In San Diego there was only one place I wanted to visit, USS Midway. We berthed nearby, between the Maritime Museum and the Midway, a 5 minute walk to the Midway. There was no tour of the Midway included as a part of the cruise, so I went alone. We berthed late, around 1pm, leaving me only 4 hours to tour the entire Naval Aviation Museum that the Midway has become. I am glad that I decided to visit the Midway, it was, for me, one of the highlights of my cruise.
The ticket to the enter the museum includes a self guided audio tour, which allows you to enter the number an exhibit and be provided with details associate with the exhibit and possibly including a personal recollection of a former crew member, which adds to the experience and is worthwhile.
The tour starts below decks and ends on the bridge, unfortunately the bridge was closed for filming, so my tour finished on the flight deck.
An Enlisted Bunkroom
One of the many memorabilia collections on board
A Pilot Ready Room
Navigational Aids and Electronic Spaces
Back on the Hangar Deck which is full of aircraft exhibits
Next up one of the ships galleys
The Executive Officer’s Cabin
The Officer’s Barbershop
The Admirals Cabin
Combat Information Centre