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V2V Vacations Responds to Demand to Launch Value Offering for BC Residents with New Salish Pass

Calling BC Locals to Experience Four Sailings for $299 and an Additional 50% Off Royal & Premium Class for 2019 Season

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V2V Vacations, the catamaran cruise experience that sails daily between Vancouver and Victoria has announced details of its new Salish Pass entitling locals to sizable savings on tickets for the remainder of its 2019 season, ending 31 October.

From today, BC residents can book four one-way trips for $299 on the premium service, representing a 33 per cent saving, and gain an additional 50 per cent off all further adult bookings in Royal and Premium Class for the remainder of the year. Recipients will also gain the first offer of a Season Pass for 2020.

The move adds to the strategic vision, which has primarily marketed its service as a tourist product and now ensures our local market is provided with an affordable product, connecting the 2 cities. General Manager of V2V Vacations, Julian Wright, says the move was taken in response to customer demand.

“We received a large amount of feedback through our guests from British Columbia, that our premium service is the convenient and comfortable connection between Vancouver and Victoria that they have been wishing for, however they want a cost effective way to take advantage of the trip on a regular basis. It inspired us to develop the Salish Pass, exclusively for BC residents to benefit from our daily service.

“Whether commuting between Vancouver and Victoria for work, visiting the region from another part of BC, or seeking a unique experience on your doorstep, it’s time for more BC locals to experience the Vancouver to Victoria journey in our premium and comfortable setting,” adds Wright.

“The V2V journey is outstanding. Its ease of travel and convenience creates an experience that will appeal to long-time citizens of British Columbia as much as to first-time travellers,” says Adrian Brijbassi, editor of Vacay.ca and a recent guest. “They make travel convenient without lengthy transfers to ferry terminals so you can rest easy and prepare for your Victoria day-trip or extended stay in either city.”

V2V is the only cruise boat that connects the centre of Vancouver and Victoria’s historic Inner Harbour. A travel time of less than three hours and thirty minutes aboard the 242-seat V2V Empress, offers a more time-efficient and comfortable alternative to the car ferry that operates from outside both cities.

Aboard the V2V Empress, complimentary services include Wi-Fi, leather seating, one carry-on and one luggage, and access to the sundeck perfect for wildlife watching. An impressive on-board menu features fresh local foods, BC wines and local craft beers.

For 2019 high-season, V2V announced a new selection of Victoria day tours and experience options, to accompany its later 4:30pm departure time from Victoria to Vancouver until 30 September. Guests can enjoy sunset as they cruise through the Active Pass and Strait of Georgia and capture the perfect Vancouver skyline. 

The Salish Pass is named after the Salish Sea, a combination of three bodies of water, the Strait of Georgia, the Juan de Fuca Strait and Puget Sound. It honours and recognizes that this area is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish nations. By purchasing the Salish Pass, BC residents will receive:

•  4 Premium Tickets / 4x individual sailings
•  50% off adult bookings for Royal Class and Premium Class made for the remainder of the year.
•   Entitlement to first offer of season pass for 2020

For more information, visit ​V2V Vacations