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Apr '10

Another Cruise To Nowhere.

Well, I’ve done it again… another cruise to nowhere. This time it’s an overnight from Vancouver to Seattle, but in a deluxe verandah suite. What is a deluxe veranda suite?


2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 556 sq. ft

Suite amenities include:

  • Complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise
  • Premium duvet, oversize bath towels and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers
  • Gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night
  • Hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request
  • Binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise
  • Cocktail party with ship officers
  • Priority boarding for tender ports of call
  • Special disembarkation service
  • Priority dining and seating requests
  • Exclusive daily breakfast service for suite guests only
  • High tea service in suite on request
  • A special Suite guest lunch event on cruises over 7 days in length
  • Neptune Lounge: A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Verandah Suite or Penthouse Verandah Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.


$129 a person plus fees, and a train trip to Vancouver.

As for my day – off to Vancouver for dinner and scholarship reading with Helene and Natan.


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One Response to “Another Cruise To Nowhere.”

  1. Curt Says:

    Hello from Palm Springs….61 and overcast here as opposed to 59 and party cloudy at home in Olympia!

    Two questions:
    1) What are you gonna do with all that shipboard space other than perhaps fill it with soap suds from a specialty soap shop (…shades of the last trip to nowhere)?
    2) How come I don’t get to review scholarship applicants no more; i liked that!