Nestled near the Puget Sound, Seattle makes a great starting point for cruises to Alaska, or even the Caribbean. Before departing, spend a few days in the idyllic city exploring everything that it has to offer. Make sure to visit Pike Place Market and the beautiful parks in the Cascade and Olympic Mountain ranges. After visiting Seattle, embark on a memorable trip on one of our favorite cruises.

7 Night Alaska Glacier Cruise: Celebrity Cruises

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Taste the freshest salmon in Ketchikan, go dog sledding in Juneau, and explore the Gold Rush National Park Museum in Skagway as you sail Alaska onboard the star-studded the Celebrity Solstice. You’ll be able to spend your week dining at gastronomical gems and relaxing at the acclaimed Canyon Ranch Spa. The adventures on board are as enchanting as on shore. Book the Concierge Class Staterooms for an even more elevated experience with an attentive staff, exclusive events and well-thought-out staterooms.  Vibrant flavors come to life in exquisitely prepared dishes sourced from local ports. Solstice offers a range of cuisine in its ten restaurants, from a taste of the Far East at Silk Harvest to fresh and modern at Blu. Whatever you do, make time for pampering at Canyon Ranch Spa. One of our favorite Spas at Sea offers therapeutic treatments, aesthetics, acupuncture, and fitness.

20-Day Voyage Seattle to Miami: Oceania Cruises

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Just because you are departing from Seattle doesn’t mean your only option is Alaska. Sail to the sun-soaked Caribbean, while enjoying a first-class voyage along the Pacific Coast and Panama Canal. In a dramatic re-inspiration process Regatta will become a completely redesigned ship in the fall of 2019. Every stateroom will be completely new while public spaces get an inviting facelift with a soft color palette and fresh fabrics, furnishings and accents. Regatta exudes elegance in every space of her ship including the four open-seating restaurants, eight lounges and bars, casino and world-class fitness center and spa.

7 Night Alaska Glacier Cruise: Royal Caribbean

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If you think exploring the rugged Alaskan frontier is exciting, just wait until you step onboard one of the most innovative ships at sea, Ovation of the Seas. So cutting edge that a robot makes your cocktails at the Bionic Bar. Catch a wave on the FlowRider surf simulator, soar in the air machine RipCord by iFLY, and sip cocktails while gazing at the sea in the open area living room with panoramic views at Two70.  If you prefer watching onstage entertainment, Ovation’s stellar shows include jaw-dropping aerial acrobats in “Life. Love. Legs.” and the live music show “Pixel.” And, let’s not forget the fabulous flavors at Jamie’s Italian by celeb chef Jamie Oliver.