In the fall of 1998 we took our then nine-year-old son, Dane, on his first cruise. Tim and I had been booked for several months, along with our parents, and another uncle. It was a last-minute decision to take him, and an Inland Passage to Alaska might not have been a first choice for most people to take a grade school student.
School had already started so there were only a few children on the ship. The “kids club” staff was excellent, keeping him occupied and entertained while on board. Due to this initial success, it set a pattern of taking him with us on several future cruises over the years.
“You get what anybody gets – you get a lifetime.” ~ Neil Gaiman
Gratitude Moment: Today I am grateful for special memories I got to make with our son and his grandparents as we explored the frontier, glaciers, and wilderness that is Alaska.