June 13th, 2004, 08:43 PM
Our Infinity Cruise to Alaska begins and ends in Vancouver. We will have a very long flight home that day, from Vancouver to Corpus Christi, TX. I would like the earliest flight possible so that we won't be getting home past midnight, since we will be having to get up for work the next day.
What is the earliest time possible to get off the ship? http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
Looking toward Infinity
Triumph July 2004
Big Red Boat (Atlantic) summer 1994
Sensation Spring Break 1996
June 13th, 2004, 09:28 PM
Hi Sharkaymom. I asked the same question on an earlier thread. I will be sailing in two weeks and flying back to the midwest in three weeks so I can definitely let you know then.
Here is the link for some answers.
Karen & Paul
Galaxy B2B 10/04
Mercury Mexican Riviera 03/04
Radiance Eastern Caribbean 01/04
Summit Alaska and Pacific Coast 09/03
Infinity B2B Hawaii 03/03
Infinity Panama Canal 10/02
Maasdam Eastern Caribbean 07/02
Sun Princess Partial Canal Transit 03/02
Maasdam Western Carribbean 11/01
Statendam Alaska 07/01
Dolphin Eastern Caribbean 1990?
June 14th, 2004, 07:50 AM
My experience is two years old, but it still should be good. The truth is that you can't predict when you will get off the ship and how long lines will be at the airport. Back then, I had an 11:30 flight and, out of concern, joined the Captain's Club for the priorty debarkation (note, this perk is no longer available unless you have been on more than five Celebrity cruises or are in concierge class.). As it worked out, I was off the ship shortly after 8 and at the gate in the airport by 9:30! BUT, being almost first off, there was no line for taxis and there were no lines at the airport (remember there are four lines: check-in, customs, security, and airport tax. People who left the ship a half an hour after me evidently ran into some long lines. Furthermore, while the ship is normally in Vancouver very early, you can't count on it and then there is Vancouver traffic! So, in conclusion, conditions at Vancouver are too iffy to chance a flight much before noon.