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Old 03-17-2012, 04:55 PM   #1966
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Thanks so much for this thread, Those of us going in 2013 will make use of this thread, just like the 2011 team did.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:39 AM   #1967
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Ah shucks -- after going back and re-reading the last 3 pages, y'all convinced me to try for business class on Amtrak. While the Seattle to Vancouver one is sold out of business class, we did upgrade for the return trip! I started thinking that might be the best alternative since that one leaves at 6:40 a.m. and I realized that is going to cause quiet a scramble at the train station.

And on top of that, after I confirmed it and paid the upgrade, we were able to go to the Amtrak station nearby and print out all our boarding passes for May for both trips! So now we don't have to go to the ticket windows!

Thanks all -- tons and tons of great info on this thread that has come in very handy!
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:27 PM   #1968
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Phew i've just spent a few days reading the entire thread. Thanks for all the info. We're staying in Vancouver for 4 nights before the 21st May sailing.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:17 PM   #1969
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Thanks for the information. I am glad I found this thread! We are considering a cruise out of Vancouver in September. This will be invaluable in planning for pre-cruise.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:58 AM   #1970
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Vancouver to Seattle

We're cruising on the Sept 3 departure from Seattle, debarking in Vancouver. We plan to spend 3-4 days in Vancouver, then return to Seattle to fly home. I found the Amtrak info, and quickshuttle info on this thread (Vancouver to Seattle), but wondered about a 1 night cruise from Vancouver to Seattle? I checked with Holland America and Princess, and didn't find anything in mid-September. Any ideas on other cruise lines?
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:21 AM   #1971
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We're cruising on the Sept 3 departure from Seattle, debarking in Vancouver. We plan to spend 3-4 days in Vancouver, then return to Seattle to fly home. I found the Amtrak info, and quickshuttle info on this thread (Vancouver to Seattle), but wondered about a 1 night cruise from Vancouver to Seattle? I checked with Holland America and Princess, and didn't find anything in mid-September. Any ideas on other cruise lines?
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I don't think you'll have much luck on a Vancouver-Seattle cruise, but you might want to try staying at a hotel that has an arrangement with the QuickShuttle for your 3-4 days. Then they'll pick you up right at your Vancouver hotel and drop you off at Sea-Tac, if you're leaving on an afternoon flight, or you can leave a day early and stay the night before at a Sea-Tac airport hotel.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:46 PM   #1972
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Does anyone know if the 2012 Entertainment Book for Vancouver has the 50% off for Quick Coach?
Is anyone able to check this for me? Thanks!
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:08 PM   #1973
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We're cruising on the Sept 3 departure from Seattle, debarking in Vancouver. We plan to spend 3-4 days in Vancouver, then return to Seattle to fly home. I found the Amtrak info, and quickshuttle info on this thread (Vancouver to Seattle), but wondered about a 1 night cruise from Vancouver to Seattle? I checked with Holland America and Princess, and didn't find anything in mid-September. Any ideas on other cruise lines?
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Here's another idea - spend your last night in Victoria. You can find public transit to the Tswassan ferry terminal south of Vanvouver, and another line from the ferry terminal in Swartz Bay to Victoria. The Victoria Clipper leaves Victoria at 11:20 am, arriving in downtown Seattle at 2:05.

Staying on the mainland, I highly recommend Amtrak. The route spends a lot of time along the shore, and the Seattle station is about a block from the light rail line that takes you to the airport. The Amtrak views are far better than views from the freeway.
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http://vancouver.entertainment.com/discount/atoz.shtml
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:41 AM   #1975
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FYI -- Pan Pacific in Vancouver is having a special sale right now with rooms as low as $245/night. The catch though is you have to pay the total hotel stay up front. Not sure what the cancellation fees are.
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Great pictures! Thanks for all the info...
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Thank you for this thread!

My head is spinning as I've read the entire thread in the last few days. I'm going on the 8/19/13 cruise and this has been invaluable!
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:29 PM   #1978
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Does anyone know if there is a Catholic Church near the port, for weekday/weekend Mass?
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I recall a church within half a mile of the terminal, but can't tell you exactly where. That's what google maps is for.
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Ah shucks -- after going back and re-reading the last 3 pages, y'all convinced me to try for business class on Amtrak. While the Seattle to Vancouver one is sold out of business class, we did upgrade for the return trip! I started thinking that might be the best alternative since that one leaves at 6:40 a.m. and I realized that is going to cause quiet a scramble at the train station.

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Thanks all -- tons and tons of great info on this thread that has come in very handy!
did you already get your seat assignments for the business seats?
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