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Old September 25th, 2002, 02:17 PM
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Default Little Helpful Hint-Alaska Cruisers

If you are planning an Alaska cruise next summer out of Vancouver, B.C., here is a little money saving tip. Fly into Seattle. (Seatac) There you can rent a full-sized car for about $90 from Avis, including drop off fees. You can drive to Vancouver B.C. in about three hours, or so. There is an office for Avis only a few blocks from the cruise ship terminal on Robson Street. And of course there is a bit of wait at the border at times. But that seems to be getting better now.

It is generally fairly expensive flying into B.C. You can save a little money this way and only be inconvenienced a little bit. We used to take the Amtrack Train/Bus to B.C. from Vancouver, Washington. We will never do that again now that we know international car rentals are possible at reasonable rates.

Of course, some people sail out of Seattle or SFO and save the hassle in a different way, but we kind of like leaving from Vancouver, Canada.
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Old September 25th, 2002, 02:34 PM
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Default Re: Little Helpful Hint-Alaska Cruisers

Hi Chuck,
That is a very good tip, but for us we didn't have a lot of extra time and still wanted to see some of Vancouver. We therefore just flew right into Vancouver and had a few hours to explore, so it worked out well for us. I do think the car rental is the way to go if you find yourselves flying into Seattle.


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Old September 27th, 2002, 02:46 PM
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Default Re: Little Helpful Hint-Alaska Cruisers

Hey Chuck,

Have you thought about just driving the whole way from here?

It's about 3 hours from our area to Seattle; and with having to be at PDX at least an hour early, security lines and checks, flying 45 minutes to Sea-Tac, retrieving your luggage, picking up the rental car, etc -- it seems like driving the whole way would actually be faster!

It's a nice drive up there -- and hey, no airline food!

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