The last morning of any cruise is always bitter sweet. After this morning there will be no more days of breakfast in bed, someone making my room twice per day, looking out my window to see stunning landscapes and sampling the brews of the Alaskan Brewing Company while surrounded by glaciers.
This morning I had a chance to interview the captain and get a tour of the navigational bridge. I always find bridge tours fascinating, not because of the equipment on the bridge – it’s all the same – but the commentary from the captain. Every captain has a different way of doing things and how they operate the bridge. Holland America Line dates back to over 140 years. The captain of this ship has been sailing for over 40 years (not with HAL, but overall). It’s safe to say that the navigation bridge and the captain’s room (located behind the bridge, starboard side) are the two nicest views at sea.