The port of Seattle has welcomed its first cruise ship in 18 months, for what is due to be a shortened Alaska cruise season.
Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas will be part of a season that will run until the end of October 2021.
Serenade was the first passenger ship to set sail yesterday, Monday 19 July, on a seven-day Alaska itinerary. Before the end of July, the port will welcome passenger ships from Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruises and Silversea.
Patti Denny, International Tourism Development Manager, Port of Seattle, said: “The Port of Seattle is delighted to be welcoming passengers to and through Seattle once again as part of an Alaska cruise. Passenger, crew and the port staff safety is of paramount importance for bringing back cruising to and from the city and the huge strides to address this over the past 18 months by the port authorities and our partners have been tremendous. We look forward to the safe return of passengers from the UK, Ireland and Europe in 2022 and continuing our work with the travel trade to promote Washington state cruise & stay itineraries once border restrictions allow.”