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Old Oct 27, 19, 11:02 pm
YVR Cockroach
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
On Sunday I'll settle into a comfy berth aboard ViaRail's famous streamliner The Canadian for the four day journey across Canada to Vancouver, there to board a Club Class mini-suite aboard the Star Princess for the three day cruise down the coast to LA.!
Guess you're all aboard and chugging along the north shore of Superior right now. Hope you have left enough slack for the train to get to Vancouver (not winter yet so odds are good). Rode the Star Princess up from San Pedro 3 1/2 years ago (connecting from this trip) just around the 10th anniversary of the fire that torched a huge portion of the ship. We were in a verandah cabin just forward of the port portion of the torched part.

Presumably you'll have a balcony. The sprinklers were added above the balconies in the aftermath of the fire. Remarkably, the ship was back in service within 7 weeks, including getting the ship to Germany for repairs.

Great fare of C$686 for 2 (4 nts - day stop in Victoria). Hard to get up from Los Angeles by air for that much.

I'd wave at you as the ship passes Esquimalt but it'll be dark and you'll probably be having dinner anyway.

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