Cruising from Seattle, Washington, also known as the Emerald City for its lush evergreen forests and stunning natural landscapes, offers an opportunity to explore many well-known claims to fame worth visiting at least once in your lifetime. In fact, sailing from the rainy West Coast city that is the birthplace of both grunge music and Starbucks allows the chance to take in a vast variety of experiences. The coastal city also acts as the home base for the Seattle Seahawks football team, and it's the epicenter of a buzzing tech industry that includes Amazon and Microsoft. For these and many other reasons, Seattle serves as the departure port for some of Norwegian Cruise Line's most exciting cruise itineraries. Let's explore some of the top ports of call you can experience on a cruise from Seattle with Norwegian.
From April through October, Norwegian Sun, Norwegian Encore, and Norwegian Bliss all set sail from Seattle on amazing adventures to Alaska's pristine, rugged wilderness and beyond. So, if you dream of watching the northern lights ripple across the sky, kayaking amid ice-capped glaciers, or spotting grizzly bears in their natural habitat, a cruise from Seattle to Alaska or even across the Pacific makes all your dreams come true. Ready to set sail on an unforgettable cruise adventure? Let's check out the highlights in some of the top ports of call on Norwegian's 2021 cruises from Seattle, with a closer look at one of Norwegian's Extraordinary Journeys on board Norwegian Sun.
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Cruises from Seattle
Start or end your cruise vacation with a fun-filled visit to some of the city's top spots on Norwegian's Panoramic Seattle tour. View the famous fish toss at Pike Place Market, enjoy the view from the top of the futuristic Space Needle, or take a stroll through Pioneer Square, the city's oldest neighborhood. For breathtaking views of Puget Sound, hop aboard a Washington State Ferry and take a trek to the nearby communities of Bainbridge Island or Bremerton.
16-Day Cruise from Seattle to Alaska, Japan & Russia
Picture yourself soaring over the icy peaks of Mendenhall Glacier via helicopter on your way to a professional musher's camp. There, you drive a team of Alaskan sled dogs past awe-inspiring scenery. Sounds good, right? It's just one of the heart-pounding shore excursions Norwegian offers in Juneau, Alaska. Other exciting options include gold panning at a historic mine, chowing down on an all-you-can-eat Alaska salmon bake, and venturing through the waters of Stephens Passage in search of humpback whales, sea lions, orcas, harbor seals, and more.
Are you an outdoor enthusiast? Norwegian's Ketchikan shore excursions promise to ignite your senses with all kinds of exciting wilderness adventures. Nature lovers unite on hiking, biking, and zip lining expeditions through the ancient Tongass National Forest, where towering western red and Alaskan yellow cedars play host to a variety of wildlife, including bears, eagles, wolves, and trumpeter swans. Looking for something a little more laid-back? Take a first-class, luxury cruise to Misty Fjords aboard one of Alaska's fastest sightseeing vessels. Sail through Behm Canal, catch a glimpse of New Eddystone Rock, and discover Rudyerd Bay.
Want to explore new and exciting parts of the world? Sail from Seattle to Alaska and across the Pacific Ocean to Russia on Norwegian's Extraordinary Journey: Alaska, Japan & Russia cruise itinerary. Your 15-day cruise starts with visits to Ketchikan, Juneau, and even Seward, Alaska, before crossing the international date line to reach the quaint fishing town of Petropavlovsk, the largest city on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula.
Known for its snow-capped mountains and giant volcanoes, Petropavlovsk provides cruisers a unique opportunity to experience the landscapes, history, and culture of the local people. Visit the Kamchatka Museum, enjoy a traditional Russian meal and folk performance, or wander the charming streets of this quiet community. It's all waiting for you to discover!
Last but certainly not least, your Extraordinary Journey from Seattle ends in the exciting city of Tokyo. After your ship docks at Yokohama, one of the largest ports in Japan, make your way to the nation's capital, where historic traditions and contemporary culture collide. From the stone walls of the Imperial Palace to the flashing neon lights of the ever-popular Robot Restaurant, Tokyo offers a diverse range of attractions like no other city in the world.
If you're looking for the best bars, clubs, shops, and restaurants, head to the trendy Shibuya district. While there, join the half-million people who make their way across the infamous Shibuya Crossing each day. Then, for panoramic views of the sprawling city, take the elevator to the Tokyo Tower observation deck. After, take part in a high-octane go-kart experience through the busy city streets, and cap off your visit with a mouthwatering feast of the best ramen and sushi you ever tasted.
Wondering where to go on your next cruise vacation? Norwegian's 2021 cruises from Seattle offer an amazing balance of urban cityscapes and incredible outdoor adventures perfect for everyone. Coupled with the incredible nightly entertainment, extraordinary dining experiences, fun family activities, and other exciting amenities aboard your Norwegian ship, your 2021 cruise from Seattle promises to instill memories that last a lifetime. Visit the Norwegian website to learn more about 2021 Seattle cruises. While you're there, be sure to sign up for emails to stay up to date on all the latest cruise news and deals.