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Sail on a luxury cruise ship from Vancouver to California for a steal

Passengers will sail on a five-star ship.

A cruise from Vancouver makes a scenic stop in the province's capital before sailing to the Golden Gate Bridge early this fall. 

Sailings down the Pacific Coast offer some of the lowest prices for locals looking to try a cruise without breaking the bank. These repositioning cruises tend to price significantly lower than other sailings from the city, including the popular Alaskan voyages departing from Canada Place terminal over the summer. 

Princess Cruises has a sailing that departs on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 11 p.m. and stops in Victoria before spending a couple of days at sea en route to San Francisco. 

Passengers will sail on the five-star Sapphire Princess, which has four swimming pools, six hot tubs, a live theatre, mini golf, an ice skating rink, renowned spa treatments, movies under the stars, a jogging track, and much more.  

Date Port Arrive Depart
Tuesday, Sept. 24 Vancouver, B.C., Canada   11 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 25 Victoria, B.C., Canada 7 a.m. 5 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 26 At Sea    
Friday, Sept. 27 At Sea    
Saturday, Sept. 28 San Francisco, CA 7 a.m.

Cruise from Vancouver to San Francisco at a steal

There are four stateroom categories to choose from on the ship, including interiors, oceanviews, balconies, mini-suites, and suites (see slide two).

The total cost for an interior stateroom for two people is $987.30 or $493.65 per person. This cost works out to roughly $123.41 per person, per diem for the four-night sailing (see slide three).

Not only does that cost include your transportation on a beautiful five-star vessel, but it also includes meals, entertainment, snacks, and lodging. The only thing it doesn’t factor in is alcohol, but you may opt to purchase a drink package that can reduce the cost of your spending.

Travellers will need to buy a one-way ticket from San Francisco to Vancouver. Tickets with WestJet departing in the afternoon on Wednesday, Sept. 28 start at $87. However, folks who plan to stay a few days in the city after the sailing can enjoy prices dipping down as low as $33 on select dates with Flair Airlines (see slide four).

Book your trip with Princess Cruises online.

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