Weekend Cruise on the Grand Princess ~ Vancouver to Seattle

Party Travelers! - It’s that time of year again for the May repositioning cruise!  This is our 4th multi-Meetup Cruise Event!!  Great for 1st time cruisers as an intro to cruising and veterans as a super fun way to party, dine and hang out with other travelers. This time we have the option of an overnight, 3-night, and/or 4-night cruise, your choice! (Click hyperlinks for info or to RSVP for the other cruises.)

There's a lot of info below, read all the details before asking questions.  A Passport or Enhanced Driver License is required for this trip (check with cruise line or customs for other options). ~Claudette

Why do an overnight cruise? This is a great way to dip a toe into the water, without a big investment of time and money. We'll board in time for dinner, maybe even a late lunch, and have breakfast on board when we dock in Seattle - and the food tends to be GREAT.  While the food is a big part of cruising, the night life, dancing and other activities are tons of fun. Once in your cabin you'll find a list of all the events and activities awaiting you.  Check out the activities available on the last overnight cruise we did in 2010:  Cruise Activities-sample.  And don't forget your swim suit - there are pools and hot tubs to lounge in and around.

Act fast - These May cruises tend to book up quickly. 
Guests are welcome, the more the merrier!!

Book cruise at http://bit.ly/BonVoyage-DTL for best rates and book with the group.  You'll also get other benefits like flight insurance, concierge service and more.
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Destination: Pacific Coastal
Sailing Date: select any date in May
Sailing Length: 1-2 days
Cruise Line: Princess Cruises
Select Availability for Grand Princess, Vancouver, May 17

Rates – add $80.00 for taxes:
Inside: Single – $138 ~ Double Occupancy – $69.00/pp
Outside: Single –$178 ~  Double Occupancy – $89.00/pp
Balcony: Single – $238 ~ Double Occupancy – $119.00/pp

Payment Options:  You have the option of putting down a deposit the day of booking and pay the balance in about 12 days.

Looking to share a cabin? Post a comment with your cabin preference and I'll share with the 7 other invited Meetups.  It's up to you to connect with potential cabin-mates who've posted comments and make arrangements.

Getting there:
Bolt Bus:
Get tickets at www.boltbus.com
Prices start around $15 and with a $1 ticket option floating
around. 
Amtrak Cascades train: Get tickets at www.amtrak.com for those who’d like to enjoy the waterfront views. Fares range $36-40 and may run specials.

FYI: Last year some of us went up the day before and spent the night in Vancouver. If that's what you're planning to do and would like others to join you, post a comment.  Be sure to use bit.ly/BonVoyage-DTL to find/book a room. Highly recommend the Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms at the Rosellen Suites, sleeping 6 (with Murphy Bed and sofa bed) for about $55/pp.

Itinerary:
~ Board ship around noon or as early as they'll let us.  Must be on board by 3:30pm, sailing time 4:30pm
~ Meet group for dinner at TIME, PLACE - TBD.
~ PARTY!!  Eat, Drink and Be Merry!!!

Saturday
~ Ship arrives in Seattle at 7am. See disembarkation instructions in your cabin.

All rates and itinerary subject to change.

Bon Voyage!

 

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  • Lee

    I'm interested in sharing a cabin, inside preferred since it's just one night, and probably at the nightclub dancing most of it...

    April 28, 2014

    • Claudette

      Shared this for you Lee, though would be good to know if you are a woman or a man.
      **Please note** Some cabin types may already be sold out.

      April 28, 2014

    • Lee

      Man, looks like inside is sold out anyway....

      April 28, 2014

  • Claudette

    We’re a little under 3 weeks away for this cruise and it doesn’t look like anyone’s booked yet.
    I’ve also sent a reminder email to the group so hopefully more people will RSVP. So far we have 12 people signed up in 7 Meetup Groups. Looking for a cabinmate? See the section about that in the event details.

    April 28, 2014

    • Claudette

      Remember I’m volunteering in my ‘free time’ to help with this event so do your part and read the info before posting or emailing questions. Chances are your answer’s already there.
      Having issues booking? Email me with the steps you followed (even include screenshots) so I can help. I’ve followed the steps I post just today so I know it works.
      If your plans have changed, update your RSVP. Thanks all – Bon Voyage!!

      April 28, 2014

  • Claudette

    FYI: If you don't have a Passport, I've checked that an Enhanced Driver's License will work. See hyperlink in event details for more info.

    March 20, 2014

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