Seattle Wins Cruise Port Award

Major online cruise resource Cruise Critic recently bestowed The Port of Seattle the honor of Best North American Homeport 2019 and listed Seattle as a ‘Cruiser’s Choice’ in their Top 5 Destinations of 2019.

Cruise Critic described Seattle as “the perfect Pacific Northwest jump-off to the Last Frontier,” praising the free Port Valet for passengers and its plans to open an environmentally friendly terminal in 2023.

“We thank Cruise Critic for their award for Best Homeport 2019, this is a huge honor for the Port of Seattle,” said Port Commissioner Ryan Calkins. “We’ve worked hard each year to welcome cruise passengers to our wonderful city, and to provide as many opportunities to get them to stay a few extra days. With great public transportation options and our own Port Valet Program, we will continue to innovate and offer the best hospitality possible. It is especially gratifying to be recognized for our efforts to make our home port the most environmentally progressive in the nation.”

This year, the port is poised to serve more than 1.3 million passengers at its Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66 and Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Terminal 91, while hosting seven major cruise lines.

The port expects 225 cruise ship calls in 2020.

By Karen Robes Meeks