The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship™ Festival is a ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. The Spirit of Seattle, the Official Christmas Ship™, is decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities – around 65 in all. Choirs on board the Christmas Ship™ perform to guests aboard as well as to our Follow Boats and to those communities gathered on shore. Select your preferred way to experience the Christmas Ship and prepare for the holiday event of the season!
Lead Boat Experience
Join us aboard the official Christmas Ship™, the Spirit of Seattle, as she sails to various Puget Sound waterfront communities. Guests are accompanied by Santa Claus and a live on board choir.
On a fully decorated Follow Boat, you’ll enjoy views of the Christmas Ship™ and follow her to each performance site to hear the choir performances broadcast from the Lead Boat.
*Santa will be present on the dock for boarding photos. However, while every effort will be made to have Santa Claus accompany guests on board the boat, we cannot guarantee he will be aboard every FOLLOW Boat during the cruise.
Welcome the Christmas Ship™ and Follow Boats from a community event on shore and enjoy a 20-minute choir performance, broadcast from the Christmas Ship™. This unique way to experience the Christmas Ship™ Festival is not to be missed!
Up close views of the Christmas Ship™ boats and Follow Boats
Live choir performance broadcast from aboard the Christmas Ship™
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Join us aboard the official Christmas Ship™, the Spirit of Seattle, as she sails to various Puget Sound waterfront communities. Guests are accompanied by Santa Claus as well as an onboard choir.
LEAD BOAT EXPERIENCEMORE INFO
Cruise on an Argosy Follow Boat and enjoy views of the Christmas Ship™ and other boats as you follow her to each performance site. Guests enjoy the choir performances as broadcast from the Lead Boat.
FOLLOW BOAT EXPERIENCEMORE INFO
Welcome the Christmas Ship™ from shore and enjoy a 20-minute choir performance, broadcast from the Lead Boat. This unique way to experience the Christmas Ship™ Festival is not to be missed!
SHORE EXPERIENCEMORE INFO
1Book your reservations
2E-pass or print at home
(not valid for Christmas Ship™ Festival)
3Board your vessel