1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2019
There’s not much to see, cute little town, we took one of the pedicabs to take us around, it’s a quick 3-hour stop.
There’s not much to see, cute little town, we took one of the pedicabs to take us around, it’s a quick 3-hour stop. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2019
Beautiful harbor area. We only had 4.5 hours here and didn't arrive until 7PM so most of the shops were closed. It was a Friday so the restaurants were quite busy so basically all we accomplished was walking from the pier to the ... Read More
Beautiful harbor area. We only had 4.5 hours here and didn't arrive until 7PM so most of the shops were closed. It was a Friday so the restaurants were quite busy so basically all we accomplished was walking from the pier to the harbor area to our restaurant (only 15 minutes) and taking a shuttle back to the pier after dinner. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2019
Victoria is a beautiful town that was somewhere I’ll definitely visit again, but our stop from 6 to 11 was too short to do much of anything. We walked to chinatown which looked like a cool place to eat but had nowhere to shop at 8pm. ... Read More
Victoria is a beautiful town that was somewhere I’ll definitely visit again, but our stop from 6 to 11 was too short to do much of anything. We walked to chinatown which looked like a cool place to eat but had nowhere to shop at 8pm. I’d love to explore the town more but there’s only so much still open at 7pm. I’d prefer to spend a long weekend in Victoria than a cruise stop. If I had another 5 hour stop there I probably wouldn’t get off the ship. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2019
We chose not to pay $16 to get into town. We exited the port area and walked 5 minutes toward Fisherman's Village. We found a $5 (round trip) shuttle (operates on the half hour) to take us into town. Once we walked around town ... Read More
We chose not to pay $16 to get into town. We exited the port area and walked 5 minutes toward Fisherman's Village. We found a $5 (round trip) shuttle (operates on the half hour) to take us into town. Once we walked around town enjoying the sights and beverages, we hopped back on this cheap (but professional and nice) shuttle that dropped us off at the port. This saved our group $60!! Read Less
Sail Date: August 2019
Disappointed that the only way to get to downtown area was pricey taxi or the shuttle provided by PCL for $15 a person.
Disappointed that the only way to get to downtown area was pricey taxi or the shuttle provided by PCL for $15 a person. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2019
Butchart Gardens says it all. Some of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Even if you are not a gardening fanatic, you can't help to admire the breathtaking beauty of these meticulously maintained gardens.
Butchart Gardens says it all. Some of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Even if you are not a gardening fanatic, you can't help to admire the breathtaking beauty of these meticulously maintained gardens. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2019
nothing to see. only there 3 hours. Should have stayed longer in one of the other 3 ports and skipped this one.
nothing to see. only there 3 hours. Should have stayed longer in one of the other 3 ports and skipped this one. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2019
Arrived too late, many downtown shops were closed or closing. Visit should have been earlier and longer.
Arrived too late, many downtown shops were closed or closing. Visit should have been earlier and longer. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2019
Don't waste money on an excursion. Take a cab when you get off and choose your own excursion. We took a cab to Parliament for $10 and took a Horse and Carriage ride for $90. Our guide was wonderful. Hopped off and grabbed dinner at a ... Read More
Don't waste money on an excursion. Take a cab when you get off and choose your own excursion. We took a cab to Parliament for $10 and took a Horse and Carriage ride for $90. Our guide was wonderful. Hopped off and grabbed dinner at a local restaurant (Belleville's) and it was great. Took a ton of pictures. Walked back to the ship. Just a great evening. Just wish we had more time. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2019
Was only scheduled to be in port from 8 to MN. Was able to get off ship at 8:30 and had to be back by 11:30
Was only scheduled to be in port from 8 to MN. Was able to get off ship at 8:30 and had to be back by 11:30 Read Less
Sail Date: July 2019
Only here about four hours in the evening. city very nice with lights. dock far from downtown. waste of time. should skip this port to spend more time in Juneau and Ketchikan
Only here about four hours in the evening. city very nice with lights. dock far from downtown. waste of time. should skip this port to spend more time in Juneau and Ketchikan Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
We walked to the city center. Long walk but easy and beautiful. If you are in decent shape for walking, don't waste $30.00 on the shuttle. The walk took us about 25 minutes but it was easy.
We walked to the city center. Long walk but easy and beautiful. If you are in decent shape for walking, don't waste $30.00 on the shuttle. The walk took us about 25 minutes but it was easy. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
We were not there long enough to enjoy. We started walking and there was no transportation to take us back because the area was so packed with tourist traffic. Was really stressful. Wish I had stayed on boat and enjoyed last night on ... Read More
We were not there long enough to enjoy. We started walking and there was no transportation to take us back because the area was so packed with tourist traffic. Was really stressful. Wish I had stayed on boat and enjoyed last night on Bliss. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
Victoria - We booked a last minute whale watching excursion with Eagle Wing Whale tours. It was absolutely wonderful. We saw a pod of killer whales, and watched a humpback whale breach repeatedly for ten minutes. This tour and the trip to ... Read More
Victoria - We booked a last minute whale watching excursion with Eagle Wing Whale tours. It was absolutely wonderful. We saw a pod of killer whales, and watched a humpback whale breach repeatedly for ten minutes. This tour and the trip to Mendenhall Glacier were the highlights of the cruise. Note - There is a shuttle to down town at the port. Unlike Juneau, it is not free. It is $15 per person, and your ticket is good for the day. If you are interested in whale watching, do not take the shuttle. Fisherman's Wharf is only a ten minute walk in the other direction. I would actually like to see Victoria again to have a chance to see the castle or the gardens. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
Overpriced! Enjoyed Victoria very much but HAL charges way more than booking the same service independently.
Overpriced! Enjoyed Victoria very much but HAL charges way more than booking the same service independently. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
Port offered very little and we arrived at 7 p.m. when everything was closed and there was almost nothing to do. Most got off ship and returned disappointed in less than 2 hours.
Port offered very little and we arrived at 7 p.m. when everything was closed and there was almost nothing to do. Most got off ship and returned disappointed in less than 2 hours. Read Less

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