Thanks Steph for all your great infomation, not just on this thread but about other travel destinations on other cruise forums.
We are exploring catching the train from San Fran to Vancover rather than flying. We really enjoyed our train trip from Orlando to NY after the Sun Cruise and if the train trip from San Fran was direct would have no hesitation ,as even with a sleeper room it is less expensive than flying and must admitt we found your domestic airports quite scary last time we where in the States. So if we can avoid them it's a bonus!
Acording to the Amtrax website, we would need to get a thuway bus from San Fran to connect with the train and then get off the train at Seatle and onto another thuway bus again to get to Vancover. I know there is a train from Seatle to Vancover but it can't connect with the train from San Fran. Would be a little more expensive to terminate at Seatle , have a few days there and then get the train to Vancover and wondering if this would be worth doing.
Would we enjoy Seatle ? what is the price off accom there like compared with Vancover? we are on a budget, costs a lot to get to the Sates from OZ to start with !!
Thanks for any info Jayne