This Wine Country Coastal Cruise on the Crown Princess departed from Vancouver, stopped in Victoria, Seattle, Astoria, San Francisco and Santa Barbara, and ended in Los Angeles. I am a 41 year old woman who enjoys travelling on her own. This was my fourth cruise with Princess, and the third time I have taken a cruise on my own, and overall it was a great experience.
I flew into Vancouver from Florida the day of the cruise and took the Princess transfer to the ship. I arrived around 12:30. A Princess rep with a sign greeted me when I exited the customs area and directed me to another person who took my bags so they could be delivered directly to my stateroom. I then waited in line to board a full-size charter bus. The first bus filled up, but I only had to wait about 10 minutes for another bus to arrive. The bus driver was very affable and gave us a narrated tour as he drove us through Vancouver to the port. At the pier, there were no lines and I was checked in and onboard the ship in about 5-10 minutes.