Vancouver Cruise Ships
Every year, more than one million passengers on more than 300 sailings (represented by the major international cruise lines) pass through the Port of Vancouver's Canada Place, and Ballantyne cruise ship facilities. Vancouver is rated one of the top 10 destination cities of the world. Many Vancouver cruise ship passengers end up staying a few days at different accommodations to explore this wonderful city. Vancouver limousine tour companies are busy all through the cruise ship season with lunch tours and dinner tours. Some passengers elect to get picked up in Seattle by limousine and driven up to Vancouver. (It is cheaper and faster than flying up to Vancouver).
More cruise ships than ever before are sailing the Alaskan waters. A Vancouver to Alaska cruise is one of the most desirable cruises on any cruise lovers list. These cruises usually cost more than most other cruises such as the Caribbean, etc. The cruise season runs from April through to September. Demand is very high for Vancouver to Alaska glacier tours.
Port Vancouver's premier cruise ship facility is located in the city centre near excellent hotels, shopping, dining and entertainment, and two and a half hours from Whistler or Whistler Village. Its distinctive white sail design, five-star hotel, and the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre make Canada Place an attractive start and finish to any cruise ship tour.