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:
- Norwegian Jewel (Children Oriented – Approx. 20 Wheelchair Accessible Staterooms)
- Norwegian Pearl (Approx. 20 Wheelchair Accessible Staterooms)
Since 1966, when we pioneered the very first Caribbean cruise, Norwegian Cruise Line has been the industry leader for innovation. From the first cruise line private island to Blue Man Group to our award-winning Freestyle Cruising, we do things differently. You’ll feel it with the passion and dedication of every team member you meet, you’ll see it in our commitment to the environment and you’ll know it when you experience the best cruise vacation you’ve ever had. Come aboard our fleet of 11 ships and let us show you what Freestyle Cruising is all about.
- Staterooms with Roll-In Showers.
- Most Decks Available with Elevator.
- Wheelchair Accessible Restrooms on Most Decks.
Freestyle Cruising starts with a wide range of complimentary dining options all included in your cruise price, and all available on your schedule. The freedom continues with entertainment for everybody. From Broadway shows, to adults-only clubs where you can dance ’til dawn, to supervised activities for kids and teens. When it’s time to recover from the excitement, you can retreat to accommodations designed for the way you cruise.
- 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.