Floating Cities - The economic impact of Washington’s luxury cruise industry


AAs a major portal to the Pacific and gateway to Alaska, Seattle has recently emerged as a leading West Coast port of call for the luxury passenger cruise ship industry. Over the past decade, the number of cruise ships calling in Seattle has burgeoned from six vessels carrying 6,615 passengers in 1999 to 218 vessels carrying 875,433 passengers in 2009. This year, the Port of Seattle estimates that 223 luxury cruise ships carrying a projected 858,000 passengers will sail from Seattle. The projected 2010 annual business revenue generated by these luxury cruise sailings is $425 million, and the industry will contribute $18.9 million to annual state and local taxes and support 4,447 local jobs.

Please see full article below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Lane Powell PC | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


Lane Powell PC on:

JD Supra Readers' Choice 2016 Awards
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.