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Vancouver, BC, Canada (scroll down for cruise itineraries)

 
Introduction

One of the most beautiful cities in North America, Vancouver, British Columbia grew from a small lumber village in the 1800s to the third largest metropolitan area in all of Canada. Located at the point where the Fraser River spills into the Pacific and at the abrupt conflux of the Cascade Mountains and Coast Range, Vancouver is spectacular in its scenery. It is also a major cruise port for vacationers heading to Alaska, with over 250 departures during the spring and summer season. While in Vancouver, you will find no end to the attractions, beautiful landmarks and historical architecture that make this one of the most modern cosmopolitan cities on earth.

Where the Ship Docks

Vancouver is served by several different cruise lines, and has two separate cruise terminals. One is Canada Place Terminal, directly in front of the central business district and adjacent to hotels, shopping and restaurants. The other is Ballantyne Pier - about a ten minute taxi ride from downtown. There is a shuttle service available between the Ballantyne Pier and the downtown.

What to See and Do

Visiting the Gastown district is a must for tourists. Part of the downtown area, it is the oldest section of the city and is still paved with cobblestone. Here you can marvel at the old gaslight structures, hobnob in the many curio shops and find just about every type of lunch and dinner fare. Near the Canada Place terminal is the Harbour Center Tower, offering a speedy elevator ride to the top, where you can get a full 360 degree view of the city. For families, there is no better destination than Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. At the northern end of the downtown area, this large open space is perfect for strolling, especially along the outer shore where the photo opportunities never end. The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is also located here and is worth an entire afternoon. The Granville Island market area is a local favorite for its fresh produce and other fine foods, but also includes the artists' area where homemade crafts are available for purchase. There is even a special Kids Market where every toy imaginable is for sale, including handmade wooden delights and one-of-a-kind costumes. Along the waterfront there are several city boat tours that take visitors past the downtown area for a reasonable price. And if you are truly feeling adventurous, head north of Vancouver to the world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, where the bungee jumping sport is taken to new heights - 230 feet to be exact - and featuring the new Treetops Adventure, where a series of smaller bridges connect with each other far above the river rapids.

Eating/Drinking

Vancouver is chock full of excellent restaurants, especially those specializing in seafood and Oriental cuisine. Try the Dockside Restaurant and Brewing Company, located in the Granville Island district and complete with its very own microbrewery. The Alaskan king crab, halibut and salmon dishes are superb. Also of note is the Joe Fortes Seafood and Chophouse at 777 Thurlow, featuring yummy fish, shrimp and oysters. In Stanley Park families will find the Prospect Point Cafe, with its own kid's menu and offering up reasonably priced entrees like halibut fish and chips, grilled salmon steaks and various burgers. The cafeteria-style Hon's Wun Tun House at 1339 Robson Street is perfect as a casual dining destination. Its attractive open kitchen design lends a personal, homey feeling and is quite popular with the locals.

Getting Around

Taxis are plentiful and can be called on at any major hotel as well as the cruise terminals. The public bus service operates routes from the central business district to every outlying neighborhood, and the shuttle service from Vancouver International Airport serves the waterfront and both cruise terminals. The public transit system also includes the Skytrain light rail as well as the Seabus, which connects the center of town to North Vancouver. The Canada Place cruise terminal, Gastown and Granville Island are all within walking distance of each other.

Miscellaneous But Important

Vancouver has a moderate Pacific climate, and rainfall is scarce during the summer months. However, the marine influence can mean chilly evenings even in July. There are plenty of Internet cafes in town, and most hotels have WiFi connectivity. Also remember that the ATMs will dispense only Canadian currency. If you are driving from the United States to Vancouver - from Seattle, for example - you will need to have either a passport or enhanced style driver license at the border crossing.

 
Aerial picture of Vancouver. Can you see the beautiful mountains in the back?

Aerial picture of Vancouver. Can you see the beautiful mountains in the back?


Harbour Center Tower on the right is the best place to get an overall view of Vancouver.

Harbour Center Tower on the right is the best place to get an overall view of Vancouver.


People walking on the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge.

People walking on the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge.


Stanley Park is a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon.

Stanley Park is a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon.

 

Cruises to Vancouver, BC, Canada


7 Nights Alaskan Cruise From Vancouver, Canada
Ship: Volendam
Departure: Vancouver, Canada
Arrival: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Vancouver, BC, Canada; Tracy Arm, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Glacier Bay; Ketchikan, Alaska; Vancouver, BC, Canada
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
June 26, 2019 $949 $999 $2,199 $3,099 Volendam June 26, 2019
July 3, 2019 $999 $1,099 $2,099 N/A Volendam July 3, 2019
July 10, 2019 $949 $1,049 $2,299 $2,999 Volendam July 10, 2019
July 17, 2019 $1,099 $1,149 $2,449 N/A Volendam July 17, 2019
July 24, 2019 $949 $999 $1,899 $3,099 Volendam July 24, 2019
July 31, 2019 $899 $949 $1,699 $2,599 Volendam July 31, 2019
August 7, 2019 $899 $949 $1,699 $2,799 Volendam August 7, 2019
August 14, 2019 $899 $949 $1,799 $2,613 Volendam August 14, 2019
August 21, 2019 $899 $949 $1,799 $2,699 Volendam August 21, 2019
August 28, 2019 $949 $999 $1,649 $2,249 Volendam August 28, 2019
7 Nights Alaskan Cruise From Whittier, Alaska
Ship: Island Princess
Departure: Whittier, Alaska
Arrival: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Whittier, Alaska; Hubbard Glacier Cruising, Alaska; Glacier Bay Cruising, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Vancouver, BC, Canada
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
June 26, 2019 $378 $366 $786 $1,388 Island Princess June 26, 2019
7 Nights Alaskan Cruise From Seward, Alaska
Ship: Celebrity Millennium
Departure: Seward, Alaska
Arrival: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Seward, Alaska; Hubbard Glacier (Cruising); Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Icy Strait Point, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Inside Passage (Cruising); Vancouver, BC, Canada
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
June 28, 2019 $449 $499 $599 $3,899 Celebrity Millennium June 28, 2019
July 12, 2019 $599 $1,399 $899 $2,299 Celebrity Millennium July 12, 2019
July 26, 2019 $749 $1,299 $2,499 $3,899 Celebrity Millennium July 26, 2019
August 9, 2019 $499 $699 $1,299 $3,749 Celebrity Millennium August 9, 2019
August 23, 2019 $797 $999 $2,699 $4,099 Celebrity Millennium August 23, 2019
May 29, 2020 $979 $1,099 $1,749 $3,249 Celebrity Millennium May 29, 2020
June 12, 2020 $1,079 $1,249 $2,149 $3,899 Celebrity Millennium June 12, 2020
June 26, 2020 $1,129 $1,299 $2,199 $3,949 Celebrity Millennium June 26, 2020
July 10, 2020 $1,129 $1,349 $2,199 $3,949 Celebrity Millennium July 10, 2020
July 24, 2020 $1,279 $1,349 $2,199 $3,969 Celebrity Millennium July 24, 2020
7 Nights Alaskan Cruise From Vancouver, Canada
Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
Departure: Vancouver, Canada
Arrival: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Vancouver, BC, Canada; Tracy Arm, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Glacier Bay; Ketchikan, Alaska; Vancouver, BC, Canada
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
June 29, 2019 $1,349 $1,399 $2,149 $2,949 Nieuw Amsterdam June 29, 2019
July 6, 2019 $1,349 $1,399 $2,149 $2,949 Nieuw Amsterdam July 6, 2019
July 13, 2019 $1,299 $1,399 $2,149 $3,149 Nieuw Amsterdam July 13, 2019
July 20, 2019 $1,299 $1,399 $2,199 $3,099 Nieuw Amsterdam July 20, 2019
July 27, 2019 $1,149 $1,199 $1,949 $2,799 Nieuw Amsterdam July 27, 2019
August 3, 2019 $1,149 $1,249 $1,899 $2,799 Nieuw Amsterdam August 3, 2019
August 10, 2019 $1,149 $1,199 $1,999 $2,799 Nieuw Amsterdam August 10, 2019
August 17, 2019 $1,149 $1,179 $1,999 $2,499 Nieuw Amsterdam August 17, 2019
August 24, 2019 $1,099 $1,129 $1,699 $2,149 Nieuw Amsterdam August 24, 2019
August 31, 2019 $1,099 $1,149 $1,699 $1,899 Nieuw Amsterdam August 31, 2019
7 Nights Alaskan Cruise From Vancouver, Canada
Ship: Golden Princess
Departure: Vancouver, Canada
Arrival: Whittier, Alaska
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Vancouver, BC, Canada; Ketchikan, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Glacier Bay Cruising, Alaska; College Fjord Cruising, Alaska; Whittier, Alaska
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
June 29, 2019 $418 $523 $733 $1,888 Golden Princess June 29, 2019
July 13, 2019 $366 $565 $2,269 $2,492 Golden Princess July 13, 2019
August 10, 2019 $555 $607 $891 $1,789 Golden Princess August 10, 2019
August 24, 2019 $502 $565 $943 $1,699 Golden Princess August 24, 2019
7 Nights Alaskan Cruise From Whittier, Alaska
Ship: Royal Princess
Departure: Whittier, Alaska
Arrival: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Whittier, Alaska; Hubbard Glacier Cruising, Alaska; Glacier Bay Cruising, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Vancouver, BC, Canada
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
June 29, 2019 $418 N/A $471 $2,482 Royal Princess June 29, 2019
July 13, 2019 $660 N/A $996 $2,269 Royal Princess July 13, 2019
July 27, 2019 $723 N/A $1,439 $2,469 Royal Princess July 27, 2019
August 10, 2019 $523 N/A $943 $2,099 Royal Princess August 10, 2019
September 7, 2019 $869 N/A $1,279 $1,929 Royal Princess September 7, 2019
14 Nights Alaskan Cruise From Vancouver, Canada
Ship: Golden Princess
Departure: Vancouver, Canada
Arrival: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Vancouver, BC, Canada; Ketchikan, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Glacier Bay Cruising, Alaska; College Fjord Cruising, Alaska; Whittier, Alaska; Hubbard Glacier Cruising, Alaska; Glacier Bay Cruising, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Vancouver, BC, Canada
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
June 29, 2019 $1,099 N/A $2,399 N/A Golden Princess June 29, 2019
July 13, 2019 $1,458 $1,559 $2,399 N/A Golden Princess July 13, 2019
July 27, 2019 $1,049 $1,177 $2,098 $2,699 Golden Princess July 27, 2019
August 10, 2019 $949 $1,949 $2,249 $2,549 Golden Princess August 10, 2019
August 24, 2019 $899 $1,699 $1,899 N/A Golden Princess August 24, 2019
7 Nights Alaskan Cruise From Vancouver, Canada
Ship: Celebrity Eclipse
Departure: Vancouver, Canada
Arrival: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Vancouver, BC, Canada; Inside Passage (Cruising); Icy Strait Point, Alaska; Hubbard Glacier (Cruising); Juneau, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Inside Passage (Cruising); Vancouver, BC, Canada
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
June 30, 2019 $1,289 $899 $1,099 N/A Celebrity Eclipse June 30, 2019
July 28, 2019 $799 $849 $1,149 $2,699 Celebrity Eclipse July 28, 2019
August 25, 2019 $1,359 $1,499 $1,599 $3,599 Celebrity Eclipse August 25, 2019
September 1, 2019 $979 $1,349 $1,449 $2,699 Celebrity Eclipse September 1, 2019
September 15, 2019 $1,029 $1,404 $1,414 $2,454 Celebrity Eclipse September 15, 2019
May 10, 2020 $1,219 $1,399 $1,599 $3,149 Celebrity Eclipse May 10, 2020
May 17, 2020 $1,269 $1,449 $1,649 $3,199 Celebrity Eclipse May 17, 2020
May 24, 2020 $1,269 $1,549 $1,749 $3,299 Celebrity Eclipse May 24, 2020
May 31, 2020 $1,319 $1,599 $1,799 $3,349 Celebrity Eclipse May 31, 2020
June 7, 2020 $1,319 $1,549 $1,899 $3,399 Celebrity Eclipse June 7, 2020
14 Nights Alaskan Cruise From Vancouver, Canada
Ship: Westerdam
Departure: Vancouver, Canada
Arrival: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Vancouver, BC, Canada; Ketchikan, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Glacier Bay; Seward, Alaska; Glacier Bay; Haines, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Vancouver, BC, Canada
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
June 30, 2019 $1,249 $1,389 $2,429 $3,349 Westerdam June 30, 2019
7 Nights Alaskan Cruise From Vancouver, Canada
Ship: Westerdam
Departure: Vancouver, Canada
Arrival: Seward, Alaska
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Vancouver, BC, Canada; Ketchikan, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Glacier Bay; Seward, Alaska
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
June 30, 2019 $819 $849 $1,399 N/A Westerdam June 30, 2019
July 14, 2019 $799 $869 $1,649 $1,799 Westerdam July 14, 2019
July 28, 2019 $799 $949 $1,649 $1,849 Westerdam July 28, 2019
August 25, 2019 $949 $1,649 $1,649 $2,399 Westerdam August 25, 2019
September 8, 2019 $899 $1,599 $1,599 $2,399 Westerdam September 8, 2019
May 17, 2020 $799 $1,099 $1,599 $2,099 Westerdam May 17, 2020
May 31, 2020 $849 $1,149 $1,799 $2,299 Westerdam May 31, 2020
June 14, 2020 $999 $1,299 $1,999 $2,499 Westerdam June 14, 2020
June 28, 2020 $1,099 $1,399 $2,199 $2,699 Westerdam June 28, 2020
July 12, 2020 $1,099 $1,399 $2,299 $2,799 Westerdam July 12, 2020

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