Category Archives: Canada

Victoria Cruise Ship Port

Victoria, British Columbia Canada’s southernmost city and British Columbia’s capital, Victoria, sits at the south end of Vancouver Island on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Cruise ships sailing out of Seattle pass through the straight on their way in … Continue reading

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A Princess in Victoria

Ships that cruise round trip from Seattle to Alaska all make a brief evening stop in Victoria on the way back. Victoria sits on the south end of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. While it is a touristy town … Continue reading

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Quebec City

Holland America Veendam cruised down the St. Lawrence river to Quebec City, where the ship spent a night before disembarkation. It was nice to have a port stop with no concerns over hurrying back to the ship before it left … Continue reading

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Prince Edward Island

We stepped off the Holland America Veendam into a fierce wind on Prince Edward Island. A short walk across the dock brought us to the shops at the pier. Security guards herded passengers away from the inviting doors under fancy … Continue reading

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Sydney, Nova Scotia

Sydney seems to be a popular thing to name a city.  There’s Sydney, Australia of course, and on the west coast of Canada, Sidney B.C. on Vancouver Island.  Maybe Canada has a thing for Sydney on islands because they also … Continue reading

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Our first Canadian stop on the Canada/New England cruise on Holland America‘s Veendam came at Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Everywhere on this cruise was new to me as I had never been to the northeast before and to me going to … Continue reading

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Victoria Harbour Ferries

When in Victoria and looking for something a bit different to do, the Harbour Ferries offer a variety of on-the-water options, and also serve as transportation for visiting places near the landing docks.  The harbour ferries have a base dock … Continue reading

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Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria

Ever since a brief evening stop in Victoria on the way back to Seattle from an Alaskan cruise on Holland America’s Westerdam, my sister, Aunt, and I wanted to go back for a longer visit.  We decided to set up … Continue reading

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A Quick Stop in Victoria

Port Stop in Victoria From Ketchikan to Victoria, the Westerdam raced against a Princess boat that left about the same time.   Apparently whoever arrives first gets through customs first and the other ship has to wait. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Cruising to Alaska from Vancouver B.C. Canada

Getting on a cruise ship at the dock in Vancouver B.C. might not be as easy as it appears. Continue reading

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