Hi to all,
I am going on my first cruise next year and need to know about actual port time. We have priorty embarking and disembarking. Our ship is scheduled to be in Victoria from 9am to 5pm. We are not offered tours by cruise line that include Buchart Gardens and tea at the Empress which are the two things the Golden Anniversary celebrants want to see. I have found a local limo company that will supply transportation to the above and a city tour. What time do you need to return the ship? An hour before it sails? From what I see on the internet the Empress is adjacent or near to the cruise ship shuttle and approximately a mile from the cruise terminal. Any help would be greatly appreciated.