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Thursday, October 11, 2007
Seattle- Victoria Empress-Ferry package

SEATTLE- VICTORIA: ferry-hotel package
Fairmont packages from $336.00 for 2 Adults (additional nights @ 168.00)
     Clipper+Empress Package

Built in the early 1900s by Canadian Pacific, this historic downtown
hotel has long been a favorite of visitors to Victoria. 
A gracious presence overlooking the Inner Harbour, an indoor pool; internet & consierge services & on premises restaurants. 
Adjacent to the Victoria Conference Center & the Empress is now pet friendly.

Package for 2 Adults includes
-round trip ferry Seattle-Victoria
-champagne continental breakfast enroute
-1 night stay in a std king room at the Fairmont Empress
-land transportation between terminal & hotel
-all taxes & luggage handline

Package is based on double ocupancy (ie 168.00 pp); is subject to availability and other restrictions may apply

Thursday, October 11, 2007
November 1 signals BIG ferry savings

Alaska Ferries: Juneau AK
Passengers travelling round-trip on the Alaska ferries between November 01/07 and March 31/08  will receive a 30% discount on their passenger and vehicle fares.
The discount applies to all ferries and the only stipulation is that the trip must be a "mirror image".
Tickets may be purchased on line at, by calling toll free 1-800)681-1811


Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Le Conte schedule change

Alaska Marine: Juneau, Alaska

The following changes have been made to the MVLeConte schedule
Oct 13/07: An additional departure has been added from Angoon at 12:30h 
Oct 16/07: The Le Conte  will depart Juneau at 0500h
Dec 19/07: the LeConte will depart Juneau at 0700 

For updates or further information on the Alaska ferry sailings email


Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Alaska Ferry Schedules May - Sept 2008
JUNEAU, AK:  Alaska Marine Ferries

The 2008 summer schedules (May-Sept) for Alaska ferries are now expected to be confirmed & published in December 2007.  
Sailing request lists have been started (1-800-686-0446) and traveller requests will be filled in priority sequence on release of the new schedules

Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Extra Sailings Between Vancouver - Victoria for Thanksgiving Weekend
7 extra sailings have been added to the regular schedule between Tsawwassen & Swartz Bay & 6 extra sailings have been added between Swartz Bay & Tsawwassen over the Thanksgiving long weekend.

As traffic warrants, extra sailings will be added on the Horseshoe Bay ( West Vancouver) – Departure Bay Nanaimo) route throughout the weekend.

On Monday, October 8, an extra late night sailing will depart Langdale at 10:10 pm bound for Horseshoe Bay.

To see the full list of sailing times both for the Vancouver & Victoria ferries, go to

Monday, October 01, 2007
BC Ferry Specials: 01 Oct 2007 thru 30 April 2008
Between October 1, 2007 and April 30, 2008, select BC Ferries sailings will be discounted  by $5 per passenger and $15 per under-height vehicle (under 7’ high).

The discounted fares will be available on the Tsawwassen – Duke Point route on all Saturday and Sunday sailings.

The same discounted fare pricing will also be available for Sunday morning sailings departing from both Tsawwassen & Swartz Bay at 7:00am and 9:00am

Thursday, September 27, 2007
Delta Ocean Pointe at 50% off for 2nd night

Seattle -Victoria BC:  Ferry-Hotel Special
Delta Ocean Pointe Package Includes:

  • Round trip ferry between Seattle & Victoria
    • Complimentary breakfast enroute
    • 2 nights in the 4-diamond Delta Ocean Pacific Resort
    • Land transportation between terminal & hotel
    • All taxes included. 
    • Subject to space availability.  Some restrictions may apply
    • Email for details

    Wednesday, September 26, 2007
    Seattle-Victoria Ferry Specials

    Victoria, BC:  Winter Savings commence in October
    October in Victoria welcomes the arrival of some superb package specials.
    Participating in the traditional fall/winter promotion are most of the better hotels in Victoria including the famous Fairmont Empress, popular Laurel Point Inn, new Marriott Inner Harbour and numerous other properties

    A typical package includes a round trip ferry between Seattle & Victoria; complimentary champagne continental breakfast enroute, 1 night's stay in Victoria, (extra nights can be added) transportation between the terminal & hotel, luggage handling and all taxes.

    Package prices including the ferry start as low $107.00pp; are based on double occupancy & are subject to some restrictions.  



    Wednesday, September 26, 2007
    Last sailing of the 2007 season for Bellingham-Victoria ferry

    Bellingham, WA: Victoria San Juan Cruises
    Sunday September 30th will see the end of the summer season for the popular ferry which operates daily May through September between Bellingham WA & Victoria, BC.

    Service provided by this passenger-only ferry  will resume again mid May 2008.

    Wednesday, September 12, 2007
    BC Ferries accommodates Vancouver Island football fans

    VICTORIA, BC – BC Ferries
    To enable BC Lions football fans from Vancouver Island to return home after the game on the same day, BC Ferries is providing a late night sailing from Vancouvers' Tsawwassen terminal to Victorias' BC Ferry terminal at Swartz Bay on Saturday, September 15 at 11:30 p.m.
    To coincide with BC Lions games late night sailings will also be offered on Saturday, October 20 and Saturday, November 3rd departing from Vancouvers Tsawwassen terminal at 11:30 p.m. bound for Nanaimos Duke Point terminal

    These sailings are of couse available for anyone wishing to take advantage of these late ferry sailings- not just football fans !

    Sunday, September 09, 2007
    Alaska Ferry Specials: 30% Saving Plus the driver travels FREE
    30% DISCOUNT ON ROUND TRIPS Nov/07- March /08 

    JUNEAU, AK: Alaska Marine Ferries
    Starting November 1st, passengers who purchase a “mirror image” round trip on the ferries to and inside Alaska will receive a 30% discount on their full price adult or child passenger and vehicle fare.
    The discount applies to all travel from Bellingham and Prince Rupert and extends throughout the system

    Tickets can be purchased any time on line at, or by calling toll-free 1-800-686-0446

    Travel must commence on or after November 1st, 2007 and be complete on or before March 31st, 2008.

    Thursday, August 30, 2007
    BC Ferries Summer schedule extended thru Labour Day Long Weekend

    VICTORIA –BC Ferries’ is extending its peak summer schedule through Labour Day
    From August 31 to September 4, over 265 sailings are scheduled between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island to accommodate long weekend demands.
    Extra service is also scheduled between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale, as well as the Southern Gulf Island routes.

    The Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay route, the busiest route in the fleet, will continue to be served by four vessels operating daily through Sunday, September 9.
    Reservations are recommended (1.888.223.3779) for customers requiring e a specific sailing as part of their long weekend

    Tuesday, August 21, 2007
    Alaska Ferry Reservations Oct 07-April 08 Now Available

    Alaska Marine Ferries: Juneau AK 
    Schedules and/or Reservations for ferry travel to, from & in Alaska between October 2007 and April 2008 are now available online at

    If cabin space is important be sure to book as early as possible 

    Friday, August 17, 2007
    Alaska FERRY Advisory

    Alaska Ferry Travel
    Resulting from the early removal of the MV Columbia from service for the balance of the Summer/Fall season, space on the MV Malaspina travelling north from Bellingham WA into Alaska, and south from Alaska to Bellingham, is unusually tight.

    Travellers planning ferry travel into or out of Alaska are advised to make their booking requests asap.

    Online booking is available at or an agent can help with bookings by phone at 1-800-686-446

    Friday, August 17, 2007

    Alaska Marine Ferry: Juneau AK

    The M/V Columbia has been removed from service for the remainder of the summer season due to mechanical problems.
    Passengers with existing reservations are being contacted via e-mail or by telephone.
    Where possible, passengers are being re-booked onto other vessels or advised to seek alternative methods of travel.
    If you have an existing reservation aboard the M/V Columbia, contact the reservation department at 1-800-642-0066 

    Wednesday, August 15, 2007
    New Vessels for BC Ferries

    VICTORIA –BC Ferries
    BC Ferries reports that the first of 3 new Super C-class vessels, the Coastal Renaissance, will depart the shipyard in Flensburg, Germany on September 21.
    Upon leaving the shipyard, the ships will make stops in London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, where major promotional events will take place.

    The Coastal Renaissance is expected to arrive in British Columbia mid-November 2007 and is scheduled to be in service on the Departure Bay (Nanaimo) – Horseshoe Bay  (West Vancouver) ferry route in early 2008.

    A second vessel, Coastal Inspiration, scheduled to serve the Duke Point (Naniamo) – Tsawwassen (Vancouver) ferry run is expected to arrive three months later, and to be in service in the spring.

    The third Super C-class vessel, Coastal Celebration, is expected to arrive and begin service summer 2008.
    She will serve the Swartz Bay (Victoria) - Tsawwassen (Vancouver) ferry route

    Wednesday, August 15, 2007
    MV Columbia Sailing cancelled August 17, 2007

    Alaska Marine: Juneau
    The MV Columbia has been temporarily taken out of service. This has resulted in the cancelletion of the sailing scheduled to depart Bellingham on Friday August 17th.
    The vessel may sail northbound from Ketchikan on Sunday August 19th.

    For more information please call 1-800-642-0066

    Wednesday, August 15, 2007
    Alaska Ferry Booking Oct '07-April '08 now available

    Alaska Marine Ferries: Juneau, Alaska 
    Schedules for the Oct 07 thru April O8 are now available online.
    Reservations reflecting winter discounts can be made securely through

    Tuesday, August 07, 2007
    Ferry Delays between Duke Point & Tsawwassen

    Victoria BC: BC Ferries
    Until further notice A modified schedule will be in place for ferry service between Nanaimos' Duke Point terminal and Vancouvers' Tsawwassen terminal.

     Please contact BC Ferries at 1.888.223-2779 or 250-978-1267 for the temporary schedule or reservations

    Wednesday, July 18, 2007
    BC Ferry back in business

    VICTORIA – BC Ferries  
    The MV Queen of Oak Bay is scheduled to return to service on BC Ferries’ Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay route at 6:20 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2007.

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