Safety and well-being come first at the Port of Seattle. And that includes a commitment to keeping our community and partners informed of our work towards a safe cruise season at our two terminals. The Port has actively brought together cruise lines, local health partners, federal agencies, and community groups to prepare for another safe return of cruise ships to Elliott Bay. Per the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships, the port, local health departments and the cruise lines have entered into an agreement outlining health protocols and plans should there a positive a case of COVID-19 identified onboard.
Safe return of cruise
Last year, the Port of Seattle hosted one of the safest cruise seasons in the world, thanks to partnerships with cruise lines, state and local public health officials, ports in Alaska, and passengers. The CDC will continue public reporting on the status of COVID cases on cruise ships. With the 2022 season under way, cruise lines have updated protocols to meet CDC’s 2022 voluntary program. These measures make up some of the most robust health protections in any travel industry
Cruise ships and terminals
All major cruise lines homeported at the Port of Seattle are members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA,) and have opted into CDC’s COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 among onboard passengers and crew and onshore to communities. The Port strongly supports these federal standards to ensure the safety of communities, employees, and passengers.
- About the CLIA Member Cruise Lines Policy for COVID-19
The Port provides two cruise terminals in Seattle, in partnership with Cruise Terminals of America and the cruise lines. Terminal enhancements deploy an additional layer of health measures with touchless technology, safety barriers, and social distancing.
|Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), operated by the Port of Seattle, is just 30 minutes from downtown cruise terminals and is nationally recognized for its FlyHealthy@SEA travel safety operation. With Airport Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation and Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) Facility Accreditation, this status assures your arrival in Seattle meets the highest and most current health travel standards.|
Local health update
The Port of Seattle is located in King County, Washington state. Among residents ages 5 and older, 84.9 percent of King County residents have completed their vaccine series, regardless of age or eligibility, had completed their vaccine series. In Washington state all residents over the age of five are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.