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Port of Seattle, environmental group settle clean-water lawsuit

The Port of Seattle has agreed to follow certain practices to prevent stormwater pollution at Pier 66 as part of a settlement of an environmental lawsuit.

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First-time cruisers discover smooth sailing on the Rhine River

When our train from Brussels arrived in Amsterdam, it was raining hard but our spirits refused to be dampened. My husband, Bill, and I were about to begin a new …

Alaska cruise passengers don’t have to spend fortune on shore excursions

JUNEAU, Alaska – It’s cruise season in Alaska, with more than 1 million cruise passengers expected between April and September in port towns from Ketchikan to Seward. Cruise passengers who …

Gift of life

Jeannine Marx Fruci of Spokane almost died when she was born in 1955. She now knows why she didn’t. “I was supposed to live to save her,” she says, touching …

Luxury cruise ship or freight boat? Choice is yours for cruising Northwest

Seattle-Vancouver cruises If you’re tight on time or money, or a first-timer wanting to check out cruising, take a one-night cruise between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. Such sailings are offered …

Cruises destined for Alaska drop in ’11

SEATTLE – Thousands of Alaska-bound tourists will depart from Seattle this week, heading north to relax, watch whales and hike glaciers as the cruise season picks up steam. Despite the …

Disney cruise ship offers surprisingly understated features

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The christening ceremony, complete with elaborate musical number, fireworks and a 16-foot champagne bottle, was typical in-your-face Disney. The best attributes of the company’s newest cruise …

With ‘wave season’ upon us, it’s time to check on cruise industry

River cruising is finding its niche as an alternative to mainstream cruises and megaships. Cruise lines are thinking twice about port calls in Mazatlan, Mexico. And a new port is …

States struggle to curb pollution by cruise ships

After a week aboard the Carnival Spirit, its passengers can’t help but hit the Seattle pier a little tired. They’re grinning too. With its 16 lounges and bars, 13 decks, …

Cruisin’ takes a bruisin’ in bleak economy

Consumers are drowning in a sea of bad economic news. So are cruise lines. But while people are under no obligation to spend their money, ships do have to sail.