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Cruise Port Notes - Seattle

Seattle has two cruise ship ports, the more popular city center Bell Street Terminal, and the Smith Cove Piers, 3 miles north of downtown.  Cruise Terminals of America, who lease the properties from the Port of Seattle, run both cruise ship terminals.

Bell Street Terminal
The Bell Street Pier cruise port was opened in 2000 as part of an 11-acre, downtown, waterfront, multi-purpose development.  It sits on Pier 66 which has a historic past dating back to 1914.  Over the 20th century the dock had many uses including warehousing, cold storage and on-dock railway terminus.  The terminal has 2 levels, with a modern bridge platform providing easy ship access from the 2nd level.  Facilities at the terminal include rental car kiosk, shops, check-in, luggage handling, restaurant, café, concierge and customs.  At the junction of Wall Street and Alaskan Way, just by the cruise port, there is a convenient car parking garage. The terminal has just one cruise ship mooring.

The Bell Street Pier hosts Norwegian Cruise Line and Celebrity Cruises.

Smith Cove Cruise Terminal
The Smith Cove cruise terminal is located 2 miles north from downtown, on Piers 90 and 91.  The waterside property was purchased by Seattle Port in 1912 for use as a industrial port. During WWI the navy managed the port as a supply point. Because of its history, the terminal has a industrial vibe. Amenities include customs, luggage handling, shops, check-in, car rental kiosk and concierge service.  A 1,000 car parking lot is located near by with a complimentary shuttle minibus to the terminal.  The cruise port offers 2 cruise ship berths at Piers 90 and 91.

Smith Cove hosts Princess Cruises, Carnival, Holland America Line and RCL.

Number Of Cruise Terminals 2

Pier Lengths 1600ft (Bell St)

Cruise Ship Departures Per Year 150

Port Authority Port Of Seattle

Latitude/Longitude 47.6126/-122.3619

Cruise Calendar Cruises from Seattle

Cruise Terminal Map TBA

Country USA