Sailing from Vancouver - Photos
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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
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
Sailing past Howe Sound
From here on, spectacular scenery ...... north to Alaska.