We (family of 3) are taking cruise from Vancouver and would need to arrive ship terminal before 3:00pm to catch 4:30pm Princess Cruise 6/22/2019, Saturday. I booked flight with arrival Seattle 8:30AM 6/22/2019, Saturday via Alaska Airlines. I mistakenly assumed the airport transfer would work (I did not know it takes 5 hours via shuttle, I did not know there are only 10:00am bus fit our schedule).
Here are my questions.
(1). What would be my best choice to go Cruise ship terminal that day?
(2). how long normally does it take from flight arrival on ground to get a rental car if no luggage pickup? I was thinking to do the one way rental and drive to ship terminal by self.
(3). if we drive to Canada place, for the time of Summer Saturday noon or early afternoon, which border crossing option would be best to avoid delay at the border There are 4 from west to east: Peace Arch; the Pacific Highway, or "Truck Crossing" as it's commonly known; Lynden/Aldergrove and Sumas/Abbotsford.
(4).What would be risk for Alaska airline arrive Seattle with delay over one hour?
(5). Normally, would Princess allow people to board in case we late, let us say we arrive 4:00pm, the ship departure at 4:30pm. the requirement says board before 3pm.
(6) In your opinion, would it be wiser to spend $375 change fee ($125 for each person) to change the flight to arrive Seattle 6/21 instead of 6/22?
Thanks a lot !