Once I reordered my expectations the trip was ok. In fact, an airplane set up like this would thrill me. There was a big group of University of Washington students on board off to Canada for a long week-end. They seemed to be from fraternities and sororities and alcohol was a popular topic. One young man reminisced about previous trips and types of drinks consumed and planned ahead for further delights.
The trip took 2 1/2 hours. I walked around once and went upstairs where there was a tiny space on the rear deck. It was the place for smokers so I didn't venture out. Candied ginger and homeopathic remedy work well to prevent mal de mer. I only had one bad moment when I had to fill out a customs declaration. Writing made me queasy.
The worst part of the trip was the arrival. Since we had checked our luggage, we had to wait for it to be unloaded before we could disembark. It took an hour to get off the boat.