Vancouver, BC

Embarkation day – Vancouver, BC

We flew from LAX to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to begin our cruise aboard the Star Princess.

Big thanks to Adam’s parents who picked us up *VERY* early in the morning on a Saturday, and took us to the airport.  It was a nice start to our vacation.

We flew over Mt. St. Helens on our way from LAX to Vancouver, BC

We flew over Mt. St. Helens on our way from LAX to Vancouver, BC

We arrived in Vancouver and took a cab to the cruise terminal.  Kevin had traveled up to the terminal with his dad early that morning, and fortunately, we found him right away when we arrived at the terminal.  Then we started the embarkation process.

Vancouver Cruise Terminal Across from the Cruise Terminal

The Vancouver terminal looks a bit like a cruise ship itself!  The embarkation process was efficient, and well organized.  Before long we were abaord the lovely ship and exploring and getting re-acquainted with the layout of the ship (we’ve cruised aboard her before).

Our room steward brought us some Champagne to celebrate our arrival

Our room steward brought us some Champagne to celebrate our arrival

Enjoing the view as we set sail out of Vancouver

Enjoing the view as we set sail out of Vancouver

Setting sail from Vancouver

Setting sail from Vancouver

Susan and Kevin

Susan and Kevin

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Vancouver sky line

Vancouver sky line

View of the harbor

View of the harbor

The three of us about to set sail

The three of us about to set sail

View from the ship

View from the ship

 

We participated in the mandatory muster drill, had a nice dinner and relaxed in our room that evening.  Kevin and Adam had a nightly ritual throughout the cruise of bundling up and sitting on the balcony – enjoying the views from the ship and chatting and just genrally relaxing and having fun.   Susan found it a bit too cold to hang out on the veranda – but loved the opportunity to curl up with her Kindle and catch up on her reading.

After a day at sea, we will arrivve in Ketchikan (click here for the next day!)