By AAA Travel Editor Katie McPhee
December 30, 2019
So you’ve booked your Alaska cruise from Seattle. Now it’s time to figure out what to do around the cruise port!
First, get your bearings. Most cruise ships set sail from the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91, located at the north end of Elliott Bay (about a 15-minute drive from the downtown waterfront). Two cruise lines (Norwegian and Oceania) sail out of the Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal at Pier 66, near the midpoint of the downtown waterfront and within walking distance to some top attractions.
Regardless of which cruise terminal you’re using, there are plenty of fun things to do near the cruise ports, and most of them are just a short taxi or Uber ride away. Here are our picks for the best things to do before or after a Seattle cruise. (For more insider tips, check out 7 Cheap Things to Do in Seattle for $10 or Less, Seattle Off the Beaten Path, 5 Seattle Restaurants Worth a Stop (Plus a Food Tour) or the AAA Seattle Travel Guide.)