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“Comfortable and totally pleasant voyage”
Review of V2V Vacations

V2V Vacations
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We welcome you aboard the V2V Family. Together we will create memorable experiences through an inspiring connection of people, places and moments. V2V is a seasonal premium cruise service connecting downtown Vancouver and downtown Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. The V2V Empress experience places travellers in a premium and highly personalised journey focused on guest comfort and convenience. During High-Season from April 16th, 2019 to September 30th, 2019: Day Trips to Victoria! Departing daily from downtown Vancouver at 8am for a 1130am arrival in Victoria and departing from downtown Victoria at 4:30pm for a 8pm arrival in downtown Vancouver. Cruise in Style to downtown Victoria for the day, visit Butchart Gardens, enjoy Tea at the Empress or discover the city on your own. Easily accessible by V2V from downtown Vancouver directly to and from the Inner Harbor, Victoria is the perfect day trip. No lengthy bus or cab rides to Ferry Terminals needed: Sail Downtown to Downtown.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 28 June 2018

My wife and I did a round trip from Victoria. The staff were all attentive and pleasant. The food, although not large meals, gets an excellent. We walked from our downtown condo in the morning and and on the day of our return took a small Victoria Harbour ferry to cross to our condo, no vehicles involved.

We did travel Royal Class and enjoyed the comfort of the red leather recliners. All levels of seating appear to be comfortable and offer views. I spent some time on the open deck. I took the pictures as we entered the small sheltered Victoria Harbour.

The wifi is excellent. Yes I recommend V2V if you are looking for a relaxing mini cruise.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JohnySong
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Great way to travel to Victoria from Vancouver. Friendly staff and a modern boat. Slowed to see some Orca's on the way which was a bonus. I would highly recommend this service.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Edward L
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

I read about the V2V fast ferry on the internet and thought it would be a great way to travel from Vancouver to Victoria. It worked out to be a great choice. We left our rental car nearby so not far to take luggage. It was a great trip and very scenic - much better than the bus/BC ferry alternative. We paid more to go gold class so we had great seats, a glass of bubbly and a light meal included.
We would certainly do it again and would recommend it to other tourists

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ian T
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We are downtown Victoria residents. The V2V ferry is so conventent for us. If You're not taking a car to Vancouver this is the way to go. Service is great! Comfortable seating with electric outlets and wifi that actually works! The only drawback is it's much more expensive than BC Ferry.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 2shuks
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

I took V2V for the second time yesterday, and had a wonderful afternoon. Both times we slowed down to observe whales that were nearby, which is a great extra benefit.

Service is excellent from reservation, to embarkation, to on board eating and drinking, to trip termination. The captain tells us periodically what’s happening, and the crew are always available to answer questions.

On both trips I had a glass of wonderful local rosé, and the ship is stocked with other local wine and beer choices.

Seats have power (110v and USB), a nice touch for people who are on devices during the trip.

I love being able to travel between downtown Vancouver and downtown Victoria by boat, without the need to get out to the BC Ferries terminals. BC Ferries is a certainly very good experience. My biggest issue is that the drive to Tsawwassen (ferry terminal to the south of Vancouver) can take an hour or more in traffic (the drive is at least 30-40 minutes even if the roads are empty), and from Swartz Bay to downtown Victoria is at least 30-45 minutes. So, if you want to travel by boat between Vancouver and Victoria and don’t need your vehicle, why go through all of that highway driving when you don’t have to?

Highly recommended.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank brianinvan
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