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Vessel Berthing Opportunities in Seattle

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Seattle offers a world-class cruise experience in a spectacular setting!

Two cruise terminals - Bell Street Pier on the downtown waterfront and Smith Cover Cruise Terminal just north of the city’s downtown core - serve over 1 million guests per year.

Convenient services make cruising easy. Guests enjoy light rail from Sea-Tac Airport to downtown Seattle. At the pier, guests will find a friendly concierge, complementary shuttles from parking to the terminal, mobility devices, and the innovative Port Valet, a complementary luggage service sponsored by the Port of Seattle.

 

Bell Street Pier at Pier 66

Bell Street Pier at Pier 66 is located on Seattle’s downtown waterfront and is homeport to Norwegian Cruise Line and Oceania Cruises. The pier is walking distance to many of the city’s most popular tourism attractions. Port of call vessels often use the facility.

  • Opened May 2000 and expanded in 2001;  $30 million expansion was completed in 2017
  • One berth facility; two berths possible with in-transit vessels
  • Two story building; 143,000 square feet
  • Maximum length: 1,600 feet
  • Mechanized gangway system provides comfortable access from second floor ticketing level
  • Easy access to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (20 minutes) and downtown Seattle retail core (5 minutes)

Guest Services include:

  • Concierge services offer luggage storage before and after cruises, plus city information
  • Parking garage located directly across the street features 1,700 secure, covered spaces for passengers, friends and family.
    • General parking is available for $23 per day. Book online at Republic Parking Northwest
    • Location: 9 Wall Street. Enter at the corner of Alaskan Way and Wall Street
    • 25 handicap parking stalls available
    • Maximum height is 6'6"
    • Questions? Call the Republic Parking Northwest at (206) 783-4144.
  • Lenora Street Bridge (located a few blocks south) connects pedestrians to the historic Pike Place Market and other downtown attractions
  • Rental car kiosk on-site
  • Wheelchairs, scooters and oxygen rentals on-site

 

Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91

Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91 serves as homeport for Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean. 

  • Opened April, 2009
  • Two berths; 1,200 linear feet each
  • Two story building; 143,000 square feet
  • Mechanized, mobile, gangway system provides comfortable access from second floor ticketing level
  • Shore power provided at each berth
  • Designated entry/exit for provisioning trucks, cruise buses and other commercial vehicles
  • An on-site surface lot provides 1,000 secure parking spaces with complimentary shuttle to terminal
    • General parking is available for $27 per day and can be booked on-line at Republic Parking Northwest.
    • RVs and trailers welcome. Call for rates.
    • Questions? Call the Republic Parking Northwest at (206) 783-4144.
  • Snack bar available near the terminal entrance
  • Easy access to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (30-40 minutes), and downtown Seattle retail core and famous Space Needle (10 minutes)
  • Ground transportation lot located directly in front of terminal entrance providing passengers with easy access to bus parking, taxi (load/unload) and private vehicle drop off
  • Variable message sign at cruise terminal entrance can be personalized for cruise line use
  • A Crew Services Center offers Western Union wire transfer services, phone cards, phone access, plus sundry and food items. Transportation to downtown Seattle is provided by local ministries dedicated to supporting vessel crews.

Guest Services include:

  • Concierge offers luggage storage before and after cruises
  • Cell phone waiting lot for convenient passenger pick-up
  • Wheelchairs, scooters and oxygen rentals on-site
  • Rental car kiosk on-site
  • Awnings and benches in ground transportation lot
  • Numbered banners along awnings to help passengers connect with friends and family

 

Terminal Management & Operations at Pier 66 & Pier 91

Both facilities are managed by Cruise Terminals of America (CTA). The CTA team can assist with guest services, vessel operations and berth applications, and potential promotion of products, services or attractions.
Cruise Terminals of America contact: (206) 787-3911 or ops@cruiseterminals.com

 

Contact us for your next homeport or port of call!

Mike McLaughlin

Director, Maritime Cruise and Marketing

Port of Seattle

(206) 787-3453

Mclaughlin.m@portseattle.org

 

Marie Ellingson

Manager, Cruise Services and Business Development

Port of Seattle

(206) 787-3529

Ellingson.m@portseattle.org

 

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