Vancouver to Seattle

Need help from my Canadian friends - why would a one day cruise from Vancouver to Seattle (Leaving at 4:30 pm and arriving at 7:30 am) appear to be cheaper (total of $100 per person) than a flight?

11 Answers

yes. Flying from Canada is not cheap. and it's only a short drive to Seattle from Greater Vancouver.

I would take the 3 day with a stop in Victoria, Sea day and Seattle instead.

The cruise is a one way re-positioning cruise. The cruise line will mark it down just to have the ship full. The ship has to be moved, may as well have guest on board to pay for the staff and fuel.

A lot of times these one way cruises are a great deal if you can get the time and they go where you want to go. I have looked at the L.A to Seattle or Vancouver as transportation for when I visit family in Seattle.

I did the Vancouver to LA prior to my Mexico cruise and it was cheaper to fly to Bellingham and cruise down than fly/drive to LA. But the one day thing is really super - plus 3rd &4th guests are even cheaper.

Flights from Canada are ridiculously expensive. I think there is a train that might be worth considering too.

It baffles me why they are so expensive ... I would love to do the same land trek I did last year from Vancouver to Banff / Lake Louise but cheapest way seems to be a repositioning cruise again.

Did you take the train from Vancouver to Banff? My son, DIL and grandson live there so we get to see the beautiful mountains often. I love the drive even though it takes about 6 hrs from home to Banff.

We rented a car and drove all over to and from Banff for a week. Most beautiful scenery I've ever experienced - better than Alaska in my opinion. Lake Louise had just thawed - it was awesome! I never realized what a wonderful place Canada was (and I've pretty much traveled the entire US and then some)

And at the time with the currency what it was, we saved a huge sum of money on hotels etc by using our US Debit cards!

My son has lived and worked in Banff and at Lake Louise Ski hill for 20 yrs. He and my DIL still appreciate waking up and looking at the beauty of it all. We tend to vacation in the south so our dollar doesn't go as far, but it's worth it when we want to have a break from the cold winter days.

We stayed at Lake Louise Inn one night and drove all over - People were so friendly and helpful - left me with a great impression of Canada.

Great to hear! Happy

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