Nice Place to Stay Near the Cruise Ships

Mar 27th, 2004, 04:07 AM
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Nice Place to Stay Near the Cruise Ships

Hi I am hoping to take a 7 day cruise on HAL on 11th Sept. I would like a short city break in Vancouver for 3 nights prior to departure. Does anyone have any ideas about a reasonable place to stay, in a safe neighbourhood, which will be convenient for picking up the Zaandam on the 11th?

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Mar 27th, 2004, 04:16 AM
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We stayed in the Marriott Renaissance in a waterfront room. Had a balcony,heated floor in the bathroom-very quiet, good time.and a casino-under the hotel.

10 minute walk to Canada Place-but we took a cab when we went to the ship.

At Canada Place, we bought a 2 day pass on a double decker bus-stops at all the areas to see and every 1/2 hour get on one a go somewhere else.

around the hotels are office bldgs. and each one has a deli-type place for b'fast & lunch. Alot of good rest. a short cab ride away or eat in the hotel.

From our balcony, watch the ships coming in.
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Mar 27th, 2004, 04:37 AM
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This sounds right up our street. Do you mind me asking what the cost was?
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Mar 27th, 2004, 11:45 AM
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I used our Marriott points but go to their website or check some others.

The cruise season up there is really their busy (read expensive) time-so it won't be cheap-but-I would still stay there. It's not like you would go there frequently.

BTW, we went on the Maasdam last year on Sept. 18-stayed on board and repositioned back to Ft. Laud. , 28 days total, and I would do it again anytime. I only wish I had planned more time in AK.

But in the towns in Sept., they were discounting all their merchandise 50-75% off., and on the ship, too. We bought so much that we went to pack & ship in Ketchikan and sent it home !!
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Mar 29th, 2004, 07:35 AM
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I highly recommend the Fairmont Waterfront. Just across the street from the cruise ship terminal. The hotel has a porterage service as well and will make sure your luggage is sent directly to the ship. The service is great.
 
Jul 23rd, 2004, 01:23 PM
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Thanks for all your help. Now booked into the Fairmont Waterfront and the whole hotel looks fabulous.
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