We are taking our first cruise on HAL this June on the Zaandam. Our last Alaska cruise we disembarked in Vancouver but boarded in San Diego. We are unsure about the boarding process at Canada Place.
Anyone have info about how soon we can check-in? How about the crowds since three are two other ships embarking that day. I've heard from other discussion groups that Canda Place is huge and if you get there at 11:30 you can practically wlk on. I'm a "worst case scenario" type and worry that the line of cabs trying to unload will be miles long and the check-in will take hours.
We thought Canada Place was nice . It is large and often has multiple ships. We took a chartered bus from Seattle to Vancouver for our Alaska cruise. We were delayed by very heavy traffic in downtown Vancouver. So depending on where you are coming from, you might want to allow plenty of time. We were on the Zaandam last March in the Caribbean and loved it.