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Seattle Cruise ships leave from Piers 66 (currently Norwegian Cruises and Celebrity Cruises) and Pier 91 (all others). Pier 66 is located along the Alaskan waterfront very close to the Edgewater Hotel and Seattle Marriott Waterfront. Pier 91 is located approximately 2.5 miles north. At Pier 91 there are no nearby hotels. If your cruise ships arrives or departs from Pier 91, be sure to arrange transportation. Taxis are normally available.

Similar to Pier 91 in Seattle, many ports during your cruise may be several miles from the destination’s primary city and main attractions. Regular buses are often not accessible. It is advised that transportation be arranged prior to initial cruise departure. Taxi and limo service are generally available, and it is advised that passengers obtain the names and local phone numbers for 2-3 taxi or limo services prior to initial cruise departure.

If international travel is involved, it is advised that you carry a mobile phone with the ability to dial internationally. Learn how to dial local country and city codes prior to departure. International calls are generally priced at a premium so it is advised that most calls be relatively short in duration.

Jim’s Accessibility Comments: We’ve enjoyed many cruises around the world. It’s a wonderful and accessible way to explore the world. Most are very wheelchair friendly with large accessible staterooms and nicely designed accessible bathrooms.

Seattle Port Cruise Ships:

  1. Celebrity Century                 (Approx. 10 Wheelchair Accessible Staterooms)
  2. Celebrity Millennium          (Approx. 26 Wheelchair Accessible Staterooms)
  3. Celebrity Solstice                  (Approx. 30 Wheelchair Accessible Staterooms)

Since its inception in 1989, Celebrity has held true to its original commitment of taking the very best aspects of classic, elegant cruising and updating them to reflect current lifestyles. In 1997, we merged with Royal Caribbean International to form Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

  1. Staterooms with Roll-In Showers.
  2. Most Decks Available with Elevator.
  3. Wheelchair Accessible Restrooms on Most Decks.

What sets Celebrity apart from other vacation choices today is the cruise line’s passionate dedication to providing guests with a cruise experience that exceeds expectations. This has become the definition of Celebrity Cruises, and has set the worldwide standard for today’s expression of what first made cruising famous – high quality, superior design, spacious accommodations, grand style, attentive service and exceptional cuisine.

Celebrity has offered rich, pampering experiences since its inception. More than 100 brand enhancements and new “tastes of luxury” were unveiled across the fleet in 2003, including welcome champagne and mimosas, cold towels and fresh sorbet poolside, expanded options in dining, including Sushi Cafes and pasta/pizza bars, sunset yoga and Pilates classes, and more. During the same year, Celebrity introduced “Concierge Class,” an enhanced level of accommodations featuring new amenities and priority services, and introduced “Acupuncture at Sea,” another undisputed industry first.





  • Note on River Cruises: My wife and I have enjoyed multiple cruises on the larger cruise lines. We continually seek out worldwide river cruises with overnight wheelchair accessible accommodations. American Cruise Lines operates 3 vessels, each with 1 wheelchair accessible stateroom. Although we have not yet experienced these river cruises, we are considering one of their New England or Hudson River cruises. These cruises seem expensive, about twice the price of the larger cruise ships, and only some of day trip excursions are wheelchair accessible. We have researched Viking Cruises and river cruises throughout Western and Eastern European countries. Unfortunately, we have not found a single wheelchair accessible river cruise. We’ll keep looking and would appreciate hearing from you if overnight accessible river cruises are available.