Well our cruise that seemed so far away will be here really quick (August 11th). Unfortunately airfare from Chicago is still expensive, especially to/from Vancouver. Fortunately we are going to visit my sister in Seattle first. That then requires even more planning. It seems we will take the Amtrak the Saturday before the cruise to Vancouver. I've read it's over a 4 hour ride. We then will stay a few days in Vancouver. Tentatively we are scheduled to stay at a Holiday inn in North Vancouver. Then on the way home the Amtrak train isn't available so we plan on taking a bus to Seattle airport. This all seems so overwhelming.. The idea of planes, trains and automobiles.. in addition to borders and customs..lol. Plus all the excursions while on the cruise.. Luckily my kids are 12 and 17 so no babies. However my youngest is my car sick kid.. hoping this isn't going to be too stressful of a trip! Anyone else do anything similar and survive?!