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  1. If you are staying in the Darling Harbour area you can get a ferry over to White Bay. https://www.captaincook.com.au/sydney-harbour-cruises/ferries/white-bay-ferry/white-bay-city-ferry/ Way cheaper than a taxi and probably less traffic 😉
  2. Are all cabs able to take credit cards or is it still cash preffered? thx in advance (since trying to get this back on track, and I am doing the same thing in two weeks).
  3. Ill have a DSLR with 3 lenses (28-75, 70-300mm and the mama of the group my 50-500mm which weighs as much as some carry on bags i swear) and a Point and Shoot for every day stuff. I really am hoping that my side of the ship is facing out into the harbor in places like Ketchikan and Juneau so i can put the 50-500mm to use taking shots of the seaplanes (same as Vancouver). All of my memory cards come with me at all times (about 15 of them) same with batteries. The benefits of a fully kitted out camera bag.
  4. The ferry from Victoria has a bus connection to Vancouver https://bcfconnector.com/ Goes to Pacific Central Station so you could either train or cab to the wharf from there. You could also use a Seaplane or helicopter connection to downtown vancouver which would actually put you spitting distance from the cruise ship terminal.
  5. Get some stair machine in before you start this. it is 4ks up and its ALL steps.
  6. The grind is great, it can be tough, take your time and enjoy it. Be prepared to be passed though. The mountain record will be displayed at the top but it is usually in the 15-20 minute mark as multiple people try running it (my personal best is just under an hour, but I know someone in the sub 30s).
  7. Go the day before, it will probably be less stress. Border crossings to Canada can be quite slow during summer especially on weekends.
  8. The closest QFC to downtown is this one: https://www.qfc.com/stores/details/705/00881 the next closest is on capitol hill https://www.qfc.com/stores/details/705/00887
  9. The Crab Pot on Alaskan Way should have some I am sure.
  10. I did the one day Sunday departure on the Oosterdam up to vancouver back in 2017. Apparently it was a rare cruise because while Princess went out full for their booze cruise adjacent to us, our ship only had 350 people on board (the number was confirmed by staff at muster drill). They still did the test kitchen demo and had other things going but it was a fun night. Probably the only time I will ever be on a cruise that empty. We got onboard around 1030am and were off the next morning. The ship was peaceful and quiet throughout. No checking of bags it is all carry on only.
  11. You can get them in the airport. Opposite gate C2 is a small stand called Lady Yum. Hand made, small batch. Support that small business.
  12. If you are in Vancouver, I have found Charlie's Currency Exchange had fantastic rates. No commission charges: https://goo.gl/maps/HKRQbr3ERiqjhnD36
  13. Clear in my experience just is not worth it at all. Unless you are someone who doesn't want to wait in lines or carry and ID (because who does that) it is not worth the time saving of a few extra minutes in most cases (sometimes it does pay off, but is $100-200 a year worth a few extra minutes to everyone?). Nexus is by far the best deal out of all of the options and not listed above. You need to be close to the canadian border for appointments but it gets you in and out of Canada road borders "quicker". Gets you access to Global Entry as well and TSA Pre Check and only for $50, not $100.
  14. From my understanding this company https://www.cuisinesolutions.com/ Provides a lot of pre done sous vide products to cruise lines. I dont know if HAL is one of them but the food is pretty damn tasty and it comes out pretty well. I know that they deal with Norwegian at least but I wouldn't mind betting that some of the stuff they provide may go to HAL.... maybe.
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