Despite the Great Recession, millions have disposable income. It helps that plenty of retired Americans are able to spend money for the luxury of cruises.
For Seattle, that means going to Alaska, a route that is growing again after the state reduced a passenger head tax that had dampened cruise-ship visits.
Even with the Alaska [...]
The Disney Wonder — a 964-foot ship that holds 2,700 guest passengers — is skimming Hawaii waters for the first time.
Disney Wonder’s arrival in Hawaii marks the first time that the cruise line has sailed to the Islands. Disney Cruise Line is offering a second cruise — a 14-night Hawaiian voyage — that [...]
Disney is the newest of seven major lines that will call in Seattle after the Alaska cruise season kicks off May 6, but already has made the decision not to come back in 2013. Instead, Disney will return to Vancouver, B.C., where it began its foray into the Alaska market in 2011.
The line plans [...]
Disney Cruise Line has scrapped its last four Mexican Riviera cruises out of the Port of Los Angeles for next December, but the carrier remained mum Tuesday about what’s coming next for the Disney Wonder.
Port officials said that they hope to find out by the end of the month whether the move signals [...]
The great majority of cruises starting and ending in Seattle cruise to Alaska.
The Port of Seattle’s 2011 cruise season numbers are in, and the port is reporting numbers more robust than expected.
The port expects even more ship calls next season as the Disney Wonder cruise ship moves to Seattle from Vancouver where [...]
KPLU's photo of the Crystal Symphony in Seattle
The cruise season has begun in Seattle with Friday morning’s arrival of the Crystal Symphony.
It’s the first of 195 port calls this summer at two terminals on the Seattle waterfront.
Other lines offering Alaska cruises through Seattle are Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, Norwegian, Princess, Royal [...]
Donald returns to Seattle
Seattle is about to discover the giant mass of humanity that loves Mickey Mouse and megaships after Disney Cruise Lines announced that Seattle – and not Vancouver – will be its home port for Alaska cruises.
The Wednesday announcement came two years after Disney snubbed the Emerald City and chose [...]
A Princess cruise ship using shore power
The Port of Los Angeles became the first in the country to plug in three different cruise lines to shoreside electrical power, reducing pollution in the area, it was announced Thursday.
The Alternative Maritime Power system developed for the World Cruise Center is capable of delivering [...]
Disney Cruise Line will call the Port of Los Angeles home for the next two years when the Disney Wonder ship arrives on Friday, offering seven-night summer cruises to the Mexican Riviera.
The deal is expected to generate about 2,600 new jobs and $35 million annually for the local economy.
From the Daily Breeze
Cruise ship in Seattle
More cruise ship passengers than ever before came through the Port of Seattle this year and the Port of Vancouver says it isn’t threatened.
Over 900,000 passengers came through Seattle this year, while fewer than 600,000 came through Vancouver. But a Port of Metro Vancouver spokesperson expects high numbers next [...]