Category Archives: Vancouver

Should You Sail From Seattle or Vancouver?

One of the most frequently-asked questions we get deals with where you should embark your Alaska cruise: Seattle, Washington, or Vancouver, British Columbia? The short answer is that there’s no right or wrong decision; a voyage to Alaska is beautiful … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Alaska Cruises

Maybe it’s because I took my first-ever cruise to this region back in 1998 aboard Norwegian Cruise Line‘s long-departed Norwegian Wind, but I find myself thinking of Alaska a lot lately. The 2016 Alaska Cruise Season begins in April from … Continue reading

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Which Alaska Cruise Is Right For You?

Vancouver, Seattle, Or Northbound-Southbound? Years ago, if you wanted to sail to Alaska there was but a single departure port: Vancouver. A few voyages might sail north and south between Alaska and British Columbia but by and large, the vast … Continue reading

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Visiting Vancouver, BC for a Day

The last stop on our Best of Alaska cruisetour is Vancouver, my adopted hometown. Although I do have a bias, it would be difficult to find someone who wouldn’t agree that this city is beautiful. Plus, there’s endless of things … Continue reading

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2014 Alaska Cruises from Vancouver

Non-stop spectacular scenery from beginning to end is what you’ll get on an Alaska cruise from Vancouver. In 2014, there are hundreds of cruises and cruisetours that start in the city that was host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. The … Continue reading

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What’s happening when you’re in Vancouver on your Alaskan cruise?

There’s plenty to do in Vancouver and especially when the sun’s shining nice and bright, locals and tourists alike flock outdoors. Regardless regardless of what time of year you’re here, it’s a bustling city, and will be extra busy (but … Continue reading

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Need accommodations in Vancouver?

We’ve got a lot of hotels here in Vancouver. Four and five-star hotels, however, may not be in your cruise vacation budget. Fortunately, three star hotels offer comfort and value at rates accessible to more people. Cruise Experts Travel has … Continue reading

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Vancouver City Bus Tour Video

Cruise Expert Matthew Vaughan and I recently experienced the Vancouver city bus tour offered through our Shore Excursions department. It was such a fun day! I shared some photos of the places visited this June post. And now, we also … Continue reading

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Photos of Cruise Ships Docked at Canada Place

This morning, our last Best of Alaska cruisetour group arrived at Canada Place pier. I found myself with some time, prior to greeting them. Cruise ships docked right in the middle of our city is a sight to be seen … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise and Beach. Yes, Really!

As a gateway city for an Alaska cruise, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada may not immediately come to mind as a city with beautiful beaches.  After all, one doesn’t exactly think of nice beaches when Canada is mentioned. Vancouver’s beaches, in … Continue reading

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