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Old January 9th, 2001, 09:20 PM
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We will be sailing on the Infinity out of Vancouver from Atlanta - we are using cruiseair- are we safe as to getting to the ship on time without spending the previous night in Vancouver? How about leaving the ship - will they give us enough time to get to the airport - and if they put us on a late departing flight will we have to spend the day at the airport with luggage?
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Old January 10th, 2001, 09:53 AM
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Hi Lee,
Its always a wise idea go fly in a day prior whenever you can, much less worries and when not using the cruise/air they have no idea if you're late etc. Same goes for the return flight, make sure its late enough that you will be able to make it, sometimes disembarkment could take awhile.

If for some reason you have a really late flight home, there are some cruise lines that have excersions you can take, that will drop you at the airport after the tour.
It sure beats sitting around the airport all day. I always get the travel insureance as well, it can add up, but if for some reason you can't make it, its well worth the extra money. Take care and have a wonderful cruise.

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Old January 10th, 2001, 08:09 PM
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Using cruise line air, you should have no problems getting to and from the ship. They really do have this down to a science, especially in the case of Alaska cruises where they fly into both Seattle (and bus u up to Van) or into Vancouver.

The route they have u flying would impact on just how much time u'll have to kill in the airport. If u have a late flight, booking one of Celebrity's Vancouver post cruise excursions would take care of that. Vancouver is a beautiful city with lots to see and do. If I were u, I'd try and do a couple of pre nights there to enjoy it.

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Old January 17th, 2001, 09:31 PM
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Are you booked with Celebrity's air/sea program? If so, there should be no problems if there are delays enroute -- they keep tabs on the flights and will hold the ship if there if you're late. Ships arrive at the last port on the dot, with enough time for all passengers to make their return flights. If you're buying your own air, however, I strongly urge you to stay in Vancouver the night before. With all the delays in air travel these days, it's a risk.

But i urge you to stay a night in Vancouver either way. It's one of the most beautiful cities in North America, with so much to do. The exchange rate (US dollar is around 40% higher than Canadian dollar), makes staying there cheap.
In CruiseMates, there's a story in the Alaska area with recommended hotels and tips on Vancouver.
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Old January 18th, 2001, 11:17 AM
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If you presently have booked the Air/sea with Celebrity, it is still not to late to make your own arrangements including leaving a day early and choosing your own flights. If you pay the deviation fee to Celebrity, they will let you know exactly what flights you can be booked on and give you the option to do it yourself. The average premium hotel in Vancouver like the Hyatt, probably can be booked for about $150 an dour stay included breakfast and it is central to a walking tour, trolley tours, etc. Do try to go in a day early, especially since it is a long flight from the East coast. Sometimes, doing the air arrangements yourself can be cheaper for you. too.
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