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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. When we cruised to Alaska some years ago, we choose Holland America (on the Oosterdam) and had a fabulous trip! Highly recommended!

Seattle Port Cruise Ships:

  1. Oosterdam           (Aprrox. 16 Wheelchair Accessible Staterooms
  2. Westerdam          (Aprrox. 16 Wheelchair Accessible Staterooms)

For more than 139 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, five star dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you’ve come to the right place. We are committed to our mission: through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time.

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

Holland America Line has a long and proud history of delivering extraordinary vacation experiences, and with our ongoing $566-million Signature of Excellence commitment, that experience is now better than ever. Signature of Excellence enhancements encompass virtually every area of our ships and range from new facilities and public spaces to added services and amenities.

 

 

 

 

  • 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.
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