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Port of Seattle record-breaking 2018

More growth is expected in 2019 with the arrival of the Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas – a 4,180 passenger vessel that will be the largest on the West Coast, and the addition of the Norwegian Joy, sister ship to the Norwegian Bliss, a 4,000 passenger vessel.
The cruise industry from Seattle to Alaska started in 1999 with 6 sailings and has now grown into a successful business valued over $501 million. Seattle is firmly recognised as the USA’s capital for cruises to Alaska and is also the busiest port on the West Coast of the USA.
Seattle is home to two cruise terminals, Bell Street Pier at Pier 66, which is the homeport for Norwegian Cruise Line and Oceania Cruises. Smith Cruise Terminal at Pier 91 serves Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean International.  
Smith Cove is 15 minutes from the city‘s centre. Pier 91 serves two ships at a time and offers connections to the city’s power grid, reducing air emissions and helping Seattle strive to be the greenest port in the nation. Pier 66 is on Seattle’s downtown waterfront within walking distance of PikePlace Market, the Space Needle and other major city attractions.
Anyone flying on US ‘domestic’ flights, both terminals enable hassle free disembarkation with the Port of Seattle’s complimentary valet programme. While on board ship, visitors sign-up and can check their luggage directly from their cabin to their domestic (only) US flight to enjoy Seattle luggage free.  
In 2019, the Port of Seattle will host the following homeport cruise vessels;
Carnival Cruise Line offers 7-day Alaska cruises on Carnival Legend departing Tuesdays, Pier 91.
Celebrity Cruises offers 7-day Alaska cruises on Celebrity Solstice departing Fridays, Pier 91.
Holland America Line offers 7-day Alaska cruises on Eurodam and Oosterdam departing Saturdays and Sundays, Pier 91. The Amsterdam offers 14-day sailings departing on Mondays, Pier 91.
Norwegian Cruise Line offers 7-day cruises to Alaska on the Norwegian Joy and the Norwegian Bliss. Sailings depart Saturdays and Sundays, Pier 66.
Oceania Cruises offers a variety of itineraries on the Oceania Regatta departing, Pier 66.
Princess Cruises offers 7-day cruises to Alaska on the Ruby Princess and Star Princess. Sailings depart Saturdays and Sundays, Pier 91.
Royal Caribbean offers 7-day cruises to Alaska on Ovation of the Seas on Fridays, Pier 91.

 

Posted by: Seattle & Washington State Tourism
Posted on: 29/11/2018

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