Hmmm, I have never heard of it, but then there is a lot I have not heard about. The best way to get off early is to either take your own luggage off yourself or to make sure you have early colored luggage tags. Diamond members gain priority disembarkation, so if you are a repeat cruiser on RCI, this might be a possibility. Hope that helps. Vancouver is not necesarily a difficult port to navigate, so it might be a mute point.