How the Port of Seattle makes life easier for cruisersToday’s tip is for the potential Alaska cruisers out there—and everyone interested in smooth traveling. It comes from my buddy Cranky Flier, who recently returned from an Alaskan cruise. As he writes in his trip report:

“The Port of Seattle—the entity that operates both the cruise port and the airport—has a fantastic free program where you can submit your confirmation number to the cruise line. They will print your boarding passes and bag tags onboard and deliver them to you in your cabin. The program allows you to pay for bag fees, but if you don’t have them (we didn’t thanks to the Alaska Visa), you can state the reason why and they confirm with the airline. Sure enough, Thursday night, we had in our stateroom four boarding passes and two bag tags with no charge. We just had to affix them to the bags and leave them outside our cabin Friday night by 11, and they would be magically transported to baggage claim in LA. I have no idea if other ports do this since I haven’t cruised much, but I can’t say enough good things about the program.”

You can read up on the program and its specifics (like off-hours, etc.) on this page. And see the full flight report here.

Have you experienced a similar program in another cruise port? Share in the comments below!

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2 Comments On "How the Port of Seattle Makes Life Easier for Cruisers"
  1. Stefani Brancato|

    Cruised out of Seattle in June. I used this service and it was WONDERFUL. I was traveling with my 11 y.o. daughter + 87 & 90 y.o. parents, who take a lot of looking after. It was so great not to be saddled with luggage. We live in Kansas City, MO, and all our bags arrived seamlessly. I hope all cruise ports begin this service.

    1. Johnny Jet
      Johnny Jet|

      Great to hear! Thanks for sharing.

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