taking those after the muster drill or after shows.

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Other

 

This is not my Tat Cart

 

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The Space Needle looks like it was designed by Tesla. Nikola that is.

 

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The ceiling of our hotel room sprung a leak @4 AM. We had to move rooms 😞

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Boarding soon. Really this time

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14 hours ago, rockfsh said:

This is (hopefully) another of my live trip reports on a Bliss cruise. On my last trip report CC went down
in the middle of it.
We are now ensconced at the Seattle Pan Pacific Hotel. My Fitbit reports
that we walked over 10K. Mostly up and down which is good training for the ship stairs.
Tomorrow we board. Can't wait.
Here are touristy pics of Seattle, the Emerald City, a gem.

Leaving Honolulu.

IMG-4534.jpg

 

Pan Pacific Hotel

DSC05760.jpgDSC05759.jpg

 

Pike Place Market

DSC05765.jpg

 

Ghost Alley 20190518-093601-4.jpgpre

 

 

 

DSC05771.jpg

 

Therapy

DSC05773.jpg

 

Here's Looking at You

 

DSC05778.jpg

 

Do You See It?

DSC05791.jpg

 

Yup

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Joy in Port

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Amazon Sphere

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That's All for now. 

Wish there was a way to quote and remove pics...maybe there is and I haven’t figured it out!   

 

Anyway, looking forward to your report!!  We must travel at similar times, last trip report I did CC went down for upgrades in the middle too!  

Have a great cruise

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21 minutes ago, rockfsh said:

The ceiling of our hotel room sprung a leak @4 AM. We had to move rooms 😞

Oh, no!  I hope you did get some rest as It May be a long day.  

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3 minutes ago, lets_dance said:

Oh, no!  I hope you did get some rest as It May be a long day.  

 

I was up doing this trip report anyway. 😉 Good thing as I notified the front desk and it got worse really fast.

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7 minutes ago, rockfsh said:

 

I was up doing this trip report anyway. 😉 Good thing as I notified the front desk and it got worse really fast.

Great they weren’t full and had a room to move you to

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1 minute ago, cruisinaz said:

Great they weren’t full and had a room to move you to

 

They moved us 2 doors down.

Despite what my countdown clock says, I haven't (yet) sailed.
Lynette C. who just finished sailing today in the same suite we reserved told me she left me a "surprise" hidden in the cabin. I hope it is not a chocolate covered strawberry.

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I'm super-excited to read your report!  I'm on the same sailing next week too!

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We are finally aboard and in our first DOS (not Disk Operating System for you nerds).
The cabin is huge, over 3.5 times the size our first apartment in Berkeley when Noreen and I were in college. Daughter and BF are on their first cruise. Our treat. They are having a blast. So are we.
I'll post a few pictures. Any questions?

 

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Living Room

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Master Bedroom

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2nd Bedroom

 

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Tub

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2nd Bath

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More tomorrow 

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Backtracking a bit. On the way down to Pier 66, we ran into a traffic jam. It took us
30  minutes to get past the last 3 stop lights before Alaska Way. We then ran into a train. Not literally. 

We had lunch @ Magaritaville. Four of us could not finish the volcano nacos although we got down to the magma.

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On deck a family was struggling to take a group selfie so I offered to help. "You're not going to run away with our phone?", the father asked me. "Don't worry, I'm so old your kid could catch me", I replied.

In the Haven Lounge I met Maravit, our butler from our last cruise. Have you ever had a hug from a butler?

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No workstation space so I've taken over part of the vanity.

 

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The sun is just starting to set at  8:50 PM.

 

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The ship's internet is best @ 3AM.

Going back to sleep now.

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If you gotta go and the bathrooms in the suite are too far away, there is a 3rd toilet off of the entrance

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The 2 showers.

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My weight varies by 10 pounds on this scale when underway. It under weighs and over weighs you.

 

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The front balcony is windy (there are 2 balconies)

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More later. I promise

 

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The ship's photo studio called. They offered to set up  portrait session. "No thanks, 
I said, "Don't look good enough". "We can make you look good", they responded. "Not unless you are plastic surgeons", said I.

 

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The meet and greet was fun. Thanks to Kathy(lawdawg04) for setting it up. We talked to Jim and Jennifer there.(jonesnewl)

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Cruise Director Silas ran "beauty" contest for cruise staff and asked me to judge. I picked Silas. "What do I win?", he asked. I said he already bribed me to pick him.

 

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DD Patty came in second in her go-cart race.

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Sea days are great

 

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10 hours ago, rockfsh said:

If you gotta go and the bathrooms in the suite are too far away, there is a 3rd toilet off of the entrance

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The 2 showers.

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My weight varies by 10 pounds on this scale when underway. It under weighs and over weighs you.

 

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The front balcony is windy (there are 2 balconies)

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More later. I promise

 

Can we see a picture of the balcony that is outside the bathroom? Always wondered what that one looks like!

 

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We met Johnathan (jonpilk) and Shay and Rachelle (trimom30) @ the Captain's party.

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Also had Silas pay me off for picking him.

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If anyone else says, "Hi",they will end up on this TR.

 

Will take a pic of the 2nd balcony and post tomorrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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16 hours ago, Greenpea2 said:

Can we see a picture of the balcony that is outside the bathroom? Always wondered what that one looks like!

 

 

Here you go. Note the shower window to this small balcony.
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34 minutes ago, rockfsh said:

 

Here you go. Note the shower window to this small balcony.
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Thank you rockfish! So at one end is the bathroom (shower) and at the other end is just a wall, with open space on the other side, correct? The online floorpans just don't make that clear at all. It looks like on the other end is an open space. I like that this balcony is big enough to be useable too!

 

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2 hours ago, Greenpea2 said:

Thank you rockfish! So at one end is the bathroom (shower) and at the other end is just a wall, with open space on the other side, correct? The online floorpans just don't make that clear at all. It looks like on the other end is an open space. I like that this balcony is big enough to be useable too!

 

On one end is the shower window. At the other end is  door to the master bedroom.

This balcony is  sheltered and usable.DSC06173.jpg

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