Vancouver Cruise Port Review: Parking, Shuttles, Hotels

Vancouver Cruise Port

The Vancouver cruise port is a beautiful addition to the downtown area and easily accessible from all points in the city. It is located in Canada Place, a complex that also houses shopping and dining, not to mention the ferry docks and floatplane piers and is a destination to see regardless of whether or not you are there catching a cruise.

Alaska cruises from Vancouver that take you the beautiful Glacier Bay National Park, the Hubbard Glacier, Tracy Arm Fjord and towns like Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Seward depart from the Vancouver cruise port on either round trip 17 night affairs or shorter one way voyages of 7 nights aboard some of the most popular ships at sea today. Cruises from Vancouver to Hawaii are also popular choices from this picturesque port and offer five days at sea to explore your ship before your first port of call.

Because Vancouver is a major city, it has many hotels and restaurants not to mention attractions that are just begging to be discovered either pre or post cruise. Stanley Park, the Lion’s Gate Bridge, the Capilano suspension bridge and many other must do’s are all located within an easy drive of the port. Hotels like the Pan Pacific Vancouver and the Fairmont Waterfront are either part of Canada Place, or easily connect to the complex giving you the sweeping water views and easy access to the ship that cruise passengers love. Both hotels offer parking for an added fee and have luggage delivery to the Vancouver cruise terminal, also for a nominal fee. If you wish to leave your car right at the port, there is parking available that needs to be pre-booked but that can be had for as little as $17 for a 24-hour period. All lots are monitored and secure, allowing you to enjoy your cruise without the worry.

For passengers that are looking to stay a little ways from the Vancouver cruise port, there are a plethora of hotels to choose from within all budgets, like the Best Western Sands by the Sea Hotel who have a cruise package that allows you to park your car there for the duration for a nominal fee. The port itself has a shuttle that takes passengers to the airport and to hotels in the downtown core for a fee after the cruise is over, with rapid transport, buses and taxi cabs all located at convenient locations to get you where you need to be.

Whether you are booked on a Holland America Alaska cruise or are on a short one night jaunt to Seattle, the Vancouver cruise port is the place to be as you start your fantastic vacation adventure.