Many cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Princess Cruises depart from Seattle cruise terminal all year round. It is one of the most popular cruise ports which means a wide range of itineraries is available from the Seattle cruise terminal.
Where is the port in Seattle?
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal (Pier 91)-2001 W Garfield St, Seattle, WA 98119, United States
Pier 91 is where ships from Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Princess dock.
Bell Street Cruise Terminal(Pier 66) - 2225 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101, United States
Pier 66 is where ships from NCL (Norwegian Cruise Line) and Oceania dock.
How to get to Seattle cruise terminal:
Below is a range of options for how to get from the airport to the cruise port of Seattle, such as Uber, taxi, bus, and train.
From the airport-
The journey is roughly 20-30 minutes depending on the traffic as the airport is located 15 miles south of the cruise port.
Uber/Lyft - this is the least expensive option at $35-50 each way. It is convenient and can be booked when you arrive so it doesn’t need to be pre-booked.
Cruise Line Transfer - $20-$30 each way per person. This is likely to be more expensive than Uber as the price is per person but for convenience and protection with the cruise line it may be your best option. This needs to be pre-booked with the cruise line.
Public transportation -
The light rail runs every day of the week. You will not be able to catch it before 6 am. The train departs every 6 - 15 minutes depending on the time of day.
If you’re trying to get to Pier 66, you will need to catch the light rail from the airport and ride to University Street station. From there, it is a 15-minute walk to the terminal. The charge per person is $3 each way. It will take roughly an hour.
Rental Car Seattle cruise terminal - car rental starts from $20 a day but with car rental, you will need to find parking at the port or see if your provider has a local drop-off point.
Seattle Cruise Parking:
Listed below are where to park in/near the port of Seattle and how much it will cost.
Official port parking is between $24 and $27.
There is a car park for both piers (66 & 91).
Address: 9 Wall Street, Seattle WA, 98121 (Pier 66) | 2001 West Garfield St.
Seattle, WA 98119 (Pier 91)
Both parking areas are 24/7 security patrolled and have free shuttle services to the port.
Independent parking, Seattle CruisePark, is slightly north of Pier 91 which means it is close to the official parking. The parking accommodates passengers using both Pier 66 and 91. Parking charges are from $22.50 per day ($157 for a 7-day cruise). Charges vary depending on the length of stay. There is a free shuttle service that can drop you off at the port.
Hotels near Seattle Cruise Terminal:
The options are endless when it comes to getting a hotel in Seattle. Some hotels may even offer a free shuttle service to the port. Here are some recommended hotels near the Port of Seattle terminals.
- The Edgewater, a Noble House Hotel (0.1 miles)
- Ace Hotel Seattle (0.2 miles)
- Belltown Inn (0.4 miles)
- Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown (0.5 miles)
- Travelodge by Wyndham Seattle By The Space Needle (0.6 miles)
Seattle Cruise Terminal Facilities:
You will find a range of facilities in and around the cruise port such as seating areas, restrooms, and shops.
Waiting lounge- Both terminals have seating for passengers. With Pier 91 being a busier port, the terminal provides roughly 500 seats. Pier 66 has roughly 250 seats. Additionally at Pier 66, they have a VIP area for suite passengers.
Toilets- Toilets are available before and after security and also in the disembarkation area.
Shops- There are no shops at the cruise terminal but there are shops nearby. There is Pike Place Market (roughly half an hour's walk from the terminal), Pacific Place, and Westfield South center Mall.
Bars/Restaurants- There is Anthony’s Pier 66 & Bell Street Diner within the terminal. Close by is the World Trade Centre and Cafe Opla. There are many options on the seafront.
Disability Access- there are 25 parking spaces at the Bell Street Pier garage for people with disabilities and needing special assistance. You must pre-book a space. The Sky Bridge directly connecting the parking area and cruise terminal is easily accessible by foot and by wheelchair.
You can also get equipment rentals for when you cruise from “Special Needs at Sea”. You can find this service at Pier 91. You can hire wheelchairs, scooters, and oxygen for going on the ship. You book the equipment before you cruise and it will be delivered to your stateroom when you board.