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I finally booked in Vancouver!

Discussion in 'Alaska & Pacific Northwest Ports' started by GloBug, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. GloBug

    GloBug Guest

    I agonized over this, did my research, didn't know where to stay, couldn't make up my mind... and then our friend from the R&D /Marriot gave us a code to use, and a gift certificate! WELL! That kind of cut down the choices for us! Then I had to decide between the Marriott Pinacle and the Renaissance Harbour View. ... tough choice, but I kinda got seduced by the guarantee of the Harbor view, an 8am check in, and the price! So, we'll be staying one block from Canada Place for $29/nite!!! Yahoo!

    Now, I just have to pick our excursions.. hey, did I tell you I'm going to Alaska???
     
  2. dusty

    dusty Guest

    globug

    wow, what a great hotel for that price. im sure you are going to be very happy and have a great time. i cant wait to get back to vancouver. it is a great city and there are so many things to do. i hope you are going in the day before so you can at least see a little of it before you get on the ship. keep us posted on all your other plans and what you have in store for the trip.
     
  3. GloBug

    GloBug Guest

    Actually, Vancouver is the DISEMBARKING point of our cruise, it leaves from our home town of San Francisco!
     
  4. dusty

    dusty Guest

    globug

    you are so lucky to live in a city where you can get on the ship and not have to travel by air. as i said above i know you will really like vancouver. do you have any things planned for when you get there? i loved grouse mt, capalino suspension bridge and make sure you can browse through granville market if you can. have a great time.
     
  5. GloBug

    GloBug Guest

    Dusty, those are great suggestions. I am working on our excursions now, and was looking into Vancouver. They said we should be able to have early check in at 8am when the ship docks, so hopefully we can dump our luggage then and take off. We only have that one day in Vancouver, and we can't make a late day of it, because we have an early 5:45am bus ride ot Seattle, so it will be early to bed and early to rise!!!
     
  6. dusty

    dusty Guest

    globug

    i got allot of great tips from www.bcpassport.com before my last trip there. that is where i found the tour group land/sea tours. they took me to the mt, the bridge and the market on two different tours. other wise you can jump on the sea-bus ( right next to canadian place ) and go across the bay, then catch a bus and go to grouse or capilino bridge. i loved them both and wish i was going to have enough time to do them again this time. have fun.
     
  7. CaribbeanSun

    CaribbeanSun Guest

    Is your ship going into Canada Place or Ballatyne Pier?
     
  8. GloBug

    GloBug Guest

    Canada Place, I believe...
     
  9. CaribbeanSun

    CaribbeanSun Guest

    The 2005 schedule won't be up until March. In the past, Celebrity and RCCL would be at the less desirable pier, Ballantyne.
     
  10. BSeabob

    BSeabob Guest

    Infinity...Canada Place in yrs. past except for Crowded weeks when HAL ships get the pull. This usually occurs only at very beginning and end of season for a weekend.
     
  11. GloBug

    GloBug Guest

    So, Bob, does that mean that the Infinity most likely will be in Canada Place or in Ballantyne? I guess I need to know for my bus....
     
  12. BSeabob

    BSeabob Guest

    It will likey be Canada Place. but regardless......... your bus will be there
     
  13. kgratteau

    kgratteau Guest

    The 2005 cruiseship schedule for Vancouver is posted go to "www.portvancouver.com" to find it. Infinity will be sailing from Canada Place - only Royal Caribbean will be sailing out of Ballantyne Pier.

    I'm ready to go!!

    Infinity June 19, 2005 Alaska


    Kathy G
     
  14. kgratteau

    kgratteau Guest

    The 2005 cruiseship schedule for Vancouver is posted go to "www.portvancouver.com" to find it. Infinity will be sailing from Canada Place - only Royal Caribbean will be sailing out of Ballantyne Pier.

    I'm ready to go!!

    Infinity June 19, 2005 Alaska


    Kathy G
     

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