Cruise Port Tips Seattle 15 Things to Know on Seattle Cruise Parking

15 Things to Know on Seattle Cruise Parking

If’ you’re driving to Seattle for an Alaska cruise, you’ll probably need car parking for the duration of your cruise. We have all the options covered below, along with tips, prices, distance to the port, shuttle service and information to help you choose the best Seattle cruise parking to suit your needs.

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1. Why Seattle Cruise Parking is Expensive

Seattle cruise parking is among the most expensive of any cruise port in the USA, and here’s why. The port is in a prime location close to downtown Seattle so there is very little available space for cruise parking lots nearby. Cruise parking companies have very little competition to encourage lower prices.

Also, the busy Alaska cruise season only runs from late April through late September so cruise car parking has a very short season in which to operate and make a profit.

You may want to consider Seattle hotels that offer car parking and a shuttle to the port. Alternatively, park further from the cruise for lower parking prices and get a taxi to the cruise port.

Some of the cheapest long-term parking can be found at hotels near Sea-Tac Airport making a Stay, Park and Cruise package a more attractive option. 

2. Seattle Cruise Terminal Locations

Most cruises currently depart from Terminal 91, also known as Smith Cove cruise terminal. This is at the north end of Elliott Bay, about 3.5 miles north of downtown Seattle and it serves Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, Princess and Royal Caribbean cruise lines.

Cruises with Norwegian (NCL) and Oceania cruise lines currently depart from Pier 66 Bell Street Cruise Terminal. This central terminal is 1.1 miles north of downtown Seattle and within walking distance of the famous Pike Place Market.

A new cruise terminal is currently being developed at the south end of the port with completion scheduled for early 2022. This new Terminal 46 will be the main departure point for most cruises to Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and West Coast cruises. It is 0.8 miles south of downtown Seattle.

3. Driving to Seattle Cruise Port

If you are driving to Seattle cruise port from outside the city, you will probably use the I-5 Interstate which runs north from San Diego, CA and south from the US/Canadian border.

For Pier 66 (Bell Street Terminal) from the I-5 Interstate take exit 164A then follow signs for Madison St and Alaskan Way to reach the cruise terminal.

For Smith Cove cruise terminal, from the I-5 Interstate take exit 167 and continue along Mercer St to Elliot Ave W and Garfield Street to reach the cruise terminal. 

Onsite Cruise Parking at Seattle Port

4. Republic Parking Northwest cruise parking at Pier 91 (Smith Cove)

Pier 91 parking is the closest cruise parking option for those departing on cruises with Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Carnival, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean cruise lines. Owned by Republic Parking Northwest, it has 1100 parking spaces and availability for RVs and oversize vehicles that exceed the 6’6” height limit at other cruise parking garages. Prebooking is essential. Cancelations up to 72 hours before departure are subject to a 30% cancelation fee. After that, there is no refund.

  • Location: Pier 91, 2001 West Garfield St Lot D, Seattle
  • Hours: 7am to 4pm cruise days only. After hours there is an additional $40 fee
  • Cost: $27 per day; $26 when booked and prepaid online
  • Distance from port: 500 yards
  • Shuttle: Yes

5. Republic Parking Northwest cruise parking at Pier 66 (Bell Street Pier)

Cruise parking at the Bell Street Pier parking garage is also operated by Republic Parking Northwest and it accommodates 1500 vehicles. Covered, convenient and secure, it is the nearest cruise parking for those departing from Pier 66 (Bell Street Terminal) on cruises with Oceania and Norwegian Cruise Line. Prebooking is essential. Cancellations up to 72 hours before departure are subject to a 30% cancelation fee. There is no refund closer to departure.

  • Location: Bell Street Pier Garage, 9 Wall St, Seattle
  • Hours: Sun-Thurs 6am to midnight, Fri-Sat 6.30am to 1am
  • Cost: $24 per day; $23 when booked and prepaid online
  • Distance from port: Short walk to cruise terminal via a Skybridge
  • Shuttle: No

6. Seattle Cruise Parking for Disabled Passengers

Cruisers with limited mobility can use the 25 handicap parking spaces available for cruise parking at Pier 66 Bell St Pier Garage. There are currently no price concessions for veterans or disabled drivers.

  • Location: Bell Street Pier Garage, 9 Wall St, Seattle
  • Hours: Sun-Thurs 6am to midnight, Fri-Sat 6.30am to 1am
  • Cost: $24 per day; $23 when booked and prepaid online
  • Distance from port: Short walk to cruise terminal via a Skybridge
  • Shuttle: No

7. Seattle Cruise Parking for RVs and Oversize Vehicles

Parking is available at Pier 91 cruise terminal for RVs and vehicles that exceed the 6’6” height limit on other port parking lots. Parking availability is limited and must be reserved online ahead of time. Those using this service must first drop passengers and luggage at the cruise terminal drop-off point. You will receive directions to the off-site parking lot and a taxi voucher will be issued for the 15-20 minute taxi ride back to the cruise terminal.

  • Location: Pier 91, 2001 West Garfield St Lot D, Seattle Port
  • Hours: 7am to 4pm cruise days only. After hours there is an additional $40 fee
  • Cost: $50 per day up to 40’ in length; $62 for longer vehicles
  • Distance from port: 500 yards
  • Shuttle: Yes

Best Off-site Seattle Cruise Parking

8. Seattle CruisePark

Seattle CruisePark offers cruise parking by the week. It has limited RV parking. Located on a National Guard base, security is very high! The price includes luggage assistance and a complimentary shuttle to the port (3 mins to Pier 91 and 8 mins to Pier 66).

  • Location: 1601, West Armory Way, Seattle
  • Cost: $157 for 7 night cruises; $199.91 for 14 night cruise
  • Distance from port: 0.5 miles from Pier 91; 2 miles from Pier 66
  • Shuttle: Free every 10 minutes

Best Seattle Hotels with Cruise Parking Packages

9. Seattle Waterfront Marriott

The luxury Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel offers parking for cruisers and no overnight stay is required. Reservations must be made ahead of time and no oversize vehicles can be accommodated in the garage. There is a 6’6” height restriction. Once you have dropped your vehicle with the valet attendant, taxis are available outside the hotel to transport you to the cruise port for the usual metered fee. You can also use Lyft/Uber.

Also Read: 18 Most Ideal Hotels Near Seattle Cruise Port

You may want to drop your luggage and passengers at the port terminal before parking at the Waterfront Marriott Hotel. You can then walk the short distance back to Bell Street Pier 66 on foot. Retain your valet ticket for your return.

  • Location: 2100 Alaskan Way, Seattle
  • Cost of parking: $13.99 per day
  • Distance from port: 0.1 miles from Bell Street Pier 66 and 2.9 miles from Terminal 91
  • Shuttle: No

10. Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

The Hyatt Place Seattle is a comfortable hotel less than a mile from Pier 66 Bell Street cruise terminal and 2.5 miles from Pier 91. It boasts impressive amenities for guests including Wi-fi, fitness center, pool and guest lounge. For sightseeing, the landmark Space Needle is 0.3 miles away along with Chihuly Garden and Glass attraction. 

  • Location: 110 6th Ave N, Seattle
  • Cost of parking: $37 per night
  • Distance from port (Pier 91): 0.8 miles from Pier 66 Bell Street and 2.5 miles from Pier 91
  • Shuttle Service: Yes (free)

11. MarQueen Hotel

Conveniently close to Pier 91, the historic MarQueen Hotel is a well located 3.5 star hotel with air-conditioned rooms and suites. Guests have kitchenette amenities, flatscreen TV and Wi-Fi. Although it does not offer a shuttle to the port, this hotel is a good option for longer stays before or after your Alaska cruise. It has secure parking (for a fee), bar, lounge, restaurant and baggage storage.

  • Location: 600 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle
  • Cost of parking: Valet parking – prices on request
  • Distance from port (Pier 91): 1.8 miles from Pier 91 and 1.3 miles from Pier 66 (Bell St)
  • Shuttle Service: No

12.Edgewater Hotel

Owned by Noble House Group, the elegant Edgewater Hotel is right on the waterfront at Pier 67. Rooms enjoy incredible views of Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound and many cruise ships arriving and departing. This four-star hotel has a bar, business center and gym with beautiful air-conditioned rooms and suites along with valet parking.

  • Address: 2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67, Seattle
  • Cost of parking: Valet parking $52 per night
  • Distance from port: 0.2 miles from Pier 66 Bell St and 2.5 miles from Pier 91
  • Shuttle Service: Yes

13. Cedarbrook Lodge

Cedarbrook Lodge is an exceptional eco-friendly hotel close to the airport with parking for a nightly rate. Set on an 18-acre site in a peaceful environment it is a beautiful hotel for those requiring a night’s stay before or after their cruise. 

  • Location: 18525 36th Ave, SeaTac
  • Cost of parking: $20 per night for self-parking
  • Distance from port: 14.3 miles
  • Shuttle Service: No

14. Silver Cloud Hotel

The Silver Cloud Hotel is well located for both Pier 46 and Pier 66 cruise terminals in Seattle. The four-star hotel includes a rooftop bar and hot tub for guests to chill out after exploring the downtown shops nearby.

  • Location: 1046 1st Ave, Seattle
  • Cost of parking: $38 per night
  • Distance from port (Pier 46 and Pier 66): 0.8 miles and 1.9 miles respectively
  • Shuttle Service: Yes (free)

15. The State Hotel

Another downtown hotel in Seattle with parking, the State Hotel oozes history and local flavor. This stylish four-star hotel has a bar, restaurant and fitness center for guests and offers parking at a nightly rate.

  • Location: 1046 1st Ave, Seattle
  • Cost of parking: $20 per night self-parking
  • Distance from port (Pier 46 and Pier 66): 0.8 miles and 1.9 miles respectively
  • Shuttle Service: No

FAQs on Seattle Cruise Parking

How much is parking at Seattle Cruise Port?

The cheapest cruise parking at Seattle cruise port is the Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel which offers cruise parking for $13.99 per day. It is a short walk or taxi ride to the cruise terminals.

Where do you park for a cruise?

There are several options for cruise parking in Seattle, depending on which terminal you are sailing from. Onsite cruise parking at the port is the most convenient.

Cruise parking at Pier 66 Bell Street Pier (for Oceania and NCL cruises) is $23 per day when booked and prepaid online.

Cruise parking at Pier 91 Smith Cove Terminal (Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Carnival, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean cruises) is $26 per day when booked and prepaid online. There is a surcharge for oversize vehicles and RVs. Some Seattle hotels also offer cruise parking packages.

Where do cruises leave from Seattle?

Cruises with Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Carnival, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean cruise lines currently depart from Pier 91 (Smith Cove). It is about 3.5 miles north of downtown Seattle.

Cruises with Oceania and Norwegian Cruise Lines depart from Pier 66 (Bell Street Terminal) which is 1.1 miles north of downtown Seattle.

From 2022, there will be a new cruise terminal at Terminal 46 which will be 0.8 miles south of downtown.

How much does it cost to park your car for a cruise?

Seattle Waterfront Marriott Hotel $13.99 per day.

Pier 66 Bell Street Pier (Republic Parking Northwest) from $23 per day when booked and prepaid online.

Pier 91 Smith Cove Terminal (Republic Parking Northwest) from $26 per day when booked and prepaid online. Seattle CruisePark offers off-site parking for cruisers from $157 for a 7-night cruise (about $22.40 per night). The cost includes a free shuttle to and from the cruise terminal.

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