Seattle has hailed the start of its delayed cruise season, with sailings resuming on Monday (July 19).
There will be 84 return voyages to Alaska before the end of October, with departures every day except for Wednesdays.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Ovation of the Seas and the Serenade of the Seas were the first cruise ships to arrive in the city’s port for 18 months.
The first passenger ship to sail on July 19 will be the Serenade of the Seas, with a seven-day Alaska itinerary.
Before the end of July, the port will welcome ships from Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruises and Silversea Cruises.
Patti Denny, international tourism development manager at Port of Seattle, said: “Passenger, crew and the port staff safety is of paramount importance for bringing back cruising to and from the city and the huge strides to address this over the past 18 months by the port authorities and our partners have been tremendous.
“We look forward to the safe return of passengers from the UK, Ireland and Europe in 2022 and continuing our work with the travel trade to promote Washington state cruise-and-stay itineraries once border restrictions allow.”