We started this cruise at the Pan Pacific Vancouver. Very nice hotel, and the room booked by Regent gave us a great view of the harbor and incoming ships. After breakfast the next morning, I waited in the Regent hospitality suite to ask a question about luggage transfer. Unfortunately, the Regent rep did not show up in the room for about a half hour. Several other guest had the same question (Do we have to be in the rooms for baggage to be picked up?). Finally the rep showed up and let us know that baggage will be taken from the room, and we did not have to be present. The answer made me worry a little, but it went off without a hitch.
We spent the rest of the morning and little into the afternoon exploring Vancouver by means of the Hop On/Hop Off bus. We didn't get to see much as my wife got her shopping off to a grand start at Granville Island. Great place, great market.
Embarkation - smooth as a whistle, took about 15 minutes and we were up in the Veranda starting our cruise with a large and delicious buffet lunch. Our room was ready at 2:30, and after we checked it out. I went back to Vancouver for something at the drugstore. As I left, I did notice a line of about 50 deep waiting to go through security. Upon my return at 3:30, there was no line left and I breezed through again.