Carnival Corp. Ups Alaska Capacity With Six Ships From Seattle

seattleHolland America Line, Carnival Cruise Line and Princess Cruises - three of Carnival Corporation's nine brands - began the Seattle-to-Alaska summertime cruising season on May 2. 

Cruise passengers in Seattle are expected to increase by 11 percent this year. To meet the demand, the three brands will offer a total of 103 roundtrip cruises on six ships sailing between Seattle and Alaska.

In response to increasing demand, Holland America Line added a third ship for the 2015 summer season, Statendam, which arrives on Monday, May 18. The line's Westerdam officially began the season on Saturday, May 2, as the first cruise ship to arrive in Seattle. Amsterdam arrives on Sunday, May 31. Holland America Line offers 47 roundtrip cruises from Seattle this season. 

Additionally, Princess Cruises is increasing its capacity by introducing two larger ships – Crown Princess arrives on Saturday, May 16, and Ruby Princess arrived on Sunday, May 3. They replace the Grand Princess and Golden Princess. Each of the new ships provides room for 500 additional guests. Princess Cruises offers 40 roundtrip cruises from Seattle this season.

Carnival Cruise Line's Legend will arrive at the Seattle port on Tuesday, June 2. This season Carnival Cruise Line offers 16 roundtrip cruises.

Carnival Corporation's roundtrip vacation options for the Seattle cruise season to Alaska are:

Holland America Line offers seven-day cruises from Seattle to Alaska on Westerdam. Ports include Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and scenic cruising in Glacier Bay National Park, all in Alaska, as well as Victoria, British Columbia, in Canada. Sailings depart Saturdays from Pier 91. Cruises start at $499 per person.

Holland America Line offers seven-day cruises on Amsterdam. Ports include Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and scenic cruising along the Tracy Arm, all in Alaska, as well as Victoria, British Columbia. Sailings depart Sundays from Pier 91. Cruises start at $549 per person.

Holland America Line also offers 14-day Alaska itineraries on the Statendam departing every other Monday from Pier 91. Ports include Ketchikan, scenic cruising along the Tracy Arm, Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Anchorage, Homer, Kodiak, scenic cruising at the Hubbard Glacier, and Sitka, all in Alaska, as well as Victoria, British Columbia. Cruises start at $1199 per person.

Princess Cruises offers seven-day cruises from Seattle to Alaska on the Crown Princess. Ports include Juneau, Skagway, scenic cruising in Glacier Bay National Park, and Ketchikan, all in Alaska, as well as Victoria, British Columbia. Sailings depart Saturdays and Sundays from Pier 91. Cruises start at $699 per person.

Princess Cruises offers seven-day cruises from Seattle to Alaska on the Ruby Princess. Ports include Juneau, scenic cruising along the Tracy Arm, Skagway, and Ketchikan, all in Alaska, as well as Victoria, British Columbia. Sailings depart Saturdays and Sundays from Pier 91. Cruises start at $549 per person.

Carnival Cruise Line offers seven-day Alaska cruises on the Carnival Legend departing Tuesdays from Pier 91. Ports include Juneau, Skagway, scenic cruising in Glacier Bay, and Ketchikan, all in Alaska, as well as Victoria, British Columbia. Cruises start at $729 per person.

Carnival Corporation brands also offer additional roundtrip cruises to Alaska from Vancouver, British Columbia. Holland America Line offers seven-day cruises on the Noordam, Oosterdam and Volendam, as well as 14-day cruises on Oosterdam and Zaandam. Princess Cruises offers a seven-day cruise on the Crown Princess and Star Princess in 2016. The following Holland America Line ships offer one-way seven-day cruises departing from Anchorage, Alaska, to Vancouver, British Columbia: Oosterdam and Zaandam. Carnival Cruise Line will offer a special one-way seven-day cruise from Seattle to Vancouver September 8-15.

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