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Published on Friday, July 16, 2021

Seattle preps for Alaska cruise restart






The Port of Seattle is gearing up to welcome cruisers for Alaska.


Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Ovation of the Seas and the Serenade of the Seas are docked and prepping for a much-delayed start of Alaska sailings starting on 19 July.


It has been a long hiatus and Seattle expects to see 84 round trip voyages to Alaska before the end of October 2021, with sailings every day except for Wednesdays.


The first passenger ship to sail will be the Serenade of the Seas, with 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 Silverseas.


 "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," said Patti Denny, International Tourism Development Manager, Port of Seattle.


The Port is also hoping international markets will open up by the beginning of 2022.


"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 and stay itineraries once border restrictions allow," Denny added.

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