DSCN5210The Inside Passage sail to Prince Rupert is considered one of the loveliest ways to get to the north Pacific.  There were many tourists from different nations on our ferry, some of them bound for Alaska on a connecting cruise.

I had booked us a reserved seat in the Aurora lounge where the view is supposed to be the best and snacks are served regularly.  The view was great but the snacks didn’t really impress – a couple of cookies and some water.  Oh well, at least the company was fine, as was the weather.

We took a walk around the ship’s deck and found the rear deck was sunny and warm, the perfect place for our lunch picnic.  They do have bbqed weiners and beer available at lunch but we had brought our own food as I had decided we’d have a nice buffet dinner in the dining room instead.  The cruise lasted about 15 hours, so we had plenty of time to sit outside and chat with other tourists, nap, eat too much at dinner (the buffet was indeed delicious) and even watch a movie.

As promised, the scenery was gorgeous.  I didn’t take many pictures as it’s hard to do it justice.