Carnival Spirit in Alaska
Seattle to Alaska - a popular route with premium cruise lines

The Port of Seattle has reported a record number of cruise ship calls and passengers for the 2010 season.

A total of 223 dockings were made by twelve homeported vessels and 931,698 passengers moved through the Port’s two cruise terminals.

Alaska is the most popular destination for cruises from Seattle. The average Alsaka bound ship cruises at 108 percent of passenger capacity with families often sharing cabins normally sold for two passengers.

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Three new Alaska cruise itineraries were also introduced this year. Carnival Cruise Line launched seven day cruises to Alaska from Seattle and both Princess Cruises and Holland America Line introduced 14-day round trips to Alaska.

Other premium lines that stopped in Seattle this year are Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity cruises.

Port of Seattle Commission President Bill Bryant commented:

“The cruise business brings jobs, and each ship call brings $1.9 million to King County. The 2010 cruise season is good economic news for our region.”