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Port of Seattle completes biggest cruise season yet

The Port of Seattle, celebrating 20 years of serving the cruise industry, welcomes its biggest cruise season yet with an estimated 1,204,170 revenue cruise passengers this year, breaking last year’s record of 1,114,888.

The results of a new economic impact report show that the cruise business is worth almost $900 million a year (£744 million), with each homeported ship call contributing $4.2 million (£3.47 million) to the state’s economy, supporting over 5,000 jobs.

This year, the Port of Seattle will host the three largest cruise vessels on the West Coast, leading with the arrival of Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas, with 4,180 passengers.

Norwegian Joy makes Seattle her homeport this year and her sistership, Norwegian Bliss returns, both double berth passenger capacity.

The total economic impact of cruise ships to the state economy in 2019, including direct, indirect and induced impacts, is estimated at 5,500 jobs, $260.1 million (£215 million) in labour income and $893.6 million (£738.7 million) in business output.

Based on these estimates, in 2019 each vessel call will support a total of $4.2 million (£3.47 million) in economic activity to the region.

This represents an increase over previous Port of Seattle studies due to: 1) a revised and more thorough 2017 study of passenger spending locally; and 2) an increase in cruise operation expenditures in the region.

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