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 2014, Seattle will host 178 cruise ships and more than 805,000 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
The cruise ship terminals at Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66 and Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Terminal 91 handled nearly 871,000 passengers and 187 ship calls during the 2013 season. In 2014, seven major cruise lines offer cruises to Alaska from Seattle, including Carnival, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Royal Caribbean. Each ship call brings in $2.2 million to the local economy. The Seattle cruise industry generates 3,934 jobs and $372 million in annual business revenue.