• On Oct 28, 2017
    Robert from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Were going on an Alaskan cruise in June and wanted to arrive 1-2 days before. Any suggestions on what to do in Vancouver considering our boys will be 11 and 16 yo? Any suggested places to stay and how do we get to the port?

    Ahoy, Robert!

    It's lovely welcoming you back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I know how excited you must be getting for your Alaskan adventure aboard Disney Cruise Line! The gorgeous Port of Vancouver Canada Place Terminal is one of my favorite Cruise Terminals that Disney sails from! In my opinion, the city of Vancouver is beautiful, bustling and filled with friendly people. I can't wait for you and your family to explore all that this city has to offer.

    Since Vancouver was a new departure port for my family, the first time we set sail to Alaska out of Vancouver we arrived a day early to ensure we wouldn't be late for our cruise. Well, the second time we set sail to Alaska we arrived a few days early because we wanted to spend more time in Vancouver - we loved it so much! Haha! If your boys love adventure, they might enjoy boarding a seaplane (right from Canada Place in downtown Vancouver), experience a water take-off and fly to Victoria! My family and I also enjoyed shopping, eating our way around the city and taking our picture in front of the Olympic Cauldron.

    I highly recommend staying at the Fairmont Waterfront hotel. This hotel is so luxurious and right across the street from the Cruise Terminal. One of my favorite memories before our most recent voyage to Alaska is getting up early to watch the Disney Wonder sail in and dock at the terminal; we watched right from our hotel window! On the morning of embarkation, we literally walked to our Disney Cruise while rolling our luggage with us!

    Thank you so much for visiting us! If you can think of any future questions, we'd love to hEAR from you again!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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