Cruising North to the 49th – Day 2 – “At Sea” Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage

Sunday 15th September 2019

I woke up a little early this morning to the ship beginning to move around.  I checked the App and it showed we were hitting some open water. It wasn’t like we were far out to sea or anything, just some open water between some of the islands in BC.  So gone had been my protection for calm water and we had some motion. Now a lot of people would experience what we had and say “well that wasn’t much” and be fine with it. My anxiety had taken full control of me.  It had stopped me from sleeping and doing much of anything.

I was pretty much frozen solid in my room for a while until Heidi woke up.  When she woke up she let me sit for a bit before making me get up and get moving.  We did some laps of the promenade deck and even with the motion, I felt much better.  I didn’t eat much to make sure that I was going to be ok (the Neptune Lounge had some fruit salad so I stuck with that).  We got ourselves moving about the ship and before we knew it, we were into more calmer waters of the “Inside Passage”. It was a good day though with plenty of stuff to keep you going.

America’s Test Kitchen, some talks about Alaskan heritage etc, Trivia, all interspersed with checking on photos from Embarkation and just relaxing in the room.  By the time the afternoon rolled around, the weather had improved, the whales were out and about around the ship and I was having a good old time! We had an early reservation tonight at the Pinnacle grill.  It would mark the last of our complimentary specialty dinners, but that wasn’t a horrible thing. It was good because it was also Gala night. So we would have to get dressed up anyway and meant that we could have a nice, special night to celebrate our anniversary.

We got dressed up, had some photos taken and had a blast enjoying ourselves while eating a fantastic steakhouse dinner.  I had a New York Strip (I was on the Nieuw Amsterdam of course) and Heidi had the double cut pork chop. For dessert they brought out on top of what we ordered a special chocolate cake for our annivesary.  We never cut into it but they wrapped it up for us to take back to our room (which seems silly for on a cruise ship).

We went to the Main Stage for the captains toast, and then watched the comedian.  Jim Short was an Aussie who had spent time in many countries and now does his time on the cruise ships.  It was funny to see him and there was a lot of Aussie’s in the crowd. By the time we got back from dinner/evening we were heading back out to see.  Hello anxiety and this time before going to bed, I took a sea sickness tablet and I managed to fall asleep without vomiting. That was good.