In respect to our bridge visit, we totally lucked out I think. We arrived just as the ship was maneuvering through the narrowest pass we would face in the Chilean fjords. Most unusually the pilot, Captain, Deputy Captain and Vice Captain were all present.
We got to visit, ask questions and basically hang around while they did their work. Also the views are the best from up there – clear, good angles, and wind and weather free.
The bridge, for me, is the most entertaining place on the ship even when nothing is happening, even at night when nothing is happening And you can’t see a thing out the window. You can feel the mass of the ship from up there and the power as you are silently moving with this hulk of machinery, slicing through the seemingly endless sea.
I have always enjoyed time on the bridge more than any other time on a cruise, and I’ve been cruising now for Twenty-Five Years (Oh My!).