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SAILING FROM VANCOUVER  

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Vancouver is one of the most beautiful ports in the world. The north shore mountains form a scenic backdrop to the harbour. From your ship you will see float planes and helicopters taking off and landing, container ships and bulkers coming and going and the SeaBus crossing between downtown and North Vancouver regularly, all against the backdrop of the magnificent north shore mountains. Sailing out past North Vancouver and Stanley Park, under Lions Gate Bridge, past West Vancouver and Howe Sound is a spectacular beginning to your Alaska cruise. On very clear days you can see magnificent Mount Baker in Washington State, to the East, with its many glaciers.

These photos will help you experience a Vancouver sailout. They feature cruise ships sailing from here since 1995. A second cruise terminal at Ballantyne Pier was used for many cruise seasons so sailings from Ballantyne are included on this page.

Photos are Susan Milne, 1999-2015.




The distinctive Carnival funnel;
Jubilee docked at Canada Place


Coral Princess' funnel


Regal Princess at the East side of Canada Place



Island Princess at the West side of Canada Place




Preparing to sail - life boat drill aboard Infinity



Sailing away from Canada Place - before the extension



Mercury and Galaxy off to Alaska



Coral Princess underway



Coral Princess and North Vancouver



Ryndam sailout from the Lookout



Serenade at Ballantyne Pier, east of Canada Place





Serenade sails from Ballantyne Pier





Passengers enjoy sailout





Sailing past North Van





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Canada Place and Vancouver in the distance



Rhapsody of the Seas from
Brockton Point Light House, Stanley Park



Westerdam and Brockton Point Lighthouse



Mercury from Brockton Point



Approaching Lions Gate Bridge


View from Regal Princess balcony



Statendam approaches the bridge





Norwegian Wind approaches Lions Gate Bridge



Norwegian Wind Sails under Lions Gate Bridge
The Lions' Gate is also Gateway to Alaska



Sun Princess sails under Lions Gate Bridge.



Ryndam at Lions Gate Bridge from the Lookout.



On deck while sailing under
Lions Gate Bridge



Serenade of the Seas sails under the Bridge



Volendam sails under the Lions Gate



Volendam from below Prospect Point



Island Princess arrives in Vancouver in the early morning. Photo courtesy CLIA.



Prospect Point is in Stanley Park,
right beside Lions Gate Bridge





Grouse Mountain





Sailing past Howe Sound





From here on, spectacular scenery ...... north to Alaska.




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