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Port of Seattle’s cruise season underway

The Port of Seattle’s 2015 cruise season began May 1 at Smith Cove Cruise Terminal with the arrival of the Holland America Line Westerdam. The port expects 192 cruise ship calls this season, bringing an estimated 895,055 revenue passengers.

For the eighth year in a row, Port of Seattle cruise terminals will welcome over 800,000 revenue passengers. Seattle’s cruise business — currently leading all cruise homeports on the west coast in passenger volume — is responsible for more than 3,600 jobs, $441 million in annual business revenue, and $17.2 million annually in state and local tax revenues.

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