Seattle can’t be beat as a point of departure for your Alaska or Pacific Northwest cruise. With two (2) downtown cruise terminals and amazingly convenient air travel connections, Seattle makes cruising fun and exciting both before and after your cruise. Plus, you can select from 11 premier ships from 7 different cruise lines for your cruise adventure. In 2015 alone, Seattle will host 192 cruise ships and more than 895,000 passengers, so you’ll be in great company.
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Passengers cruising with Oceania Cruises or Norwegian Cruise Lines will embark/disembark from the Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal at Pier 66, located directly on our central waterfront.
Passengers cruising aboard Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises or Royal Caribbean Cruises will embark/disembark from Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91. Smith Cove is located at the north end of the Elliott Bay waterfront, at the base of the beautiful Magnolia neighborhood.
Getting around Seattle is easy and, dare we say it, fun. Check out our Getting Around page with tons of information and contact information for taxis, car shares, limos, METRO buses and our state-of-the-art Link Light Rail. What’s more, our city is pretty compact for the global powerhouse that it is. From the Space Needle to the Smith Tower, our downtown core is just a mile and a half long, so you’ll never be too far from your port.
If you’re cruising out of Seattle, you couldn’t be luckier. There’s so much to see and do, you’ll want as much time as possible to explore. But whether you have a a few hours or a few days, here’s how to enjoy the time on land in the Emerald City.