Alaskan Cruise: Last Day Stop In Victoria

Sunday morning at sea … the further south we went, the better the weather. Our challenge of the day was to see if it would be possible to find today’s Packer game somewhere on the ship.

Theresa posed with this pink tornado of a sculpture.

YES! We found the Packers vs Buccaneers game at one of the ship’s bars. It was very odd because there weren’t any Buccaneer fans and I think Theresa, Sally and I were the only Packer fans. I guess everyone else in the bar just like watching football.

Go Pack Go! Watching the Packers win at Sea.

The jewelry store was packed shoulder-to-shoulder … there was a drawing for those who purchased anything during the week.

Happy shoppers Mary and Sue waiting for the Sunday drawing.

Earlier in the week we pulled Sue into the jewelry store at the last minute to enter a drawing where you had to identify three stones … and she won — Sally had provided all the correct answers for all of us. That’s teamwork.

Life as twins … Sally provided all the correct answers and Sue won.
Sally and Toni hanging out at the jewelry store.
After a week of looking, Sally selected the perfect ring and necklace.

Our ship pulled into Victoria. There was an empty cruise ship next to us. The guests were probably out seeing Victoria. The ship’s big outdoor screen was broadcasting the Packer game which Terry was watching from our balcony.

Side by side … another cruise ship docked in Victoria.

Going ashore in Victoria … we had an early dinner and said goodbye to our wait staff who took good care of us all week.

Jane, Mary, Theresa, Sally, Sue & Toni with our waiter Geraldine and her assistant Jason.
Before heading off to tour Victoria, we said goodbye to our room attendant Kevin.
Beautiful sunset at the end of the dock between two parked cruise ships.

Oh Canada! It was so much work to correctly complete the online ArriveCAN app requirements for this short four-hour visit. The purpose was to minimize contact at customs as a Covid precaution. When we arrived, there was one custom officer who waved us through with no stopping. On previous visits, we waited in lines for them to check and stamp passports.

No waiting around at Customs. We walked in and out.

On our short visit to Victoria, we opted to see the night lights of Victoria. We enjoyed a tour narrated by a good-humored bus driver.

The last sunset … a pleasant way to end an Alaskan adventure. Tomorrow is an early departure.

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Jane is a resident of Browndale neighborhood in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

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