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Old 10-12-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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Vancouver post cruise, 12:45 flight OK?

I'm starting to watch for airfare for our Wonder Alaska cruise next August. For those who've already done it, is a 12:45 flight time out of Vancouver airport easily do-able?

What time did you make it to the Vancouver airport if you left straight from the ship?
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:19 PM   #2
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We drove, but, we were off ship by 9:30. I think 12:45 is totally doable. The airport is about 20 minutes from the port. If you have the main dining seating, you should be off the ship by 9.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:30 PM   #3
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You may want to go to GS to change your disembarkation group to one of the first ones. In Vancouver they announce the character tags and you get off the ship in groups. This is because there isn't enough room in the terminal for everyone's luggage.

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Old 10-12-2013, 10:05 PM   #4
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I believe Disney guidelines are to book flights departing noon or later. Mine are 12:30, better be OK!
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We just did Alaska this August with a 12:45 flight. NO PROBLEM! It did seem to take FOREVER to get off the ship but once off we found our bags rather easily and walked a few blocks to the Skytrain, went to the airport and got to our gate with two plus hours to kill. You will love Alaska in August. We had phenomenal weather!
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:41 AM   #6
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Thank you posting this question as we are considering the same time. We are going in will be here before we know it!
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:53 AM   #7
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We walked our luggage off ourselves, it was 5 minutes walk to the skytrain and we were at the airport before 8:30am. We had to wait for our check-in to open but at least it meant we were ahead of the cruise bus crowds.
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This past June our flight departing Vancouver was 12:15pm and we had plenty of time. We weren't assigned the first off the ships tags so I went to Guest Services and asked for the first off the ship tags (Ariel) and they had no problem giving them to us. We had main/early dining and right after we finished we headed to the atrium and waited about 10 minutes then they called the Ariel tags and we were on our way. We took a taxi and also used a porter when we got to the airport and honestly, it was probably the best $15? we spent as he knew where to go to drop off the luggage, how to do it, etc and since it was our first time leaving out of Vancouver he saved us a lot of time and hassle. We had plenty of time and I wouldn't hesitate to do the same next time.

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Old 10-14-2013, 03:35 PM   #9
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Thanks for all of the replies... sounds like 12:45 should work out fine.
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