Hi guys. I can't answer your request about boarding time, except to say I'll be taking the morning train to vancouver arriving at noon and expect to board the ship between 1 and 2. The ship is full so I expect it to be a zoo at the pier.
I expect there will be some family on board and since it's such a short trip maybe could touch base with whoever on leaving Vancouver.
Friends told me that a good meeting place is the 12th deck observation bar. They have a non-smoking side and I plan on being there at 6:30 enjoying the departure from Vancouver.
Thanks, Ray. We're meeting a couple of Seattle guys in the Champagne Bar right after the life jacket muster. Craig and Steve are those guys and we are Jack and Marty. We're going up Saturday on the train. Did you get notified that we are sailing from the Ballentyne Pier?
Just realize I didn't say, "and please join us" at the bar. If it doesn't have a great view then we'll find some place that does. I'm really excited about sailing out of Vancouver, also. Plus sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge! See you Sunday.