One of British Columbia’s most scenic sailings is aboard V2V and its high-speed catamaran between Vancouver and Victoria. So it’s little wonder the journey is capturing the attention of popular travel blogging pros eager to share the experience with their fans and followers. See how some of them describe the trip in their own words and images.
LIES VELDMAN @nonstopdestination
“Our trip on the V2V Empress was excellent. We loved the service and the convenience of travelling from downtown Vancouver to downtown Victoria.
It’s the little details that made the trip stand out for us; from the first nations artwork covering the Empress to the wood carved nautical maps as tabletops inside the catamaran.”
REBECCA BOLLWITT @miss604
My experience began, on a sunny Friday morning where I couldn’t decide if I wanted to settle into my Royal Class seat or head out to the rooftop deck to take photos of the city as we pulled away from the dock in Coal Harbour.
“Yes, you can fly (it’s quick), and you can take a ferry (it’s the tried and true way), but you can also treat yourself to a lovely cruise with V2V Vacations, taking your time, crossing the Salish Sea in style and kicking off a weekend refreshed and relaxed with no rush.”
“It’s nice to enjoy life sometimes,” my sister’s cab driver told her when they reached Jack Poole Plaza. She thought back on his words while sailing into Victoria’s Inner Harbour, reclined, feet up, covered in a velvety red V2V branded blanket, sipping mimosas with fellow passengers that had become friends during the journey.”
“I am so excited that I can now take a ferry directly to downtown Vancouver from downtown Victoria. Now I can sit back and relax on the new ferry and not have to worry about taking multiple buses and trains to get downtown.”
“My favorite part was the rooftop patio on the ferry where you can take in panoramic views of the beautiful landscape.”