Originally posted by Heidi13
Another factor to consider is our lovely West Coast weather. The Seattle based ships all go up and down the West Coast, not the Inside Passage.

Our son worked a full season out of Seattle some years ago and they were late getting into Victoria on a number of cruises. On one cruise they docked, cleared the ship and then departed with no shore leave.

If the weather is rough and arrival is delayed, you will have even less time at the Gardens.
A good point about the weather delaying arrival, a ship's shorex would offer a full refund at least.