Did you know that in 2013, the Port of Seattle welcomed more than 180 cruise ships and that each time a homeport ship docks here it contributes $2.1 million to the local economy?
In fact, between the city’s two cruise ports, Seattle is the number one port on the West Coast for passenger and cruise ship call volume.
Whichever cruise line you’ll be taking though, and whether you’ll be looking to explore the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver, or Alaska, your cruise ship will very likely depart from Pier 91 (Cruise Terminal 91) or Pier 66 (Cruise Terminal 66).
Pier 91 (also known as Smith Cove) is located approximately 10 minutes north of central downtown Seattle, as well as popular sites such as the Space Needle, the Pacific Science Center, the Children’s Museum, and many more. If you’ll be cruising with Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, Princess, or Royal Caribbean, this is likely where you’ll depart.
On the other hand, Pier 66 (also known as the Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal) is a little closer to downtown, and to attractions such as the Pike Place Market, the Seattle Great Wheel, and more. If you’re planning on booking with Norwegian or Oceana Cruise Lines, this will be your departure point.
Transfers From Seattle Airport to Cruise Terminal Pier 91 or Pier 66
Even though Seattle is a fantastic departure point for cruise ships, unless you’re already located in the Pacific Northwest, the city is often best reached by airplane. But Sea-Tac airport isn’t exactly close to Seattle Port, which means that you’ll need to take ground transportation to get to your cruise ship. And for nearly a decade, visitors to Seattle have counted on Starline to provide them with a comfortable private town car, SUV and van service on the way to their cruise terminal.
Since most of the cruises leaving from Seattle are 7 days long, you’ll likely arrive at Sea-Tac with plenty of luggage, not to mention that you’ll be eager to start off your vacation on the right foot. However, the cruise season is an extremely busy time of year in Seattle, and in order to accomplish this, it’s best to book your airport transfer well in advance. Otherwise, you might wait in long taxi lines, or—worst-case scenario—miss your cruise altogether.
Even if you have plenty of time to spare though, which airport transportation method would you ultimately prefer: A cramped, musty cab ride, and a driver with questionable driving skills, or a clean, spacious SUV or town car, and a professional, courteous driver? To make your choice even clearer, what if we told you that both of these options were about the same price?
Best, Most Convenient Way to Get to Seattle Cruise Terminal is by Using a Town Car or SUV Service
It may only be 18 miles from Sea-Tac to the Port of Seattle, but as you can see, the transportation you choose makes all the difference. When you call Starline to pick you up, you can trust in our state of the art logistics to make sure you’re picked up on time, and you arrive at your destination relaxed and ready to take on your adventure. And perhaps best of all, we can help everything go smoothly, while also helping you get the most value for your hard-earned money.
Cruise Transfer Rates: Seattle SeaTac Airport to/from Port of Seattle
|Vehicle Type||Pier 66||Pier 91|
|Town Car or Chrysler 300 service up to 3 passengers||$65-75||$75-85|
|Luxury SUV service up to 5 passengers||$105-115||$115-125|
|Van service up to 11 passengers||$165-185||$200-245|
If you already know when you’ll be flying into Seattle and you need to arrive at Seattle Port as stress-free as possible, call the professionals at Starline Town Car & Limousine today or make an online reservation. We’ll see you soon!
Give us a call, and we’ll handle the rest: (206) 261-1191
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