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Traffic jams in Seattle are legendary, and rated among the worst in the entire United States.

Add variable weather conditions that can be blustery and cold – not to mention the rains that are even more notorious than the city’s traffic – and just getting to the pier to board your ship can seem like an unending journey in itself.

Luckily, most hotels in Seattle can accommodate your overnight needs, and then get you to the cruiseship terminal with a dedicated shuttle service, typically for a very reasonable fee.

Seattle is a tourist and business destination itself, with a broad selection of hotels and accommodations at various price levels.

With port transfers widely available and cheap, your best bet is to choose a hotel based on your preferences – what type of room you’d like, price range, star rating, free breakfast and so on according to your needs.

Within your choices, you will no doubt find hotels that offer a port shuttle service to Smith Cove and Bell Street cruise terminals, and where they don’t many will arrange a port transfer through a car service.

Read also : 19 Best (Luxury) Hotels near Seattle Cruise Port

To make your choice easy, we’ve rounded up a list of 17 hotels in Seattle that offer an easy shuttle service to the Cruise Ship Terminal.

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What Hotel offer a ‘Free’ Shuttle to Pier 91/66 in Seattle?

1. pan pacific seattle ★★★★.

Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the Pan Pacific hotel captures the essence of the Emerald City. You get to enjoy the unparalleled hospitality of the property with their services and thoughtful touches that enliven your stay.

You also enjoy complimentary shuttle service to all locations within two miles of the hotel (between 10am-6:30pm). If you are going to pier 66, it’s within the two-mile range, but pier 91 Smith Cove cruise terminal is not. The shuttle service ensures that you get to view the booming South Lake Union neighbourhood.

Shuttle: Free to Pier 66

Pier 66 cruise terminal and downtown Seattle

Other Hotels with Transport Service to Seattle Cruise Port

1. the mediterranean inn ★★★ (popular).

A splash of Mediterranean style in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, conveniently close to attractions like the Space Needle, along with the cruise terminals at both Pier 66 and Pier 91. You’ll enjoy comfortable rooms with free WiFi, and panoramic views of the city skyline from the rooftop bar.

The hotel offers a  shuttle service to Pier 66 and Pier 91 at the cost of approx. $10.00* per person (third party). The rate includes baggage, and the shuttle departs for the ports several times each day. You can sign up for the transfer when you check in.

2. The Edgewater, a Noble House Hotel ★★★★ (Pier 66 – Walking Distance)

Located right next to Pier 66, The Edgewater is an ideal per-cruise hotel stay. It’s the only waterfront hotel choice in downtown Seattle, with a choice of ocean or city view rooms. You’ll enjoy the comfortable rooms and resort style atmosphere. The hotel is a mere 5 minutes’ walk from Pier 66 .

The concierge will arrange for your transfer to the cruise terminal at Pier 91 (2.5 miles away) via a town car service or taxi (around $20, depending on traffic). Another option is to take an Uber/Lyft (from $13.00).

3. MarQueen Hotel ★★★★

A comfortable boutique hotel with classic laid back Seattle style housed in a historic Queen Anne-style building dating back to 1918, you’ll enjoy the lively neighborhood and proximity to the Seattle Center and the city’s other iconic attractions. Free breakfast and WiFi come with your room and its elegant period furniture and decor.

There is a shuttle service available from the hotel to the cruise terminals at the cost of around $10.00 USD* per person – just ask your concierge to make arrangements.

4. Belltown Inn ★★★ (Popular – Good Value)

This centrally located stylish hotel is not just family friendly, it’s pet friendly too. You’ll relax in classic modern decor, with a convenient kitchenette with microwave located in each room. You can walk to the historic district where you’ll find Pike’s Public Market, the Space Needle, and other famous city attractions. Pier 66 is a short 10 minutes walk downhill from the Belltown Inn.

The hotel can arrange a shuttle service (third party company) to both cruise ports, at a rate of around $10.00* USD per person to Pier 91 , and Pier 66 . Just ask the front desk for latest information and arrangements to your cruise terminal transportation when you check in. A cab will cost you around $20.00 (incl. tip), Lyft/Uber fare starts at $14.00. (Fares depending on demand and traffic)

5. Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown ★★★

The hotel is an 11-minute walk from the Space Needle, and it provides you with access to more of Seattle’s landmarks like the city centre and Pike Place Market. If you would like to go to the Port of Seattle, the hotel is half a mile away. A convenient location for anyone who would love a cruise. A free hot breakfast buffet is provided for guests.

As a guest, you get to enjoy transportation to the airport terminal and cruise ports. You part with $55* for up to three people from the airport terminal to the cruise port. From the hotel to the cruise port, the charges will be around $8.00* per person .

6. Holiday Inn Express Seattle – Sea-Tac Airport, an IHG Hotel ★★★ (Cruise Shuttle)

While at Holiday Inn Express Seattle hotel, you get to enjoy the professional and diverse staff. They are conversant in Korean, Spanish, and English. During your stay, you will enjoy free parking, and you can also assess the park and fly packages depending on your needs.

You can reserve a free shuttle ride to Westfield Mall. To access cruise pier 66 and 91, you can consider the shuttle service at $20 per person each way. Booking your shuttle ride at the front desk guarantees that you know about the operating hours and the different complimentary options.

Shuttle transport to/from the airport is free.

7. Holiday Inn Seattle DWTN Lake Union, an IHG Hotel ★★★

Stay in the shadow of the Space Needle, the Holiday Inn DWTN Lake Union is within walking distance to Denny Park, the Seattle Art Museum and other attractions. The hotel offers a more traditional decor. Stay in a comfortably furnished standard, King or Queen room.

There is shuttle service available for Norwegian or Oceania Cruises at Pier 66, and for Holland America, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Carnival or Celebrity Cruises through Pier 91, the fee is approx. $10USD* per person . Reservations are required, just sign up at the time of check-in.

The hotel uses a 3rd party transportation to/from the airport. Private car service to the airport is approx. $65* for 3 people and there are additional fees for more than 3 people.

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8. Staypineapple at The Maxwell Hotel ★★★ (Very Good Value)

Art lovers will adore this fashionable contemporary hotel, with a bold decor and walls adorned with paintings. Stylish rooms feature microwaves and mini-fridges, along with free WiFi, with an indoor pool and gym to enjoy. Conveniently located a short distance from the city’s major attractions.

While the hotel doesn’t offer its own shuttle service, they will arrange your transportation to either pier. Arrange a ride at the front desk staff 24 hrs before departure. A town car or van will pick you up and get you to the cruise ship pier. The fares are reasonably priced, Pier 91 is approx. $12 a person, and Pier 66 approx. $10 per person .

Other options include taxi and Uber/Lyft which will be slightly cheaper.

9. Ace Hotel Seattle ★★★ (Affordable)

This budget friendly hotel is located in the Belltown neighborhood, which is on the waterfront adjacent to downtown Seattle. It’s home to shopping, art galleries, restaurants and live-music spots. The Ace Hotel lets you enjoy the best of the city even in a short stay. It’s an easy stroll to streets filled with 19th century architecture, along with shops and the city’s iconic cafe culture. Rooms are comfortable but basic. Some have shared bathrooms.

Prices for a taxi to the pier 91 will be around $20.00, depending on how much traffic and Uber/Lyft starts at $12.00.

Pier 66 cruise terminal is within walking distance (8 min. on foot). A taxi will cost you between $5.00 and $10.00.

10. Hotel 1000, LXR Hotels & Resorts ★★★★ (Top)

Get a taste of Seattle’s downtown vibe in this deluxe 4 star hotel. You’ll enjoy the modern decor, with free WiFi, on-site seafood restaurant and features a full-service spa. The hotel is located in downtown Seattle, 10 minutes walk from Pike Place Market and less than a mile from the Seattle Aquarium, with many of the city’s famous attractions at your fingertips.

The hotel does not have it’s own shuttle service, but can help you arrange transportation . To give you an idea, taxi fares to both ports are approx. $25.00 USD for Pier 91, and around $10.00 USD for Pier 66. Uber/Lyft will cost you a bit less.

11. Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Downtown ★★★ (Popular)

During your stay at Hampton Inn & Suites, you will enjoy the eight-minute walk to the Space Needle tower, the Pike Place Market, and the Seattle Art Museum that’s two miles away. You also get to enjoy complimentary parking during your stay. Very popular pre/post-cruise stay.

From Hampton Inn & Suites, you also get to enjoy shuttle rides to pier 66 and 91 for a fee. You get to enjoy quick, convenient, and reliable rides through these shuttles (please check with hotel for latest shuttle information).

Taxi fares to Smith Cove cruise terminal will be around $20 depending on traffic (Uber starts at $15), while a trip to pier 66 will cost you around $12.00 (Lyft/Uber from $6.00).

12. Mayflower Park Hotel ★★★★ (Top)

Located in Westlake Park, this elegant hotel was built in 1927, with opulent Queen Anne-style decor and a refined atmosphere. You’ll enjoy relaxing in the extra-deep soaking tub in your room, outfitted with free WiFi and coffeemakers, among other amenities. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of Pike’s Place Market, and a short distance from the downtown and other attractions.

The hotel currently does have a shuttle for a fee of around $15.00* . You can also easily take a taxi (around $23 to Pier 91, $16 to Pier 66 depending on traffic) or a service like Uber or Lyft (from $17 to Pier 91, from $11 to Pier 66) to get to the ports. You can also check with your cruise company to see if other transportation options are available.

Pier 66 is about 15 minutes walk away .

13. Hyatt House Seattle Downtown ★★★ (Great Value)

The hotel nests in the shadow of the Space Needle and provides you with an excellent destination for your next visit or vacation. From the hotel, you can gaze at the serene glory of Puget Sound or the Olympic Mountains.

Located in the heart of Seattle WA, you will find everything you need to experience. As a guest, you can take advantage of the free shuttle to one of the 4 designated pick up and drop off locations within one mile of the hotel . This shuttle can take you near to pier 66 Bell Street cruise terminal.

During cruise ship season the hotel provides a convenient transportation to Pier 66 or Pier 91, provided by a third party company. The transfer can be arranged at the hotel at your check in time. Price will be around $10.00 per person.

14. Hotel Theodore ★★★★ (Boutique)

Enjoy Seattle in upscale style at this stylish boutique hotel built in 1929. You’ll stay in the downtown area, close to major attractions like the Space Needle and Pike Place Market, and within walking distance of Seattle’s central business district. Spacious and elegantly furnished modern rooms have free WiFi, and special amenities for your dog if you’re traveling with Rover.

The hotel’s front desk will arrange transportation to either cruise terminal via a town car service.

15. Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport, an IHG Hotel ★★★★

If you are one who’s flying to Seattle prior to your cruise, Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport is the ideal property since it offer a free 24h airport transfer service and is located adjacent to Link Light Rail. Westfield Southcenter Mall also offers a complimentary local shuttle to the mall from the hotel.

As the property is located near the train station and Seattle Tacoma International Airport , thus making your commutes quick and easy. As a guest, you can find some third-party shuttles which will transport you to and from the pier from $27* per person one way and from $50* per person for a round trip.

16. Silver Cloud Hotel – Seattle Stadium ★★★★

Silver Cloud Hotel is an excellent option for tradeshow attendees, sports fans, or anyone who wants to experience the Seattle district. It’s a walking distance from Pioneer Square that has galleries, shopping malls, and fine restaurants.

You get to enjoy Jimmy’s On First, a casual upscale bar and restaurant in the hotel. Unfortunately they discontinued the free shuttle service transport to and from all Seattle cruise ship terminals . All Silver Cloud hotels also have a 100% pet-free and smoke-free environment.

List of Properties with Transportation

Seattle hotels with cruise port shuttle

note (*) : The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change. Most rates listed are one-way fees and are subject to change without notice. Fees can be changed by the hotel and may change at any time. Please contact the hotel directly for latest shuttle information and hotel/cruise parking packages.

Prices are based on travel to Pier 91 Smith Cove cruise terminal and Bell Street Pier 66 in the downtown area.

(Latest update December 20th 2023)

Please contact us if any information is incorrect or not up-to-date.

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What Hotels offer a free shuttle to pier 91 in Seattle?

Most hotels in Seattle can accommodate your overnight needs, and then get you to the cruiseship terminal with a dedicated shuttle service, typically for a very reasonable fee. However there a few hotels that offer a free shuttle service to Seattle cruise port. Pan Pacific Seattle for example offer complimentary shuttle service to all locations within two miles of the hotel which includes Pier 66.

What Hotels offer Transport Service to Seattle Cruise Port?

We’ve rounded up a list of hotels in Seattle that offer an easy shuttle service to both Pier 66 and Pier 91 Cruise Ship Terminal. Located in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle is The Mediterranean Inn , offering a shuttle service at the cost of approx. $10.00 per person. Among other hotels providing transportation (provided by third party companies) are MarQueen Hotel, Belltown Inn, Staypineapple at The Maxwell Hotel and Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle Downtown . Charges will be around $10.00 to $12.00 per person depending on which cruise port.

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Last updated on January 23rd, 2024 at 11:15 am

For transportation from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to the cruise port or hotels, taxis, ride-sharing services, and private shuttles are easily accessible. Additionally, some hotels provide shuttle services, and there are public transportation options such as light rail or buses for convenient transfers.

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Airport and Pier Transfers

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There's no need to start your vacation with stress. Get your airport-to-ship transportation taken care of with worry-free transfer service from Carnival. You'll also gain access to the cruise terminal as soon as the transfer gets you there, regardless of your arrival appointment time — a small thing that's surprisingly nice on embarkation day! And after the cruise, of course we'll get you to the airport in time for your return flight.

Book your transfer service up to two days prior to your sail date (if you're sailing from Charleston, the limit is five days prior.) Children under two ride for free, as long as they ride on a parent's lap and do not occupy a seat.

BARCELONA TRANSFERS

Carnival Cruise Line offers transportation between Barcelona International Airport and Port of Barcelona on the days of embarkation or debarkation only. Guests may purchase transportation up to two days prior to their sail date.

FLIGHT AND TRANSPORTATION TIMES

Airport-to-pier transportation

To purchase Carnival’s transportation service, your flight must arrive at Barcelona Airport no later than 12:00 PM on the day of your cruise.

Transportation service will be provided between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

NOTE: Guests who purchase their own air tickets and are using Carnival's Airport Transportation are required to provide flight information via Online Check-In no later than two days prior to their cruise date. The airport is staffed based on known flight information. Once all known flights are met, the staff is released and service is no longer available.

Pier-to-airport transportation

Return flights must not be any earlier than 12:00 PM. Transportation service will be provided during the duration of the debarkation process.

PURCHASING TRANSPORTATION

To purchase transportation, guests can contact either their travel agent or Carnival reservations directly at 1-800-327-9501. Guests can also purchase transportation by following these steps:

Guests who purchase their own air tickets are required to provide flight information via Online Check-In when purchasing transportation. Changes to flight details are the responsibility of the guest and must be re-entered into Online Check-In no later than two days prior to their cruise. Carnival is not responsible for providing transportation to guests who schedule flights outside of the service times listed above or provide incorrect flight information.

UPON ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT

After collecting their luggage, guests should proceed to customs. Once there, a representative will escort guests to the pier transportation. Transfer service will be provided by Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services. Should guests have questions regarding the transfer service, the transfer provider can be reached at the following contact number on the day of the sailing only : +34 606-289-559.

Meeting Point: Barcelona International Arrival (Terminal 1) outside customs.

ON THE RETURN HOME

A pier representative will direct guests to their motorcoach once they clear customs and exit the terminal.

CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS

The vehicle operator is an independent contractor. Carnival assumes no liability for losses, damages or injuries in connection with the use of the operator. Carnival reserves the right to discontinue transportation service at any time. Prices and acceptable flight times are subject to change without notice.

* Transportation rates are subject to change and unused services are non-refundable.

GALVESTON TRANSFERS

Carnival Cruise Line offers transportation between George Bush Intercontinental Airport or Hobby International Airport to the Port of Galveston on the day of embarkation or debarkation only. Guests may purchase transportation up to two days prior to their sail date.

All Ships: To purchase Carnival's transportation service, your flight must arrive at:   • George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) no later than 12:00 PM on the day of your cruise.   • Hobby International Airport (HOU) no later than 12:00 PM on the day of your cruise.

Transportation service will be provided from:   • George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) between 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM.   • Hobby International Airport (HOU) between 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM.

NOTE Guests who purchase their own air tickets and are using Carnival’s Airport Transportation are required to provide flight information via Online Check-In no later than two days prior to their cruise date. The airport is staffed based on known flight information. Once all known flights are met, the staff is released and service is no longer available.

Return flights must not be any earlier than 1:30 PM on the day of debarkation. Transfer service will be provided during the duration of the debarkation process.

To purchase transportation, guests can either contact their travel agent or Carnival reservations directly at 1-800-327-9501. Guests can also purchase transportation by following these steps:

Transfer service is available from either George Bush Intercontinental or Houston Hobby Airport. After collecting luggage, guests should proceed to one of the meeting points listed below. Once there, a representative will escort guests to the pier transportation. Should guests have questions regarding the transfer service, the transfer provider can be reached at the following contact number on the day of the sailing only : 386-753-8231.

Arriving into George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH): Terminal A & B: Opposite of baggage claim carousels, near escalator entrance to the subway Terminal C: Near baggage claim ten (10) Terminal E: Use the subway to go to Terminal C; representatives near baggage claim ten (10)

Arriving into Houston Hobby (HOU): Near baggage claim four (4)

Guests who arrive prior to their sail date must return to one of the below meeting points on the day of sailing no later than 11:00 AM. George Bush Intercontinental (IAH): Terminal C near baggage claim ten (10) Houston Hobby (HOU): Near baggage claim four (4)

LONDON (DOVER) TRANSFERS

Carnival Cruise Line offers transportation services between London Heathrow International Airport, London Gatwick International Airport, Victoria Coach Station, and the Port of Dover on the days of embarkation or debarkation only. Guests may purchase transportation up to two days prior to their sail date.

To purchase Carnival's transportation service, your flight must arrive before 12:00 PM on the day of your cruise.

London Heathrow International Airport: Transportation service will be provided between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM with transfers scheduled to run every 45 - 60 minutes.

London Gatwick International Airport: Transportation service will be provided at 11:00 AM.

London City Departures

Transfers from the Victoria Coach Station to the Port of Dover are located at 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, Belgravia, London, SW1W9TP. Departure is at 11:30 AM on the day of embarkation and at 9:00 AM on the day of debarkation.

NOTE: Guests who purchase their own air tickets and are using Carnival’s Airport Transportation are required to provide flight information via Online Check-In no later than two days prior to their cruise date. The airport is staffed based on known flight information. Once all known flights are met, the staff is released and service is no longer available.

Return flights must not be any earlier than 1:00 PM on the day of debarkation. Transportation service will be provided during the duration of the debarkation process. The service will start at 6:30 AM and 07:30 AM from the Port of Dover to London Heathrow International Airport and London Gatwick International Airport. Please allow between 2-2.5 hours of travel time to London Heathrow International Airport and approximately 1.5 hours of travel time to London Gatwick International Airport. Guests are advised to arrive at the airport three hours prior to international flights.

Guests who purchase their own airfare tickets are required to provide flight information via Online Check-In when purchasing transportation. Changes to flight details are the responsibility of the guest and must be entered into Online Check-In no later than two days prior to their cruise. Carnival is not responsible for providing transportation to guests who schedule flights outside of the service times listed above or to guests who provide incorrect flight information.

After collecting their luggage, guests proceed to customs and into the arrivals area. Once there, a representative will be located at the meeting points below and will escort guests to the pier transportation. Transfer service will be provided by Intercruises Shoreside and Port Services. Should guests have questions regarding the transfer service, the transfer provider can be reached at the following contact number on the day of the sailing only: +44 798-988-1258.

Guests who arrive prior to their sail date must return to one of the below meeting points on the day of sailing no later than 11:00 AM:

  • London Heathrow International Airport – Arrivals halls (T3)
  • London Gatwick International Airport – Arrivals halls (South Terminals)

Guests staying in London prior to their sail date may purchase transfers from London Victoria Coach Station to the Port of Dover. Transfer departure is at 11:30 AM. Victoria Coach Station is a motor coach station in London, located at 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, Belgravia, London, SW1W9TP.

Once guests have arrived at the Victoria Coach Station, please proceed to check the departure screens to locate the coach bay number, which will be indicated under “Carnival Legend – Dover”.

A pier representative will direct guests to a motor coach once they have collected their luggage and exited the terminal.

The vehicle operator is an independent contractor. Carnival assumes no liability for losses, damages, or injuries in connection with the use of the operator. Carnival reserves the right to discontinue transportation service at any time. Prices and acceptable flight times are subject to change without notice.

LONDON (SOUTHAMPTON) TRANSFERS

Carnival Cruise Line offers transportation services between London Heathrow International Airport, London Gatwick International Airport, Victoria Coach Station, the Victoria Coach Station and the Port of Southampton on the day of embarkation only. Guests may purchase transportation up to two days prior to their sail date.

  • London Heathrow International Airport – before 12:00 PM on the embarkation day
  • London Gatwick International Airport – before 11:30 AM on the embarkation day
  • London Heathrow International Airport – 1.5 hours based on traffic conditions
  • London Gatwick International Airport – 2 hours based on traffic conditions

Kindly allow 1.5 hours to exit Customs in both airports.

  • London Heathrow International Airport – between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM
  • London Gatwick International Airport – at 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM
  • Located at 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, Belgravia, London, SW1W9TP
  • Only one departure at 11:30 AM for embarkation.

To purchase transportation, guests can contact either their travel agent or Carnival reservations directly at 1-800-327-9501. Guests can also purchase transportation here , or by following these steps:

Guests who purchase their own airfare tickets are required to provide flight information via Online Check-In when purchasing transportation. Changes to flight details are the responsibility of the guest and must be entered into Online Check-In no later than two days prior to their cruise. Carnival is not responsible for providing transportation to guests who schedule flights outside of the service times listed above or providing incorrect flight information.

After collecting their luggage, guests should proceed to customs and into the arrivals area. Once there, a representative will escort guests to the pier transportation.

Guests who arrive prior to their sail date must return to one of the below meeting points on the day of sailing no later than 11:00 AM.

  • London Heathrow International Airport – arrivals halls (T1, T2, T3 and T5)
  • London Gatwick International Airport – arrivals halls (North and South Terminals)

Guests staying in London prior to their sail date may purchase transfers from London Victoria Coach Station to Southampton. Transfer departure is at 11:30 AM. Victoria Coach Station is a motorcoach station in London, located at 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, Belgravia, London, SW1W9TP.

Once guests have arrived at the Victoria Coach Station, please proceed to check the departure screens to locate the coach bay number, which will be indicated under “Carnival Pride – Southampton”.

  • Office hours (9:00 AM – 5:30 PM [17:30]) – +44 (0) 207467 7690
  • Emergency number (out of office hours) – +44 (0) 7989 88 1258

After debarking, a pier representative will direct guests to a motorcoach once they have collected their luggage and exited the terminal.

LOS ANGELES TRANSFERS

Carnival Cruise Line offers transportation between Los Angeles International Airport or Long Beach Airport to Port of Long Beach on the day of embarkation or debarkation only. Guests may purchase transportation up to two days prior to their sail date.

4:00 PM and 4:30 PM Ship Departure: To purchase Carnival's transportation service, your flight must arrive at:   • Los Angeles International Airport no later than 12:00 PM on the day of your cruise.   • Long Beach Airport no later than 12:30 PM on the day of your cruise.

Transportation service will be provided from:   • Los Angeles International Airport between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM.   • Long Beach Airport between 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM.

5:00 PM Ship Departure: To purchase Carnival's transportation service, your flight must arrive at:   • Los Angeles International Airport no later than 1:30 PM on the day of your cruise.   • Long Beach Airport no later than 2:30 PM on the day of your cruise.

Transportation service will be provided from:   • Los Angeles International Airport between 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM.   • Long Beach Airport between 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM.

Return flights must not be any earlier than:

7:00 AM Ship Arrival:   • Los Angeles International Airport: 12:00 PM   • Long Beach Airport: 11:00 AM

8:00 AM and 9:00 AM Ship Arrival:   • Los Angeles International Airport: 1:00 PM   • Long Beach Airport: 12:30 PM

Transportation service will be provided during the duration of the debarkation process.

After collecting luggage, proceed to one of the meeting points listed below. Once there, a representative will escort guests to the pier transportation. Transfers service will be provided by Metro Shore Services. Should guests have questions regarding the transfer service, the transfer provider can be reached at the following contact number on the day of the sailing only : 310-816-6600

Arriving into Los Angeles Airport (LAX):   • Terminals 1 & 2: Baggage claim one (#1)   • Terminals 4 to 7: Baggage claim five (#5)   • International Flight Arrival: Outside of the customs screening area

Arriving into Long Beach Airport (LGB):   • Baggage claim 1

Guests who arrive prior to their sail date must return to one of the below meeting points on the day of sailing no later than 12:00 PM:   • Los Angeles Airport (LAX): Terminal 1: Baggage claim one (#1)   • Long Beach Airport (LGB): Baggage claim 1; contact transfer provider to coordinate your pick-up time.

MIAMI TRANSFERS

Carnival Cruise Line offers transportation between Miami International or Ft. Lauderdale International Airport to Port Miami on the day of embarkation or debarkation only. Guests may purchase transportation up to two days prior to their sail date.

To purchase Carnival's transportation service, your flight must arrive by no later than the time listed below on the day of your cruise:   • Ft. Lauderdale International - no later than 11:30 AM   • Miami International Airport - no later than 12:00 PM

Transportation service will run hourly and will be provided as follows:   • Ft. Lauderdale International Airport - one departure at 12:00 PM   • Miami International Airport - between 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM

NOTE: Guests who purchase their own airfare tickets and are using Carnival's Airport Transportation are required to provide flight information via Online Check-In no later than two days prior to their cruise date. The airport is staffed based on known flight information. Once all known flights are met, the staff is released and service is no longer available.

Return flights must not be any earlier than 1:00 PM on the day of debarkation.

Transportation service will be provided as follows:   • Ft. Lauderdale International Airport - one departure at 9:30 AM   • Miami International Airport - between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM

To purchase transportation, guests can either contact their travel agent or Carnival reservations directly at 1-800-327-9501. Guests can also purchase transportation here , or by following these steps:

After collecting their luggage, guests should proceed to one of the meeting points listed below. Once there, a representative will escort guests to the pier transportation.

Arriving into Miami International Airport (MIA):   • Terminal D: Near baggage claim #22   • Terminal J: Near baggage claim #1

Arriving into Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL):   • Terminals #1 & 3: Near baggage claim #3   • Terminals #2 & 4: Near baggage claim #1

Guests who arrive prior to their sail date must return to the airport to one of the following meeting locations no later 11:00 AM:   • Miami International Airport (MIA): Near baggage claim #1 or #22   • Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL): Terminal #2 near baggage claim #1

Transfer service will be provided by Americas Transportation. Should guests have questions regarding the transfer service, the transfer provider can be reached at the following contact number on the day of the sailing only : 305-859-9000.

NEW ORLEANS TRANSFERS

Carnival Cruise Line offers transportation between New Orleans International Airport and the Port of New Orleans on the day of embarkation or debarkation only. Guests may purchase transportation up to two days prior to their sail date.

To purchase Carnival's transportation service, your flight must arrive no later than 1:00 PM on the day of your cruise. Transportation service will be provided between 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM.

Return flights must not be any earlier than 11:30 AM on the day of debarkation. Transportation service will be provided during the duration of the debarkation process.

After collecting luggage, guests should proceed towards the Private Transportation area; a transfer service representative will be located between Door 3 and Door 4. Once there, a representative will escort guests to the pier transportation. Guests who arrive prior to their sail date must return to the airport no later than 10:00 AM on the day of sailing to meet with a representative at the meeting point mentioned above.

Transfers service will be provided by Concord Shore Services. Should guests have questions regarding the transfer service, the transfer provider can be reached at the following contact number on the sailing date only: 504-875-9997 or 504-491-0000.

NEW YORK TRANSFERS

Carnival Cruise Line offers transportation between Newark or La Guardia or John F. Kennedy Airport to the Port of New York on the day of embarkation or debarkation only. Guests may purchase transportation up to two days prior to their sail date.

To purchase Carnival's transportation service, your flight must arrive at Newark or La Guardia or John F. Kennedy Airport no later than 12:00 PM on the day of your cruise. Transportation service will be provided between 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM.

Return flights must not be any earlier than 1:00 PM on the day of debarkation. Transportation service will be provided during the duration of the debarkation process.

After collecting luggage, guests should proceed to one of the Welcome Center locations listed below. Once there, a representative will escort guests to the pier transportation. Transfers service will be provided by Intercruises Shoreside and Port Services. Should guests have questions regarding the transfer service, the transfer provider can be reached at the following contact number on the day of the sailing only : 646-206-1323 or 347-224-9338.

Arriving into La Guardia Airport :   • Welcome Center in Terminal B, Level 1 Welcome Center or Terminal C Welcome Center (baggage claim level)

Arriving into John F. Kennedy Airport :   • Welcome Center in Terminal 5 Welcome Center, across from Carousel # 3 & # 4

Arriving into Newark Airport :   • Welcome Center in Terminal A (baggage claim level) seating area or Terminal C, Welcome Center (Level 1) seating area at Dunkin' Donuts or Terminal C Welcome Center (Level 1 opposite Starbucks)

Guests who arrive prior to their sail date must return to the airport to one of the meeting locations mentioned to join our hourly departure at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM on the day of sailing. Departures are not available prior to 10:00 AM when Pier Check-in opens. Once there, a Carnival representative will meet and escort you to your pier transportation.

ORLANDO TRANSFERS

Carnival Cruise Line offers transportation between Orlando International Airport or Melbourne International Airport to Port Canaveral on the day of embarkation or debarkation only. Guests may purchase transportation up to two days prior to their sail date.

To purchase Carnival's transportation service, your flight must arrive at:   • Orlando International Airport: No later than 1:00 PM on the day of your cruise.   • Melbourne International Airport: No later than 1:00 PM on the day of your cruise.

Transportation service will be provided from:   • Orlando International Airport between 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM.   • Melbourne International Airport between 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM.

Return flights must not be any earlier than:   • Orlando International Airport 12:50 PM.   • Melbourne International Airport 12:00 PM.

After collecting luggage guests would proceed to one of the meeting points listed below. Once there, a representative will escort guests to the pier transportation. Transportation service is provided by Sunward Tours. Service is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM. Should guests have questions regarding the transportation service, the transportation provider can be reached at the following contact number on the day of the sailing only : 386-866-0914.

Orlando Airport: Level One Ground Transportation of Terminal B, inside against the wall next to Hertz car rental counter. Melbourne Airport: Within the ground transportation area.

Guests who arrive prior to their sail date must return to the meeting location mentioned above on the day of the sailing no later than 12:00 PM.

Please keep in mind, we cannot guarantee transportation service for guests who do not provide us their flight information or provide incorrect details, and refunds will not be issued.

ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA) TRANSFERS

Carnival Cruise Line offers transportation between Rome–Fiumicino International Airport and Port of Civitavecchia on the days of embarkation or debarkation only. Guests may purchase transportation up to two days prior to their sail date.

To purchase Carnival’s transportation service, your flight must arrive at Rome–Fiumicino International Airport no later than 12:00 PM on the day of your cruise. Transfer service will be provided between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Transfers are scheduled to run every 45-60 minutes.

Driving time from Port of Civitavecchia to FCO Airport is approximately 1.5 hours.

Return flights must not be any earlier than 12:00 PM on the day of debarkation. Transportation service will be provided at 7:00 am, 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM.

Driving time to Rome is 1.5 hours.

It’s recommended for guests on international flights to arrive at FCO Airport at least three hours prior to the flight departure.

Guests who purchase their own air tickets are required to provide flight information via Online Check-In when purchasing transportation. Changes to flight details are the responsibility of the guest and must be entered into Online Check-In no later than two days prior to their cruise. Carnival is not responsible for providing transportation to guests who schedule flights outside of the service times listed above or provide incorrect flight information.

After collecting luggage, guests should proceed to Customs and into the Arrivals area. The meeting point is at Terminal 3, Arrivals, door number 1 (indoor) where a Carnival representative will meet guests and escort them to the pier transportation.

Guests who arrive prior to their sail date must return to the airport meeting point on the day of sailing no later than 11:00 AM.

Transfer service will be provided by Aloschi BROS. Should guests have questions regarding the transfer service, the transfer provider can be reached at the following contact number on the day of the sailing only : +39 064-202-0498.

SAN FRANCISCO TRANSFERS

Carnival Cruise Line offers transportation between San Francisco International Airport and the Port of San Francisco on the days of embarkation or debarkation only. Guests may purchase transportation up to two days prior to their sail date.

To purchase Carnival's transportation service, your flight must arrive at San Francisco Airport no later than 12:00 PM on the day of your cruise. Transfer service will start at 10:30 AM and run hourly to the port until 1:00 PM.

NOTE: Guests who purchase their own airfare tickets and are using Carnival’s Airport Transportation are required to provide flight information via Online Check-In no later than two days prior to their cruise date. The airport is staffed based on known flight information. Once all known flights are met, the staff is released and service is no longer available.

Return flights must not be any earlier than 12:00 PM on the day of debarkation. Transportation services will be provided during the duration of the debarkation process. The service will start at 8:00 AM and run hourly from the port to the airport.

Meeting Points:    • Terminal 1 – Baggage Carousel 1    • Terminal 2 – Base Escalator    • Terminal 3 – Baggage Carousel 1    • International Arrival - Outside of the customs

Transfer service will be provided by Metro Shore Services. Should guests have questions regarding the transfer service, the transfer provider can be reached at the following contact number on the day of the sailing only: +1 415-961-8473.

Guests who arrive prior to their sail date, must return to Terminal #1 Baggage Carousel #1 on the day of sailing, no later than 12:00 PM.

A pier representative will direct guests to a motorcoach once they have collected they have cleared customs and exited the terminal.

SEATTLE TRANSFERS

Carnival Cruise Line offers transportation services between Seattle/Tacoma International Airport and the Port of Seattle on the day of embarkation or debarkation only. Guests may purchase transportation up to two days prior to their sail date.

To purchase Carnival's transportation service, your flight must arrive no later than 12:00 PM on the day of your cruise. Transportation service will start at 10:30 AM and run hourly shuttles to the port until 1:00 PM.

Return flights must not be any earlier than 12:00 PM on the day of debarkation. Transportation service will be provided during the duration of the debarkation process.

After collecting their luggage, guests should proceed to baggage claim twelve (12) on the lower level of the airport. Once there, a representative will escort the guests to the pier transportation.

Guests who arrive prior to their sail date must return to the airport no later than 11:00 AM on the day of sailing to meet with a representative at the meeting point mentioned above.

Transfer service will be provided by Metro Shore Services. Should guests have questions regarding the transfer service, the transfer provider can be reached at the following contact number on the day of the sailing only : 206-795-9094.

A pier representative will direct guests to their motorcoach once they have collected their luggage, clear customs, and exit the terminal.

TAMPA TRANSFERS

Carnival Cruise Line offers transportation between Tampa International Airport and the Port of Tampa on the day of embarkation or debarkation only. Guests may purchase transportation up to two days prior to their sail date.

To purchase Carnival's transportation service, your flight must arrive no later than 1:30 PM on the day of your cruise. Transportation service will be provided between 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM.

After collecting luggage, guests should proceed towards baggage claim area of the Red or Blue side near the elevators. Once there, a representative will escort guests to the pier transportation. Guests who arrive prior to their sail date must return to the airport no later than 10:00 AM on the day of sailing to meet with a representative at the meeting point mentioned above.

Transfers service will be provided by Intercruises Shoreside and Port Services. Should guests have questions regarding the transfer service, the transfer provider can be reached at the following contact number on the day of the sailing only : 813-313-0003.

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Seattle Airport Transfers - Cruise Port - Hotels

Seattle Airport Transfers to or from Cruise Port Piers, Hotels and Residences – SeaTac 

Seattle Airport Transfers – Airport Cruise Hotel SeaTac

Seattle Airport Transfers between SeaTac Airport and Seattle cruise ship terminals Pier 66 & Pier 91. Our one-way or round-trip cruise ship transfer service is available for individuals or groups. We also have shuttle transfers to or from SeaTac Airport Hotels or Downtown Hotels.

The rates below are total prices

  • Includes 10% Driver Gratuity
  • All Vehicles Are Private – No Shared Shuttles

By Law Advanced Reservations are Required! A $10.00 or 10% surcharge whichever is greater will be added to all reservations made within 5 days of travel. A $30.00 or 10% surcharge whichever is greater will be added to reservations made within 1 day of travel. A $50.00 surcharge applies to reservations for pickups before 10:30 AM  TO  the Port. 

Yes, we do pick up at surrounding airport hotels & private residences to the Seattle Port! Early morning or late night fees may apply. Prices listed below for Seattle Port Transportation are per group not per person.

We now have Private Transfers between Seattle and Vancouver BC

We have Private Shuttles Only – No Shared Shuttles 

There is No Tax On Transportation .

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Seattle Airport Transfers – Airport Cruise Hotel Shuttles

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Seattle Airport Transfers to and from Cruise Port Piers, Seattle Downtown Hotels and Residences. We have transfers for your cruise whether you are going to or from SeaTac. We offer private Seattle Airport Transfer Shuttles. 

Seattle Airport Transfers –  Shared Cruise Shuttle

Seattle Airport Transfers utilizing our shared shuttles are available to and from Sea Tac. Shared shuttles will drop off at Downtown hotels as well as the cruise piers. With shared shuttles available for return from the cruise piers back to Seattle Airport (SeaTac). 

Here are a few frequently asked questions about our services.

All rates are subject to change until an actual reservation is placed and paid.

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It is the responsibility of each customer to protect their travel investment with the proper travel insurance. Refunds, credits, or waiver of fees will not be issued regardless of reason or issue. Please contact us to purchase travel insurance or contact your Travel Agent.

What do I do once we are ready for pickup? Whether you are at an airport or port the process is the same. Once everyone is ready and has their bags you call the number listed on your confirmation telling the agent your party is ready. We then notify your driver who will call you on the cell phone number you provided at the time of booking once he/she is entering the airport or port. Please see your confirmation as to where to proceed at each airport and port. In addition the driver will also give direction to the appropriate zone. International clients at airports and cruise ports in most cases have meet and greet in each location. Please read your confirmation as to where to meet your driver. Drivers are in the arrivals areas specified by each locations controlling authority. If departing from a hotel or residence, there is no need to call. You just need to be ready to go by your pickup time with your cell phone on just in case the driver needs to reach you.
Are your times of pickup exact? No, there is no possible way any transportation company in particular ground transportation can guarantee any exact on the dot time for pickup. There are entirely too many variables involved for us to honor an exact time, all times are estimates and we do try our best to get your party as close to that time as humanly possible.
I've arrived early or disembarked the ship early, I don't want to wait. Do I get a refund? No refund will be given if you have arrived early at the airport or disembarked the ship early and refuse to wait your turn. We will not give any discount or refund if you take alternate transportation. Please understand you are not our only customer of the day and as such staying to your time is very important so that we may service everyone.
How do I know what the vehicle will look like? The driver will tell you this when he/she calls you on the cell phone number you provided for your pickup at your location. Vehicles vary in availability upon location. ** Canadian Customers: This seems to be an ongoing problem with a percentage of Canadian customers who refuse to use their cell phones in the United States due to the higher roaming charges. Please contact your cell phone provider BEFORE leaving Canada and have them turn on American calling. It is an additional fee ranging anywhere from $10- $20 but includes minutes. If you do not, we will charge your card a $50.00 meet and greet fee for having the driver park the vehicle and coming to find you. Telling us your phone does not work here, is not a valid excuse as we deal with hundreds of Canadians each month that have cell phones that work just fine. This behavior causes the shuttles to be delayed in some cases 30-45 minutes thereby putting the driver behind for the rest of his/her pickups and having other customers shuttles be late.
What time should I schedule my pickup at the airport? A good rule of thumb is 30 minutes after your flight has arrived for U.S. domestic flights and 1 hour after arrival for international flights.
What time should I schedule my pickup from the port? This is based off of where you are going after your cruise, if you have a flight and just personal preference. If you are going to a hotel or residence we ask you to please let us get flight people first and be towards the rear of disembarkation from the ship which is usually around 10:00 AM. If you are catching a flight home you should have a 2 hour window of arrival at the airport to proceed through TSA, you must arrive no later than 1 hour prior to your flight or the airline will NOT take your bags and you can not board the plane due to TSA rules. We begin picking up at the port at 8:00 AM as this is the "official" opening time of U.S. Customs. Though ships sometimes release early our drivers do not begin pickups until 8:00 AM even if you are off the ship early. If you disembark early you will have to wait.
What time should I schedule my pickup to the port? Pickups to the port begin between 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM. You have until 3:00 PM to arrive at the port for your cruise. Only those that have permission to enter the port for drop offs early ( ie a wedding) are permitted to be at the port before 11:00 AM. Please understand that some Port Authorities do not want us dropping off before 11:00 AM, porters will not take your luggage until after such time and you will have to wait outside. At some ports the authority will instruct our drivers to drop you off at the far end of the parking lot with your luggage if you arrive too early. Ships start embarkation between 12:00 - 12:30 PM. If you definitely want a pickup to the port before 10:30 AM and you're not going for an approved reason to be at the port early, there will be a $50.00 surcharge added to your total.
What time is the latest I can be picked up from the port? 10:00 AM is the latest pickup from the port as the ship needs to be cleared and rereleased before the embarkation process begins for the next sailing.
I am not using the same cell phone I provided and the driver has not called me, why? This seems to be a recurring situation. If you are not using the same number you provided we have no idea what the phone number is of the phone you are holding therefore we can not call you. As stated on your confirmation, if you are using a different number you must call us and let us know so that we can pass such onto your driver. Failure to do so will delay your pickup.
Is the driver going to be sitting right outside the airport baggage claim or port terminal? No, this is not permitted at any airport or port, per the authority of such and the Department of Homeland Security. Since we deal with various Airport and Port Authorities with differing rules this rules is pretty standard across all locations.
What happens if the ship I am sailing on is delayed in releasing or arriving into port? A ship delay for non-release is common and a ship not arriving into port happens more often than people think. In these circumstances all pickups going to the port will be delayed. The Port Authorities in some instances will state when shuttle companies may begin dropping off for such ship. This company must comply with all directives given to us by the Port Authority and in turn expects all passengers to follow such as well.
Are the drivers just sitting around waiting for us? No, we are a shuttle/transfer company not a limousine company. You are paying only for your transportation transfer and the time within that frame. We ask that you please stay to your assigned time, as we can not guarantee that you can be picked up earlier.
Can I pay extra to have a driver be waiting? Yes, the cost of such depends upon the vehicle type. Contact the office for pricing of such, you will pay a minimum hourly charge plus the cost of the transfer. Hourly rates for a van without a trailer is currently starting at $95.00 per hour.
Where do you pickup and drop off? We pickup from airports, cruise ports, residences, hotels and other businesses.
Do you go to all hotels? Yes, as long as it is in one of our cities that we service as found on the website.
Is the price the same to all hotels even if it is not an airport hotel? No, price will vary depending upon location
We're bringing luggage, how much do you allow? We account for 1 checked bag and 1 carry-on per person. Anything above and beyond is subject to an additional charge.
What do you mean by all inclusive pricing? What that means is we do not charge extra for tolls, airport fees, port fees, we have no baggage handling fees and a 10% driver gratuity is included on private transfers unless otherwise noted. You can give any additional gratuity to the driver directly as the standard rate of tipping is now 20%.
I have a large group and we want to do vans instead of a bus, can we do that?  Yes, you can do multiple vans instead of paying for a minibus or motor coach. However please note that each van will be charged at the same rate regardless of how many people will be riding in said van. In other words all vans will be charged at the highest rate for the transfer, regardless of the amount of the people. 
When do I pay and how? All reservations are charged at the time of booking. We take Visa, MasterCard,American Express, and Discover. Drivers do NOT accept cash payments for transfers. If paying by multiple credit cards, the entire reservation is non-refundable for any reason. If a reservation is paid by using more than 2 credit cards, a $5.00 additional charge will be added for all credit cards over 2.   Refund / Cancellation Policy: All travel with CP Transfers is subject to a cancellation fee. Travel within the United States: If you cancel your trip 3 Days prior of your first departure your entire reservation is non-refundable for any reason. If cancelling any part of your reservation outside of 3 days a minimum cancellation fee of $35.00 or 10% whichever is greater applies, depending upon vehicle type, total amount of reservation, amount of passengers and date of travel. Travel outside the United States is subject to following: If you cancel your trip 10 Days prior of your first departure your entire reservation is non-refundable for any reason. If cancelling any part of your reservation outside of 10 days a minimum cancellation fee of $50.00 or 20% whichever is greater applies, Once the reservation is placed, the policy in effect. 
Holiday Travel : A 20% surcharge will apply for any services on Christmas day 12/25 or New Year Day 01/01. Holiday Refund Policy: All Reservations scheduled on any day between December 20th and January 6th are NON-REFUNDABLE once placed for any reason. If you have scheduled a pickup between these dates your entire reservation is NON-REFUNDABLE for any reason including but not limited to: weather delays, missed flights, trip cancellation, medical, or any other type of incidence.
Do you have car seats? Yes, car seats are available upon request. A request is exactly that and they are not guaranteed. Car seats only available in select areas. Car seat or booster requests must be done at the time of booking. If you absolutely must have one we encourage you to bring your own. Charges will apply for car seats. Use of the child seat is at your own risk and you release us from any and all liability for any injury whether directly or indirectly caused by us or any other agent assigned by us. Car seat charges have no effect on the cost of the transfer and as such if a car seat or booster is ordered and not received, the only recourse will be a credit of the car seat fee to be returned as there is no guarantee of receiving a car seat paid or otherwise. Additionally, We do not take requests for any particular kind of car seat  or booster nor will complaints about such be accepted. If you want to guarantee that a car seat or booster is there and you require a particular kind, our suggestion is to bring your own car seat with you. 

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Getting to and from Seattle Airport and Seattle Cruise Ports has never been easier thanks to CP Trans f ers and Tours . Whether you ’ re arriving in Seattle or departing the city , CP Trans f ers and Tours offer reliable , timely and comfortable transportation .

CP Trans f ers and Tours provide private transfers from Seattle Airport to Seattle Cruise Port and vice versa . You can book a private transfer for a group of one or more , with a transfer from Seattle Airport to Seattle Cruise Port taking approximately 60 minutes . The service is available 24 / 7 and you can easily book your private transfer online in advance .

CP Trans f ers and Tours also offer round trip transfers for those who are looking for a convenient way to get to and from the airport and cruise port . You can choose from a range of vehicles , from private sed ans , SU Vs , vans , lim ous ines to luxury coaches . All vehicles are fully licensed and insured and operated by experienced , professional drivers .

CP Trans f ers and Tours are committed to providing a safe , comfortable and reliable transfer service . Their drivers are knowledgeable of the local area and will ensure you arrive at your destination on time . We also offer a meet and greet service , so you don ’ t have to worry about getting lost in the airport or cruise port .

CP Trans f ers and Tours provide a convenient and stress – free way to get to and from Seattle Airport and Seattle Cruise Port . Whether you ’ re travelling alone or with a group , CP Trans f ers and Tours have the right vehicle and service to meet your needs . So book your transfer today and enjoy a hassle – free journey .

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Seattle cruise port: A guide to cruising from Washington state

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If you're embarking on a round-trip Alaska cruise, you will likely be departing from the Port of Seattle. In 2023, seven cruise lines based ships in Seattle, Washington, with 291 departures. Although most ships were headed to Alaska, cruises from Seattle also sailed to destinations like Asia, Hawaii and the Panama Canal .

Seattle is home to two cruise terminals. Both are easy to reach from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) or Seattle Paine Field International Airport (PAE). Once you arrive, dozens of points hotels are available to welcome you for a pre- or post-cruise stay.

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If you're cruising in and out of Seattle, here's what you need to know.

Cruise port of Seattle overview

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The Seattle port has two cruise terminals, located nearly 3 miles apart. Each terminal has two berths.

Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66

2225 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121

Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91

2001 West Garfield Street, Seattle, WA 98119

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Wheelchairs are available to assist passengers in getting on and off the ships at both terminals.

Complimentary valet service is available for your luggage through the Port of Seattle for passengers scheduled to depart from SEA on the last day of their cruise. Simply attach the provided tags and leave your luggage outside your cabin on the final evening, and your bags will be collected and delivered directly to the airport.

Participating cruise lines include Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean. Participating airlines include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Horizon Air, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. Enroll online or via the paperwork in your cruise ship cabin to take advantage of this service.

Same-day luggage storage is available at both terminals for $5 a bag. Late fees apply to luggage retrieved after 3 p.m.

Related: How to book a cruise using points and miles

Cruise lines sailing from the Seattle cruise port

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  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Holland America
  • Princess Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean

Airports near the cruise port of Seattle

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is located 14 miles from the Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66 (a 30-minute drive, traffic-depending) and 17.4 miles from the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91 (a 35-minute drive).

SEA is the largest airport in the Seattle metro area and is served by Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and United Airlines.

Seattle Paine Field International Airport (PAE) in Everett is 24 miles from the Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66 (40 minutes, depending on traffic) and 25 miles from the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91 (42 minutes).

The airport has only two gates, and Alaska Airlines is the only operator. Most of the cities served are clustered in the west. You'll find flights to and from destinations such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Honolulu.

If you're flying with a plus one, you might be able to save on airfare with a companion pass. Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card holders receive a companion fare certificate on their card's anniversary, entitling them to a companion ticket on Alaska Airlines for just $99, plus taxes and fees from $23 (as long as they spend a minimum of $6,000 annually on the card).

For those flying into SEA, the Southwest Companion Pass entitles a companion to accompany you on unlimited Southwest Airlines for just the price of taxes and fees. The Southwest Companion Pass is earned through flying on the airline, eligible spending on a Southwest cobranded credit card or a combination of both.

Delta also offers a companion ticket as a perk for holders of select credit cards .

If you're carrying a credit card with lounge access, Seattle-Tacoma is the better bet with 10 lounges. Seattle Paine Field has none.

SEA's options include three Alaska Airlines lounges (which are also open to American Airlines Admirals Club members) and a United Club, Delta Sky Club and British Airways Terrace Lounge. In addition to the airline lounges, the American Express Centurion Lounge welcomes holders of select credit cards, including The Platinum Card® from American Express and Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card .

How to get to the Port of Seattle

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There are several ways to get from the airports to the Bell Street Terminal at Pier 66 or Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91, including:

Cruise line transfers

Most cruise lines offer transportation to and from SEA or local hotels for an added cost. Sometimes, the service is reserved for cruisers who purchase flights through the cruise line. For example, Carnival Cruise Line advertises shuttles starting at $37.99 per person from SEA to the cruise port for passengers arriving by noon on embarkation day.

At this time, no cruise lines offer transfers to/from PAE.

Hotel shuttle services

If you're looking for hotels near the Seattle cruise port with a shuttle to the cruise terminals, you'll find several downtown. Most charge $10-$20 per person for the service.

If you're on a mission to earn more Marriott Bonvoy points, the SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union offers a package including an upgraded suite, complimentary breakfast and transportation for two to the cruise terminals. If you're loyal to the Hilton Honors program, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Tacoma International Airport contracts shuttle service to the cruise ports for $27 per person each way or $50 round-trip.

Independent airport shuttle services

Companies like Premier Airport Shuttle offer shared or private transportation from SEA to the cruise terminals. Shared shuttle service starts at about $33 per person in each direction, while private transfers for up to 20 passengers start at about $320.

Taxis and ride-hailing services

Ride-hailing services like Uber or Lyft can be summoned from either airport. This is another opportunity to maximize your credit card benefits since the Chase Sapphire Reserve® offers 10 points for every dollar spent on Lyft rides (through March 31, 2025) and the Capital One SavorOne Cash Rewards Credit Card includes perks like unlimited 10% cash back with Uber (through Nov. 14, 2024).

Uber and Lyft prices are highly dynamic, but you can expect to pay $70 for each direction to and from SEA, or $100 to and from PAE.

Taxis aren't readily available at PAE, but you'll find them on the third floor of the SEA parking garage adjacent to the ride-hail pickup area. Flat-rate taxis charge $40 to carry passengers from the airport to the hotel district. Flat rates aren't in effect to the cruise terminals. Metered rates in Seattle are $2.60 for the meter drop plus $2.70 a mile. (The 17-mile trip from SEA to Pier 91 should run $48.50 in a metered cab, but extra passengers, alternative routing and other considerations can raise the rates.)

Private car or van service

Private cars or vans can be scheduled to or from either airport. Options include Blacklane , with prices starting at about $108 in each direction from SEA to the cruise ports (including pick up in a luxury vehicle and a meet and greet at baggage claim). The same service to or from PAE starts at about $130 in each direction.

Public transportation

Unfortunately, public transit doesn't reach the cruise terminals, but Light Rail provides transportation from SEA to West Lake Station in downtown Seattle. From there, it's usually an 8- to 15-minute Lyft or Uber ride to the cruise terminals. One-way tickets are $2.25-$3.25 per person and trains depart every 15 minutes.

To reach the light rail station at SEA, head to the fourth floor and cross the sky bridge into the parking garage. Next, follow the signs and painted pathway to the train. Shuttle service is available for passengers with disabilities from 5 a.m. until midnight. Call 206-787-4069 or 206-787-5906 to request service.

Cruise port of Seattle parking

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On-site parking

The Bell Street Cruise Terminal parking garage is right across from the cruise terminal. Enter from Wall Street and follow the signs to the parking area. Parking costs $23 per day, with a $1 per day discount if you prepay online.

The Bell Street parking garage offers more than 1,500 covered parking spots, including 25 accessible parking stalls, and can accommodate vehicles with a maximum clearance of 6 feet, 6 inches. Vehicles exceeding this height should park at Pier 91, and taxi vouchers will be provided to get you back and forth to Pier 66.

The Smith Cove Cruise Terminal Lot D parking lot at Pier 91 has 1,100 secure parking spots, including accessible stalls available on a first-come, first-served basis. General parking is $29 a day, with a $1-per-day discount if you prepay online.

In addition to serving passengers departing from Pier 91, Lot D is the parking lot for RV and oversized vehicles at both piers. Fees are $60 a day for vehicles less than 40 feet, and $65 per day for vehicles larger than 40 feet. RV parking isn't guaranteed unless reserved and prepaid online. If your cruise departs from the Bell Street Cruise Terminal, the cashier will issue taxi vouchers for your return.

Park-and-cruise packages

Depending on the length of your cruise, select Seattle hotels allow you to leave your car while you're at sea (although most charge a fee). Fans of the Accor Live Limitless loyalty program should consider the cruise package at the Hotel Andra Seattle. The package includes 50% off valet parking, complimentary parking during the cruise and a one-way shuttle service for two from the hotel to the cruise pier.

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Hotels near the Seattle cruise port

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Seattle has an outstanding lineup of points hotels. The best redemption deals are usually found near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. It's roughly a half-hour from the cruise terminals without traffic, but the trade-off might be worth it for some travelers.

Visitors planning to explore Seattle before or after a cruise should base themselves downtown for easy access to the waterfront, restaurants, shops, museums and attractions like Seattle Center and the Space Needle. As a bonus, many of the best Seattle hotels are a 5- to 15-minute drive from the cruise terminals.

Hilton hotels near Port of Seattle

Hilton Honors members are spoiled for choices in Seattle. The Hampton Inn Seattle-Airport is a great option for travelers looking for a quick place to catch some shut-eye the night before the cruise (34,000 to 50,000 Hilton Honors points per night). Amenities include a free hot breakfast and complimentary shuttle service to or from the airport.

For Hilton hotels closer to the cruise terminals, Hilton Seattle (50,000 to 70,000 Hilton Honors points per night) is only 1.4 miles from Pier 66. If you've got time to explore the city, the property is a mile from the 5th Avenue Theater, Pike Place Market and light rail.

For luxury travelers, Hotel 1000 LXR Hotels and Resorts (70,000-90,000 Hilton Honors points per night) is a gorgeous hotel with views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Even the bathrooms are a showstopper with glass walls (and privacy shades). Hotel 1000 is roughly a half-mile from Pike Place Market and the Seattle Aquarium and a short walk to dozens of restaurants. The hotel is 1.2 miles from Pier 66.

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Marriott hotels near Port of Seattle

Keep your Marriott Bonvoy loyalty number handy because Marriott hotel brands are located throughout Seattle. You'll get a lot of bang for your buck at the Aloft Seattle Seatac Airport (22,000-40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night), especially if you don't want to rent a car. Amenities include complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport and shuttle service to the cruise terminal for $20 per person. (Make arrangements at the front desk at check-in.)

If you plan to play tourist in the Emerald City, the Courtyard Seattle/Downtown Pioneer Square (30,000-54,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night) is in a historic building within walking distance of the Pike Place Market, stadium, art galleries and the waterfront. The hotel is 1.6 miles from Pier 66.

It's hard to beat the location of the Seattle Marriott Waterfront (50,000-84,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night). The hotel is right across from Pier 66, and passengers can walk to the terminal via crosswalk or sky bridge. This is a great option for families since you're steps away from top waterfront attractions like the Seattle Aquarium and the Seattle Great Wheel.

Hyatt hotels near Port of Seattle

Seattle is an excellent place to cash in those World of Hyatt points . The brand doesn't have any properties at the airport, but you'll find several excellent Hyatts downtown .

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown (12,000-18,000 World of Hyatt points per night) is located near Climate Pledge Arena, the Seattle Center and the Space Needle. Complimentary breakfast is available in the morning. The hotel contracts shuttle service to the cruise terminals from a third party for $10 per person. Reservations need to be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Thompson Seattle (17,000-23,000 World of Hyatt points per night) is a stylish boutique in the heart of downtown. Famous for a rooftop bar with dazzling views of the city and Puget Sound, the Thompson is a short walk from Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum, and dozens of shops and restaurants. The hotel is less than a mile from Pier 66.

Non-points hotels near Port of Seattle

Seattle is home to several hotels that aren't associated with traditional loyalty programs. The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle sits above the waterfront with an infinity pool with views of Puget Sound. The Four Seasons is a mile from Pier 66. Don't forget to book your room with a rewards card to maximize your stay.

Another solid option is the more affordably priced Ace Hotel Seattle, in the trendy Belltown neighborhood. Guests can choose accommodations with private or shared baths according to their needs and budget. The Ace Hotel is less than a half-mile from Pier 66.

Restaurants near the cruise port of Seattle

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Seattle is famous for seafood served at upscale restaurants, sushi counters and casual poke joints. Dungeness crab, salmon and oysters on the half-shell are staples all over the city, especially near the waterfront.

Head to Pike Place Market for a culinary tour of the city. In addition to vendors selling flowers and handmade crafts, you'll find bakeries, breweries, sit-down restaurants and quick eats like hot dogs or chowder. While you're there, don't miss the chance to watch fish being thrown to delighted customers at Pike Place Fish Market.

If you see a long line outside Pike Place Market, that's probably tourists waiting to place an order at the original Starbucks. If you are a huge fan of the chain, the wait might be worthwhile, but the coffee here is the same as in any Starbucks location. If you'd rather skip the line, head to Storyville Coffee on the top floor of the corner market building for an excellent cup of locally roasted coffee with stunning views of Puget Sound.

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Things to do in Seattle before or after your cruise

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You can spend a lifetime visiting Seattle without running out of new experiences. Outdoor recreation, museums and kid-friendly attractions are available in equal abundance. If you've built in time to explore the Emerald City before or after your cruise, here are a few of the best things to do in Seattle.

Spend the day at Seattle Center

Seattle Center is home to iconic attractions like the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, the Museum of Pop Culture, and the Pacific Science Center. The grounds are especially rewarding for families, who will find the International Fountain splash park and the Artists at Play playground with a 30-foot tall climbing tower, labyrinth, musical instruments and an accessible carousel powered by humans.

Marvel at the Hiram M. Chittenden Ballard Locks

The locks are a wonder of engineering connecting Lake Union to Puget Sound. Every day, spectators gather along the sides to watch everything from kayaks to enormous commercial ships pass through the locks. Other points of interest here include a fish ladder, a colorful botanical garden and a visitor center.

Embrace Seattle coffee culture

The Starbucks Reserve Roastery in the Capital Hill neighborhood is like Disneyland for coffee lovers. Book a tour, schedule a class with a barista or sip on signature drinks you won't find anywhere else. The aromas alone make the visit worthwhile.

Explore the waterfront

Even if you do nothing more than gape at views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains, Seattle's waterfront is worth exploring. This is also the home of the Seattle Great Wheel, Seattle Aquarium and a host of unique souvenir shops. Afterward, make your way to Pike Place Market for a bite to eat.

Eat lunch in Seattle's Chinatown-International District

In Seattle's Chinatown-International District, seductive aromas waft from every doorframe. Dumplings, noodles and baked goods beckon from dozens of restaurants. Do yourself a favor and place small orders in multiple eateries, so you can sample as much as you can.

Shopping near the Port of Seattle

Whether you want to shop for souvenirs or add a few items to your cruise packing list , Seattle's got you covered.

For cruise essentials like toiletries and snacks, head to Target on 2nd Avenue near Pike Place Market. If you hold the Target Circle™ Mastercard , you'll get a discount on most purchases. If you forgot to pack your bathing suit or other clothing and can't find what you need at Target, Westlake Center on Pine Street has options galore from stores like Nordstrom Rack and Saks Off 5th.

You'll find unique souvenirs — including locally made foods, handmade jewelry and art — at Pike Place Market. If you're shopping with kids, head to the Old Curiosity Shop on the waterfront for everything from postcards and tee shirts to unique gifts like taxidermy bugs and totem poles. The store is filled with oddities like mummies, narwhal tusks and shrunken heads.

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Seattle cruise port

Region Alaska

Local Time 2024-07-04 20:02

Port Seattle cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Seattle, Washington. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Port Seattle's cruise passenger shipping business started in 1999 and is currently ranked first among all West Coast USA homeports (departure seaports). Each homeported ship's visit generates USD 4+ million for Washington State's economy, with annual regional revenue USD 0,9+ billion. The city's best-known landmark is The Space Needle observation tower in downtown (height 184 m / 604 ft), having 6 floors (top floor heigth 158 m / 518 ft) and 3 lifts.

Currently, Port's cruise business generates 5500+ jobs and annually ~USD 450 million in revenue (~USD 900M total economic activities) plus ~USD 15M in local and state taxes. Each Seattle-homeported cruise liner call generates USD 2,5+ million for the local economy. Seattle is the homeport of the Coast Guard icebreaker USCGC Healy .

In August 2015 was formed the Northwest Seaport Alliance via a merger of Port Tacoma 's and Port Seattle's cargo shipping operations. By annual cargo volumes, the Tacoma-Seattle port terminal operations are ranked USA's 4th-largest (after Port Los Angeles, Port Long Beach and Port New York-New Jersey NYC ) and among North America's top-10-largest.

In June 2024, Port Seattle signed a 10-year agreement (through 2033, plus an optional 5-year extension/until 2038) with Carnival Corporation for preferential berthing. The contract guarantees a minimum of U$186 million in revenue (US$273M if extended to 15 years) and annually a minimum of 550,000 cruisers.

Seattle cruise port

During the Port's inaugural cruise season (1999) were handled only 6 ship calls and 6615 passengers. 

Port Seattle (locode USSEA) currently has two cruise facilities - Smith Cove Terminal (at Pier 91) and Bell Street Terminal (at Pier 66).

  • Pier 91's terminal serves Carnival Corporation-owned ships (Holland America, Princess) and Celebrity and RCG/Royal Caribbean Group-owned ships (Celebrity and RCI).
  • Pier 66's terminal serves NCLH/Norwegian-owned ships (NCL and Oceania).

Statistical data shows that an average turnaround cruise tourist spends USD 1547 in the city (on hotels/lodging, dining/drinking, transportation, shopping). Each vessel call generates USD 4,2 million for the region. Cruise companies ' spending includes in-port marine services and also purchasing supplies from local suppliers, including seafood, fresh produce (fruits, vegetables, flowers, eggs), butter, wines.

Since 2017, passengers disembarking in Seattle check their luggage through port's new "Cruise Luggage Valet Program" (cooperation with Seattle-Tacoma International Airport) and receive their airline boarding passes prior to debarkation.

On August 12, 2015, the seaport signed a 15-year lease deal with NCLH (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings). The deal secured all NCLH ships ( NCL , Oceania and RSSC-Regent Seven Seas ) in Port Seattle for the full term of the lease of Bell Street Terminal (Pier 66). The guaranteed passenger volume was estimated to bring ~USD 73 million of revenue to the cruise port. According to official statistics, Alaskan cruises from Seattle generate ~USD 440 million in economic impact annually. Additionally, NCLH agreed to make improvements to Terminal 66 that were estimated at USD 30 million to expand its facilities. Under the new lease, NCLH manages all terminal operations and has priority berthing rights during the season.

Port Seattle operates Terminal 66's facilities outside the Alaskan season. The 15-year lease deal was estimated to generate USD 2+ billion in business revenue, ~900 new jobs, USD 65+ million in local and state taxes. In 2015, the cruise port handled 192 ship calls and 895,055 passengers. in 2016, passengers number reached 960,000.

In early-April 2016, Port Seattle announced plans to ease flight-cruise passengers at Sea-Tac Airport by temporarily replacing TSA security staff with contractors. This made the security checking faster. Starting May 2016, TSA staff was trained locally to increase the number of processed cruisers at the airport. Also, more checkpoint lanes were opened.

  • On May 16, 2016, Explorer of the Seas (West Coast USA's largest passenger ship) arrived in Seattle. Liner's inaugural Alaskan season had scheduled 7-night roundtrips to Alaska and Canada (Juneau, Skagway, Tracy Arm Fjord, Victoria BC).
  • On July 30, 2016, at "Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade" (annual event) in downtown was presented a replica cruise ship - Holland America's Koningsdam . The replica was a helium balloon - one of parade's over 100 floats. The balloon ship had length of 45 ft (14 m) and height of 11 ft (3,3 m) and was guided by 30x HAL employees through the streets. HAL is a sponsor and participant of the parade. In previous parades, HAL employees carried an orca-whale replica balloon.
  • In October 2016, Port Seattle announced its plans to invest USD 20 million in improvements to Bell Harbor Conference Center (adjacent to Pier 66).

In May 2017 was opened the renovated Pier 66 cruise terminal facility (see in the "terminal" section below) where are homeported NCL ships. The 15-year lease to NCL (until 2032) is estimated to generate over USD 2,3 billion in total revenue, nearly 900 jobs and over USD 65 million in taxes. 2017 was a record year for the cruise port - with handled 218 ship calls and nearly 1,072 million passengers (9% increase over 2016's 983,539 pax) and total revenue USD 501 million.

In 2017, Holland America Line started an ad campaign on 3 commuter trains running on Seattle's Sound Transit Light Rail System. The trains were operated between January and April 2017, when the Alaskan cruising season begins. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on January 10 at University of Washington (train station). On September 23, 2017, Port Seattle welcomed its 1 millionth cruise tourist in a single Alaskan season (2 passengers on HAL's Eurodam ). Industry's regional economic impact in 2017 surpassed USD 500 million.

In early-March 2018, the schedules for ferries leaving from Seattle were changed due to the demolition of the old Washington State Ferries terminal to make space for a new (smaller-sized) facility. Half of Colman Dock (ferry terminal) building was closed off to the public. The wood-piling supported terminal building was considered seismically vulnerable, with many pilings riddled with marine termites. The demolition and construction works were scheduled for completion in 2023. The new/expanded building connects all the 4 ferry slips. Colman Dock serves ferries crossing daily to Bremerton WA and Bainbridge Island.

On May 30, 2018, arrived the largest so far Seattle-homeported Alaskan cruise liner - Norwegian Bliss (gross tonnage 164600 tons, max passengers 5200, crew 1730). The vessel was homeported at Pier 66, operating on weekly roundtrips during summer. NCL Bliss is world's first specifically constructed for Alaska mega-liner. In 2018, the cruise port handled a total of 216 ship calls and nearly 1,072 million passengers (4% increase over 2017).

In late-November 2018, Port Seattle's Terminal 18 (operated by SSA Marine Inc) surpassed the 1 million TEU-container volume. This was Washington state's first time when a single cargo terminal handled 1 million containers in a year. Container Terminal 18 is in North Harbor (Northwest Seaport). In April 2018, CT 18 became the first in Puget Sound with moved 5500 TEUs on and off a single boxship (container carrier) , which averaged 30 gantry-crane moves per hour. In 2018, CT 18 was upgraded with new RTGs (rubber-tired gantry cranes), resulting in added two new shipping routes - AL5 (Transatlantic by THE Alliance) and PNS (Pacific Northwest Service by SM Lines).

In early-December 2018, Port's Commission approved budget 2019 and future budget 2019-2023 (capital investment plan). The 5-year plan included USD 348 million for investments in Seattle's waterfront area. Of this budget, USD 100 million were for a new berth (4th cruise terminal / Pier 46), USD 39 million for Terminal 91 developments and USD 35 million for Terminal 91's berth replacement. Budget 2019 (USD 935 million) spent 51% of seaport's USD 1,94 billion capital expenditures, and 23% of all operating expenses. Budget 2019 also included developments for Sea-Tac Airport - North Satellite Expansion and Modernisation Project (started in February 2017), International Arrivals Terminal, high-speed baggage handling system. Works on the new cruise terminal at Pier 46 (Terminal 46) were suspended in 2020 due to the COVID crisis.

During season 2019 (April-October), the cruise port handled 211 ship calls and ~1,2 million passengers (1,114 million were handled in 2018). For 2020 was forecasted a record year with scheduled 225 ship calls and estimated ~1,4 million passengers.

In 2022 was completed NWSA Terminal 5. The new facility (abbrev Northwest Seaport Alliance) is a container ship terminal fitted with 5x super-large STS cranes (ship-to-shore/rail-mounted gantry cranes).

  • The 5x STS were constructed in China (by ZPMC-Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co) and were delivered in June 2021 via ZHEN HUA 36 (2003-built Heavy Load Carrier/IMO 9254903).
  • By height ( 316 ft / 96,3 m) and outreach boom (240 ft / 73,2 m), the Chinese cranes are among the largest on the US West Coast, with capacity to handle even the world's biggest boxships .
  • The ZPMC cranes' owner and operator is SSA Marine Inc (1949-founded, currently subsidiary of Carrix Inc/1994-founded company specializing in transportation and logistics services).

Following the Coronavirus crisis, in 2021 (July 19 thru Oct 23) Port Seattle handled 83 cruise ship calls and ~230,000 passengers. In 2022 were handled 296 cruise ship calls and ~1,28 million passengers (+6% over 2019). Homeporting operations were conducted by 7x major companies operating 14x ships.

In 2023 (April-October) the Port received 291 ship calls and 1,778 million passengers.

In August 2023, the Port's Commission approved US$32,6M budget for transforming (renovation and modernization) the historic Ship Supply Building at Fishermen’s Terminal (Port's oldest) into a Maritime Innovation Center (Living Building Challenge/LBC-certified facility). The construction started with the groundbreaking ceremony on May 21, 2024.For the project was contracted Miller Hull Partnership (Seattle-based architectural firm).

In 2024, the cruise port reported a total of 275 booked berthings with estimated 800,000+ passengers.

Since 2024, Pier 66's dock provides shore power connectivity/cold ironing . Shore-to-ship power capability allows berthed ships to shut down their engines and plug into the city's electrical grid for all shipboard equipment and hotel services, thus reducing in-port noise and air pollution. On June 11th (2024), the Port Commission approved mandate shore-power usage for all Seattle-homeported cruise ships, effective from 2027.

Cruise itineraries to and from Seattle WA

Follows a list of destinations visited by cruise ships leaving out of Seattle:

  • 7-day round-trip Inside Passage Alaska cruises out of Seattle visit the Alaskan ports Ketchikan, Tracy Arm, Glacier Bay, Juneau, Skagway. These itineraries often include a day stop at call port Victoria (BC Canada) .
  • Itineraries on small ships or luxury cruises visit also the Alaskan ports Wrangell , Hubbard Glacier , Sitka (Baranof Island) .
  • One-way Alaska repositioning cruises from Seattle to Vancouver BC (Canada) - and the reverse Vancouver to Seattle, are special 1-day cruise deals. Those are offered, respectively, in late Fall / Spring when cruise ships relocate out of Alaska. Seattle to Vancouver deals on longer itineraries (up to 17 days) may include visiting Hawaii before returning back to Vancouver.
  • Other repositioning cruise deals to and from Seattle include ports in California (departures from Los Angeles , San Diego , San Francisco ), even in Caribbean (with Panama Canal transition ), to Hawaii and Australia, and rarely to South America.
  • Among the passenger shipping companies leaving from Seattle are CCL-Carnival, Celebrity, HAL-Holland America, NCL-Norwegian, Princess, RCI-Royal Caribbean, Oceania, Lindblad-National Geographic.

In 2019, the US company Vigor Industrial opened a new drydock facility in Port Seattle, with capacity to handle mega-yachts and mid-sized cruise liners. The company's other (larger) drydock is in Portland Oregon . New drydock's operations started with the 3-week long refurbishment of Oceania Regatta .

Seattle cruise terminal

The cruise port of Seattle was established on September 5, 1911, with the votes of King County, WA, confirmed by Port District Act and run by an elected 5-member commission. This port district runs both the airport and the seaport of Seattle.

The seaport of Washington State is nicknamed ”The Emerald City“. It currently has 2 passenger terminals - "Terminal 91" and "Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal" (aka "Pier 66"), plus 1 new/planned (Pier 46). Fishermen's Terminal (on Salmon Bay) is the homeport (dock) for Washington state's North Pacific Fishing Fleet (commercial fishing vessels).

(NEW) Pier 46 Cruise Terminal

In mid-November 2018, Port Seattle Commission unveiled plans for a USD 348 million project for infrastructure developments, waterfront upgrades and building a new cruise terminal.

  • City's new seaport levy growth brings in USD 74,2 million per year and helped paying for the new projects. It also funded environmental programs. It is expected to be approved a 3% property tax increase, which means the owner of USD 590,000 property (currently paying USD 69 annually to the port) would pay around $70 in 2019, and $79 in 2023.

The Port's capital improvement plan includes upgrading the Fishermen's Terminal, new light industrial space in Interbay (close to Terminal 91), modernization of Bell Harbor's conference center, new cruise terminal (at Pier 46).

Of the total US$348M, US$100M were for the new berth/4th cruise terminal) at Pier 46.

Construction works on Pier 46's "Terminal 5" started on March 13, 2019. The new facility can handle ULCV (ultra-large container vessels/boxships) , supports ~6600 direct jobs and generates USD 2+ billion in annual business activities. From the US$ 340M, the private company SSA Terminals (subsidiary of SSA Marine Inc) contributed US$ 160M. The 185-acre (75-hectares) terminal will be open in 2 phases - one berth in 2021-Q1, and the other in 2023. Terminal 5 can handle 2 large boxships (max capacity 18,000 TEU-containers) simultaneously.

Port Seattle's North and South harbor container terminals can handle ships with max capacity 14,000 TEUs.

The new "Cruise Terminal 46" as a project is currently suspended. When restarted, the new facility will be operated by a private company (TBA) which is due to be responsible for 50% of all development costs (~USD 100 million). Terminal 46 is located south of downtown and has 3100 ft (945 m) berthing, 50 ft (15 m) water depth / max draught, combined land area 86 acres (350,000 m2) and a cruise terminal building with capacity 5,000 passengers. Berth's northern portion serves as cruise dock (land area 29 acres / 117,360 m2), while its south end is for docking of breakbulk cargo ships.

Since 2019, Terminal 46 is no longer used for international container shipping. Cruise terminal's completion was scheduled for 2020. The new facility will also have shoreside power capabilities .

Bell Street Pier 66 cruise terminal

Terminal 66 was inaugurated in May 2000. In 2017 was completed the USD  30 million terminal expansion project.

  • address: "Port of SeattleSeattle, Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal (Pier #66), 2225 Alaskan Way, Seattle, Washington 98121"
  • location - at the north end of city's waterfront, ~10 min drive distance from the city's shopping centre and the Space Needle tower
  • Driving directions to Pier 66 Terminal: from Interstate 5 Northbound take Mercer Street westbound (exit 167). Turn left on 5th Ave N. Turn right on Broad St. Turn left on Alaskan Way. Follow the signs to Pier 66.
  • 1 berth (length 1600 ft / 489 m) or 2 berths with in-transit ships
  • Pier 66 is an 479160 ft2 / 44515 m2 sized passenger terminal complex along downtown's waterfront. Pier 66 terminal serves the ships of NCL-Norwegian ,  Oceania  and  RSSC-Regent . Pier 66 is at close walking distance to Pike Place Market (public market) and Seattle Aquarium (public aquarium on Pier 59). City's landmark Space Needle (observation tower) is also nearby.
  • Among the amenities offered are concierge service (luggage storage before/after voyages, information), wheelchair, mobility scooter and oxygen rentals (equipment delivered directly to the cabin), restaurants, mini-mart (deli, ATM).
  • There is a free of charge shuttle service to the terminal.
  • A mechanized gangway serves the embarkation/disembarkation process (from building's floor 2/ticketing level). A second gangway was installed in May 2018.
  • Bell Street Cruise Terminal is close to Seattle-Tacoma Airport (~15-20 min drive distance) and to downtown (~5 min drive distance). The terminal is located on a 10-acre area, sited on Pier #66. The dock had served as a refrigerated storage, railway station and warehousing. The terminal building is 2-floor, with a system which allows direct transfer to the ship from the upper one. A covered parking garage (capacity 1700 cars, including 25 handicap lots, daily parking fee $23) is located across the street. The terminal offers restaurant, cafe, luggage handling, concierge, rental car kiosk and shops. It has only one cruise ship mooring access.
  • In August 2015, NCL signed a 15-year lease deal with the port for the Bell Street Cruise Terminal. The contract secured NCL cruise ships in Seattle and provided passenger volume guarantees with a total revenue for the port estimated at USD 73 million. Under the new lease, NCL Holdings manages all operations at Pier 66. The line also has priority rights to the berth during the Alaskan cruise season. The facilities outside the Alaskan season are operated by port authorities. The 15-year lease will generate over USD 2 billion in total revenue for the region, plus over 900 local jobs and over USD 65 million in state/local taxes.

NCL's USD 30 million investment into Pier 66 allowed in Seattle to be homeported the ever-largest Alaskan ship - Norwegian Bliss . The liner started turnaround (roundtrip itinerary) operations in June 2018 with 7-day Inside Passage cruises. To handle new ship's capacity (5200 passengers, 1730 crew), Terminal 66 was expanded from 44,000 ft2 (4090 m2) to 151,000 ft2 (14030 m2). On May 23, 2017, representatives from Port Seattle and NCLH-Norwegian celebrated the opening of the newly renovated Pier 66 Terminal. Upgrades included a mobile gangway (passenger boarding bridge), renovated check-in area and VIP lounge.

Smith Cove Pier 91 cruise terminal (Magnolia)

  • address - "Cruise Terminal 91 (Smith Cove Cruise Terminal), 2001 West Garfield St., Seattle, Washington 98119 "
  • GPS coordinates - pending
  • 2 berths (length 1200 ft / 366 m each)
  • Pier 91 terminal serves the ships of Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, Princess, Disney and Royal Caribbean.
  • Pier 91 cruise terminal was opened in 2009. It has mechanized gangway for embarkation/disembarkation from floor 2 (the ticketing level).

Smith Cove Cruise Terminal is close to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (~20-25 min drive) and to downtown (~10 min drive). The terminal is located on Pier #90 and Pier #91, at approx 2 mi (3 km)  from downtown in northwestern direction. This port used to serve as an industrial port and a resupply base and still looks a kind of industrial. The Smith Cove terminal offers car rental desk, concierge, luggage handling, retail kiosks, check-in and customs. Close there is a parking and shuttle minibus service which is free. The passengers can pick up a cell phone car lot. It has two cruise ship moorings.

Cruise ship terminal directions and parking

(route 1) From Interstate 5 Southbound - use Mercer Street Exit from I-5 (exit 167). Continue on westbound onto Elliott Ave. Follow the signs to Pier 91.

(route 2) From Interstate 5 Southbound - exit on Union St (exit 165B), continue to 4th Ave. Turn right on 4th Ave. Turn left onto Wall St. Turn right on Western Ave. Follow the signs to Pier 91.

(route 3) From Interstate 5 Northbound - use Mercer Street Exit from I-5 (exit 167), continue westbound onto Elliott Ave. Follow the signs to Pier 91.

(Bell Street Pier) There is a 1700-cars secure parking garage (Republic Parking) located across the street (on 9 Wall Street) including 25 handicap lots (phone number (206) 783-

(Smith Cove) There is a 1000-cars secure parking garage and free of charge shuttle service to the terminal.

Cruise parking prices are:

  • At Seattle Cruise Park (~10 min away from the seaport), parking costs USD 157 USD (7-night voyage) or USD 2000 (14-night).
  • (cheaper alternatives/24-hour security parking) HomeTowne Studios (by Red Roof Inn) costs USD 5/day, Quality Inn Seatac Airport Parking costs USD 4,50/day.

Port Seattle, along with its 2 cruise terminals also has cargo terminals and drydock facilities for marine vessel refurbishments and repairs .

  • UN-LOCODE (United Nations location code) - USSEA
  • two dedicated cruise terminals
  • capability to accommodate 4 vessels at a time
  • 3 deepwater berths with shore-to-ship power (shore-side electricity supply)
  • supported by excellent road and air infrastructure

The Port is accessible only during late spring (April), summer months and early fall (late September, early October). Cruise ships usually arrive in Seattle in the early morning (at 6, 7 or 8 am) and depart from Seattle in the late afternoon (4 or 5 pm).

Space Needle: enjoy beautiful city center views, buy souvenirs or dine at the rotating SkyCity restaurant.

Pioneer Square: situated a mile away from Bell Street Pier, the original center of the pioneer town and the place of the first timber mill in Seattle.

Seattle Aquarium: located by Pier #59, offers interesting sea creatures like the Pacific coral world, brightly colored fish, Puget sound fish and tentacled octopus. You can also visit the shop of the aquarium.

Museum of Flight: aviation devoted museum where you can see superb full WWII fighter planes collection, Shuttle space plane, flight attendants fashion and International Space Station mockup.

Pike Place Market: great farmers’ city market, a place where you can walk and watch plenty goods. It is located right to Bell Street Pier.

Seattle Art Museum Downtown: the biggest museum of art in the region, enjoy artworks from all over the world while touring in the galleries.

Olympic Sculpture Park: free park with thought provoking and abstract sculptures, located a mile away from Bell Street Pier in northwest direction.

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Port of seattle approves 10-year agreement with carnival for sustainable cruises.

On June 25, The Port of Seattle and Carnival Corporation agreed on a 10-year plan to reach its zero-emissions sustainability goal, economic development opportunities and boost the economic impact of the cruise industry in the region.

The 10-year plan builds on the existing relationship between the Port of Seattle and Carnival.

Elements of the agreement include:

Bringing around $186 million in revenues and at least 550,000 passengers annually

Advance the Port’s 2027 shore power goals where all berths will be equipped with power plugins by 2027

Collaboration on the development of alternative fuels for the cruise industry

Develop a local sourcing program that supports small, diverse, disadvantaged, local, and tribal suppliers

Carnival Corporation’s cruise lines (Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Cunard brands) promote overnight stays in Seattle that will economically impact the region

Support of education programs and workforce development of the maritime workforce in the region

“This long-term agreement provides economic certainty for the Port and local businesses who depend upon cruise, while also strengthening our partnership,” Port of Seattle Executive Director Steve Metruck said. “Carnival Corporation has been a valuable partner for constant innovation on environmental sustainability and expanding economic opportunity.

“Our guests love Seattle’s stunning natural beauty, urban charm, and eclectic assortment of attractions, and as our gateway to Alaska, one of our top markets globally. The Port of Seattle has long been a valued partner in our mutual ongoing success,” Josh Weinstein, chief executive officer of Carnival Corporation & plc said. “For the past 20 years, we have worked closely with the Port of Seattle to pioneer shore power and secure the cruise industry’s role as a vital economic engine for the region

The Port of Seattle was the first port in North America to offer shore power at two cruise berths.

Carnival Corporation brands make up nearly half of all port cruise calls.

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Mayor Harrell Advances Legislation Establishing Shore Power Agreement with Port of Seattle for Pier 66 

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Seattle to become one of the first cruise ports in the nation to offer shore power at every berth, significantly reducing port-related air emissions in the Northwest. 

Seattle— Mayor Harrell has advanced legislation authorizing Seattle City Light (City Light) to enter into a two-year agreement (MOA) with the Port of Seattle (“the Port”) to construct and provide shore power to Pier 66. The shore power will allow cruise ships to plug into the local electrical grid and turn off their diesel-powered engines while at berth. Nearly 25 percent of total cruise ship emissions in the Puget Sound airshed occur while at berth. On average, shore power would enable each connected ship to reduce their diesel emissions by 80 percent and CO2 emissions by 66 percent respectively while at berth. This legislation will be considered by Seattle City Council today.  

“Through this advancement in shore power, we are supporting cleaner air, maritime electrification, and a greener tourism industry,”  said Mayor Harrell.  “This agreement furthers the City and Port’s shared mission to drive climate action and stay at the cutting edge of maritime innovation. I am proud of the Port and the City for setting the standard for sustainable port operations that move us towards a zero-emissions future.” 

Through this MOA and the electrification of Pier 66, Seattle would become one of the first cruise ports in the nation with multiple berths to make shore power available at every berth. Power will be provided from an existing City Light electrical power vault, submersible cable from Terminal 46 to Pier 66, and other infrastructure development. The construction agreement is supported by a $44M infrastructure investment from the Port, and $3.5M investment from the City’s Maritime Transportation Electrification Program (MARTEP), improving City Light’s distribution system including ductbank capacity to serve Washington State Ferries, King County Marine Division, Kitsap Transit, and the Port of Seattle. If approved by Seattle City Council, the MOA also authorizes the city to execute a thirty-year Operations Agreement between City Light and the Port of Seattle.  

“The Port of Seattle’s partnership with Seattle City Light and the City of Seattle to add shore power to the Bell Harbor Cruise Terminal at Pier 66 is critical to achieving the Port’s goals of a zero-carbon future,”  said Port of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman.  “Once online this cruise season, shore power at Pier 66 will enable cruise ships to switch from using their engines to City Light’s low carbon electricity – reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 4,500 metric tons per year. This along with the Port of Seattle Commission’s recent order to mandate shore power use by all home ported vessels in 2027 will allow us to continue to balance the economic benefits of tourism to the region, while protecting the environment around us.” 

The Pier 66 Shore Power Project is the latest in a series of electrification efforts by the City and the Port to create the greenest port in North America by phasing out seaport-related emissions by 2050. Electrification of Pier 66 required the installation of a one-mile submarine cable under  Elliott Bay from Terminal 46 to the Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66 in January 2024 . The completion of the Pier 66 project is a significant milestone, achieving the  Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy   goal of electrifying all Seattle cruise berths six years ahead of schedule, originally set for 2030. Further, the Pier 66 Shore Power project and MOA advance the  Seattle Waterfront Clean Energy Strategy —a joint effort between the Port, City Light and Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) to eliminate emissions from Seattle’s waterfront and transition the local maritime industry from fossil fuels to clean, reliable energy.  

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Dawn Lindell, Seattle City Light General Manager and CEO  

“We’re proud to partner with the Port of Seattle in making shore power connections a reality for Seattle’s bustling cruise industry,” said Dawn Lindell, Seattle City Light General Manager and CEO. “Electrifying Pier 66 delivers on City Light’s strategic vision to create a clean energy future for the region. By connecting ships into our clean, carbon neutral power, we are reducing harmful emissions from diesel engines and improving air quality for the people who visit, work and live in Seattle.”  

Councilmember Tanya Woo,  Chair of the  Council ’s  Sustainability, City Light, Arts & Culture Committee  

“Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality are critical actions in our fight against climate change. I commend Seattle City Light and the Port of Seattle for their collaborative effort on this ambitious project. Bringing shore power connections to the cruise ships at Pier 66 will have a lasting impact on our region and greatly contribute to the City’s comprehensive transportation electrification strategy.”  

Rich Austin Jr., President, ILWU Local 19  

“Shore power is the future, and we commend the City of Seattle and Port of Seattle for leading the nation i n   eliminating  seaport emissions.  This effort is a significant step in the right direction in improving the health and safety of our many maritime workers .   Cleaner air means healthier working conditions and a better quality of life for everyone in our community   who work, shop, and visit the waterfront. ”  

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12 Seattle Cruise Hotels In Easy Walking Distance of the Port

Having sailed from Seattle to Alaska, we can tell you personally that it is a wonderful city to visit before or after your cruise. It’s a shame if you don’t stay for at least a day to explore. To help you out, we’ve put together some details on places to stay that are both near the cruise port and within lots to do and see.

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All of the hotels listed below are within a mile of the Pier 66 cruise terminal . This places you squarely in downtown, near many of the major attractions that Seattle has to offer. Unfortunately, there are no hotels directly adjacent to Pier 91 , as it is primarily industrial and residential in the adjoining neighborhoods. Still, a short Uber/Lyft ride can get you to the Pier 91 in about 10 minutes.

The honest truth is there are dozens of hotels that meet these requirements. We found nearly 90. For that reason, we’ve looked for the highest-rated hotels in each price point to share. Expect prices to vary. Click each hotel name to see reviews on Kayak.com

Visit our other pages for details on Seattle hotels with cruise parking , budget hotels near the port , and Seattle hotels with cruise shuttles .

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High-End Hotels Near Seattle Cruise Port

Seattle Marriott Waterfront Want to be next to the port? We are talking right next to the port. The Seattle Marriott is the closest hotel to Pier 66 and sits just across the street from the cruise pier. Not only are you right at the ship, but you also are in a great location to explore everything in the area and have wonderful views of the bay. The only issue? Be prepared to spend a little extra for the location.

  • Distance to Port: Across the street
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Inn at the Market This hotel occupies a unique niche if you’re staying in Seattle — it’s the only hotel that is located in the famous Pike Place Market (though there are several right nearby). The hotel is small, with only about 75 rooms that look out onto the waterfront. It’s floor-to-ceiling windows will also make sure you have a great view of the bay and the buzzing activity of the city. On cruise day you can easily walk to Pier 66.

  • Distance to Port: 0.5 miles

Hotel 1000 Hotel 1000 is a five-star luxury hotel that’s just a couple of blocks from the waterfront. This is a great location if you want to explore the Seattle Aquarium or the Seattle Art Museum. And did we mention the ability to walk to almost everything, a golf simulator, and a full-service spa?

  • Distance to Port: 0.1 miles

The Edgewater Hotel The Edgewater Hotel might be the most famous hotel in Seattle. It’s where The Beatles stayed in 1964 during their first world tour. As you might guess, it sits right on the waterfront at the pier next to Pier 66. In fact, wake up on cruise morning and you’ll see your ship out the window. The hotel gets great reviews, but just know that the premium location can cost a bit more. 

  • Distance to Port: 0.8 miles

Four Seasons The venerable Four Seasons in Seattle has an epic location among the best the city has to offer. It’s just one block from the famous Pike Place market and two blocks from the aquarium. For those who want a room with a view, this is the place. Rooms have sweeping views of the waterfront. Of course, it also offers the service that the Four Seasons is known for.

  • Distance to Port: 0.6 miles

Mid-Range Hotels Near the Seattle Cruise Port

Grand Hyatt If you’re looking for a mainstream luxury hotel without the price tag, then Grand Hyatt might be your answer. The hotel is located on the edge of Seattle’s business district. This makes it a little long of a walk to waterfront attractions, but it still offers plenty of restaurants and activities within a short ride. In addition, the hotel offers plenty within its building, including a Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and a Starbucks.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 1 mile

The Sound Hotel Seattle A relatively easy half-mile walk to Pier 66, The Sound Hotel is a good option for those that want to be near the port and have a nice place, without spending as much as some higher-end hotels. The hotel features a modern, trendy vibe and includes some rooms with great views of the Space Needle.

The Paramount Hotel The Paramount is in the heart of downtown, putting it a little far from the waterfront. Still, if you are looking for a comfortable place to stay during the busy cruise season, it’s a good choice. Expect all the conveniences of a modern luxury hotel, including a fitness center, contemporary styling, and well-appointed rooms.

Hyatt at Olive 8 The Hyatt at Olive 8 is next door to the Paramount Hotel, putting it somewhat far from Seattle’s famous waterfront and a 10-minute walk from Pike Place Market. Still, there’s lots to see and do nearby. One of the coolest features of the hotel is its indoor pool and spa that look out onto the city. At this spot you’re also a short ride on the Link train from T-Mobile Park where the Mariners play.

Inexpensive Hotels Near the Seattle Cruise Port

Ace Hotel If you’re like us, then you may not want to spend a ton of money just to get a spot near the port. That’s where places like Ace Hotel come in. The minimalist hotel’s location is just about five blocks from the port, putting you right in the heart of all the city has to offer. It’s unique in that it offer standard rooms with a shared bath (one of the reasons it can be affordable in such a prime location). If you don’t want to share a bathroom, deluxe rooms with private facilities are also available.

  • Distance to Port: 0.3 miles

MarQueen Hotel If you want to feel some of the history of Seattle while still being near the cruise port, this may be your best bet. The hotel markets itself as “stepping back into the time of speakeasies, eclectic style and charming hospitality” as it sits in the historic Uptown neighborhood. It’s near the Museum of Pop Culture and the Space Needle and right in between Pier 66 and Pier 91, making it a good location no matter where you sail from.

  • Distance to Port: 1.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

La Quinta Inn Seattle Downtown La Quinta — the well-known national chain — offers a cozy spot to stay nearly a straight shot down Bell Street to the Pier 66 cruise terminal. Here you’re right next to a park and main thoroughfares that than get you to the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, and more. The walk to the port will only take about 20 minutes and is less than a mile. In addition to clean and comfy rooms, wi-fi and breakfast is also included.

  • Distance to Port: 0.7 miles

Moore Hotel Staying at a budget hotel doesn’t mean your hotel has to sacrifice being trendy and hip. The Moore Hotel sits in a historic building and has been updated with a clean, minimalist design. It offers a great location, just a few minutes from Pike Place and the port via walking. One thing it doesn’t have is air-conditioning, but most of the weather in Seattle is cool anyway.

More on Cruising From Seattle

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Dropping Off at the Port — Dropping off passengers? Not sure where to go once you get to the port? We have turn-by-turn directions to find your cruise terminal.

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