The cost of private event charters for 2 hours and 100 people maximum is CA$7,000 plus applicable taxes. For longer charter durations and/or additional guests, please inquire with our sales office. Cost of rental as well as crew will increase for longer charters and/or for additional guests. Charters are not available on December 25th.
To confirm the date of the event, a deposit of $3,500.00 is required along with a signed contract. The deposit will go towards the final bill.
The full payment of the charter fee, plus any additional items is due 14 days prior to the cruise date
Set-Up & Decorating
We provide options for stand-up reception, cocktail events, buffet set-up, food stations, or passed Hors d’oeuvres. Contact us for details!
A 30-minute period is generally available prior to the contracted time for guest pre-boarding and/or decoration. Please speak with V2V Vacations staff about additional event prep time needs.
Catering & Food
We suggest engaging our preferred on-board catering company Truffles Inspired Catering for all your catering needs. Our sales team can provide contact information.
For clients not using Truffles Inspired Catering, we ask that all food come from a licensed caterer. Caterers must contact V2V Vacations at least two weeks prior to the event to discuss various requirements on board the V2V Empress.
Liquor, Beer & Wine
All alcohol must be purchased through V2V Vacations and will be served by onboard crew members.
Please note: In order to serve alcohol throughout the outside areas of the vessel, a Special Event Permit (SEP) must be obtained in accordance with BC’s liquor laws and regulations. Please advise our sales staff and we will be able to obtain the license and the cost will be added to your final invoice.
Cancellations, Insurance & Additional Information
Events may be cancelled, and funds may be refunded up to 60 days prior to the scheduled charter date. Thereafter, THE DEPOSIT AND ANY PAYMENTS MADE ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.
An event insurance of a min. CA$1,000,000 must be purchased and V2V Vacations added to the policy. A copy of the insurance policy must be presented to V2V Vacations a minimum of 14 days prior to the event.
The V2V Empress is a smoke-free facility. There is no smoking of any sort allowed on the dock or on board at any time. This includes e-Cigarettes and Vapors.
No pets are allowed aboard the vessel at any time, except for service animals.
Accessibility assistance for boarding is available upon request – only our Premium Deck (Main Deck) is fully accessible.