Replying to The New Canadian
Posted 22 October 2011 - 01:11 PM
H and I have been talking about planning a trip on the Canadian, and I think we would probably spring for the deluxe class if we could afford it and depending on the price differential. I think the room service would be nice for breakfast.
Posted 19 October 2011 - 02:10 PM
Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:34 AM
Posted 09 October 2011 - 10:37 PM
Posted 09 October 2011 - 05:57 PM
NS VIA Fan: long pants and collared shirts sound great! I had clicked on "sleeping class" and it was the 9th/10th photo: of the dining room, with everyone seated already.
Posted 09 October 2011 - 12:15 PM
To me it looked like male VIA passengers dressed a step up from Amtrak. Something more akin to business casual on my ride. There were few if any full suits but you'll see a sport jacket here and there. Full length trousers and many shirts were the button-up variety rather than pullovers. Younger folks had the "dress however you like" grunge thing going on. But what prompted my post more than anything was my curiosity over why you would see men in suits as a complete deal breaker. Can you enlighten us as to why that's so bad?
Guest_NS VIA Fan_, thank you for posting the info ... I enjoyed looking through the photo's ... loved the photo's of the new rooms (would probably never be able to afford one), but was VERY disappointed to see that the dining car showed all of the gentlemen in suits ... if this is truly the case I will need to strike VIA off of my bucket list. Does anyone remember if this was the case on their trip?
NS VIA Fan
Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:49 AM
Don't know which picture you were looking at but no one dresses any different in a VIA diner than they would on Amtrak. Me......usually jeans and a golf shirt.
but was VERY disappointed to see that the dining car showed all of the gentlemen in suits ... if this is truly the case I will need to strike VIA off of my bucket list. Does anyone remember if this was the case on their trip?
Posted 08 October 2011 - 06:25 PM
Posted 13 September 2011 - 07:52 PM
Definitely watch those Express Deals (although I don't know if they'll ever post the super delux sleepers there), and you may not have to save as long as you think!
I for one am starting a separate savings account, called "Canadian"
Posted 12 September 2011 - 03:14 PM
Perhaps for you but VIA is running more that a nostalgic excursion for Railfans. There’s an upscale market of travellers out there VIA is hoping to attract and they want their amenities including flat screen TVs!
Having shared the bottom bunk of a Superliner bedroom with Mrs. Ispolkom for a couple of nights last week, the bed in the deluxe bedroom looks wonderful!
I'm sure that the room charge will be out of my price range, but might there be another Via Rail sale? (A boy can hope.)