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Posted March 13th 2018 in Latest News, News and Updates,

 

Norwegian Blissat 164,600 tons, and 4,200 passengers, the Bliss will be the largest ship to ever sail in Alaska and purpose-built for the market. The newest Norwegian Cruise Line ship is due to arrive in Seattle for her inaugural sailing on May 30th.

Seven cruise lines and eleven ships now have homeport in Seattle: Carnival Legend; Celebrity Solstice; Eurodam, Zaandam & Amsterdam of Holland America; Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Pearl; Oceania Regatta; Emerald Princess & Ruby Princess and Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas.

Four further cruise lines each have a ship which calls at least once at Seattle in 2018: Crystal Symphony; Seabourn Sojourn, Windsor Cruises’ Star Legend, and Azamara Quest.

MoPOP – Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

From April 21, 2018, the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) right next to the Space Needle will host a major retrospective exhibition telling the Marvel story through comics, film and other media, taking place as it celebrates 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and ahead of the 80th anniversary in 2019.

“This is the largest exhibition ever staged at the Museum of Pop Culture,” said Brooks Peck, curator, MoPOP. “We’re thrilled to present more than 300 original artworks, props, costumes, and genuine relics of pop culture history, from the earliest incarnations of super heroes in comics to ground breaking movie moments reflecting the timeless appeal of the Marvel universe.”

InquisiTours  

This new rail and wine tour specialist, offers 4 and 6-night escorted tours in the Pacific Northwest. The package tours are complementary to pre or post cruise add-ons, standalone explorations, or for visitors who want to see more of Washington State and Northern Oregon without hiring a car.

Leaving from Seattle, featuring a scenic rail journey and deluxe accommodations, travellers traverse the scenic Cascade Mountains, the mighty Columbia River basin, and Washington’s premier wine destination, Walla Walla.  InquisiTours offers the Northwest lifestyle in comfort and ease and is ready to work with the international market.

New Nordic Heritage Museumopens in May in a stunning 57,000 square foot purpose-built museum in Seattle’s Ballard neighbourhood.   For more than a century, Ballard and nearby Fremont and Wallingford on the north side of Seattle have been the neighbourhoods with the strongest Scandinavian, and particularly Norwegian, heritage.

It provides even more reason to include this maritime enclave and hip foodie hotspot on ‘must visit in Seattle’ bucket-lists.  Chittenden Locks and its salmon ladder, together with the Carl S English Botanical Garden are close by.

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