I see a 2 day Princess cruise from San Francisco to Vancouver for $99 each. There is a 11 day gap before getting on the Princess for the cruise through Alaska.
Train is out of the question, husband doesn't want that.
Shuttle from SeaTac Airport/Pier 66/Pier 91 to Vancouver and back is $98 per person. Flight to Seattle is $285 per person.
Trying to add more cruises under the Princess name, so I can eventually get free Internet, but would consider any cruise. Already have the Alaska cruise locked up for a great price, two of them, so it is round trip, Vancouver to Alaska and back to Vancouver. We did that so that if we drive we will have the car in Vancouver. If we fly, it is cheaper round trip.
My question to those who cruise the Alaska, are there tours in Vancouver that make sense to fill up the 11 days before the cruise? that are cost efficient? Is there a way to get to Vancouver early enough to board 6/2 and not break the bank? If we fly, we could fly to L.A. or such to cruise to Vancouver or Seattle and then shuttle... No cheap flight it seems to Seattle or Vancouver (Alaska/Air Canada).
What's the options out there? I looked at cruises from San Francisco... etc.
Trying to find a solution... any help would be most appreciated.
I think the drive would be two days, about 10 hours each. I maybe wrong. Also, I understand there are two piers/ports in Vancouver quite the distance from each other. Which does Princess use?