The glittering waterside metropolis of Vancouver, British Columbia, is an alluring end point for a Pacific Northwest cruise from Seattle. The city thrums with culture as an international melting pot, with residents settling here from all over the world. And the skyscrapers are backed by snowy mountains that draw skilled athletes and outdoorsy travelers year round. For those looking to get an Orca's eye view of the city, several cruise lines land in Vancouver from Seattle.
For a Quick Trip
Travelers looking to spend more time on land than on sea should consider a one-day cruise that leaves Seattle in the afternoon and arrives in Vancouver the next morning. Your options include Princess Cruises, Norwegian and Holland America Line. On Princess, you will board either the Star or Golden Princess ship and have access to a spa, fitness center, casino and bars and lounges. On Holland America, you'll travel aboard the MS Westerdam, with a hydro-therapy pool, multiple restaurants and bars, spa and salon. With Norwegian, you'll board the Norwegian Pearl leaving Seattle in the afternoon and arriving in Vancouver in the morning.
Seven Days with Norwegian
Norwegian Cruise Line has a seven-day option that leaves Seattle and ends in Vancouver, passing Sawyer Glacier and Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. Norwegian's Jewel and Pearl ships make the trip, with amenities such as a casino, rock climbing wall, bowling alley and pool with water slides. The ships stop in Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan and Sawyer Glacier in Alaska, along with Victoria, British Columbia, before finishing in Vancouver.
Royal Caribbean's Week-Long Tour
Royal Caribbean International heads to Juneau, Skagway, Tracy Arm Fjord, Ketchikan and the Sawyer Glacier in Alaska before ending in Vancouver. The week-long trip also offers shore excursions in Vancouver, such as the four-hour Capilano Suspension Bridge and Vancouver Highlights tour. On this trip, you'll sail aboard the Rhapsody of the Seas ship, which features eight swimming pools, a rock climbing wall, fitness center and poolside movie screen.
Carnival's Glacier Bay Cruises
Carnival Cruise Lines runs seven-day trips to Glacier Bay National Park on the Carnival Miracle ship. The trips start in Seattle and end in Vancouver, traveling to Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan, Alaska, along the way. Amenities on board include a jogging track, miniature golf, video arcade, spa, casino and yoga and Pilates classes.