Vancouver Journals

6 Days on the Radiance of the Seas

A May 2007 trip to Vancouver by 12CGTV

San Francisco Photo, San Francisco, California More Photos
Quote: A North West Pacific cruise on the Radiance of the Seas 6 days ,Ports of call San Francisco, Astoria, Victoria BC, Vancouver BC.

San Francisco

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San Francisco Photo, San Francisco, California
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The ship docks close to Pier 39 with shopping, dining, sea lions and bay views. I took the Cable Car Fun Tours, a 2 hour city tour. It's fully-narrated to San Francisco's top attractions, Presidio, Pacific Heights, Union Square, Chinatown, and a ride on the Golden Gate Bridge. Tours daily from 11am to 6pm.

Astoria, Oregon

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Astoria Photo, Astoria, Oregon
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Anywhere along the River Walk, you can catch a ride on the "Old 300". Get on and off at the covered trolley stops located throughout the downtown blocks or continue traveling Astoria's historic 4-mile riverfront. The Astoria Column a 125 foot tall tower you can climb the inside spiral-case of 164 steps up to the observation deck for a great view.

Victoria B C

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Victoria Photo, Victoria, British Columbia
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Indulge in one of Victoria's grandest traditions: afternoon tea at The Fairmont Empress. For almost a century, the majestic lobby of this landmark hotel has played host to England's most beloved ritual, the taking of afternoon tea. I did not do the afternoon tea, they want to much money for it.

Vancouver, BC

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Canada Place Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Cruising into Vancouver on the Radiance of the Seas, the cruise ship terminal "Canada Place" is the most beautiful terminal I have seen. On this cruise we had to go to a different one called Balantine Pier, not as nice.