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. At this cruise terminal, you are within walking distance of Pike Place Market, Seattle Aquarium, and Seattle Great Wheel. The Space Needle is also nearby.
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, just 10-minutes from the city’s retail core. This is one of the world’s only facilities where ships can connect to the city’s power grid, greatly reducing air emissions.
For more information on the cruise terminals, visit portseattle.org/Cruise.
The Port of Seattle has partnered with Republic Parking to provide convenient parking locations with special week-long cruise parking rates. Check here for details and rates.
Sea-Tac Airport is just 15 miles from downtown. The Link Light Rail provides transportation between the airport and Downtown Seattle. Alternatively, taxis and ride shares provide transportation to both ports. Your cruise line also provides bus transfers to the ship. Check out our Getting Around page for more information.
Getting around Seattle is easy. Check out our Getting Around page with tons of information and contact information for taxis, car shares, limos, METRO buses and Link Light Rail. What’s more, the 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 ship.
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. Whether you have a a few hours or a few days, check out our Pre & Post Cruise Activities page to discover how to enjoy your time on land in the Emerald City. Or start building your personalized itinerary with our trip planner.
Even better! The Port of Seattle offers complimentary luggage transfer from the ship directly to Sea-Tac Airport, allowing you to explore the home port hassle-free! Learn more about Port Valet and feel immediately unburdened.