The down coat I ordered on eBay for the cruise just arrived. It is not nearly as ugly as I feared a down coat would be and it's super toasty. All I need now is the tank boots to arrive (I'll have only 2 or 3 days to break them in). I should probably buy some binoculars too.
And can you believe it? One week from today I will be on a ship leaving for Alaska. Wow.