Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Seattle Marks Millionth Passenger

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Seattle recently received its millionth passenger to come through Seattle’s cruise terminals during the 2017 season, a first for the port.

Officials celebrated the milestone with an impromptu party for Linda Ellis and Ted Finn, two cruisers on Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam, who were met by Port of Seattle Commissioner John Creighton and Holland America Line CEO Orlando Ashford, and gifted with a basket of goodies.

“Congratulations to our millionth cruise passenger this season,” Creighton said. “Passengers like Ted and Linda from Alexandria, Louisiana, and points all across our country come here for a unique Pacific Northwest/Alaska experience that drives half a billion dollars in annual business revenue.”

“Holland America Line is thrilled that for more than 30 years we have been a partner with the Port of Seattle in building a robust gateway cruise port and an important contributor to the economic impact in this region,” Ashford said.