Vancouver is situated in Canada’s British Columbia. This is an ideal port to start a wonderful cruise trip to Alaska. Vancouver has good connectivity of flights from US, Canada and other international destinations. This enables tourists with a swift transfer to the Vancouver cruise terminal for starting their cruise journey. Vancouver is also one of the best city to live in the world. It is worth spending a few days to admire the attractions, art and culture before or after your cruise vacation.
Vancouver is an ideal cruise port for cruising to Alaska because its the only port which provides one-way and round trip cruises to Alaska. Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, have made Vancouver as their home-port for sailings to Alaska. The cruise lines have geared the vessels with the most advanced technology and amenities to offer an up close experience of the scenic inside passage of Alaska. These cruise lines continuously thrive to give guests with the best cruising experience for a lifetime.
An ideal cruise itinerary to Alaska from Vancouver is 8 days long and takes you to the beautiful cruise ports of Alaska. Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, Icy strait point, Seward are some ports where cruise ships visit during a northbound voyage. Cruises to Alaska from Vancouver usually begins in early April and continues till the 1st week of September. The rest of the year cruise ships sail to other destinations like Hawaii, Honolulu, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego.
Vancouver is abode to endless options for sightseeing, shopping, nightlife, water sports whale watching and other adventures things to do. One should really not miss exploring this city before or after their cruise vacation. Tourists can visit the happening Robson street to delight themselves with mind blowing culinary experience along with shopping at big stores and boutiques. The oldest place in the town is Chinatown, which happens to be more than a 100 years old. Tourists can visit the best hidden culinary gems in Chinatown which provides a heavenly gastronomical journey. A must visit attraction in Vancouver during spring is the Vandusen Botanical Garden. See the beautiful Japanese cherry blossoms, magnolias, laburnum and a large variety of plants from different geographic locations.
Outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, cycling, mountain biking, camping, fishing, hiking will not disappoint adventures and thrill seekers. If you are travelling with kids you can visit greater Vancouver for hundreds of indoor outdoor activities for kids of different ages. Other popular attractions in Vancouver are Capilano Suspension Bridge, Stanley Park, Vancouver aquarium, Grouse Mountain and many others.
Tip: If you are planning to book Alaska cruise vacation from India in 2020, we recommend that you book your cruise cabin at the soonest since cabins usually get out of stock months in advanced.