OK so what does one do on a cruise ship on an "At Sea" Day?
Here is the reality. One of our group was kinda seasick and down for the count most of the day. A second member was "a little queasy" but not completely down.
The remaining three checked out the ship activities. One of the many activities we took part in were the Trivia Games--ie naming TV programs from a musical sound clip, naming famous landmarks and birds etc. People were divided into teams and the winners got complimentary bar drinks.
Here comes the first question.... and I have no idea what this woman just said. She is Philipino and has a marked accent. I heard "ScoobyDo". I was not permitted to watch cartoons as a child, but I thought ScoobyDo was a dog and answered "Bone". WRONG! Second round question: I understood No part of the question. I don't have an ear for accents. In fact, I sometimes don't hear English so good. Needless to say, I was the first one voted out as the Weakest Link. Goodbye, Soo-EEE.
I must note here that at NO time did any of us not have drink in hand.
We also played Bingo. You cannot progress past age 50 without playing serious Bingo. However, this was the biggest RipOff ever! We each paid $35-50 for about 20 total minutes of play. Granted, the pot was huge! But, the important part of Bingo is the journey--the destination can only be reached by a very select few.
Our group had chosen two excursions: the Alaskan Coastal Expedition (in the Zodiaks) and the Plane/Alaskan Crab Feast.
By the way, if anyone is planning to take an Alaska cruise, choose your excursions way ahead of time. They book fast.
Answer: Find a bar in Ketchikan, that's what. Our shuttle driver, a college kid majoring in Nutrition, suggested the Arctic Bear and that's where we ended up!
In this photo, we are with our bartender holding the Bar mascots--polar bears in mating positions. There is probably not much else fun to do in Alaska if you are a polar bear.