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Cruise Passenger Information

We look forward to welcoming passengers back to our cruise terminals and are excited for the approaching 2023 Alaska cruise season.

Contact your cruise line for official information about what to expect for your 2023 Alaska cruise preparations, boarding and on-board experiences.

Cruise Terminal Amenities, Transportation, Directions, and Parking


Bell Street Cruise Terminal

Smith Cove Cruise Terminal

Not sure which terminal to select? Visit the Find Your Ship and Terminal page.


port valet

Top Reasons Cruisers Choose Seattle for their Alaska cruise home port

  • Recommended by Porthole Cruise Magazine - watch the video
  • Ranked Best North American Home Port, Cruise Critic 2019
  • Ranked Top Rated Destination US and Canada, Cruise Critic 2019
  • Easy transportation from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to hotels and cruise terminals 

Explore Seattle & More

Whether you have a few hours or a few days to explore, Seattle is packed with exciting experiences and attractions. An award-winning cruise destination, there’s truly something for everyone – culture-lovers, foodies, shoppers, adventurers – to enjoy.

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Sample Itineraries


A few hours to explore?
Attractions abound within a short walk or ride from each cruise terminal. Take in classic local attractions like bustling Pike Place Market and the iconic Space Needle, explore museums and art galleries, enjoy breathtaking views of the waterfront from the Great Wheel, taste local cuisine, and so much more! Check out these sample time-based itineraries from our partner, Visit Seattle.

Pro Tip: Enjoy Seattle luggage free! Take advantage of Port Valet - a complimentary luggage transfer service available at the end of your cruise. Learn more


Ready for an extended getaway?
Bigger adventures await! An extra day or two allows the opportunity to thoroughly explore Seattle or venture just outside of the city. On the shores of Lake Union, learn about Seattle's pioneering spirit at the Museum of History and Industry, or take flight at the Museum of Flight, one of the nation's largest air and space collections. Or take a ferry ride from downtown to a nearby island, tour the Boeing airplane factory or drive 30 minutes to the 268' Snoqualmie Falls.

For longer stays, consider hopping a seaplane to the San Juan Islands, hiking the along the breathtaking coast of the Olympic Peninsula, or venturing to the sun-soaked vineyards of the Yakima Valley.

Trip Planning Resources

Seattle is an award-winning cruise destination with an eclectic mix of activities and attractions. Beyond the city, Washington State offers a bounty of natural beauty and unique experiences. Discover possibilities and plan your trip with these helpful resources:

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