Most three-day cruises from San Francisco head north to Vancouver for a one-way journey to Canada. Cruise companies operating on this route include Princess Cruises and Holland America, with vessels from medium-size ships holding 1,900 passengers to larger, more modern ships holding more than 2,500 passengers.
Cruise to Vancouver in style aboard the Sapphire Princess, operated by Princess Cruises, which can carry 2,670 passengers. This ship has five different dining rooms plus specialty restaurants like Sabatini's Italian Restaurant and Sterling Steakhouse. Guests can spend their days at one of the three pools or five hot tubs, working out at the fitness center or playing golf on the nine-hole putting course. At night, they can catch a show in the Princess Theatre, try their luck at the casino or sip cocktails in one of the four lounges. Kids will enjoy the Fun Zone, the splash pool and the Teen Center.
A bit smaller than the Sapphire Princess, the Island Princess, also operated by Princess Cruises, can carry 1,970 passengers. Ninety percent of the staterooms on this ship have an ocean view, and almost half of them have a balcony. Island Princess has two dining rooms as well as several specialty restaurants, including Sabatini's Italian Restaurant and Bayou Cafe and Steakhouse. During the day, guests can enjoy three pools and six hot tubs, a spa and fitness center, and sports such as a nine-hole putting golf course and basketball court. In the evening, Island Princess offers shows in its Princess Theatre and Universal Lounge, a casino and three cocktail lounges. Kids will enjoy the and the splash pool and the private club with playground. movies and video games.
Holland America cruises from San Francisco to Vancouver on a three-day cruise aboard ms Zuiderdam. Dedicated in 2002, this ship holds 1,916 passengers. With two dining rooms, a grill, several lounges, a sports bar, a casino and a theater, guests aboard the Zuiderdam are well fed and entertained. The ship also has two pools with several hot tubs and an indoor Hydro pool and spa. Kids aboard the Zuiderdam will enjoy the kids club area with video games, arts and crafts and a playground.
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