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May 1, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Sail away from Seattle; this year’s cruise season begins

A cruise ship at Pier 91, one of Seattle's two cruise terminals. (Alan Berner photo, Seattle Times)

A  Holland America cruise ship at Pier 91 (by Magnolia), one of Seattle’s two cruise terminals. (Alan Berner photo, Seattle Times, 2009)

The cruise ships are back for another year, kicking off Seattle’s cruise season on Wednesday.

Crystal Cruises’ upscale Symphony arrived Wednesday at downtown’s Bell Street cruise terminal.  It’s the first of 188 cruise ship calls in Seattle this season - and no, we can’t guarantee such gorgeous sunny weather for all the sailings.

Ships sail from Seattle along the B.C. coast to Alaska, most on week-long round trips.

If you want to sail away, here’s the schedule according to the Port of Seattle (and see its Cruise Seattle site).

Carnival Cruise Lines offers 7-day Alaska cruises on the Carnival Miracle departing Tuesdays from Pier 91.

Celebrity Cruises offers 7-day Alaska cruises on the Celebrity Solstice departing Fridays from Pier 91.

Holland America Line offers 7-day cruises from Seattle to Alaska on the ms Oosterdam and the ms Westerdam.  Sailings depart Saturdays and Sundays from Pier 91.

Norwegian Cruise Line offers 7-day cruises from Seattle to Alaska on the Norwegian Jewel and the Norwegian Pearl.  Ships depart Saturdays and Sundays from Pier 66.

Oceania Cruises offers a variety of itineraries on the Oceania Regatta departing from Pier 66

Princess Cruises offers 7-day cruises from Seattle to Alaska on the Golden Princess and Star Princess. Ships depart Saturdays and Sundays from Pier 91.

Royal Caribbean offers 7-day cruises to Alaska on the Rhapsody of the Seas departing from Pier 91 every Friday.

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