View of mountains in Seattle, Washington
SO MUCH TO SEE IN SEATTLE

Cruise from Seattle, Washington

Sailing out on a cruise from Seattle? Make sure you spend a few a days in the beautiful Emerald City. If you’re a nature lover, this jewel in the Pacific Northwest is the perfect place for you to explore ahead of your cruise vacation. Though it offers plenty of metropolitan delights — think great restaurants, bars, a ton of shopping and lots (and lots) of hip coffee shops — Seattle is a big city with a wild, great-outdoors soul. It’s surrounded by ancient forests, sprawling public parks and, of course, the misty Puget Sound, where you can slow-moving tugboats, sleek kayaks and the occasional pod of whales. Head to Discovery Park for beautiful views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges or visit the Olympic Sculpture Park near Elliott Bay. And if you’re craving a drink and a tasty bite to eat, head to one of Seattle’s many rooftop bars and take advantage of those extra-long northern summer days while you sip local brews and expertly crafted cocktails.
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TURN UP THE PUGET SOUND

Seascapes meet mountainscapes meet cityscapes with Alaskan cruise from Seattle.

Ovation of the Seas in Alaska.

SAIL ON OVATION OF THE SEAS

All paths lead from Seattle to new experiences onboard returning frontier favorite Ovation of the Seas®. Gaze at glaciers as you cruise along the Inside Passage and get up close to majestic mountains at Endicott Arm onboard one of the biggest, boldest ship to ever sail region.


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North Star During Sunset.

Sail on Quantum of the Seas

Sail Alaska’s emerald fjords and glacier-dotted bays on seven-night adventures from Seattle on Quantum of the Seas ®. The biggest ship in the region offers glacier gazing from the unrivaled perspective of the North Star® — the tallest viewing deck on a cruise ship. Explore Juneau, Sitka, and plenty of spectacular shores in between.


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Things To Do in Seattle

View of the Space Needle from below in Seattle, Washington

Seek Out the Center

View of the Space Needle from below in Seattle, Washington

View of the Space Needle from below in Seattle, Washington

Seek Out the Center

The Seattle Center was home of the 1962 World's Fair, which portrayed a mid-century view of the Land of Tomorrow. Since the fair, this 74-acre park has remained a cultural hub within the city. Get a good look at Seattle with a 360-degree view from the observation deck of the Space Needle, or check out the Museum of Pop Culture, which has exhibits on popular music as well as science fiction and fantasy in film and television.

The Needle City Views , Seattle, Washington

Waterfront Wonders

The Needle City Views , Seattle, Washington

The Needle City Views , Seattle, Washington

Waterfront Wonders

The Seattle Center complex encompasses an assortment of impressive attractions. View colorful masterpieces by glassblower Dale Chihuly at the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum. Explore the Pacific Science Center or the Museum of Pop Culture. Then take in sweeping city views from the top of the 605-foot-tall Space Needle.

Tour of Seattle's underground level in Washington
Tour of Seattle's underground level in Washington

Relive the Gold Rush

The Seattle Underground tour takes you under the city to the Gold Rush-era streets of Seattle, before the city was rebuilt on top of itself. Then, head to Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Pioneer Square, where you can get even more info on the Gold Rush and how it shaped the city.

Assorted Dungeness crab legs with butter mustard sauce and fresh lemons in Seattle, Washington
Assorted Dungeness crab legs with butter mustard sauce and fresh lemons in Seattle, Washington

Local Cuisine

Seafood is king in Seattle. Geoduck clams, Penn Cove mussels and Dungeness crab are some of the most sought-after local specialties. At Pike Place, pick up curried beef bao, a Chinese-style dumpling best eaten by hand. For a snack or breakfast, head to Coyle's Bakeshop and pick up a cretzel, a pretzel-croissant combo that's all the rage among locals.

Kiosk selling jewelry in a markeplace in Seattle, Washington
Kiosk selling jewelry in a markeplace in Seattle, Washington

Shopping

Shopping in Seattle means a visit to Pike Place Market — first opened in 1907, the historic marketplace is the go-to spot not only for fresh produce but also for artisan crafts ranging from handmade jewelry to ceramics and beauty products. During your Seattle cruise vacation, head to Ballard Avenue NW for hip boutiques, and shop for big brands downtown.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Seattle weather can change quickly. Dress in layers so you can adapt to the changes in temperature.
2 There are many hills in Seattle, including the downtown area. Take this into consideration when planning your day and allow extra time for walking up hills.

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