6.28.13 - 6.28.13 62 °F
It's a cloudy day in Vancouver, but no rain - a good thing. We are staying at the Pan Pacific, which is the hotel associated with Canada Place - the east convention center and the cruise terminal. It is a five star hotel and very nice with excellent service and a very comfortable room. The prices in Vancouver are very high - NYC level. The breakfast buffet is $30.00 - nice with good selection but expensive. They have a five star restaurant - the Five Sails - which I ate at on Wednesday night. Did a pris fixe menu with a wine pairing - superb food and service although I ate at the bar because all the tables were booked. Two cruise ships in yesterday - Oceania Regatta and Silver Sea's Silver Shadow and two ships in today - Holland America's Amsterdam and Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas. We board the Sapphire Princess tomorrow. I have a bunch of clients getting off as we get on. It's fun sitting outside as we can hear/see the take off of a variety of small sea planes as they head over to Victoria most likely. Victoria, the Empress Hotel with Tea, and Butchart Gardens are on my list - just have to fit it in sometime.