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Seattle’s Downtown Cruise Terminals

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2016 Cruise BrochureConvenience in a spectacular setting

Two downtown cruise terminals and convenient air travel connections make Seattle the preferred choice for Alaska or Pacific Northwest cruises. Select from 11 premier ships for your cruise adventure. In 2016, Seattle will host 203 cruise ships and almost 960,000 passengers.

Seattle is an experience, not just a destination

Named one of America’s favorite cities by and CNN Headline News, Seattle offers the best of both urban and outdoor experiences, providing the perfect point of departure for your next cruise. Enjoy touring, shopping, lively cuisine, microbrews, fine Northwest wines and, of course, Seattle’s famous coffee.

Seattle Big Wheel
Many of the city’s top visitor attractions are within blocks of the waterfront, including the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, historic Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market and the Seattle Aquarium. Visit the city’s retail core where Pacific Place and Westlake Mall anchor blocks of national retailers and unique Northwest boutiques. This compact city makes exploring downtown easy. And just across Lake Washington, indulge your shopping senses even more at the upscale Bellevue Collection and The Bravern.​

 If it’s the outdoors you crave, consider a day trip. Three national parks—Mt. Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic—are an easy, two-hour drive from the city center. Discover the region’s rugged coastal beaches, dense rain forests and spectacular alpine peaks.

Seattle’s cruise business

In 2016, the cruise ship terminals at Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66 and Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Terminal 91 will serve seven major cruise lines including Carnival, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Royal Caribbean. Each ship call brings in $2.5 million to the local economy. Overall, the Seattle cruise industry generates 3,647 jobs and $441 million in annual business revenue.

Norwegian Cruise Line to Homeport at Pier 66 for 15 years

In August 2015, the Port of Seattle signed a historic 15-year lease with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, the parent company of Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The agreement includes a $30 million investment in tenant improvement at the facility which will be shared equally by NCLH and the Port of Seattle. The cruise terminal’s passenger processing areas will be expanded significantly. In addition, NCLH will manage the cruise operations at Pier 66 and will have priority rights to the cruise vessel berth during the cruise season.

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Passenger Information

The Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal and the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal are Port of Seattle facilities managed by Cruise Terminals of America (CTA). For info about parking, concierge services or other passenger amenities or questions about promoting products, services or attractions to cruise passengers, please contact:
Cruise Terminals of America
(206) 787-3911

Cruise Terminal Operations

Please direct any questions about terminal operations or questions about promoting products, services or attractions to cruise passengers, to CTA:
Jean Cox, General Manager, CTA
(206) 787-3911

Port of Seattle
Press and Public Information

If you're researching the cruise business in Seattle - or you're a photographer, print or electronic press representative needing access to either cruise terminal or a media kit - contact either:
Rosie Courtney, Manager, Cruise Public Affairs
(206) 787-3414
Peter McGraw, Media Relations Officer
Public Affairs
(206) 787-3446

Port of Seattle

Cruise lines interested in including Seattle in their itineraries should contact:
Michael McLaughlin, Director, Cruise and Maritime Operations
(206) 787-3453
(206) 787-3529