One popular three-day cruise departing from San Francisco is aboard the Amsterdam for its journey to Vancouver, British Columbia. The ship can carry as many as 1,380 passengers and has an indoor tennis court, movie theater and culinary arts center.
The Holland America Cruise Line owns the vessel and gears its service towards a quieter journey for discerning travelers heading to British Columbia. Vancouver’s China Town, open markets, museums, international restaurants and galleries, and Stanley Park attracts thousands of San Francisco cruise travelers each year. The latter being a 1000-acre collection of lakes, forests and gardens in the midst of the city’s skyscrapers.