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We're scheduled on the August 8th sailing of the Serenade of the Seas from Vancouver. In looking at the ship arrival & departure schedule, the day before we leave, 7 megaships arrive and then leave. The day of our departure, 8 different megaships arrive and then leave.

 

August 7:

 

Coral Princess

Diamond Princess

Island Princess

Norwegian Spirit

Oosterdam

Radiance

Zaandam

 

August 8:

 

Sapphire Princess

Amsterdam

Infinity

Norwegian Star

Norwegian Sun

Serenade

Statendam

Veendam

 

At an average of, say, 2000 passengers per ship, that's a lot of people to transit Vancouver in such a short timeframe. I would guess that's more than you would see in Miami or Ft. Lauderdale on a typical weekend in the winter.

 

It must be a huge logistics problem, not only moving the people around, but loading all the provisions, available hotel rooms, getting through the airport, etc.

 

I don't even want to think of what Skagway will be like!

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According to the Port of Vancouver...here's the 7th

 

ISLAND PRINCESS

 

CRYSTAL HARMONY

 

ZAANDAM

 

RADIANCE OF THE SEAS

 

and here's the 8th

 

INFINITY

 

NORWEGIAN SUN

 

VEENDAM

 

SERENADE OF THE SEAS

 

Four is about the norm.

 

Here's the link

http://www.portvancouver.com/vanAlaCruise/content/schedule/schedule.html

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Looks like SIX large ships each on Sept 19th and Sept 26th will be in Vancouver per the Port of Vancouver schedule..I certainly wouldn't want to be those departing or arriving at the Vancouver airport on either of these two days..

 

Sept 19th

Norwegian Sun

Veendam

Statendam

Norwegian Star

Serenade of the Seas

Infinity

 

Sept 26th

Norwegian Sun

Statendam

Veendam

Oosterdam

Serenade of the Seas

Infinity

 

 

 

 

 

 

SDCruiser

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The ships on the BCPassport website that list a S.E. next to them are ones which depart or return to Seattle. I agree, it's misleading to show them all together, but taking this into account, it jives with the Vancouver Port Schedule for Vancouver only...

 

SDCruiser

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There are only 3 at Canada Place and 1 at Ballantyne, but we are still flying out the day after. Sorry, I don't want to go through YVR, or any airport close to a cruise ship terminal on debarkation or embarkation day!

 

BTW, cruise junky, I like your link better than the one I have used before, thank you!

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Paul,

 

Aug 7

Coral Princess

Diamond Princess - Seattle

Island Princess - Whittier

Norwegian Spirit - Seattle

Oosterdam - Seattle

Radiance

Zaandam

 

Aug 8

Sapphire Princess - Seattle

Amsterdam - Seattle???

Infinity

Norwegian Star - Seattle

Norwegian Sun

Serenade

Statendam _ Seattle???

Veendam

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  • 2 weeks later...

Paulmj, there is a roll call for your sailing of the Serenade here...http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=45199&page=2&pp=25

 

Have been chating with Folgy (on your sailing) now for weeks...hope yours is a good one, I am on the next week!

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We're scheduled on the August 8th sailing of the Serenade of the Seas from Vancouver. In looking at the ship arrival & departure schedule, the day before we leave, 7 megaships arrive and then leave. The day of our departure, 8 different megaships arrive and then leave.

 

August 7:

 

Coral Princess

Diamond Princess

Island Princess

Norwegian Spirit

Oosterdam

Radiance

Zaandam

 

August 8:

 

Sapphire Princess

Amsterdam

Infinity

Norwegian Star

Norwegian Sun

Serenade

Statendam

Veendam

 

At an average of, say, 2000 passengers per ship, that's a lot of people to transit Vancouver in such a short timeframe. I would guess that's more than you would see in Miami or Ft. Lauderdale on a typical weekend in the winter.

 

It must be a huge logistics problem, not only moving the people around, but loading all the provisions, available hotel rooms, getting through the airport, etc.

 

I don't even want to think of what Skagway will be like!

I am on the same sailing as you . Have you signed up for Meet and Mingle ?

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