|Saturday - May 31, 2003 - Victoria, BC|
|We got up around 7 this morning - it was a bit smoother last night. Had breakfast outside at the buffet, then went for a short walk on the track. The ship was due to dock in Victoria at 2pm, but was running about an hour late due to some bad fuel (per the Captain).
A few of us went to our very first Sea Horse Race (see photo on right)! Lots of fun. I won $18 on number 5 and we ended up "buying" a horse to race the last day of the cruise. We were told to name it and decorate it.
|Because this was the inaugural Alaska cruise for the Pacific Princess, we were greeted in the Victoria port by a fire boat salute.|
|The day before, it was so windy that a ship hit the dock while docking . As a result, the other ship due in port that day did not dock either. So, Victoria was looking forward to our ship coming in!|
|There was a group of people watching the ship come in from a point at the pier.|
|Because this was our first port, and we were an hour late getting in, everyone was anxious to get off the ship - especially those with reserved excursions. Getting off was a mess, but this was the only port where we had a bad experience disembarking.|
|We signed up for an Orca Whale Watching excursion. As soon as we got off the ship, we headed to our bus, and to the boat.|