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 [...]
‘Each one of those ships means over $2 million for the local economy, and over 4,300 regional jobs during the cruise season,’ said Port Commission president Gael Tarleton in a statement.
On Saturday, the 2012 season’s first cruise ship arrived in the Port of Seattle’s Smith Cove Cruise Terminal. The Holland America Line’s MS [...]
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 [...]
Cruise ships depart to alaska from both Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. Business has shifted back and forth between the two ports for the past several years.
Despite the crowded docks, the Port of Seattle expects to see about 62,350 fewer cruise goers this year than in 2010 — a $53 million drop in income [...]
ILWU Local 19 will do all plugging and unplugging of cruise vessels in Seattle.
Holland America Line Inc. and Princess Cruises will be switching back to shore power June 25, after resolving a months-long struggle with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 19, over jurisdiction.
The essence of the issue was longshore union [...]
The Holland America liner, the Oosterdam, will cease its cruises out of San Diego in 2012.
The redeployment of Holland America’s Oosterdam, which makes seven-day cruises to Mexico, marks the third ship to leave San Diego waters in the wake of a prolonged economic downturn and rising violence in Mexico. The net effect has [...]
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 [...]