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
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
In 2019, the Port of Seattle will host the following homeport
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: Port of Seattle - Cruise and Stay
Posted on: 29/11/2018