Ths DIS is a great place to ask Disney Cruise Line questions and share tips.
Dreams Unlimited Travel - The official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums Dreams Unlimited Travel - the official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Cruise Line > Disney Cruise Line Forum
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 06-13-2013, 09:51 AM   #2281
dizzyr
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 511

If you are not going to be driving around Vancouver it's totally doable. You could take ground transportation and luggage to the airport and try to check in your bags. If you are unable to check in then there is a luggage storage place both in the domestics and international terminals. It's starts at $8 per item for 24 hours.

Once your luggage is taken care of you can hop on the sky train and head back downtown and spend the day in the city looking around or take in Stanley park or Granville island.
__________________
DH Me DD11 DD8

****** DL Feb/02, DL Feb/07, WDW Nov/13, DCL Nov/13 ******
Next trip WDW October 2015 TOT10 mile here I come!
dizzyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 04:09 PM   #2282
tink,too
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Scotland
Posts: 4,732

Quote:
Originally Posted by april1401 View Post
Hello
We are going on the Alaska cruise at the end of next month. Once the cruise is over, we have paid for ground transportation to take us to the airport from the cruise terminal. But our plane does not leave until late, late, late that evening. Does anyone know if we can check our luggage in early at the airport and then tour Vancouver before the plane leaves to go home? I would like to do that as our flights do not depart until around 10pm.
Thanks!
I'm sure that there's a luggage storage service at the port - I read about it in a TR on here and on another popular cruise board.
tink,too is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 06-15-2013, 05:10 PM   #2283
Never to old
DIS Veteran
 
Never to old's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 724

Just saw on face book that they have started selling tickets online for the fly over Canada attraction at Canada Place
__________________
Polynesian 2008, Carribean Beach 2010, 2011, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2010, Dream (March 2011), Wilderness Lodge, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween and Food/Wine Festival 2011, Magic-NY to Canada June 2012, Fantasy-Eastern Caribbean August 2012, Wonder-Alaska July/Aug 2013, Dream- Bahamas September 2013.
Never to old is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2013, 09:29 PM   #2284
*pixie*
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 304

Quote:
Originally Posted by Never to old View Post
Just saw on face book that they have started selling tickets online for the fly over Canada attraction at Canada Place
Thanks for the info! Can't wait to try this!
__________________



2013 - Alaska on the Wonder
2012 - BC, Eastern on the Fantasy, and Poly
2010 - AKL, MNSSHP, and the Wonder
2008 - Pop and MVMCP
*pixie* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 11:16 AM   #2285
Debbru
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 445

Quote:
Originally Posted by Never to old View Post
Just saw on face book that they have started selling tickets online for the fly over Canada attraction at Canada Place
Thanks for the heads up! Just bought priority boarding tickets for the day before our July cruise.
Debbru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 05:48 PM   #2286
smiley_face2
What a great idea for a thread! Good grief, I'm going to gain another 5 pounds
 
smiley_face2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: with my Prince of 30 years in BC Canada
Posts: 1,248

Quote:
Originally Posted by Never to old View Post
Just saw on face book that they have started selling tickets online for the fly over Canada attraction at Canada Place
this is so great for people to be able to make sure they can ride the attraction when they are in port before or after their cruise For us, it's a matter of looking up the cruise ship schedule and going on a day when there is not a ship in port!
__________________

In Loving Memory of our dear son 02/22/1982-01/28/2011
smiley_face2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 06:17 PM   #2287
Missnanc
Earning My Ears
 
Missnanc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 9

Post Cruise....Rent a car?

I've been racking my brain on what to do once we leave the ship in Vancouver. Unfortunately our flight does not leave until 10:45 pm, so we have quite a while to hang out. And I do not want to hang out in the airport. We could store our bags at $8.00 a piece (x 6), then pay $30-40or more (x 3) for some tour. This is what I've come up with.........rent a car, throw our luggage in the trunk and do our own sightseeing. What do ya'll think?
__________________
Nancy , Larry and Destiny (DGD, 11):

WDW--off site, 1993
WDW--Marriot Resort, 2002
WDW--Coronado, 2003
WDW--Pop Century, 2006
WDW--Wilderness Campground, MNSSHP, 2011
DCL--Wonder to Alaska, 2013
Missnanc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 08:36 PM   #2288
son3disfan
DIS Veteran
 
son3disfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: northern girl
Posts: 1,855

This is what we have planned. National rental ( and Alamo) are right at the cruise terminal. We might tour Stanley park and have a late lunch.
We were able to get a standard car for $56.00.
Dropping it off at the airport for our 6 pm flight.
__________________



DISNEY CRUISES:
Wonder2008/ Magic Eastern2009
Magic Western2010/Wonder Mexican Riviera2011
Magic Eastern2012/ Wonder Alaska2013
son3disfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 11:24 PM   #2289
Missnanc
Earning My Ears
 
Missnanc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 9

After looking at the prices, I think that might just be what we should do. What site did you book your car through?
__________________
Nancy , Larry and Destiny (DGD, 11):

WDW--off site, 1993
WDW--Marriot Resort, 2002
WDW--Coronado, 2003
WDW--Pop Century, 2006
WDW--Wilderness Campground, MNSSHP, 2011
DCL--Wonder to Alaska, 2013
Missnanc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2013, 06:16 AM   #2290
son3disfan
DIS Veteran
 
son3disfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: northern girl
Posts: 1,855

Quote:
Originally Posted by Missnanc View Post
After looking at the prices, I think that might just be what we should do. What site did you book your car through?
National, with the entertainment card discount and free upgrade.
__________________



DISNEY CRUISES:
Wonder2008/ Magic Eastern2009
Magic Western2010/Wonder Mexican Riviera2011
Magic Eastern2012/ Wonder Alaska2013
son3disfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2013, 07:51 PM   #2291
april1401
Earning My Ears
 
april1401's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 40

Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by dizzyr View Post
If you are not going to be driving around Vancouver it's totally doable. You could take ground transportation and luggage to the airport and try to check in your bags. If you are unable to check in then there is a luggage storage place both in the domestics and international terminals. It's starts at $8 per item for 24 hours.

Once your luggage is taken care of you can hop on the sky train and head back downtown and spend the day in the city looking around or take in Stanley park or Granville island.
Quote:
Originally Posted by tink,too View Post
I'm sure that there's a luggage storage service at the port - I read about it in a TR on here and on another popular cruise board.
Thanks for all the responses and the help! I really do appreciate it.
__________________

Disney Magic, July 2004 (Eastern Carribbean)
Disney Wonder, July 2005 and WDW (Caribbean)
Disney Magic, June 2006 (Western Caribbean)
WDW July 2007
Disney Magic, June 2008 (Mexican Riviera)
WDW June 2009
Disney Magic, July 2010 (Repositioning Cruise/Europe)
Disney Fantasy, July 2012 (Eastern Caribbean)
Disney Wonder August 2013 (Alaska)
april1401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2013, 08:18 AM   #2292
Spart02
Mouseketeer
 
Spart02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Iowa
Posts: 316

Warning about Granville Island!

I feel as if I should say something regarding Granville Island. It's a cute touristy spot, but apparently they are having an issue with theft there that I thought I should warn you about. On our recent trip, we parked our rental Dodge Grand Caravan right near one of the Information booths in a very busy area. It was broken into and we had a ton of stuff stolen. Before the security officer even saw our vehicle, he asked if it was a Grand Caravan. I guess they have had a lot of them broken into recently. He also said that day that a bike rack that was bolted to the ground was removed and all of the bikes were taken. From what the security guy told us, it sounds like they are having a lot of problems with theft.

Also, just an FYI...trip insurance (or at least, ours) doesn't covered items left in an unattended vehicle regardless of whether or not it is locked.
__________________

May 98 - CBR - Honeymoon
Jan. 02 - Offsite - DoubleTree Club
Jan. 04 - POP
Jan. 06 - POP
Sept. 06 - Disneyland Hotel
Dec. 07 - POP
Jan. 09 - Wilderness Lodge
Jan. 10 - Dreams Villas
Oct. 10 - Dreams Villas
Jan. 12 - Disney Dream Cruise, then Bay Lake Tower
June 13 - Wonder - Alaska!
May 14 - Magic - Transatlantic
Spart02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2013, 11:20 AM   #2293
IBelieveInTheMagic
DIS Veteran
 
IBelieveInTheMagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,215

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spart02 View Post
I feel as if I should say something regarding Granville Island. It's a cute touristy spot, but apparently they are having an issue with theft there that I thought I should warn you about. On our recent trip, we parked our rental Dodge Grand Caravan right near one of the Information booths in a very busy area. It was broken into and we had a ton of stuff stolen. Before the security officer even saw our vehicle, he asked if it was a Grand Caravan. I guess they have had a lot of them broken into recently. He also said that day that a bike rack that was bolted to the ground was removed and all of the bikes were taken. From what the security guy told us, it sounds like they are having a lot of problems with theft.

Also, just an FYI...trip insurance (or at least, ours) doesn't covered items left in an unattended vehicle regardless of whether or not it is locked.
Again, so very sorry to hear this happened to you guys!! Mean people suck however it's nice to warn others as well.

Take care,
Heather
__________________
(Me), (DH), (DS)
WDW: 11/2008 (MVMCP), 9-10/2009 (MNSSHP, F&W, Pirates Pal Cruise & Pirates League), 4/2010 (Flower & Garden Festival & Jedi Training), 10/2010 (MNSSHP & F&W), 6/2011 (SWW & Universal Studios), 11/2011 Girls Trip (MVMCP & Osborne Lights), 6/2012 and 11/2012 (Osborne Lights), and WDW/MNSSHP 10/2013.
DCL (Gold!): 6/2012 (KSC & Dream), 8/2012 Dream, 12/2012 Fantasy (Mom & I), 6/2013 Wonder(Alaska!), 9/2013 Dream (girls cruise) & 12/2013 Dream (girls cruise), 1/2014 Magic, 4/2014 Fantasy & 9/2014 Dream (Mom and I) Next: 12/2014 Wonder & 6/2015 (Magic-Europe)
IBelieveInTheMagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2013, 06:36 PM   #2294
quarkwright
Mouseketeer
 
quarkwright's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Strathmore, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 101

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spart02 View Post
Also, just an FYI...trip insurance (or at least, ours) doesn't covered items left in an unattended vehicle regardless of whether or not it is locked.
If you have homeowners or renters insurance, check with them. I used to be an insurance rep in Canada, and our policies covered theft of items away from home --- I think anywhere worldwide, but for sure anywhere in North America.
__________________
Disney Wonder Sept 8-12 2014 Vancouver to San Diego

Not sure when the next one will be yet, but can't wait to cruise again!
quarkwright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 06:46 PM   #2295
Missnanc
Earning My Ears
 
Missnanc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 9

Thumbs up After our Cruise in Vancouver

Just got back from Alaska...our original plan for us was to rent a car as sight see in Vancouver while waiting for our flight back. Instead, we placed our luggage in a holding area at the airport (can't think of the name right now, on the second floor in domestic claim area, $32 for 6 pieces). Then took a 15 minute cab ride to Stevenston village. Very pretty little town, there is a really nice park with large playground and water playground for the kids (wish I had known and I would have taken DGD swim suit). McDonalds is across the street along with lots of quaint shops, down the road is the Museum/post office. Here we learned the town is actually the town "Storybrook" from Once upon a time. I've never watched the show, but the postmaster said the village street scenes are filmed there. There is a fish cannery museum nearby and fisherman's wharf, lots of shops and diners on the boardwalk. Be sure to check out Timothy's for great ice cream in a delicious "made while you wait" waffle cone. We had a great time there and didn't cost that much.
__________________
Nancy , Larry and Destiny (DGD, 11):

WDW--off site, 1993
WDW--Marriot Resort, 2002
WDW--Coronado, 2003
WDW--Pop Century, 2006
WDW--Wilderness Campground, MNSSHP, 2011
DCL--Wonder to Alaska, 2013
Missnanc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OKW lovers thread !!! bababear_50 DVC Resorts 3675 05-17-2013 07:05 PM
The Official Spring 2010 PI Thread americangeiko The College Board 744 02-25-2010 10:26 AM
OFFICIAL October 2009 thread - LET US KNOW YOUR PTR LINK! torsie24 Doing the Happy Dance! 1967 11-01-2009 09:26 PM
10/24/2009 Bash on the Boat (I'm with B.O.B.) - Thread #27 I'm with B.O.B. Disney Cruise Meets 3809 09-21-2009 08:29 PM
Weekly Freebie Thread - September 7, 2009 baby Budget Board 70 09-14-2009 10:25 AM

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: