Seattle Seeking Cruise Line Partner For Third Cruise Ship Terminal

Downtown Seattle Waterfront Cruise Piers Map
Downtown Seattle Waterfront Cruise Piers Map

Seattle Seeking Cruise Line Partner For Third Cruise Ship Terminal – On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the Port of Seattle (see video below) Commision issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to draw a private cruise-ship partner to operate out of the new terminal beginning in 2020.

Now that the viaduct is gone, Seattle is ready to move onto Pier 46. The Port of Seattle seeks a cruise industry partner for a third cruise ship terminal for the Seattle waterfront. The new cruise terminal will be located at pier 46.

Seattle has two cruise ship docks at this time. Pier 91 serves as homeport for Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean.

Pier 66 also known as the Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal anchors an 11-acre complex along Seattle’s downtown waterfront. Pier 66 is home to Norwegian Cruise Line and Oceania Cruises, which offer weekly sailings to Alaska. Pier 66 is an easy walk to the famous Pike Place Market, Seattle Aquarium and the Great Wheel. The iconic Space Needle CenturyLink Field and T-Mobile Park are also an easy walk from Pier 66.

CenturyLink Field

Near Pier 46 is CenturyLink Field  (800 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98134), a multi-purpose stadium across the Duwamish Waterway within the Port of Seattle. CenturyLink Field is the home field for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League and Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer.

Originally called Seahawks Stadium, it became Qwest Field in June 2004, when telecommunications carrier Qwest acquired the naming rights. It received its current name in June 2011 after Qwest’s acquisition by CenturyLink

Seattle Pier 46 South Downtown SODO District
Seattle Pier 46 South Downtown SODO District

The stadium has the 200,000 sq. ft. CenturyLink Field Event Center and  has 2,000 parking spaces in its parking garage and 8,400 in the surrounding lots to accommodate automobile traffic.

CenturyLink Field also includes the Event Center with the Washington Music Theater (WaMu Theater), a parking garage, and a public plaza.

T-Mobile Park

Also within a short walk of Pier 46 is T-Mobile Park located in Seattle’s SoDo (South Downtown) neighborhood, a retractable roof baseball park. Owned and operated by the Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District, it is the home stadium of the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB) and has a seating capacity of 47,929 for baseball.

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Video: Downtown Seattle Association