2011 Seattle cruise season finishes stronger than expected; 885,949 passengers

A Princess cruise ship in the Port of Seattle.

The Port of Seattle rounded out the 2011 cruise season with higher numbers than expected. 885,949 revenue passengers sailed through the seaport’s two cruise terminals this year. The year had ten homeported vessels and nine ports of call making up the 196 ship calls at the Port of Seattle.

“Our cruise business means jobs for folks in King Co and across Washington State,” said Port of Seattle Commission President Bill Bryant. “Each ship call leaves behind about $1.9 million, and that’s good economic news for our region.”

Cruise lines that called on Seattle this year included Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity cruises.

Looking forward to 2012, Seattle, is expect to see 880,918 cruise passengers with 201 scheduled cruise ship dockings.

Source: Port of Seattle

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