This cruise has been a punishment on our sense of smell. First is the long walk to our cabin which gives us a variety of scents. The mid-ship portion has a nice flowery smell of an air freshener and then we hit the forward section where our cabin is and the lovely odour of the head comes wafting to our noses. Now I fear we will be sleeping within the ode de toilet but the fear doesn't bare out as the cabin is odour fee.
Two of our bags are present so we unpack those and read the “what's happening today” where we see we shouldn't worry about our stray bag for another 5 hours. So off we go to explore the ship when I spot a familiar looking bag all alone in a hallway near the aft section of mid-ship. The colour tag is not the one I put on it but the personal name tag is mine! So back to the cabin we go and unpack it. I hope the crew member that left it there didn't search for it too long.
The cabin was small but we booked a small cabin. In the Queen bed set up one side had to crawl on the bed to get into bed do to furnishings and walls. The carpets were in desperate need of a cleaning. The washroom was poorly laid out as the toilet seat almost touched the opposite wall on a corner (installed on an angle). There was very low water pressure in the sink. The shower seemed fine. It is at the front so the anchor drops were loud (new this going in) and it took them several drops to get it to set for the one and only tender port.
Walked through the USS Iowa. Cruisers get a discount with cabin key.
Nice walk to fisherman's wharf
Embarkation from home
Very short stop.