Cruising out of Seattle to Alaska?

For your Alaska cruise from Seattle, come early or stay longer in Seattle Southside. With over 60 hotels near the Seattle Airport to choose from, hundreds of places to dine and countless activities, Seattle Southside is the perfect place for a little pre- or post-vacation relaxation. So go ahead—add a day to your vacation and experience all there is in the Pacific Northwest. 

Hotel Cruise Packages

Find the best hotels in Seattle Southside to stay before and after your Alaska Cruise. Get free parking and transportation to your cruise pier by booking a hotel cruise package. Be sure to arrive early for your cruise so you have time to get settled and explore a bit before you embark on your journey. 

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There are plenty of options when it comes to getting to, from and all around Seattle Southside. Most hotels near Sea-Tac airport provide free airport shuttles and Seattle Express provides shuttle transportation to the cruise terminals. 

Seattle Express offers safe, convenient, and affordable cruise ship transfers between SeaTac area hotels and Seattle cruise ship terminals Pier 66 & Pier 91. One-way or round-trip cruise ship transfer service is available for individuals, families, or groups. Private group transfers and custom touring options are available upon request.

PRE-CRUISE CITY Tours include free transfer to airport or airport hotel. A guided tour is a great way to get a taste of Seattle and surrounding neighborhoods before setting sail. Tours include convenient pickup from SeaTac and Tukwila hotels and drop-off available at Sea-Tac Airport or hotels.

Terminal Locations

Both cruise terminals are located on Seattle’s waterfront, about 20–25 minutes north of Seattle Southside.

Smith Cove Cruise Terminal/Pier 91: 2201 W. Garfield St.
Located on the north end of Seattle’s waterfront, Smith Cove is home to Carnival, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, and Royal Caribbean International.

Bell Street Pier/Pier 66: 9 Wall St.
Located on the south end of downtown Seattle’s waterfront, this 11-acre complex is home to the Norwegian and Oceania cruise lines.

Luggage Storage

Need help storing your luggage? Check with your tour provider, as some will do it as soon as you check in or depart your cruise for the day. The cruise terminal concierges offer luggage storage before and after cruises, plus city information. If you want to keep your luggage at the airport, contact Smarte Carte at 206-431-0844 for assistance.

The Port of Seattle offers a Cruise Luggage Valet Program, a complimentary service that allows you to get your airline boarding pass and check your bags for the flight home while still on board the ship. This gives you some extra time to see the sights and visit great restaurants and attractions before going to Sea-Tac Airport.


Plan ahead with these helpful Frequently Asked Questions. Need more assistance? Call the Visitor Center to receive customized planning assistance. 

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