Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Oct 28, 2014
    Angela from ND Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are going on the May 2015 Member Cruise. Any ideas on where to stay before or after the cruise to discover Vancouver? Will they have ground transportation to and from port? This is our 1st cruise not departing from WDW. Other suggestions are great to

    Hey, Angela -- welcome aboard, fellow DVC Member!

    How exciting to hear that you'll be enjoying the Disney Cruise Alaskan Voyage next year. This special Member Cruise will be extra loaded with pixie dust, you and your family will have such a grand time. Vancouver is a beautiful city to visit and I highly recommend doing a few pre and/or post-cruise days to explore the sights and sounds - and the food. 

    Disney Cruise Line will have a few recommended hotels for guests interested in Pre-Cruise or Post-Cruise accommodations. You can call the DCL travel desk at 1-800-951-3532 and they'll be able to provide you with participating hotels and the prices offered. You can also avail of ground transportation specially arranged to take guests to the port on embarkation day (extra fee). Most of the hotels are in close proximity to the port and the downtown area. When my family sailed to Alaska a couple of years ago, we had an excellent experience staying at the Fairmont Waterfront. It is literally across the street from the port and it was an easy walk to cross from the hotel to the port check-in area. This location made it easy for us to board the Vancouver tourist busses as well, since Canada Place is a major hub. The gorgeous waterfront made for beautiful morning walks, and there are lots of places to eat at too. The waterfront area is great for biking (they rent there) and there are float planes that take you to nearby Victoria if you choose to do a day trip.

    If you are flying home late (after 3pm) on debarkation day, another option is to check out an offered port adventure that you can sign up for, while you on are onboard. Included in the port adventure is your airport drop off. Hope this helps.

    Great adventures await, Angela!
    ~ Dolly 
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Meet the Panelist: Dolly, California

I'm a full-time working mom anchored by an active family who shares the passion for travel, food and music! Our 2 teens have grown up sailing on the Disney Cruise Line and sharing the magic with other working families brings us so much pride and Pixie Dust! Learn More About Dolly

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