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#701 Bernard

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 04:05 PM

The CPR ran harbour to harbour before BC Ferries came along, but these smaller boats that are trying to make a go of it are not feasible in the lumpy gravy weather during the winter.

The crossing is too long and there ain't too much to do, so most folks would rather travel on a ship with more amenities.

It was also an era when harbour to harbour flying was not available.   

 

CP and Union Steamship provided a lot of services up and down the coast till the late 50s because it was the only way to get a lot of places.  With more roads and more cars, the nature of ferry travel changed.   



#702 Citified.ca

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 11:56 AM

V2V Vacations to resume Victoria-Vancouver passenger catamaran sailings

https://victoria.cit...maran-sailings/


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#703 Jackerbie

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 12:31 PM

For anyone who wants to give them a go, they're re-launching service with a 50% discount on Premium (the most basic) fares until the end of April



#704 Nparker

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 12:41 PM

For anyone who wants to give them a go, they're re-launching service with a 50% discount on Premium (the most basic) fares until the end of April

I am still puzzled as to why V2V doesn't lower its fares overall in order to attract more customers. The current model doesn't seem to be filling many seats.



#705 Islander87

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 02:25 PM

For anyone who wants to give them a go, they're re-launching service with a 50% discount on Premium (the most basic) fares until the end of April

I just tried to book with them, I've been on before when they had the first season intro rate - it isn't a bad way to travel but I'd like a window seat.

 

I understand they are relaunching (or re-re-relaunching) with their 3rd staff roster in 2 years (+ sales exec #6).  I am guessing they are going cheap because all guests will be part of their "trial runs" and training.  I'll pass. Not in the mood to be a part of some on board fire and safety drills!

 

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#706 vortoozo

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 05:50 PM

In "what took so long" news, V2V has sailed for the final time.

 

https://www.v2vvacations.com/

 

2V Vacations has made the difficult decision to cease our service between Vancouver and Victoria with immediate effect.

Travellers who have purchased tickets will be fully refunded by calling our toll free number +1 855 554 4679 or emailing hello@v2vvacations.


Edited by vortoozo, 06 January 2020 - 05:51 PM.

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#707 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 05:58 PM

rip v2v.

 

you were always a very very strange cat.

 

 

Private Vancouver to Victoria passenger ferry ceases operations

The company V2V Vacations began offering ferry service in 2017.

They say the "difficult decision" to stop running the ferry is effective immediately.

An announcement says anyone who has purchased a ticket will be refunded.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 06 January 2020 - 05:58 PM.


#708 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 06:03 PM

early 2018:

 

 

“For us, it’s a completely long-term play,” said Wright who moved to Canada in early January. “I’m looking at time horizons around 15 and 20 years plus.

 

 

https://www.timescol...mism-1.23167883


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 06 January 2020 - 06:07 PM.


#709 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 06:10 PM

2020 same guy:

 

 

“The financial prospects remain unsatisfactory to sustain the business, and our continued operation in 2020 is simply not economically viable,” states Julian Wright, general manager.

 

 

https://www.vicnews....ns-immediately/


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 06 January 2020 - 06:16 PM.


#710 G-Man

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 06:57 PM

I just always wondered why they would rather sell 10 premium tickets rather than 300 hundred dollar fares. Seems that they never wanted to compromise on it.
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#711 Nparker

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 07:00 PM

"I'm shocked" said absolutely no one.


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#712 Greg

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 07:01 PM

I'm not shocked. But I'm sad to see them go. Alternative methods of getting of the island are always desirable.


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#713 JanionGuy

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 07:02 PM

"The financial prospects remain unsatisfactory to sustain the business,"

 

 

I could have told them that in 2018 but nobody returned my emails.


Edited by JanionGuy, 06 January 2020 - 07:02 PM.

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#714 RFS

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 07:04 PM

Sad news. Good for them for trying.

#715 Nparker

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 07:08 PM

Meanwhile the Victoria Clipper runs nearly year-round between Victoria and Seattle and has done so for more than 30 years...and at a lower price point than V2V ever tried to implement. I am really not sure which market V2V was trying to capture.


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#716 Midnightly

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 07:12 PM

"I'm shocked" said absolutely no one.

well see i'm shocked they lasted this long



#717 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 07:15 PM

Meanwhile the Victoria Clipper runs nearly year-round between Victoria and Seattle and has done so for more than 30 years...and at a lower price point than V2V ever tried to implement. I am really not sure which market V2V was trying to capture.


Yes but long history and no government ferry competition on basically the same route.

#718 Mike K.

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 08:02 PM

Makes you wonder if Clipper will revisit their Vancouver route.

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#719 grantpalin

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 09:31 PM

Without the competition Clipper may have some impetus to revisit the concept.

 

I'm surprised that V2V is bowing out, since a representative previously said something about being in this for the long run.


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#720 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 03:33 AM

even if you are in for the long haul you need to see some year over year increase. if that’s not apparent you might as well close.

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