6-9mo cruise from Vancouver down Westcoast
Another strategy cruisers use is to go south to Mexico, then out to Hawaii, up to Alaska, and home again home again. I know it sounds like a pretty extreme way to avoid the Baja Bash, but there are other reasons to do it this way...lots of great adventures!!!
I''ve had a number of friends follow this route. I can''t remember if you said how much time you want to allocate to your cruise--one couple who took this route did it in 18 months, and another in 12 months.