We have cruised with other lines, Cunard, Celebrity, Azamara and wanted to try Oceania as we had heard the food was so good.....they did not disappoint, but more of that later. Also we have been to Alaska before but not Sitka or Prince Rupert.
We made our own arrangements for hotels and stayed near English bay, got a taxi to the port which was $11. Embarkation was the easiest we have ever had, filled out one form and we were on, it is all very low key, two people directing people to the buffet as our cabins were not ready.
Had a wonderful lunch, they announced at 2pm all cabins were ready, our cases were inside when we got there. Plenty of room for two ladies sharing to hang and put away all the clothes, our cases fitted under the beds, but the steward can take them if yours is too big. We all know the showers are tiny and so is the toilet, I am tall and could not fit on the seat!!!!
Small but clean with lovely linen and towels, lovely steward. We do not spend much time in our cabins so was plenty big enough for us, I would say though if sharing and having twin beds they touch, so make sure you are good friends with your travel partner!!
This was embarkation point we spent one night in a hotel at English Bay and then got a taxi to port. We got a day bus pass and went to Grouse Mountain, which was excellent, walked all around Vancouver. It is a lovely port.