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The world-famous Space Needle graces Seattle's sprawling skyline.
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Seattle, WA

Seattle is a wonderful port city, located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Because of its mass appeal, many travelers opt to stay a couple of nights in Seattle before or after their cruise, making for a truly wonderful vacation package. The majority of the cruises from Seattle are Alaska cruises (that usually sail round trip from Seattle, through the beautiful Inside Passage). There are a few other itineraries available as well (such as Pacific Coastal, Hawaii, South America, and the exotic islands of the South Pacific). Some cruises include Seattle as as port of call, instead of it being the departure and/or ending port of the itinerary.

Many cruise lines offer cruises that either depart from or at least include Seattle in their itineraries. Among the wonderful options are Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Holland America Line, and more.

If you are looking to combine an Alaska cruise from Seattle with a land package that explores the state even more inland, an Alaska cruise tour is a fantastic option! Alaska cruise tours are currently available through Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruises, and Royal Caribbean. View our Cruise Tour section for more information!

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Destinations for Cruises from Seattle, WA

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from Seattle, WA. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Seattle, WA

The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from Seattle, WA. Select a cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're offering from Seattle, WA:

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River Cruise Lines

Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.

River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.

Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.

Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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Mainstream Cruise Lines

Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.

Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.

Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.

During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).

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Premium Cruise Lines

These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.

Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.

These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury lines.

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Deluxe Cruise Lines

These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.

A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.

Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.

The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.

American Cruise Lines
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  • River / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (100 - 200 Guests)
  • Destination Immersion®
  • Gratuities Included
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Carnival Cruise Line
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 28 (2,052 - 5,374 Guests)
  • Budget Friendly
  • Great Youth Program
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Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Cruise Line from Seattle, WA Cruise Cash or Pre-Paid Gratuities!
Celebrity Cruises
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (16 - 3,260 Guests)
  • Inclusive Packages Available
  • Award-Winning Cruise Line
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Holland America Line
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 11 (1,432 - 2,668 Guests)
  • Inspired Cuisine
  • World-Class Entertainment
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Lindblad Expeditions
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 14 (28 - 148 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • National Geographic Partnership
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Lindblad Expeditions Lindblad Expeditions from Seattle, WA Exclusive Onboard Credit!
Norwegian Cruise Line
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 19 (1,936 - 4,266 Guests)
  • Freestyle Cruising
  • Award-Winning Entertainment
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Oceania Cruises
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  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (684 - 1,250 Guests)
  • Gourmet Cuisine
  • Country Club Casual
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Oceania Cruises Oceania Cruises from Seattle, WA Cash Back, Onboard Credit or Grats!
Princess Cruises
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 15 (2,000 - 3,660 Guests)
  • Great Dining & Entertainment
  • Unique Itineraries
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Royal Caribbean
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 27 (1,992 - 5,610 Guests)
  • State-of-the-art Ships
  • Fantastic Entertainment
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Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean from Seattle, WA Onboard Credit or Pre-Paid Gratuities!

Things to do near Seattle, WA

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Seattle, along with a brief description:

♦ Pike Place Market

Located along the waterfront in Seattle, this public market is home to a variety of unique shops and restaurants. With around 10 million visitors annually, this venue is certainly a must see highlight when you are cruising from Seattle. Even if you are not staying a few days before or after your cruise (which we recommend), you can usually still squeeze in a visit there after the cruise (as long as your post-cruise travel arrangements permit one).

♦ Space Needle

Ever wonder what the giant space ship looking building in the Seattle skyline is? It is in fact the Space Needle! Take a ride up the glass-walled elevator to the observation level located at 520 feet high, and take in an amazing panoramic view of the city. You can typically even see the cruise ships that are docked at the port from this vantage point! This amazing work of architecture was built for the 1962 World's Fair and is visited by thousands of people on a daily basis. With a gift shop and restaurant at this venue, it is a great place to visit pre- or post-cruise.

♦ Woodland Park Zoo

Wildlife and plant lovers who are taking a cruise from Seattle might consider visiting this 92-acre zoo. Filled with wonderful exhibits and a large variety of animals (over 1,000 from 300 species, including several endangered species) and plants, Woodland Park Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in all of Seattle. This zoo is open daily, except certain holidays, and its hours vary seasonally.

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