The Port of Seattle has issued an RFQ to secure a partner that will develop and operate a new, single berth cruise facility at Terminal 46.
This RFQ is the first step in a partnership selection process that will support the completion of a new facility for the 2022 cruise season. The Port of Seattle is said to be the most environmentally progressive cruise homeport in North America, with the first cruise homeport in the United States with two shorepower berths, and possibly the only cruise homeport in the United States with three shorepower berths when Terminal 46 is completed.
Early estimates are that a cruise terminal could be constructed for around USD 200 million. A public-private-partnership approach to build the terminal will have the port contributing half that cost.
Responses to the RFQ are due April 18.
Source: Chamber of Shipping