Seattle has been the gateway to Alaska since 1897 when adventurers and dreamers created the historic Alaska Gold Rush. With that same spirit, Seattle has become the largest cruise home port on the U.S. West Coast servicing Alaska itineraries for the world’s best cruise brands.
Blessed with a natural deep-water harbor, award-winning airport, and a vibrant tourism economy, Seattle’s two cruise terminals on the downtown waterfront serve over 1.3 million guests per year. Over 70% of home port cruisers stay 2 nights before and after their cruise to experience the region’s fresh food and vibrant city scene surrounded by forests, mountains, and sparkling Puget Sound waterways.
The Port of Seattle has a long history of leadership in environmental, workforce, and community building initiatives, creating strong partnerships for a sustainable cruise industry. As the first cruise home port in the world to offer two shore power connections for cruise ships, we are proud to offer power connectivity to our third berth in 2024 providing cruise line partners with 100% shore power availability.