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Old 09-09-2013, 02:17 PM   #2341
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That's why we got a nav balcony... And loved every minute of it... Was room 7628 in 2012 and booked 7128 for 2014
I have 7128 booked for Aug. 25, 2014. Were you able to see everything from the Nav. Verandah? This is our first one - we normally get a regular verandah, but price was an issue this time. Thanks!
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:43 PM   #2342
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Unfortunately, while I got a great rate at the Pan Pacific for the night before our cruise, I didn't get a harbor view room.

Where is the best place to watch The Wonder come into port in the morning? Is there an observation deck that overlooks the harbor? TIA
I would say the best thing to do is to exit out of the hotel out the convention side of the hotel and walk towards Flying Over Canada. The farther down the dock you are at Canada Place the better to see her coming in.

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Old 09-09-2013, 05:26 PM   #2343
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I would say the best thing to do is to exit out of the hotel out the convention side of the hotel and walk towards Flying Over Canada. The farther down the dock you are at Canada Place the better to see her coming in.

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Old 09-09-2013, 08:23 PM   #2344
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In case you don't feel like jockeying for position, the second the ship gets all the way in and starts heading out, everyone (almost) runs away to their room or whatever. You see just as much heading out as in, and its far less crowded.
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I think it can vary. Only one cruise ship is allowed in at a time, so it depends on other cruise lines itineraries, as well. If I recall, on my cruise (and it was two years ago), turn around time was somewhere around 3:30-4:00.
We were planning on getting chairs by the railing on Deck 10(if the weather is nice, might do Outlook Cafe if weather is bad) early in the morning and spending the day relaxing enjoying the sights and playing some cards. There will be 8 of us so we can take turns sitting by the rail as the day goes on.

Is this crazy and a waste of the day or is this what most people do?

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I have 7128 booked for Aug. 25, 2014. Were you able to see everything from the Nav. Verandah? This is our first one - we normally get a regular verandah, but price was an issue this time. Thanks!
Jumping into the conversation here...we had 7124 back in July and saw a lot from our navigators verandah. On Tracy Arm day we spent half the day there just watching everything, including a seal sunning on a chunk of ice and a couple of bald eagles in a tree.
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We were in 7128 this August and spent half Tracy Arm day watching from our verandah. The other half we spent on the not so secret deck 7, there was only a handful of other people there so not crowded at all.

Loved our navigator's verandah, will be booking one of these for another cruise.
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:11 PM   #2347
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We were in 7128 this August and spent half Tracy Arm day watching from our verandah. The other half we spent on the not so secret deck 7, there was only a handful of other people there so not crowded at all.

Loved our navigator's verandah, will be booking one of these for another cruise.
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Jumping into the conversation here...we had 7124 back in July and saw a lot from our navigators verandah. On Tracy Arm day we spent half the day there just watching everything, including a seal sunning on a chunk of ice and a couple of bald eagles in a tree.
Thank you both very much! Now I'm glad we booked this room.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:11 PM   #2348
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nav verandah

this was the only cruise I've ever been on, so no way for me to compare -- but I loved it... was out there at every time of day and night, in and out of ports... we didn't get to go up Tracy Arm (it was frozen in still on May 22 2012) but which ever we did go up and see was incredible... my only regret is not having enough sense to order coffee from room service (I forgot all about it) and running back and forth to the machines upstairs for more coffee!!

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Old 10-01-2013, 03:19 PM   #2349
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DCL transfers

Hi does anyone know about DCL transfers from the port to Vancouver airport - Are transfers offered for purchase?

I am at the planning stages and have booked my airfare, but now realize my flight back home is a red eye. I am tossing around with booking the DCL transfers so they will transport my luggage to the airport, then take a cab back to do a day of sightseeing with my family.

Does it matter that my flight is a red eye, I've heard airlines only accept luggage's 6 hours before a flight? If I book a DCL transfer it wouldn't impact me right?

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Old 10-01-2013, 03:57 PM   #2350
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Unlike Port Canaveral, using DCL transfers back to the airport does not include luggage service. You are correct that you can only check bags so many hours before your flight.

However, I have read, and you can google it, that there are luggage facilities available at the port where you can leave your luggage and then tour the city for the day before you take a taxi back to the airport to check in for your flight.


To clarify, DCL does not offer onboard airline check-in service in Vancouver. DCL will take luggage with you on the DCL bus to the airport.

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Old 10-02-2013, 09:00 AM   #2351
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We were planning on getting chairs by the railing on Deck 10(if the weather is nice, might do Outlook Cafe if weather is bad) early in the morning and spending the day relaxing enjoying the sights and playing some cards. There will be 8 of us so we can take turns sitting by the rail as the day goes on.

Is this crazy and a waste of the day or is this what most people do?

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No, its not crazy. I was just suggesting that it can get a little insane with people grabbing chairs, etc. in the morning and that its not *really* necessary to do that, since you see the same going back. But, if its a nice day, that's a great way to spend the day. Just remember, even if its nice and warm, make sure to bring your jackets (or send someone back to get them) since the temperature can drop 20-30 degrees as you get further into the arm.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:33 PM   #2352
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We were planning on getting chairs by the railing on Deck 10(if the weather is nice, might do Outlook Cafe if weather is bad) early in the morning and spending the day relaxing enjoying the sights and playing some cards. There will be 8 of us so we can take turns sitting by the rail as the day goes on.

Is this crazy and a waste of the day or is this what most people do?

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Hi Leilani! I don't think this is crazy, especially if this is important to you. I had read prior to our cruise that people would be camped out pretty early but I knew we wouldn't last THAT long! We ended up checking out the sites after lunch so 12-1230ish and yes there were people out there already and had been there. We stayed more aft and clearly it was less crowded than being forward and to us, the sites are the same. On our sailing in June the CM's removed all the loungers and chairs AWAY from the railings therefore people couldn't block them from people who wanted to stand there. I had never heard this before our cruise so not sure they do that now or if they were just testing? It worked a lot better and people still had chairs by the railing but it appeared to be people who were handicapped, older, etc. We stayed out there for hours and waited until he made the turn and then went down to our Navigators Verandah and enjoyed the journey out. I do agree - once he makes the turn A LOT of people leave.

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Old 10-03-2013, 06:39 PM   #2353
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Unlike Port Canaveral, using DCL transfers back to the airport does not include luggage service. You are correct that you can only check bags so many hours before your flight.

However, I have read, and you can google it, that there are luggage facilities available at the port where you can leave your luggage and then tour the city for the day before you take a taxi back to the airport to check in for your flight.
Wendy, thanks for your help!
BTW I enjoyed reading your 2011 Rockin' Canyon Tour - we did something very similar in 2010 except when you went to Page to do the Antelope Canyon we headed to Sedona - wow on how Antelope Canyon looks!
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No, its not crazy. I was just suggesting that it can get a little insane with people grabbing chairs, etc. in the morning and that its not *really* necessary to do that, since you see the same going back. But, if its a nice day, that's a great way to spend the day. Just remember, even if its nice and warm, make sure to bring your jackets (or send someone back to get them) since the temperature can drop 20-30 degrees as you get further into the arm.
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Hi Leilani! I don't think this is crazy, especially if this is important to you. I had read prior to our cruise that people would be camped out pretty early but I knew we wouldn't last THAT long! We ended up checking out the sites after lunch so 12-1230ish and yes there were people out there already and had been there. We stayed more aft and clearly it was less crowded than being forward and to us, the sites are the same. On our sailing in June the CM's removed all the loungers and chairs AWAY from the railings therefore people couldn't block them from people who wanted to stand there. I had never heard this before our cruise so not sure they do that now or if they were just testing? It worked a lot better and people still had chairs by the railing but it appeared to be people who were handicapped, older, etc. We stayed out there for hours and waited until he made the turn and then went down to our Navigators Verandah and enjoyed the journey out. I do agree - once he makes the turn A LOT of people leave.

Have fun,
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Thanks for the info guys!!

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