Leaving Icy Straight Point
Back on our balcony we enjoyed the un-seasonal weather. We sat in the late afternoon sun enjoying a glass of wine.
Our tickets had arrived for our lunch as we left for dinner. this was for our train to Denali.
These were our luggage tags to indicate where we wanted our suitcases to go after we had left the ship.
I enjoyed the sunset from our balcony.
For dinner I had the veal which came as two very large pieces and I had to leave almost half of one of them. I started with the grilled eggplant in tomato sauce followed by a Waldorf salad (or at any rate Princess Cruises version of of one).
Island Princess finally left Icy Straight Point at 10 pm.
Our cruise update for Juneau told us that alcohol was not to be brought on board. Interesting as in Hoonah we had seen passengers picking up drinks from the liquor store and then taking them on board in front of us through security.
From the Captain’s Log
At 06:21 we embarked our first South East Alaska Pilot at the Frederick Sound pilot Station. As the vessel manoeuvred alongside the berth our first lines were run ashore at 11:17. Island Princess was all fast and secured alongside by 11:31 using 8 lines forward and 8 lines aft.
Noon Position: Port side to Icy Strait Dock Temperature: l4°C (57.2°F)
Wind: North Northeasterly Gentle Breeze
Barometer: 1021 mb
Sky: Partly Cloudy Skies
At 2030 one hour notice was given to the engine room for ‘Standby Below’ and following a short briefing with our two South East Alaska Pilots, the bridge team completed their final departure checks.
Once the security officer confirmed all on board at 21:34, the order was given to land the remaining gangway and commence singling up mooring lines. All lines were cast off and clear of the water by 21:45 and the Island Princess began thrusting off the berth, setting a north east course.
We then made an alteration to starboard and entered into Icy Strait. A little before midnight we set a northerly course transiting Lynn Canal, where we would later alter to starboard heading South East into Saginaw Channel.