Convenience 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 10 premier ships for your cruise adventure. In 2013, Seattle will host 188 cruise ships and nearly 852,000 passengers.
Seattle is an experience, not just a destination.
Recently named one of America’s favorite cities by TravelandLeisure.com 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.
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
Currently leading all U.S. cruise homeports on the West Coast in passenger volume and number of ship calls, Cruise business is responsible for more than 4,004 jobs, $381 million in annual business revenue, and nearly $16.8 million annually in state and local tax revenues. Each vessel call generates almost $2.1 million for the local economy.