Port of Seattle – Cruise terminals spark clean energy projects
When the Port of Seattle kicked off plans to develop a new cruise ship facility on the Seattle waterfront, it was faced with a challenge. Port leaders knew from more than a decade of experience at Terminal 91 that connecting docked cruise ships to clean, landside electrical power while they un-load and re-load the ship helps protect air quality and reduce harmful emissions. (crosscut.com)
So much can happen in 20 years. Kids grow up and graduate from college. Seattle morphs into a world-class city. And a few sporadic cruise ships evolve into an industry that helps drive the economy of our region.
Seattle is on the verge of what some say is a game changer for Pioneer Square and the local cruise industry – but only if the City, the Port of Seattle and everyone involved worked together. (komonews.com)
Port of Seattle expects another record cruise season for 2019 (kiro7.com)
May 4, 2019, officially marks the start of cruise season and the majestic Norwegian Joy is leaving Seattle for its inaugural voyage to Alaska from Pier 66. The Port of Seattle expects a record 1.2 million cruise passengers to come through in 2019. (kiro7.com)
The Port of Seattle, celebrating 20 years as a homeport, welcomes the 2019 cruise season with the arrival of the first ship—Celebrity Eclipse, at the Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal at Pier 66 (April 15, 2019).
The first ship for the 2019 cruising season in Seattle will arrive on Monday. The Celebrity Eclipse operated by Celebrity Cruises will come into the Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal at Pier 66, Port of Seattle officials said. (kiro7.com)
Port of Seattle Commissioners voted today (March 25) to approve funding for the Port Valet program, which allows cruise passengers to have their bags taken from the ship and transported directly to their airline early, before departing through Sea-Tac International Airport.
Commission took steps toward securing a partner to develop and operate a new, single berth cruise facility at Terminal 46 by issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). Commissioners also adopted principles to ensure that a growing cruise business increases local economic benefit and maintains the Port’s leadership as the most environmentally progressive cruise homeport in North America.
The Port of Seattle has approved a 5-year budget to expand its facilities, and that includes plans for a fourth cruise ship terminal on Seattle’s waterfront. The plan also means taxpayers will see an increase on their property bills. (kiro7.com)
Commission next week will unveil plans for $348 million in waterfront upgrades, including a fourth cruise ship terminal. The first port levy increase in a decade is expected to bring in $74.2 million annually to help pay for the projects and fund environmental programs and debt service on bonds. (kiro7.com)
The Port of Seattle, celebrating 20 years serving the cruise industry, welcomed 1,114,888 revenue passengers through its cruise terminals in 2018, the second year in a row the Port exceeded the one-million passenger mark.
The Port of Vancouver’s 2018 cruise season comes to a close this afternoon when the Emerald Princess, the last scheduled sailing this year in Vancouver, departs the Canada Place terminal. (dailyhive.com)
Twenty years ago, cruise was a novelty in Seattle. Today it makes up a half billion dollar industry. The inaugural cruise season brought 6,615 passengers to town with six vessels calling in port. In 2018, 216 vessel calls and 1,100,600 estimated revenue passengers were projected at the Port of Seattle cruise terminals.
Holland America Line hosted the Home from the Sea fundraiser luncheon for the Catholic Seafarers’ Ministry aboard Eurodam Saturday, July 21, 2018, at the Port of Seattle. The event was attended by the Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg, Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle, along with Father Paul Magnano and Deacon Joey DeLeon.