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Details on BC Ferries Newest Vessel

Victoria: BC Ferries
Commencing March 2008, the newest vessel in the BC Ferries fleet MV Coastal Renaissance will serve the Vancouver - Nanaimo (Horseshoe Bay - Departure Bay) route

One of the largest double end type ferries in the world at 160 meters long & 28 meters wide, the Super C-Class vessel is able to carry approximately 1,600 passengers and 360 vehicles

BC Ferries  MV Coastal Renaissance
Displaying a photographic invitation for the 2010 Olympic Games, the Coastal Renaissance sails into Vancouver prior to sailing to her new home in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island 

 

Coastal Renaissance: Newest ship in the BC Ferry Fleet

Vancouver BC:  BC Ferries 
48 days after departing the shipyard in Germany where she was built, the newest ferry to join the BC Ferry fleet entered Burrard Inlet under the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver mid-day December 13, 2007 

Built in Germany, the Coastal Renaissance (as a Super-C class vessel the largest double ended ferry in the world), will hold 370 cars and 1,600 people.
She is slated to enter service between Departure Bay (Nanaimo) and Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver in early spring 2008.

BC Ferries: New C Class Vessel arrives into Vancouver

Victoria BC:    BC Ferries
BC Ferries new Super C-class ferry, Coastal  Renaissance, has arrived in BC from Germany.
Showcasing a massive photographic invitation to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic games on her hull, the ship sailed under the Lions Gate Bridge around mid-day Dec 13.
After circling Vancouver Harbour for photographic opportunities she will make her way to her new home in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island 

The newest vessel in the BC Ferries fleet was built in Germany and her voyage to British Columbia has included stops for refuelling at Brunsbuettel, Germany; Las Palmas, Canary Islands; and Cristobal, Panama.
 
The vessel went through the Panama Canal on November 21, and has travelled up the west coast of Central and North America to British Columbia.

 

Seattle-Victoria Ferry Out of Service Jan 03 thru Jan 17, 2008

Seattle: Clipper
Annual dry-dock service is scheduled between 03 January and 17 January, 2008 for the Seattle-Victoria ferry (Victoria Clipper). 
Ferry service will
resume between Seattle & downtown Victoria, January 18, 2008

Ferry Service to Vancouver Island from Washington State will be available during the 03 Jan-17 Jan period through both Anacortes (Reservations 206-464-6400) and Port Angeles ( Reservations 360-457-4491).

BC Ferries operates a minimum of 8 daily passenger/vehicle sailings, year-round between Vancouver (Tsawwassen Terminal) and Victoria (Swartz Bay terminal) 

Reservations for Seattle- Victoria 2008 can be made at www.ferrytravel.com 

Bellingham - Victoria ferry resumes sailings mid-May 2008

Bellingham WA: VSJC
The Bellingham to Victoria ferry service is now over for 2007 but will begin again mid May 2008. 
The 3 hr narrated trip to BCs capital city Victoria travels through the San Juan Islands and is enormously popular 
Travellers arriving into Bellingham on the Alaska Marine ferry at 0800h can walk to the adjacent pier in the Port of Bellingham and continue their ferry travels on board the Island Commuter bound for Victoria at 0900h
 

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
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-all taxes & luggage handline

Package is based on double ocupancy (ie 168.00 pp); is subject to availability and other restrictions may apply
email
info@ferrytravel.com

Extra Sailings Between Vancouver - Victoria for Thanksgiving Weekend

VICTORIA BC Ferries
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 www.ferrytravel.com/TSW-SB.htm

BC Ferry Specials: 01 Oct 2007 thru 30 April 2008

VICTORIA BC Ferries
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

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.  

 

  
 

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 !