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SNG Destination Spotlight: Vancouver©

Spotlight:  Vancouver

With over 800,000 cruise passengers annually, Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most beautiful cities.  The western Canadian coastal seaport city, located in Lower Mainland of British Columbia, has served as the leading homeport of Alaska cruises for over thirty years.  The Port of Vancouver is home base for one-way and round-trip cruises through the scenic Inside Passage which runs along the west coast of British Columbia.

Along with itineraries to Alaska from May to October, passengers can enjoy thrilling voyages to Hawaii, the Panama Canal, Asia, the South Pacific and California through the Canada Place Cruise Terminal in Vancouver.  The world-class cruise terminal was recently honored with three prestigious awards including Best Turnaround Destination, Most Efficient Port Facilities and Most Efficient Terminal Operation.  Canada Place is located in downtown Vancouver in close proximity to restaurants, shopping, nightlife entertainment and attractions; the cruise terminal is approximately thirty minutes from the Vancouver International Airport. 

The walkable city features a blend of outdoor adventures, urban culture and renowned cuisine.  Vancouver offers the cruise passenger a perfect destination for a pre- or post-cruise stay.  Surrounded by mountains the city is a popular filming location and known for its art, theater and music scenes.  Stanley Park within walking distance from the cruise terminal offers a thousand acres of forest, trails, pools, beaches and the Vancouver Aquarium enclosed by a pedestrian seawall.  The vibrant city features varying neighborhoods including Chinatown, historic Gastown with its famous steam clock and Granville Island, known for its shops, watering holes, theatres and expansive public market.  Visitors can take in panoramic views of the entire city via the Skyride gondola from Grouse Mountain.

Special Needs Group is pleased to provide service to those cruising out of Vancouver.  The following cruise lines sail out of and into the Port of Vancouver including:  Celebrity Cruises, Disney Cruise Lines, Holland America, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Crystal Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Silversea Cruises. In addition, SNG can also provide hotel pick-up and delivery at the start or close of a cruise.  For more Vancouver information, please visit us at



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