To kick off their return to service in the U.S., Princess Cruises and Holland America Line held a celebration at the Port of Seattle this past week.
Holland America Line kicked off its Alaska season with Nieuw Amsterdam setting sail on July 24, and Princess Cruises followed with Majestic Princess on July 25. Each line will operate 10 cruises sailing out of Seattle through September. This marks the return to cruising and Alaska for both lines.
Both cruise lines have been homeporting out of the Port of Seattle for more than 20 years. Operationally, each ship visit directly contributes more than $364,000 to the local economy in provisioning (fuel, food, flowers, piano tuning, supplies), port taxes, and spending during a full season.
Princess Cruises oporates a fleet of 14 cruise ships to 380 destinations around the globe. Princess celebrates more than 50 years sailing to Alaska, bringing more guests to the Great Land than any other cruise line.
Holland America Line has been exploring the world since 1873 and was the first cruise line to offer adventures to Alaska and the Yukon nearly 75 years ago. Its fleet of ships visits more than 400 ports in 98 countries around the world.